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Samsung dryer not cooling down

Common reasons your Samsung dryer is not cooling down

The most common reasons your Samsung dryer is not cooling down are an open heating element, broken drum belt or a defective electronic control board.

  • 55%

    55% of the time it's the
    Heating Element

  • 25%

    25% of the time it's the
    Drum Belt

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 11%

    11% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Samsung dryer

    Heating Element Replacement

    An open heating element can prevent a dryer from cooling down at the end of a drying cycle if the broken heating element is shorting against metal inside the dryer cabinet. When the heating element shorts against metal, it can keep heating constantly instead of shutting off at the end of the drying cycle. When your clothes are hot at the end of a cycle, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and replace the heating element if it’s defective.


    Drum Belt Replacement

    A worn or broken drum belt can prevent the dryer from cooling down at the end of a cycle. The drum belt attaches to the drive motor pulley and spins the dryer drum. Over time, the belt can stretch so it doesn’t spin the drum as fast as it normally should. The slipping belt can put more strain on the drive motor so the motor slows down. When the motor slows down, the blower wheel spins slower and doesn’t blow air through the drum to cool down the clothes at the end of the cycle. When the clothes remain hot at the end of the drying cycle, have a Sears Home Services Technician check your dryer and replace the drum belt if it’s worn.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A defective electronic control board can prevent a dryer from cooling down at the end of a drying cycle if the relay on the control board is stuck closed. A stuck relay will send current to the heater constantly during the cycle instead of shutting off the heating element to allow clothes to cool down at the end of the drying cycle. When your clothes are hot at the end of a cycle, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and replace the electronic control board if it’s defective.

    What to expect when you experience a Samsung dryer not cooling down issue

    How is the not cooling down problem fixed?

    Correcting most not cooling down problems usually involves replacing the heating element, drum belt or electronic control board. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer that is not cooling down

    When the dryer is not cooling down it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.

    What to look out for with a dryer not cooling down diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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