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How Does an Electric Dryer Work? — Appliance Repair Tips

Dryer not heating properly, taking too long to dry, not tumbling, starting or stopping? This video provides information on how an electric dryer works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each dryer symptom:

Dryer not heating: heating elements, fuses
Dryer making noises: belts, bearings, seals
Dryer won’t start: heating element, high limit switch, thermostats
Dryer will not tumble: belts or switches
Dryer takes too long: coils, thermostats, heating elements
Dryer will not shut off: door switches or timers
Dryer shuts off too soon: thermostat, heating coils or fuses
Dryer too hot: thermostats or fuses

All of the information provided in this dryer troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Roper, Samsung and Whirlpool.

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In addition to providing replacement parts, RepairClinic.com offers free online troubleshooting information and DIY repair videos. Use our website to choose from a series of problems to discover the likely causes and the correct replacement part(s) for your particular model. Once you’ve determined the solution, our expertly-produced video tutorials will guide you through every step of the repair.

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