The dryer is something we use every day to dry our wet clothes, without even thinking about it. After shutting the door and starting the drying cycle, everyone assumes the machine should heat up. Do you know what to do if you discover that your Samsung dryer is not heating up, however? What can you do if your Samsung dryer has no heat problems due to a malfunctioning heating element?
It is probable that 70% of the time, if your Samsung dryer is not heating up, it is due to a burned heating element. There are 3 reasons why a thermal cut-off fuse blows, a thermostat cycles, or a heater relay fails in 28% of cases. There’s a 2% chance that the power supply isn’t enough.
Listed below are some of the most likely causes of your Samsung dryer not heating up. Afterward, we’ll discuss some frequently asked questions.
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There are several possible causes for Samsung dryer not heating:
The Samsung dryer is not heating because an element of the heating system has burned out
The Samsung dryer needs to generate heat before it can effectively dry your clothes. However, the Samsung dryer heating element plays a crucial role here.
Depending on the model you have, the Samsung dryer heating element problems may look differently. The way they work is generally the same for all of them.
The machine’s heating element is powered when it needs heat. The Samsung dryer heating element produces heat, which is then pushed into the dryer by a blower fan.
As the hot, moving air moves through your Samsung dryer, moisture is removed and everything is dried.
In 90% of cases, Samsung dryer is not heating up because of a burned-out heating element.
A multimeter or visual inspection of the Samsung dryer heating element on your Samsung dryer will confirm whether that’s the case.
In order to know if your heating element is good, you should measure its resistance with a multimeter to approximately 10 Ohms.
Additionally, you can use a flashlight to examine the entire heating element.
In addition to smelling burnt, burnt out elements will have burn marks along their length.
The Samsung dryer not heating up problems can be fixed by replacing the heating element on the dryer.
Due to the difficulty of reaching the heater element housing, this repair job is labor-intensive and time-consuming.
To prevent injury and electrocution, you should always turn off the dryer’s power supply before starting any repairs.
Keeping your user manual and technical sheet nearby is also a good idea. By doing so, you will be able to locate and identify the heating element, which is located near the air vents on your model.
In order to reach there, you may have to remove several components, including the drum.
Disconnect the electrical connectors attached to the existing heating element before removing it.
Replacing any components or panels that you removed earlier should be done in the same way, then work your way backwards.
Samsung dryer not heating due to a thermal cut-off fuse has been burned
In this case, Samsung dryers, have an extra component that prevents them from overheating when they generate heat.
Thermal cut-off fuses are found in this part of the circuit. They are called ‘sacrificial’ devices because they protect the rest of the appliance.
A thermal cut-off fuse protects your Samsung dryer from overheating at the heater assembly.
Heat will be prevented from entering the dryer when the thermal cut-off fuse burns out in high temperatures.
The most likely cause of Samsung dryers not heating up is a burned thermal cut-off fuse.
A fuse is blown when the temperature surrounding the heater assembly exceeds safe levels.
In most cases, this type of overheating occurs when the dryer’s vents are clogged.
Overheating and burning of the thermal cut-off fuse occur when there is no proper airflow in the heater assembly.
The solution to Samsung dryer not heating up problems consists of two parts. It is first necessary to replace the thermal cut-off fuse that has burned out.
In the sense that they cannot be repaired, these parts are ‘disposable’.
Keep your user manual and technical sheet nearby so you can refer to them quickly before performing any repairs.
Remove the necessary panels (usually the back panel) to access the heater assembly.
Be sure to wait until the heater assembly has cooled completely before working on it.
Replace the burned fuse with the new one after disconnecting the burnt one.
Changing the fuse does not solve the Samsung dryer heating problems, only the symptom, and make sure the vents of the dryer are clean to prevent overheating.
An issue with the cycling thermostat has caused Samsung dryer to not heat
The Samsung dryer is not heating continuously until the drying cycle has ended.
Heat is generated only until the temperature is reached before the heater is shut off.
When the temperature becomes too low, the heating cycle will be repeated as needed.
Your dryer uses a cycling thermostat to ensure that the heater is only activated when it is needed.
Consequently, when a temperature gets too high or too low, the thermostat reacts appropriately.
It is possible that the cycling thermostat will fail over time since it is constantly in use.
If that happens, it may not detect a low temperature inside the dryer, and therefore fail to turn on the heater.
