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Dryer no power

Common reasons your dryer no power

The most common reasons your dryer has no power are a defective electronic control board, defective power supply board or an open heating element.

  • 52%

    52% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 21%

    21% of the time it's the
    Power Supply Board

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Heating Element

  • 11%

    11% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common dryer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these dryer parts may fix your problem.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    If your dryer lacks power, a faulty electronic control board might be the culprit, hindering the activation of the control panel. Wires link the user interface control board in the panel to the electronic control board within the dryer. When the electronic control board malfunctions, it fails to transmit power and accurate signals to the user interface control and panel, rendering the dryer inoperative. If your dryer appears completely inactive, arrange for a Sears Home Services Technician to visit your residence and address the issue.


    Power Supply Board Replacement

    If your dryer isn't powering up at all, it could be due to a faulty power supply board. This board distributes electrical current from the dryer's power cord to various parts, including the electronic control board. If the power supply board fails to deliver power to the electronic control board or the control panel, the dryer won't turn on. If your dryer is completely unresponsive, contact a Sears Home Services Technician to inspect the appliance. They will replace the power supply board if it's found to be defective.

    Heating Element Replacement

    If your dryer isn't receiving power, it might be due to an open heating element. This means that the heating element is broken and could cause a short circuit inside the dryer cabinet, leading to the circuit breaker for the dryer to trip. If you reset the tripped breaker and it immediately trips again when you attempt to turn on the dryer, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services Technician inspect the dryer. The technician will replace the heating element if it's found to be open or broken.

    What to expect when you experience a dryer no power issue

    How to fix your dryer when it won't power up

    Fixing most issues with no power typically requires replacing either the electronic control board, power supply board, or heating element. However, as there could be various underlying causes, a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for resolving the issue. It's essential to accurately diagnose the problem to determine the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services advice for a dryer that has no power

    If your dryer is not powering on, several factors could be responsible. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise having a Sears Home Services expert conduct diagnostic tests to pinpoint the exact issue. Our technicians possess extensive experience in diagnosing various types of dryer malfunctions.

    What to watch for with a dryer no power diagnosis

    Understanding and fixing issues with modern appliances can be tough without the right expertise and training. Simply replacing parts without proper diagnostic methods can be ineffective. Over the last decade, appliances have become more complex, with electronic components that are hard to assess. Repairing the latest models on your own is becoming more challenging.

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