Edified Services Serving Pensacola, Florida Area
Why are my clothes not getting dry?
A dryer not drying clothes properly can be a frustrating and time-consuming problem. There could be several reasons why your dryer is not functioning as it should. Our 4-step process can generally fix any issues, but there may be other problems. It could be the case that the dryer’s settings are not properly adjusted or that the load is too large or too small. We’d like to go over some of the most common causes of a dryer not drying clothes properly, and provide tips on how to troubleshoot and fix the problem. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, understanding the causes of a dryer not drying clothes properly can help you get your dryer back in working order.
- Clogged vent: Lint and debris can build up in the dryer vent, blocking the flow of air and preventing the dryer from properly drying clothes. This can be a fire hazard, so it’s important to regularly clean the vent and the area around the dryer.
- Malfunctioning thermostat or thermal fuse: The thermostat and thermal fuse are safety devices that help regulate the temperature inside the dryer. If they malfunction, the dryer may not heat up properly or may shut off prematurely, preventing clothes from drying.
- Broken drum belt: The drum belt is what allows the drum inside the dryer to rotate. If the belt is broken, the drum will not turn, and clothes will not dry.
- Faulty heating element: The heating element is responsible for heating the air inside the dryer. If it is faulty, the dryer may not produce enough heat to dry clothes properly.
- Settings not properly adjusted: Make sure the dryer is set to the correct temperature and cycle settings.
- Load is too large or too small: Overloading the dryer or drying too few clothes can also prevent clothes from drying properly.
- Power supply issue: If the dryer is not getting power, it will not be able to function. Check if the outlet is working and the if plug is securely connected.