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Why Is My Samsung Dryer Not Drying Well?

Nobody ever enjoys opening up their dryer after a cycle and finding damp clothes. Typically, homeowners think the solution to this problem is running a second cycle, but this shouldn’t be necessary. If you have a Samsung dryer not drying clothes in a single cycle, follow these instructions to fix the problem without the need for service.

How to Fix a Samsung Dryer Not Drying Clothes

Have you ever put a load of laundry in the dryer, only to find that it’s still wet when the cycle is finished? If so, you’re not alone. A Samsung dryer not drying clothes is a common problem that can be frustrating and time-consuming to solve. Keep reading for our Samsung dryer troubleshooting tips.

Why is my Samsung Dryer Not Drying?

There are a few possible reasons why your dryer isn’t working properly. How do you fix a dryer that won’t heat up? First, check to make sure that the lint filter is clean. A clogged filter can impede airflow and prevent clothes from drying properly.

Next, check the dryer vent to ensure that it is clear of debris. A blocked vent will restrict airflow and cause the dryer to work harder than necessary, which can lead to overheating and ultimately reduce its efficiency.

You’ll also want to make sure that the dryer is level. An unlevel dryer can also impede airflow and prevent clothes from drying properly. Other reasons include drying too many items in one load, not drying enough items together, incorrect dryer settings, clothes that are left too wet from the washer, a burned out heating element, and more.

Why is my Samsung dryer not drying

Drying Too Many Items

This is probably one of the most common mistakes if your Samsung dryer takes forever to dry clothes. It may seem more efficient to stuff your dryer full of as many items as possible, but this just isn’t the case.

Not only does it take longer to dry when overloaded, but it can cause serious damage to the machine. Check your model’s use & care guide to find the maximum capacity for your Samsung dryer.

Not Drying Enough Items

Just like overloading, a Samsung dryer leaving clothes wet could be caused by drying too few items at once. Every dryer needs to be filled to a certain extent in order for it to dry efficiently.

If you aren’t putting enough clothes in for a full cycle, it will lead to longer dry times as well as poor performance. Consider throwing in some towels or other items for an effective dry cycle. 

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Clothes Are Too Wet After Washing

In some cases, a Samsung dryer not drying well might not actually be the dryer’s fault at all. As strange as it sounds, your washer could be causing the problem. A faulty washer drain system or even using the wrong cycle can leave clothes too wet to go straight into the dryer.

If you’re sure your dryer is running properly, inspect your washer to see how wet your items are after a wash cycle. If you find them still sopping wet, you may need to have the washer inspected by a repair professional. 

Need to Adjust Dryer Settings

If you think your Samsung dryer doesn’t dry well, try switching up your dryer settings. For example, if you’re trying to try sheets and towels, try using the “bulky” or “heavy” setting versus the “normal” setting.

Another option would be to use the control panel to turn up the heat level. Avoid using “Eco Dry” for large loads or heavy items as a way to improve overall heating efficiency and drying performance.

Heating Element Is Burned Out

Is your electric dryer not heating, or not drying at all? It’s possible the heating element has burned out. When the dryer is turned on, the heating element changes electric current to heat to dry clothes. However, over time, the heating element can burn out, leaving it unable to produce heat. If the heating element in your dryer has burned out, it will need to be professionally replaced.

Dryer Lint Screen Is Dirty

Before starting your dry cycle, always make sure you check the lint screen and remove any residual lint. Check this before each load to ensure an efficient dry time.

This is especially true if you use dryer sheets or fabric softener regularly. These can leave behind even more debris that reduced your dryer’s ability to get the job done.

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Dryer Vent Is Clogged

The dryer vent is one area many people forget to check when their clothes are coming out of the dryer still damp. If your clothes are still damp but hot to the touch, if you smell a burning smell when your dryer is running, or if the outside of your dryer gets very hot, you may have a vent blockage.

This potentially dangerous issue should be resolved immediately to prevent the risk of a dryer fire. If need be, call us for a professional dryer vent cleaning service that’s guaranteed to speed up your dryer and reduce any safety hazards from built-up lint.

Why Is My Dryer Running but Not Heating?

There are actually a couple of different reasons why your dryer might be running but not heating. One possibility is that the heating element has burned out. Another possibility is that there is a problem with the dryer’s thermostat or sensor. If your dryer’s cycling thermostat failure is causing it not to dry, it will need to be replaced by a professional. In either case, it’s best to call a qualified repair person to take a look at your dryer and diagnose the problem.

What Would Cause a Dryer Not to Spin?

One common cause of a dryer not spinning is the drive belt has come loose or broken. The drive belt is what powers the drum. If it’s not working, the drum won’t spin. Another common cause is an issue with the dryer motor. The motor powers the entire dryer, so if it’s not working, nothing will work. If you suspect an issue with the motor or the drive belt, it’s best to call a professional dryer technician for help.

If all else fails and you cannot figure out the cause of your Samsung dryer not drying well, call our dryer repair experts to handle the problem for you!

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