Estate Dryer Troubleshooting

Estate dryer troubleshooting

Just imagine the situation: your Estate dryer isn’t functioning the proper way. The paradox is that it has worked recently and you used it not long time ago. Many of you will try to return the dryer if it is still on the guarantee period. But before doing it you can understand you can fix it yourself with the help of the troubleshooting guide. It doesn’t happen all the time, but often helps.

Estate 8318478A Dryer Troubleshooting

Dryer will not runHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Was a regular fuse used?Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start button for 2-5 seconds.
No heatHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Unusual soundsHas the dryer had a period of non-use?If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer?Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side?The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed.
Is the clothing knotted or balled up?When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Timer does not noticeably advanceIs the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry?The timer moves slowly and continuously for the time setting.
Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying?The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hotIs the lint screen clogged with lint?Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement?Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?Use 4“ (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
Is the dryer located in a closet?Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5Vfe" (14 cm).
Has an air dry cycle been selected?Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?Separate the load to tumble freely
Cycle time too shortIs the automatic cycle ending early?The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on loadIs the lint screen clogged?Clean lint screen. Check for air movement
Stains on load or drumWas dryer fabric softener properly used?Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledWas the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
OdorsHave you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?It so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle

Estate W10118621A Dryer Troubleshooting

If dryer will not start, or there is no heat:is the electrical cord plugged in correctly?
has the fuse blown or is the circuit breaker tripped?
are the controls set correctly?
is dryer door closed?
is lint screen in correctly?
If articles are slow to dry:is lint screen or exhaust pipe clogged?
is the timer diaf set correctly?
is clothing unusually wet or bulky?
If dryer is noisy:are there foreign objects, such as buttons, coins, or nails in the dryer. Not only do they cause noise, they may damage clothing as well as the dryer.