Inglis Dryer Troubleshooting

Inglis dryers are starting to win the market nowadays. Anyways, any high technology stuff tends to be faulty occasionally. The user shouldn’t panic in this case ‘cause the best thing you can do is to try to manage the situation yourself. Dryer repair may not be the first thing you need. The better option is to read the guide given here when you have problems (for instance, dryer not heating).

Inglis 7200 series Dryer Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesPossible Solutions
Doesn't run/start• Door is not shut• Be sure the door is latched shut.
• Not plugged in• Be sure the power cord is plugged into a live electrical outlet.
• Blown fuse; tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuse; reset circuit breaker. Do not increase fuse capacity.
• Insufficient power supply• Electric dryers require 240 volt power supply.
• Regular fuse (wrong type)• Use a time-delay fuse.
• Start button not firmly pressed• Make sure to firmly press the start button.
• No cycle selected• If a cycle is not selected, it will not start. The dryer will not start in the Wrinkle Guard® position. Move the dial past OFF.
Note: Press the Cycle Selector dial again if the door is opened during the cycle.
Doesn't heat (runs but does not heat)• Blown fuse; tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuse; reset circuit breaker. Do not increase fuse capacity. There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate.
• On Air Fluff• Select a heat setting, not Air Fluff.
• No gas supply• On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
• Plugged lint filter and exhaust duct• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• On cool-down• Dryer may have moved into the cool- down portion of the cycle. This is normal.
• Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models)
• LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models).• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Doesn’t dryCheck possible causes and solutions as mentioned above plus...• Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely. Check exhaust system for lint build-up. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually. Use 4" rigid metal exhaust duct.
• Lint build-up in exhaust hood• Do not overload. Items should be able to tumble freely.
• Overloaded• Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from the load.
• Not draining properly• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
• Load too small• Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
• Fabric sheets blocking the grille
• Exhaust vent not the correct length• Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked.
• Exhaust vent diameter not the correct size• Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
• Dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C)• Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
• Dryer located in a closet without adequate opening• Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm).
Dries unevenly• Pockets, seams and other similar heavy areas not dry• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the Very Dry setting if desired.
If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results.
Dryer shuts off before load is dry• Load is too small• Add more similar items or a few towels and restart the cycle.
• Load is too large• Remove some of the load and restart the dryer.

Inglis IES5000RQ0 Dryer Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesPossible Solutions
Drying cycle takes too long; clothes take too long to dry (outside of theLint screen is clogged with lintMake sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle.
dryer feels too hot or smells hot)Exhaust duct requirements have not been metExhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal. When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90° bends and must not exceed length listed in Installation Instructions.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuitDrying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged restrictedClean out any obstruction.
High humidityUse a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C)Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
Dryer located in closetCloset doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. Sides and front of dryer require a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and the rear of the dryer requires 5"(12.7cm).
Air Dry cycle selected (Inglis)Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
Load too large and heavyLoad may be too large and heavy to dry quickly. Separate the load to tumble freely.
Not properly sortedSeparate heavy items from lightweight items. Larger and heavier items take longer to dry.
Dryer controls are not set properlyUse appropriate control settings for the type of load you are drying.
Overloaded or under loadedDivide larger loads into smaller loads for drying. If you are drying a very small load, add a few extra items to ensure
Load is too hotLaundry items were removed from the dryer before the end of the cycleAllow Cool Down cycle to finish before removing laundry from dryer. All cycles are cooled slowly to reduce wrinkling and make it easier to handle. Items removed before Cool Down may feel very warm.
A high temperature cycle was used or T emperature/Fabric control was set to high.Select a lower temperature, and use an automatic drying cycle. These cycles sense the temperature or the moisture level in the load and shut off when the load reaches the selected dryness. This reduces over drying.
Cycle time is too shortAutomatic cycle ending earlyThe 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.
Clothes are coming out of the Refresh cyde with damp or wet spots (Maytag)Under certain environmental or installation conditions you may experience under drying. Select the Auto Refresh cycle (22 min. default time), which can be customized by selecting High temperature. The cycle time will automatically be calculated based on the size of your load.
Drying time is not consistentHeat settings, load size, or dampness of clothing is not consistentThe drying time for a load will vary depending on the heat setting, the type of heat used (electric, natural, or LP gas), the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the wetness of the clothes, and the condition of the exhaust ducts and lint filter.

