Speed Queen Dryer Troubleshooting

If you need help with Speed Queen dryer troubleshooting, there are tables on this page which contain lots of possible errors and their symptoms in Speed Queen dryers. The problems are described for several dryer modifications.

You can address these lists in a situation, when, for example, dryer won’t start or dryer won’t heat. But there are less common problems, too, like dryer is noisy. For each issue you can find an error code, a description, several possible causes and solutions of corrective actions offered.

If the cause of the problem is too complicated to be solved without help of a specialist, do not try to fix it by yourself. Ask the technicians to do it.

Speed Queen 513189R2 Dryer Troubleshooting

Dryer SymptomPossible Cause/Solution
Dryer won’t start• For dryers equipped with a power cord, make sure the power cord is plugged all the way into the electrical outlet.
• Make sure loading door is closed.
• Push timer knob in to start dryer.
• Make sure the laundry room fuse(s) isn’t blown or loose, or circuit breakers aren’t open. The dryer itself does not have an electrical fuse. An electric dryer has an electrical circuit with two fuses.
• Check if motor overload protector has cycled. Wait 10 minutes and try again.
Dryer won’t heat• Make sure timer is not in COOL DOWN or EXTENDED TUMBLE settings or that Fabric Selector is not set at NO HEAT.
• Electric dryers only - Some homes may have two fuses or circuit breakers for an electric dryer; both fuses or circuit breakers should be checked. Make sure the laundry room fuse(s) isn’t blown or loose, or that the circuit breakers aren’t open. The electric dryer itself does not have an electrical fuse.
• Gas dryer only - Make sure equipment and main gas line valve is turned on.
• Check exhaust duct to outside to see if it is kinked, blocked or needs cleaning.
• Check weather hood to make sure flapper moves freely, has not been pushed in or has not been blocked.
Dryer doesn’t dry clothes satisfactorily• Check exhaust duct to outside to see if it is kinked, blocked or needs cleaning.
• Check weather hood to make sure flapper moves freely, has not been pushed in or has not been blocked.
• Automatic cycle - Adjust to MAX or LESS DRY setting.
• Timed cycle - Allow more or less time.
• Clean the lint filter.
• Make sure the load isn’t too small. Small loads may not tumble properly or dry evenly.
• Check load being dried. Heavy items dried with lightweight items will not dry as quickly as the rest of the load.
Dryer is noisy• Check dryer for foreign objects (nails, coins, bobby pins, metal, plastic toys, etc.). Remove items from dryer.
• Make sure dryer is level. Uneven leveling can cause vibration.
• Normal operating sounds include the tick of timer advancing, heat source going on and off, and humming of air moving through the dryer and exhaust system.
Cycle advances too slowly• Automatic cycles advance slower than the Time Dry cycle. When in an Automatic cycle, the time it takes for the timer to advance depends on the type and size of the load being dried. When clothing has more moisture, the timer advances slower than when the clothes are more dry.
Clothes are too wrinkled• Check heat setting. Overdrying can cause wrinkling.
• Check load size. Large loads may not tumble properly and may cause wrinkling.
Clothes have odor• Check room for odors before drying clothes. Any odor (fried foods, paint, varnish, cleaners, burning wood, etc.) will transfer to clothing as the dryer draws air from the room. Ventilate room before drying clothes.

Speed Queen 0602004144 Dryer Troubleshooting

DisplayDefinitionCorrective Action
OPOpen thermistor error• Check thermistor. Replace if inoperative.
• Check wiring diagram between control and thermistor.
• Check control. Replace if inoperative.
SHShorted thermistor error• Check thermistor. Replace if inoperative.
• Check wiring between control and thermistor.
• Check control. Replace if inoperative.
AF-1Airflow switch closed when cycle started• Check airflow switch. Replace if inoperative.
AF-2Airflow switch failed to close after cycle started• Check airflow switch. Replace if inoperative.
AF (Flashing)Bouncing Airflow Switch• Check airflow switch to ensure that it is properly aligned and securely mounted in the mounting bracket.
• Make sure airflow switch can open and close freely.
• Check installation and make sure there is adequate airflow.
• Make sure exhaust is not blocked.
• Clean the lint screen.
• Rcplace airflow switch if inoperative.
AF (Solid)Airflow Switch Closed when Resuming Cycle• Allow up to 20 seconds for this condition to clear.
• Check if airflow switch opens at end of cycle.
• Rcplace airflow switch if inoperative.