Dryer problems are a nuisance that can bring your laundry day routine to a screeching halt. And while there are various brands of dryers out there, Electrolux is one of the most reliable. However, even with its exceptional design and performance, it’s not immune to occasional mishaps.
In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most common Electrolux dryer problems, how to troubleshoot them, and tips to prevent them from happening.
Look for Any Error Codes:
The first thing you should do when troubleshooting Electrolux dryer issues is to check the display panel for error codes. These codes can tell you the underlying problem and help identify what needs repair. Common error codes for Electrolux dryers include E61, E21, and E42.
E61 indicates a heating issue, while an E21 code indicates a faulty water supply valve (only applies to washer/dryer combos). If you see an E42 code, that means the door isn’t closing properly and needs to be adjusted.
Dryer Not Turning On:
If your Electrolux dryer does not turn on, it could be a problem with the door switch or the thermal fuse. Ensure the door is closed securely and the plug is inserted into the power source properly.
The door switch needs to be secure for the dryer to begin the cycle. Ensure that nothing is blocking the dryer switch.
If that’s not the issue, then it may be a problem with the thermal fuse. You will need to call a repair technician to help with this repair.
Dryer Starts Then Stops:
If your dryer starts and then stops after a few seconds, it’s likely an issue with the thermal fuse.
The thermal fuse is a failsafe measure that prevents the dryer from overheating. When it blows, the dryer will stop working until it’s replaced.
To prevent this problem, ensure the lint trap is clean and the vent is clear of debris. A full lint trap will cause the dryer to retain heat and get too hot, blowing the thermal fuse.
Dryer Not Heating Up:
If your Electrolux dryer is not heating up, the first thing you need to do is to check the power source. Ensure that it’s plugged in, the circuit breaker is not tripped, and the fuse box has not blown.
If that’s not the issue, then it may be a problem with the heating element. In this case, you’ll need a professional repair technician to diagnose and fix the problem.
To avoid this problem, ensure to clean the lint tray after every cycle and ensure there’s enough space around your dryer for proper ventilation.
Dryer Not Spinning:
If your Electrolux dryer is not spinning and you can hear a humming noise, it’s likely a problem with the motor. A faulty motor can cause the dryer to stop spinning, and a professional technician will have to replace it.
To prevent this problem, avoid overloading your dryer with too many clothes, which can strain the motor.
Dryer Takes Too Long to Dry Clothes:
If your Electrolux dryer is taking too long to dry clothes, the vent may be clogged with lint. A clogged vent will restrict airflow and cause the dryer to take longer to finish a cycle.
To avoid this problem, ensure that you clean the lint trap after each cycle and check the outside vent for any blockages.
Additionally, make sure that the vent is not bent or crimped, as this can also restrict airflow. This could potentially lead to a fire hazard. Also, ensure there are no kinks in the vent hose, and it’s extended all the way from your dryer to its exterior outlet.
If you’ve checked all of these elements, but your dryer is still taking too long to dry clothes, it may be a problem with the heating element. Have a professional technician take a look at your machine to diagnose and fix this issue.
Clothes Are Smelly After Coming Out:
If your clothes come out smelly after a cycle, the vent system may be clogged. The lint filter should be regularly cleaned out to keep this from happening. You can also check for any blockages in the exhaust vent hose that connects the dryer to the outside vent.
There may also be excess moisture left in the drum after the cycle has finished. Leave the door open in between cycles to prevent moisture buildup.
Clothes Come Out Still Wet:
If your clothes are coming out still wet, check the drum seal. This is a rubber ring that lines the inside of the dryer and prevents heat from escaping. If this seal is worn or damaged, it will not be able to trap the hot air and moisture properly, causing the clothes to come out damp. Have a professional technician replace the drum seal if necessary.
You may also want to check that your clothes are being run on the correct cycle. Some Electrolux dryers have a “steam clean” setting for delicate clothing that may leave clothes damp after the cycle.
Additionally, check the lint filter and make sure it’s clean, as a clogged filter can restrict airflow and cause clothes to come out damp.
Lastly, if your dryer is particularly full of heavy items, this could also impede proper drying. Reduce the load size to ensure that all items are dried properly.
Dryer Making Loud Noises:
If you notice an unusual noise coming from your Electrolux dryer, it could be a problem with the drum belt or the rollers. Inspect the dryer drum belt for any damage, and if it’s not damaged, then it could be the rollers. You can clean and lubricate them to reduce the noise.
However, if the sound persists, you’ll need the help of a professional technician.
To prevent this problem, ensure that your dryer is leveled correctly and clean the dryer drum regularly to prevent clothes from getting stuck and causing damage.
Electrolux dryers are designed for maximum comfort and convenience, making laundry day more manageable. But like any other electronic equipment, they may experience problems from time to time.
Knowing how to troubleshoot common issues will save you time and money and prevent laundry day from being ruined.
However, if you can’t diagnose or fix the problem, seek the help of a professional technician. With this guide, you’re well on your way to a flawless laundry day!