Samsung dryer not draining
Common reasons your Samsung dryer is not draining
The most common reasons your Samsung dryer is not draining are an open heating element, defective electronic control board or a faulty thermal fuse.
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Most common repairs needed to fix a Samsung dryer
Heating Element Replacement
When your condensing or ventless dryer is not draining, an open heating element could be causing the problem. The electronic control board on a condensing dryer will sense an open heating element and typically halt all dryer operations. The drain pump won’t get power from the electronic control board to drain condensate water when the control board detects a problem with the heating element. When your dryer isn’t draining, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the dryer.
Electronic Control Board Replacement
If a condensing or ventless dryer is not draining, a defective electronic control board may be failing to send electric current to the drain pump motor. A failed relay on the control board won’t allow current to flow to the drain pump to drain condensate. A problem with internal control board logic could be preventing the control from detecting conditions inside the dryer. When your dryer isn’t draining, have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and fix the problem.
Thermal Fuse Replacement
In a condensing or ductless dryer that’s not draining, a faulty or blown thermal fuse could be causing the problem. The thermal fuse is a safety device that trips when the dryer overheats. The electronic control will typically halt all dryer operations when the thermal fuse blows so the drain pump won’t pump out condensate water. When your dryer isn’t draining, schedule a Sears Home Services Technician to visit your home and fix the problem.
What to expect when you experience a Samsung dryer not draining issue
How is the not draining problem fixed?
Correcting most not draining problems usually involves replacing the heating element, electronic control board or thermal fuse. 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 draining
When the dryer is not draining 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 draining 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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