The thermostat of your Samsung dryer may have deteriorated over time if it has been used for a while.
When the cycling thermostat’s resistance is measured, it can be diagnosed using a multimeter.
The reading of a functioning thermostat should be between 0.1 and 0.5 Ohms. A faulty unit, however, will show an infinite reading because it needs to be replaced.
The cycling thermostat can usually be found behind the dryer’s rear panel.
Before you begin any type of work, disengage the power supply if you are not sure. Consult the user manual and tech sheet for your specific model.
It can simply be replaced by removing the electrical connector and screws holding it in place.
Replacing the rear panel, replacing the connector, and screwing in the new thermostat should be done once the new thermostat has been installed.
Samsung Dryer No Heat Problems: Failure of the control board heater relay
In most household appliances, the main control board acts as the ‘brain’.
Including generating heat, it coordinates and controls all functions of your Samsung dryer.
Electrical components on the control board control various dryer components.
There is a relay on the control board that supplies power to the heater when it is needed.
There is a possibility that the heater relay on the control board is the part that fails, despite the rest of the control board functioning normally.
A failed heater relay is preventing the control board from sending any power to the heater, even though everything else is working correctly.
There is a possibility to fix just the heater relay damaged alone, technically.
It may be possible for you to find a local service that can help you based on where you live.
The main control board on your dryer is usually found behind the control panel, so replacing it would be more straightforward.
In some models, removing the top panel may be necessary to access the top panel. A user manual and technical sheet are available for further information.
You need to remove the mounting screws as well as the electrical connectors once you’ve reached the board. Replace the screws and connectors the same way you did before, and place the new board over it.
Samsung Dryer Heating Problems:
A power supply that is insufficient
The heating element in the dryer can take up a lot of power, which makes it a power-hungry appliance.
In order for the dryer’s heating element to generate heat, a continuous two-phase 240V power supply is required.
This might be due to double circuit breakers, as the dryer is powered by a two-phase power supply.
The dryer would only receive one phase of power (120V) if one of those breakers tripped.
There is a possibility that other parts of the dryer, such as the motor or control board, receive power and operate correctly.
Despite this, the heating element cannot generate any heat since it does not receive power.
For Samsung dryer not heating issue to be resolved, your Samsung dryer must be fully powered back up. Identify which circuit breakers power your dryer by checking your circuit breakers.
Restart both of them once they have been turned off. Your electrical system is seriously damaged if the same breaker trips repeatedly.
In the event that the problem lies within the Samsung dryer, you’ll need to consult an electrician and a dryer repair technician.
In regard to Samsung dryer that is not heating, here are some frequently asked questions.
What is the reason for the constant failure of the heating element in Samsung dryer?
A new dryer heating element that also fails would be the equivalent of replacing a burnt-out heating element.
Your dryer may be lacking proper airflow if that’s the case. In order to prevent overheating of its parts, including the heating element, the dryer needs good airflow.
Cleaning dryer vents and filters regularly is often neglected by homeowners. Thus, lint accumulates, preventing proper airflow.
No matter how clean you think your dryer vents are, they could always use another cleaning!
Is it time to replace the heating element in your dryer?
A multimeter or a visual inspection are two ways to inspect the heating element. You can inspect your heating element under a light by removing it.
You may find breaks or burn marks on the coils of the heating element. The heating element is clearly defective if those signs appear.
Testing continuity and resistance can also be done with a multimeter. Multimeter probes can be pressed against heating element wire terminals to do this. In order for the heating element to be working properly, the meter should beep.
How Important Is It To Replace A Dryer Heater Element?
Due to its cost, some people consider buying a new dryer rather than replacing the dryer’s heating element.
Is it better to repair your existing dryer or purchase a new one if the cost is 50% less?
A new dryer may be a better investment if the repairs cost more than half what a new dryer costs.
Samsung dryer heating element replacement cost?
Samsung dryers require two parts to replace the heating element: the replacement part and the labor.
It typically costs between $50 and $150 to purchase a Samsung dryer heating element. On top of that, you will have to pay the technician between $120 and $200 for the replacement.
If you replace the heating element yourself, you can save a lot of money.
You must, however, have the expertise and experience to do it correctly and safely. Hiring an expert is always a better idea if you’re not sure of yourself.
The Samsung dryer heating element is compatible with the following Samsung clothes dryer models: