Putting a pile of wet clothes in the dryer only to discover that it will not turn on will put a stop to your laundry day in its tracks.
“Why won’t my Samsung dryer turn on?” you may wonder.
Because the door may not have been properly closed and latched, the drying cycle may not have been initiated.
Here are the top reasons why your Samsung dryer won’t start, as well as solutions for each.
There are a variety of reasons why a Samsung dryer is unable to start; some are more common than others, and some are less common than other issues. They are as follows:
- Pulley with a broken idler (most common)
- Drum Belt Has Been Damaged (most common)
- Malfunctioning Dryer Due to Failed Idler Pulley Microswitch Thermal fuse blown in the motor
- Broken Door Striker is a fictional character created by the author of the novel Broken Door.
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Problem-Solving Techniques For Why Your Samsung dryer won’t start
Simple adjustments and do-it-yourself fixes are included in Samsung dryer troubleshooting, as are part failures and professional repair services.
We’ll identify the most likely causes of your Samsung dryer’s inability to start in order to determine the most appropriate solution.
1. There is No Electricity in the Dryer.
When your Samsung dryer won’t start, does the control panel remain completely dark? It’s possible that the dryer’s power has been cut off.
These problems can cause power to be cut off to the dryer, preventing it from starting:
The dryer is not properly plugged in: Check to see that the dryer is properly plugged into a working outlet.
The circuit breaker has been tripped: Check the circuit breaker box in your home and reset any breaker that has been tripped.
Using an extension cord: Because these cords are not designed to safely conduct the voltage required by a dryer, they can overheat and cause the dryer to stop working.
2. Thermoelectric Fuse
The thermal fuse is a safety device that is designed to prevent the dryer from overheating while it is in operation. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer’s heat source, such as the heating element on electric dryers or the burner on gas dryers.
On electric dryers, the fuse is located on the blower housing. When the fuse is good for continuity, it should be closed, which means that it should have a continuous electrical path running through it.
If the fuse becomes overheated, it will no longer have continuity, indicating that the electrical path has been broken and the fuse has blown.
The continuity of the circuit can be checked with a multimeter. Keep in mind that a blown thermal fuse is an indication of a clogged exhaust vent from the dryer to the outdoors.
When replacing a blown thermal fuse, make sure to check the dryer venting as well.
3. Experiment with various dryer settings.
If your Samsung dryer illuminates but does not begin to operate, the next step is to check your dryer settings. Similar to how the dryer takes an eternity to start if the wrong setting is selected for specific loads, specific settings can also prevent the dryer from starting immediately.
If Control Lock is enabled, all control panel functions will be locked, preventing the dryer from being accidentally turned on by accident. In a similar vein, the Delay Start function postpones the start of a drying cycle until a later time that has been specified.
Here’s how to turn off the Control Lock and Delay Start features on your computer:
Control Lock: Press and hold the Drying Level and Time buttons at the same time for 3 seconds to activate the lock. It is expected that the smiling face icon that illuminates when Child Lock is turned on will disappear, indicating that the feature has been turned off.
Delay Start: To turn off the dryer, press the Power button on the control panel. When you press the Power button a second time to turn it on, the Delay Start feature should be turned off.
Last but not least, always remember to press and hold the Start button for 2-5 seconds when turning on the dryer. This causes the start switch to be activated, resulting in the start of the drying cycle.
4. Door Lock and Switch
When the dryer door is closed, the door switch is activated, and the cycle begins. When the door switch is activated on most dryers, an audible clicking sound can be heard in the background.
To determine whether or not the door switch is functioning properly, try starting your dryer and listening for the “click.” In most cases, if the door switch makes a clicking sound, it is not a faulty component.
If you don’t hear a click, check the door switch for continuity with a multimeter to make sure it’s working. If the switch does not provide continuity, it should be replaced.
5. The dryer door is not properly latching.
After you have finished loading the dryer, make sure to completely close the door to engage the door latch. This latch keeps the door closed while it is drying and activates the door switch, which starts the drying cycle.
If the latch is not engaged, the door switch will not be activated, and your Samsung dryer will not begin to operate.
It is necessary to check the latch for mechanical or electrical failure if the dryer does not begin to operate after the door has been properly closed. If it shows signs of damage or a lack of continuity when tested with a multimeter, it will need to be replaced.
6. The dryer’s start switch has failed.
The start switch for a dryer is located directly behind the Start button on the control panel. It is the control panel that is notified when the Start button is pressed and the switch is activated, causing the drying cycle to begin.
However, if the switch fails, it will not be able to communicate with the control panel, preventing the drying cycle from being initiated.
How can you tell if your Samsung Dryer isn’t starting because the start switch isn’t working properly?
If the dryer does not hum or remains silent after pressing the Start button, it is possible that the start switch has failed.
