How to Reset Samsung Dryer [SOLVED – Plus Additional Causes and Solutions]

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When something goes wrong with your dryer, such as when it displays an error number, or when it is not turning on, spinning, beginning, or heating, you may believe that all that is required is a good reset.

However, this is not always the case. Although a simple reset Samsung dryer can often cure unexpected electronic faults (such as those that may arise after a power failure), further troubleshooting may be required in the event that this does not successfully restart the dryer.

However, depending on the problem you receive, it may or may not be a good idea to restart your washer at the first hint of difficulty.

To discover how to reset Samsung dryer, when it is appropriate to do so, and what to do if a reset does not work, continue reading this article.

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What is the procedure for resetting a Samsung dryer?

A code is displayed on your dryer’s screen when it stops functioning.

In the majority of cases, your initial instinct is to reset it in an attempt to fix it.

Contrary to popular perception, this is not the most effective method of repairing your clothes dryer.

In most cases, the reset Samsung dryer will be successful; however, in some instances, extra troubleshooting will be required.

Resetting your dryer may eliminate error codes, but it will not assist you in repairing issues like a clogged vent or a worn-out drive belt, which are more serious.

Furthermore, if the dryer is still not functioning properly after clearing all error codes, it will be more difficult for the expert to determine what is wrong with the dryer.

As a result, when should you reinstall your dryer?

  • In the event of an electronic malfunction caused by a power failure
  • After repairing a fault, the error code should be cleared.
  • The inability to select different settings for different functionalities when using a mobile device
  • Simply unplug or turn off the dryer’s power and wait for the electrical charge to discharge out of the dryer is all that is required to reset Samsung dryer.  
  • This should take between 1 to 5 minutes.
  • Then plug in the dryer or turn on the power and begin the process of resuming operation.

Process of resetting the network

This procedure aids in the removal of Wi-Fi and network information that has been stored on the dryer’s control board. Wi-Fi-enabled dryers are the only ones that will function properly.

Hold down the Smart Control button until the AP icon displays on the screen. It will just take three seconds to complete this task.

Then hold down the Temp button for approximately 7 seconds until the word OK displays.

After that, the display will automatically switch to AP.

Then you can turn off the clothes dryer.

What is the location of the Samsung dryer’s reset button?

Samsung dryers do not come with a reset button, as do most other brands.

The above-mentioned reset procedure is applicable to all Samsung dryers.

Aside From Reset, You Can Also Run a Vent Blockage Test on Your Samsung Dryer

The Vent Blockage test on your dryer automatically monitors the condition of the exhaust ducts and notifies you if there are any obstructions or difficulties.

You should perform one of these tests as soon as the dryer is installed, and then at least once a year after that.

Clean, well-installed ducting can help to reduce drying time while also saving energy.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that not all dryer models are equipped with a Vent Blockage test. If you’re not sure, check your user handbook.

Perform a vent blockage test to determine the cause of the problem

Even if your dryer passes the test, you should continue to clean your dryer’s exhaust vent once or twice a year to keep it in good working order.

If you used your dryer before commencing the test, it may not be able to enter the test mode; your dryer must first be allowed to cool down sufficiently before entering the test mode.

To lessen the interior temperature of the dryer if you’re performing the test immediately after installing it, you can use the AIR FLUFF cycle for a few minutes.

1. Make sure the drum is completely empty before closing the door when you’re ready to start the process. There will be no accurate results if there is any laundry in the drum.

2. Press and hold Adjust Time Up + Dry Level for 5 seconds, or until InS or In shows on the dryer’s display, to switch it on.

Demonstration of which two buttons to press and how InS will appear on the display

3. If the previously mentioned button combinations do not work, the following alternative button combinations can be tried:

  • Cycle 1 Plus Wrinkle Preventive Treatment
  • Wrinkle Prevent + Air Fluff = a winning combination.

4. To begin the Vent Blockage Test, press and hold the START/PAUSE buttons for about 2 minutes to initiate it. During the test, do not open any doors or windows.

  • When the test is finished, the following results will be displayed:

The following is the outcome of the Vent Blockage Test:

If the duct system is in proper working order, the numbers “0” or “End” will be shown, and you will hear the completion chime.

If the duct system is unable to exhaust effectively, the display will show “CLg” or “Cg” (which may appear as “CL9” or “C9” on the screen) and an alert will sound.

It will be necessary to clean the exhaust vent of your dryer.

A “dc” symbol will appear on the display if the door is unlocked.

If the letters “C1” or “CL1” appear on the screen, check to see if there is laundry within the drum. If there is any laundry in the way, pause the test, remove it, and then restart the test.

5. The results are displayed on the screen for approximately 5 minutes.

When you are finished drying your clothes, press the POWER button to switch off the dryer, or wait for it to turn off automatically after 5 minutes.

Here’s an Additional Error Codes that You Need To Know

Voltage erroneous readings (9C1, 9E, 2E, 9E1)

This code appears when there is a problem with the voltage that is being delivered to the drying machine.

If you see this error, make sure that the dryer is connected to a separate circuit and not an extension cord.

It is important to double-check that the power cord has been properly placed and that the correct voltage is being delivered if you are using an electric dryer.

If you take a model out of the nation where it was originally purchased, you may get this problem since electrical grids and their rules differ from country to country.