Inglis IJ70001 Dryer Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesPossible Solutions
Timer does not noticeably advance• Dryer set to Timed or Air Dry (Inglis)• The timer moves slowly and continuously for the time setting.
• Dryer set to Automatic Drying (lnglis)• The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.
Scratching or chipping of the drum finish• Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons are inside the dryer.• Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.
• Permanently attached items such as belt buckles, zippers and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the drum.• It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to the dryer.
Note: Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently
attached items is not covered by the warranty.
Water drips from nozzle when Steam Cycle starts • This is normal• This is steam condensation. The dripping water will stop after a short time.
Steam doesn’t generate but no error code is shown • Water level error• Unplug dryer and call your service center.
Garments still wrinkled after STEAM FRESH™• Too many/different types of garments in dryer• Small loads of 1 to 5 items work best. Load fewer garments. Load similar-type garments.
There are no creases left on garment after STEAM• This is normal• The function of this cycle is to remove wrinkles from fabric. Use an iron to make creases.
Garments have static after REDUCE STATIC • Depends on individual moisture level in skin.
Garments are too damp or too dry after REDUCE STATIC• Correct drying options not selected• Select load weight manually before starting REDUCE STATIC option.
Garments are not uniformly damp after EASY IRON • This is normal• Depends on the amount or type of garments.
Water drips from door during Steam Cycle • This is steam condensation on door surface.
Steam is not visible during Steam Cycle • Steam vapor is difficult to see when the door is closed.

Inglis RESOURCE SAVER Dryer Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesPossible Solutions
Excessive wrinkling• Dryer is overloaded• Do not overload. Items should be able to tumble freely.
• Items left in dryer too long• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
• Insufficient sorting of items• Items of similar fabric, weight and constructions should be dried in the same load.
• Drying temperature too high• Always ensure
Stains on load or drum• Fabric softener sheet• Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap. Rinse and rewash.
• Drum stainsTo prevent:
• Clean and dirty clothes being dried togetherAdd a few bath towels to small loads for proper tumbling.
Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.
Use proper drying temperature.
Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer. 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.
• Clean and dirty clothes being dried together: Make sure to use your dryer to dry only clean items, because dirty items can soil clean clothes placed in the same or subsequent loads. Stains on dried clothes are actually stains that weren't removed during the washing process. Make sure that clothes are being completely cleaned according to the instructions for your washer and deterqent.
Lint• Overloading• Do not overload dryer. Reduce the load size and rewash (if needed) using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse or add fabric softener sheet and tumble without heat.
• Over-drying causes static electricity• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce static electricity.
• Lint screen not clean when cycle began• Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
• Lint is attached to "pills"• Lint can be attached to pilling on fabric. Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
• Tissue, paper, etc., left in pockets• Check pockets thoroughly before washing and drying clothes.
• Not sorted properly• Some fabrics are lint producers (i.e., a fuzzy white cotton towel) and should be dried separately from clothes that are lint trappers (i.e., a pair of black linen pants).
Pilling (Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric.)• Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear.• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
Shrinking• Over-drying• This is irreversible. Follow fabric care label directions. If shrinking is a concern, check load often. Remove items while slightly damp and hang or lay flat to complete drying. Block knits into shape. For LG steam dryer: Use a low or no heat setting and/or the RACK DRY option.
Excess static in clothes after drying• Fabric softener not used or used incorrectly• Use a fabric softener to reduce static electricity. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
• Clothes dried too long(over-dried)• Over-drying a load of laundry can cause a buildup of static electricity. Adjust settings and use a shorter drying time, or use SENSOR DRY cycles (Inglis).
• Drying synthetics, permanent-press, or synthetic blends• These materials can cause static buildup. Try using fabric softener.

Inglis YREX4634KQ1 Dryer Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesPossible Solutions
Humming• Normal• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
Rattling, clanking• Loose coins, buttons, nails, etc.• Check the load for objects such as coins, loose buttons, nails, etc. Remove promptly. Be sure to check items before placing in washer or dryer for loose objects.
Valve clicking• Gas dryer• The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
Vibrating• 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.
• Not installed properly• The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed.
• Not level• Be sure the dryer is leveled properly as outlined
Thumping sound• This may be normal if the dryer has not been used for a while• If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.