If a multimeter test of the switch reveals that there is no continuity, the switch must be replaced.
7. It is necessary to make adjustments to the dryer settings.
Certain settings on a Samsung dryer may cause the dryer to not begin operating immediately.
Preventing an immediate start or changing the drying function are accomplished through the use of the following settings:
Delayed Start: A drying cycle begins at a later time that has been predetermined.
Child Lock: The control panel becomes inoperable, and the dryer will not turn on or respond to any commands given to it.
Drying delicates or damp items on the Delicates or Damp Dry setting may result in longer drying times for certain items if the dryer begins to run but does not finish drying them.
Always keep an eye out for icons or error codes in your control panel, which can indicate which settings are active or if an error has occurred in the system.
When the Delayed Start function is activated, a clock is displayed on the control panel of the vehicle. When Control Lock is enabled, a smiling lock or face icon appears on the screen.
For three seconds, hold down the Drying Level and Time buttons while pressing and holding the Drying Level button. By turning the dryer off and on again, you can cancel the Delayed Start feature as well as any other drying function.
8. Samsung Dryer Start Switch that is not working properly.
When the Start button is pressed, the start switch is activated, allowing electricity to be delivered to the drive motor and the drying function to begin.
If the Start switch is not functioning properly, the drive motor will not receive the signal, and your Samsung dryer will not begin to operate.
What is the best way to determine if the start switch is faulty? The start switch is most likely the source of the problem if you don’t hear a humming noise or any other sound when you press the button.
A faulty start switch necessitates the replacement of the switch.
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9. A belt switch that has failed.
It is not uncommon for the belt switch on a dryer to become damaged. This occurs as a result of repeated use and general wear and tear over an extended period of time.
Depending on the model, some Samsung dryers will have a small switch that will turn the dryer off when the belt breaks; older models may not have this switch. Because of a malfunctioning switch, all power to the dryer will be cut off, even if the belt is in good working order.
In order to determine whether or not this is the problem. As soon as the dryer is turned on, listen for a faint humming sound.
A humming noise when the dryer is first turned on is a strong indication that the belt switch is in working order and that there is another problem with your dryer. You can also use a multimeter to check for continuity in the circuit.
10. A faulty drive motor
The drive motor in your dryer is responsible for turning the blower wheel and drum in order to expel hot air into the dryer. Before replacing the drive motor, it is best to conduct a thorough investigation of the problem.
Consider the following examples: you’ll want to check the start switch, the thermal fuse, and the door switch to ensure that they are all in proper working order before checking the motor.
Try removing the belt from the motor and inspecting it for obstructions on the blower wheel if the motor is making a buzzing sound.
If the wheel is in good working order, the motor could be faulty. The majority of the time, the motor will not be able to be repaired and will require replacement. Unless you have advanced appliance skills, it is recommended that you have a technician replace your Samsung dryer motor instead.
11. An Incorrect Dial Timer
A faulty dial timer can also be the source of the dryer’s inability to start on some occasions. Check the timer’s continuity with your multimeter if it is equipped with one.
Check your user’s manual to see where the dial timer is located.
Following the disassembly of the dryer, it can be difficult to reach the dial timer; therefore, you may require the services of a service technician to test and repair this component.
Our Final Thoughts
It is not necessary to be alarmed if you discover that your Samsung dryer is no longer functioning and is instead emitting clicking sounds. The first place to look is the thermal fuse, which may have blown due to overheating or a short circuit. Other possible causes of the problem include a malfunctioning control board or door switch, as well as a broken drum belt or a faulty idler pulley, among other things.
The good news is that many of these problems can be quickly and easily resolved by replacing faulty components. As soon as the problem becomes too complicated, consult a professional and check to see if your Samsung dryer is still covered by warranty.
Frequently Ask Questions
What is the procedure for resetting a Samsung dryer?
Resetting your dryer is a simple process. It’s best to unplug it (or turn off the power at the circuit breaker), wait a short period of time for the electrical charge to clear out of the dryer (usually 1 to 5 minutes at the most), and then plug it back in. That’s all there is to it. That’s all it takes to restart your computer.
Why is it that my dryer will not start even though it has power?
An example of this would be an overloaded breaker, blown fuse, or something as simple as unplugging the dryer from its outlet. Check to see if the dryer is plugged in, or at the very least that it is securely connected to the outlet. After that, check your circuit breaker box. If the breaker for your dryer has been tripped, you’ll need to reset it before continuing.
When it comes to a Samsung dryer, is there a fuse?
It is possible for your dryer to generate a lot of heat, which can be dangerous if any of the electrical components are not functioning properly. Because of this, every dryer is equipped with a thermal fuse. In order to restore functionality to your Samsung dryer, order replacement part #DC47-00015A and follow the instructions below.