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Dryer

10 Most Common Problems

Diagnosis &
Repair Cost

(U.S. dollars w/o tax)
1. Dryer will not operate 
 a. No AC power at outlet  
 
- Transfer to electrician
 $43 - 58
 b. Defective door switch $99 - 132
 c. Defective push to start switch $108 - 144
 d. Defective thermal fuse $95 - 126
 e. Defective timer $150 - 175
 f. Defective motor $175 - 225

2. Dryer will not shut off
  
 a. Defective timer $150 - 175
 b. Heating element shorted to ground $125 - 160

3. Machine temperature to hot
  
 a. Thermostats defective $104 - 138

4. Drum will not turn - motor runs
  
 a. Drive belt broke $95 - 126
 b. Idler pulley defective $95 - 126

5. Drive motor runs with door open
  
 a. Defective door switch $99 - 132

6. Drive motor will not run
  
 a. Defective timer $150 - 175
 b. Defective motor $175 - 225
 c. Open thermal fuse $95 - 126

7. Dryer will not heat
  
 a. Element burned open $125 - 160
 b. Defective thermostat $95 - 126
 c. Defective motor start switch $140 - 186
 d. Drum seals worn excessively $149 - 198

8. Drum light does not light
  
 a. Defective door switch $95 - 126
 b. Bulb blown $72 - 96

9. Machine noisy
  
 a. Support rollers worn excessively $108 - 144
 b. Idler pulley worn excessively $95 - 126
 c. Blower wheel broken $122 - 162

10. Clothes not drying - heater ok
  
 a. Blocked exhaust $77 - 102
 b. Lint screen plugged $43 - 58
 c. Thermostats defective $95 - 126
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