Why is My Samsung Dryer Not Heating Up? – Let’s Fix It

Is your Samsung dryer not heating? If you have this problem with your dryer, you should know some tips that can help you. These are tips you can try to solve the problem yourself without calling a technician.

Going through this problem is very unpleasant for many people if it is summer or winter, a dryer is always essential at home. If you feel like your dryer is failing, there are specific steps you should take to verify where the problem may be coming from.

The Samsung dryer heating issue can be due to the blocked vent, worn-out wires, faulty heating element, or thermal cut out fuse. We suggest you check the clogged the air vent and heating element as they are the source of the problem in most cases.

The Samsung dryer has been in the market for over a decade now, which means that it should have gone through some ups and downs. But the truth is, there are still a lot of complaints from people who have used this product.

These can be categorized into two major categories; namely, the dryer’s not heating up the clothes and the ones of the dryer not giving a good drying effect.

Why is My Samsung Dryer Not Heating Up

Samsung dryer not heating clothes, or Samsung dryer not heating clothes well are two major complaints that you will find in Samsung products reviews. However, this is not an unfair criticism as many people would like to have their clothes dried as soon as possible, but other things can make it hard for them to achieve that.

How To Fix Samsung Dryer Not Heating Problem

When you see that the Samsung dryers run but will not dry clothes, you need to ensure that the vent lines and lint filters are not clogged, and the air can pass easily through it. It is a good practice to clean them and start the dryer again. In most cases, it will solve the heating issues.

Samsung Dryer runs but will not heat means that there is an issue with the heating element. Many times the heating element may get overheated and hence becomes faulty. This error mostly occurs in newer dryers. There can be many other problems such as clogged air vent, damaged fuse, faulty wiring, or incorrect voltage supply.

Clogged Dryer Vent

One of the most common reasons why a Samsung dryer not heating adequately is a blocked air vent.

The venting system of the Samsung dryer allows moist air from wet clothes to escape from the machine and to the outside. A clogged vent can cause heating issues.

Samsung Dryer Not Heating Clogged Air Vent

Possible Cause: Due to long usage, many times, the vent may become clogged. Sometimes small particles may get stuck inside the lint filter and air vent, which will block airways’ passage.

Diagnostics: Although cleaning the lint filter after each drying cycle helps prevent clogging, dirt and debris can still get inside the air vent. In this case, the moist air cannot escape, and the clothes will remain wet, and the dryer will not dry clothes.

If you observe that the dryer drum is hot, you can safely say that it is due to a clogged vent. So to avoid these issues, we advise you to clean the dryer at least twice a year.

Overloading Issues

If your wet laundry accumulates near the top of the dryer drum, it means you are guilty of overloading.

After the max capacity is reached, the dryer’s heated air will not be able to circulate sufficiently, and the clothes may remain damp at the end of the cycle.

Diagnostics: You can refer to the user manual to know the correct capacity of the dryer. If you don’t have a user manual, we recommend that you only fill up to 75% of the Samsung dryer’s height. It will allow the hot air to circulate correctly inside the machine.

To speed up drying times, split large loads into two smaller ones. It will not only save time but also will increase the longevity of the dryer. It will also stop dryer smelling issues.

Burnt Heating Element

As we have already mentioned before, A faulty heating element can be why a Samsung dryer is not heating adequately.

The heating element’s primary function is to keep the dryer hot enough so that it can efficiently dry the clothes. But if due to some reason, the heating element is burnt out, then the dryer will run, but it will dry the clothes.

In an electric dryer, the metal coil creates heat, which will heat the air inside the electric coil. This hot air helps in drying the clothes.

The heating element may become faulty after years of use. There can be other causes also such as sudden power surge or lack of sufficient airflow inside the electric coil.

Burnt Heating Element

Factors that may speed up the heating element’s damaging process include overloaded dryers, improper cleaning of ventilation lines and lint filters, and poor ventilation.

Diagnostics: So it is important to avoid any further damage; you must clean the vent regularly and check the heating element regularly so that you can catch the fault before it becomes severe and hence avoid the Samsung Dryer not heating problem.

Please refer to the user manual for the exact location of the Samsung dryer heating element.

