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My Samsung Dryer Won't Start

If your Samsung dryer turns on but won’t start, your first step is to remove your wet clothes and hang them on a line outside. That’s how they did it in the olden days. But these are modern days, and the computer or phone you’re looking at is smart enough to help you deal with a Samsung dryer not turning on. It’s time to use that power to your advantage. If your Samsung dryer won’t start, you're just clicks away from a DIY fix. Repair Clinic will help you diagnose the problem and figure out which parts to buy. We can even give you the confidence to install those parts yourself with the help of our professionally produced repair videos.
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Common solutions for: Samsung Dryer won't start
Solution 1:
Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer’s heat source such as the heating element on electric...
Required Part
Dryer Thermal Fuse
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Solution 2:
Start Switch
To determine if the start switch is defective, attempt to start the dryer. If the dryer hums but does not start, the start switch is not at fault. If the dryer does not respond or make any noise, the...
Required Part
Dryer Start Switch
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Solution 3:
Door Switch
The door switch activates when the dryer door is closed. On most dryers, the door switch makes an audible clicking sound when it activates. To determine if the door switch is working, try starting...
Required Part
Dryer Door Switch
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Solution 4:
Drive Motor
The drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. Before replacing the motor, first check the thermal fuse, start switch, and door switch. If all of these parts are working...
Required Part
Dryer Drive Motor
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Solution 5:
Drive Belt
On most dryers, when the dryer belt breaks, the motor will still run, but the drum will not turn. However, some dryers have a switch that shuts off power to the dryer if the drive belt is broken....
Required Part
Dryer Drive Belt
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Solution 6:
Belt Switch
On most dryers, when the dryer belt breaks, the motor will still run, but the drum won’t turn. However, some dryers have a switch that shuts off power to the dryer if the drive belt is broken. If...
Required Part
Dryer Belt Switch
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Solution 7:
Incoming Power Problem
If you have a gas dryer, unplug the dryer from the wall and plug something else into the outlet to determine if the outlet is working. If you have an electric dryer, check the home circuit breaker or fuses. If the circuit breaker or fuses are working, use a multimeter to test the outlet.
Solution 8:
Main Control Board
The main control board might be defective. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the main control board, check all of the more commonly defective parts.If you have determined that all of...
Required Part
Dryer Main Control Board
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Solution 9:
Timer
The timer might be defective. However, this is very rarely the case. Before replacing the timer, check all the more commonly defective parts. If you determine that all of the other components are...
Required Part
Dryer Timer
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