Button failures due to jamming (bE, bE2, bC2, 6E, 6E2, 6C2)

This message occurs if a button on the panel is determined to be stuck or to have been continuously pressed by the user.

The dryer should be turned off and each button on the control panel should be physically touched and released one at a time, working your way around the panel until you reach all corners of each button, until the mistake is resolved.

Errors Associated with the Door (DC, dE, dF, do, d0, 1 DC, 1 dF)

These are associated with the door, its latch, and the sensors that determine whether or not the door is properly secured.

This can occur when the door won’t stay closed, or when the door won’t close or lock properly.

Check to make sure the latch is securely fixed, that no laundry or other things are caught in the door, and that the door is closed and secured properly.

Temperature inaccuracies (tS, t5, tC, tO, t0, tE, tE3, tC5, tCS, 1 tC, 1tC5, 1tCS)

These indicate that there is a problem with the temperature or with the sensors that are used to monitor it.

The most typical reason for this is a clogged lint screen or vent system, which causes heat to be trapped in the dryer. To remedy the problem, either clean the lint screen or the vent system or both.

Errors in the heating element system (HC, hE, HC4, 1 HC)

This indicates that the dryer is becoming very hot.

The most typical reason for this is a clogged lint screen or vent system, which causes heat to be trapped in the dryer.

To remedy the problem, either clean the lint screen or the vent system or both.

Bonus Helpful Tip

What is the source of the noise coming from my Samsung dryer?

Samsung dryer noises can be divided into four groups based on the nature of the problem.

There is a rattling sound

This could be a result of the dryer being installed in an inconvenient location.

Level the dryer by setting it on level ground and adjusting the feet if any of them are a little too far apart. After that, check to see if the exhaust vent is loose and tighten it if necessary since this could be another source of the rattling sounds.

It’s also important to make sure that the vent isn’t coming into touch with the power cord, as this could potentially result in a rattling noise.

Last but not least, look inside the drum to see if there are any loose objects within, such as pens, coins, or buttons.

Thumps or rumbles can be heard.

A dryer overload may be the blame for this occurrence.

It could also be caused by objects such as buttons, zippers, or snaps coming into contact with the interior of the dryer drum while it is operating.

Make certain that you do not overburden your drum or that the zipper or buttoned edges of your clothing do not come into contact with the drum walls.

If your dryer produces a pounding noise when it is empty, you should have it checked out by an expert.

Noises such as grinding, squeaking, or screaming

The primary cause of these noises is a large amount of drying work.

Stop the dryer’s cycle and minimize the number of things it is currently holding.

In addition to washing the garments, it would be beneficial to run them through a spin cycle to remove excess water before drying them.

A humming Sound

An unusual sound, however, is a loud buzzing sound that indicates that the air vent is obstructed.

Identifying and troubleshooting dryer noises that are caused by broken or worn out dryer parts
Look for problems in various components of the dryer and solve them if you find them. These are some examples:

Belt used as a drive

This is a lengthy belt that is wrapped around the dryer drum, the tension pulley, and the driving motor of the dryer.

This belt is responsible for turning the dryer drum, which is necessary for tumble drying your clothes.

Depending on how broken or frayed it is, the drum dryer may wobble, resulting in it being noisy.

The drive belt must be replaced in order to correct the situation.

Drum rollers are those who roll drums

These act in conjunction with the driving belt to assist in the rotation of the dryer drum.

It is customary for them to be situated at the back of the drum.

Some dryers, on the other hand, feature additional rollers in front of the drum.

If the rollers on your dryer drum are worn out, the dryer drum may emit a rumbling sound similar to that of a rolling drum as a result of the lack of sufficient support when it is turned.

If the rollers are worn out, they should be replaced. In some circumstances, all that is required is a thorough cleaning of both the rollers and the roller shaft.

If you’ve tried everything and the noise remains, you should replace the drum rollers in your machine.

Our Final Thoughts

Almost every day, we throw our damp clothes into our dryers and turn them on without giving it any attention.

When you close the door and start the drying cycle, you expect your machine to begin heating the element up and doing its job.

This isn’t always the case.

However, it is unfortunate to report that it might occasionally bring us headaches as a result of a clerical error.

Fortunately, there is a reset procedure that you may use in the comfort of your own home!

Frequently Ask Questions

What is the best way to fix a dryer?

To replace a faulty heating element in an electric dryer, begin by unscrewing the holding clip located at the top of the heater box and pulling it out.

Then pull out the box and unscrew the element retention screw from its position within. Replace the pieces in the system and reinstall. The thermal fuse in your electric or gas dryer should be checked for continuity if the dryer tumbles but does not heat up.

Are Samsung dryers a dependable brand?

LG and Samsung are the top-performing front-load washer and dryer combos in terms of %, followed by Whirlpool and Maytag, which are also in the top ten.

For a top-loading washer, a simple Whirlpool or Maytag will suffice. Statistically, the more complex and more expensive HE and Speed Queen washers are not as dependable as their less expensive counterparts.

How do you troubleshoot a Samsung dryer that has a code?

  • If the error code appears for the first time, attempt the following steps to reset it:
  • Pulling the plug from the wall outlet will allow you to disconnect your laundry equipment from the power supply.
  • Disconnect the washing machine or dryer for 10-15 minutes, then reconnect the cord to the wall outlet and begin the washing procedure.

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