  • Unplug the dryer.
  • Check the heating element for any signs of damage.
  • You can use a multimeter to test for continuity.
  • If multimeter fails the continuity test, then it is better to replace it.

Blown Up Thermal Fuse

If reducing the load does not solve the issues, the problem may have to check the thermal fuse. It may be blown. So before we diagnose the issue, let’s see what this fuse does and why it is not working.

Blown Up Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse of a dryer is a protective device that trips if the dryer is at risk of overheating. The fuse protects against power surge as well as when the dryer does not work properly.

Possible Cause: If the thermal fuse blows and the dryer does not overheat, the fuse may be malfunctioning.

Diagnostics: You need to check the thermal fuse with a multimeter and do a continuity test. If it fails the test, then the thermal fuse is faulty, and you should replace it. For doing this, you should do the below steps.

  • To access the Thermal Fuse, remove the back panel.
  • Locate the fuse. Usually, it is near the blower or the heating element.
  • Use a multimeter and do a continuity test.
  • If the fuse fails the test, then replace it.

If your Samsung dryer not heating up even after doing the above steps, it may be time to consult with a professional. They will help you with a quick and easy fix.

Above solution will work on below Samsung dryer model numbers: DV306BEW, DV306LEW, DV316BEC, DV316BEW, DV316HEC, DV316LES, DV316LEW, DV317AEG, DV317AES, DV317AEW, DV328AEG, DV328AER, DV328AEW, DV330AEB, DV338AEB, DV330AEW, DV331AER, DV331AEW, DV337AEG, DV337AEL, DV337AER, DV337AEW, DV338AEW, DV339AEG, DV339AEL, DV339AER, DV339AES, DV339AEW, DV340AEG, DV340AER, DV350AEG, DV350AEP, DV350AER, DV350AEW, DV393ETPARA, DV393ETPAWR, DV395ETPARA, DV395ETPAWR, DV3C6BEW, DV405ETPASU, DV405ETPAWR, DV407AEW, DV409AER, DV409AEW, DV409SEL, DV410AER, DV410AEW, DV419AES, DV419AEU, DV419AEW, DV428AEL, DV428AEW, DV431AEP, DV431AEW, DV438AEL, DV438AER, DV448AEE, DV448AEP, DV448AEW, DV456EWHDWR, DV484ETHASU, DV484ETHAWR, DV501AEW, DV5451AEP, DV5451AEW, DV5471AEP, DV5471AEW, BED70B, BED70W, DV203AES, DV203AEW, DV206AES, DV206LEW, DV209AEW, DV210AES, DV210AEW, DV218AEB, DV218AES, DV218AEW, DV219AEB, DV219AEW, DV220AEW, DV221AEG, DV221AES, DV229AEG, DV231AEW, DV2C6BEW, MDE6700AYW, MDE6700AZW, MDE9700AYM, MDE9700AYW, MDE9700AZM, MDE9700AZW, NED7200TW, YIED7200TW, and YNED7200TW.

5 thoughts on “Why is My Samsung Dryer Not Heating Up? – Let’s Fix It”

  1. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying these details. Hannis Jessie Allan

  2. I have a Samsung model DV448AEP I have cleaned the vent which wasn’t bad, checked the plug for proper volts that was fine, replaced all parts with parts ordered from samsung done a continuity check all is good, put in a new thermistor which did not have continuity, but I do not know if this is a normally open or a normally closed? And still no heat! What is wrong, this isn’t rocket science! I have replaced some of these before and it worked great for a while until it blew a high limit which told me it had heat coming from somewhere so I changed the felt on the tub. This dryer turn’s on runs but does not heat at all, you can open the doo 5min into the cycle and it is cold?? What’s wrong?

  3. I have a Samsung dryer, model DVE45R6100W. It is not heating. I checked all of the obvious things (voltage, setting, clogged dryer hose). I also checked the heating coil and the thermistor and thermal fuse. All OK. Is the next step replacing the relay pc board? Anything I can check on the pub?

  4. Steven Lister

    AMAZING video on the heating element replacement – I’m not the most handy guy and feel like a million bucks getting it done myself and the walkthrough made it pretty easy

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