If the drum has stopped revolving in your tumble dryer you’d think the motor was the main suspect, but the fault is more likely to be a broken drive belt. This article shows you how to tell which fault you may have, and advises on the various related issues.
This article is about faults that can cause a tumble dryer to become noisy. Due to the way dryers are designed many tumble dryer noises can be difficult to fix because you may need to strip the entire dryer down to get to some parts. This article gives general guidance without specific stripping down instructions.
If your tumble dryer isn’t heating up, and laundry comes out cold and wet you generally need to call an engineer, but there are a few things you can check.
If your tumble dryer wont start, the first thing to establish is whether there is any electrical power to it or not. If there are any indicator lights working then obviously there is power to the dryer, but if not, the first thing to check is the power socket by plugging in something else.
Here’s a quick tip regarding something which could create a fault on a modern tumble dryer. Modern tumble dryers usually use sensors to detect the dampness of laundry inside the drum. Lime in our water or cleaning agents can form a barely visible lining on the inside of the drum, which can interfere with the readings. The result could be that laundry can still be a little damp after drying.