Dryer Repair Guides

If your dryer isn't living up to its name, Sears PartsDirect has the dryer repair help you need to get your appliance back up and running. We have solutions to common symptoms, as well as dryer repair guides that cover major brands like Whirlpool, GE, Samsung and Kenmore Elite. Tell us your model number for more specific recommendations for repairing your dryer, including diagrams, manuals and dryer repair parts.

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How to Replace a Dryer Drive Belt

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If the drive belt breaks, the motor runs but the drum won't rotate. These step-by-step instructions guide you through the repair process.

How to Replace a Heating Element in an Electric Dryer

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The heating element in an electric dryer generates the dryer's heat—it's one of the first things to check if the air in the dryer doesn't get warm. If it's damaged, this repair guide will show you how to replace the heating element.

How to Replace a Dryer Electronic Control Board

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The electronic control board is the brains of your dryer. You can replace it yourself, following these step-by-step instructions.

How to Replace a Thermal Fuse in an Electric Dryer

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When the air in the dryer overheats—usually because the vent is clogged—the thermal fuse blows, stopping the dryer. You can't reset the fuse; you must replace it.

How to Install a Thermal Cut-off Fuse Kit in an Electric Dryer

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The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. Install a thermal cut-off fuse kit to replace both parts.

How to Replace a Dryer Thermistor

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The thermistor senses the air temperature in the dryer. If your dryer overheats or doesn't heat at all, the thermistor could be the problem.

How to Replace a Dryer Drum Glide Bearing

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Replace the drum glide bearing if the drum makes a scraping noise and doesn't turn smoothly. Just follow the steps in this repair guide.

How to Install a Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit

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If the dryer heats initially but then stops heating, the problem is usually the gas valve coils. This step-by-step guide explains how to replace the gas valve coils in a gas dryer.

How to Replace a Dryer Idler Pulley

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The idler pulley exerts pressure keeps the drive belt tight so it can rotate the drum. A worn idler pulley squeals or squeaks when the dryer is running. Follow these instructions to replace it.

How to Replace a Dryer Drum Support Roller

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If your dryer thumps or squeals, replace the drum support roller to restore quiet to your home.

How to Replace a Dryer Push-to-Start Switch

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If the dryer doesn't start when you push the button, or starts even if you don't push the button, replace the push-to-start switch.

How to Replace a Dryer Drive Motor

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A defective drive motor struggles to rotate the drum or might not turn the drum at all. Follow the steps in this dryer repair guide to replace a drive motor.

How to Replace a Dryer Door Switch

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The dryer won't start if the door switch isn't working correctly. You can install a replacement dryer door switch in less than half an hour, following these steps.

How to Replace a Dryer Timer

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It's time for a new timer if the timer doesn't move during the cycle or doesn't shut off the dryer when time runs out. Follow these steps to replace it yourself.

How to Install a Thermal Cut-off Fuse Kit in a Gas Dryer

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The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. The thermal cut-off fuse kit includes both parts.

How to Replace an Igniter in a Gas Dryer

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The igniter in a gas dryer glows white hot during the to light the gas that heats the air in the dryer. If the dryer air doesn't warm up, the igniter could be the problem. This guide shows how to replace it.

How to Replace a Dryer Blower Wheel

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A rattling noise or lack of air flow through the dryer could indicate that the blower wheel is damaged. Follow the steps in this repair guide to replace the blower wheel in your dryer.

How to Replace a Flame Sensor in a Gas Dryer

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If your gas dryer won't heat, a broken flame sensor is one possible cause. This guide and video explain how to replace a dryer flame sensor.

How to Replace a Thermal Fuse in a Gas Dryer

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When the air in a gas dryer overheats—usually because the vent is clogged—the thermal fuse blows, stopping the dryer from heating. You can't reset the fuse; you must replace it.