10 Reasons Why My Samsung Dryer Not Heating Up [Fixed]

Our dryers play an important role in our daily lives since they allow us to dry our clothes without exerting too much effort.

A dryer is especially helpful during winter. However, sometimes the dryers don’t work as they are intended, and this can be really annoying and frustrating.

There are various ways to fix a dryer. Depending upon the model and brand, the process can vary. Below, we have shared different methods to fix Samsung Dryers. Let’s dive in!

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10 Reasons Why Samsung Dryer Not Heating Up

10 Reasons Why My Samsung Dryer Not Heating Up [Fixed]

A Samsung dryer comprises several components, and if any of the components get faulty or damaged, the Samsung Dryer will not be likely to work.

The Samsung dryer may not be heating up for a variety of reasons, including a defective heating element, a defective thermal cut-off fuse, or even an unstable power supply.

Heating Element is Damaged

In most cases, damaged heating elements are the reason why the Samsung Dryer does not heat up.

The Heating Element is the component that is responsible for generating heat to dry up the clothes.

Different machines can have different types of heating elements, but all of them work the same way.

When you turn on the Samsung Dryer, it will send a signal to the heating element, which will start generating heat, and the heat will then be pushed by the blower fan.

Why is Heating Element Damaged?

There can be several reasons why the Samsung dryer heating element is not working.

In most cases, the heating element gets burned out, due to which the Samsung Dryer does not work.

How to Find Out If the Heating Element is Not Working in Samsung Dryer?

To identify whether the heating element is working or not, you can use a multi-meter, or you can also visually identify it.

While using the multi-meter, the reading should be close to 10 Ohms. If you get 10 Ohms reading, then the heating element is working fine, but if not, you may need to change it.

If you don’t have the multi-meter, you can use your torch or your phone’s flashlight to identify a burned-out heating element.

A burned-out heating element will have burn marks on its surface. Also, check that the heating element cable is not burned out.

How to Replace a Bad Heating Element in Samsung Dryers?

In case the heating element is burned out, you can replace the Samsung Dryer heating element by yourself at home.

  1. First of all, remove the Samsung dryer power cord from the outlet.
  2. After that, use a screwdriver to take out all the screws of the dryer.
  3. You have to take out the lid by sliding it off.
  4. Now, remove the control panel by pulling it in the upward direction.
  5. Disconnect the wire and remove the screws of the front panel. Next, open the dryer door and remove the screws from the door base.
  6. Now, remove the front panel and remove the door switch cable, and lift out the panel.
  7. Remove the moisture sensor cable and take out the screws which are holding the heating element case.
  8. Remove the case from the bracket and remove the screws from the bracket base and also remove the bracket.
  9. Take the case out of the dryer and disconnect the wire from the heating element.
  10. Make sure you do not remove the wire harness from the high-limit switch or thermostat. Also, remove the screws that are holding the heating element case.
  11. Now, you have to bend the tab slightly in the above direction and take out the heating element housing.
  12. Keep the wire terminal locking tabs straight and remove the wire terminal along with the heating element from the case.
  13. Now, you can replace the damaged heating element with the new one and place everything back in its place. You can follow the steps in reverse to place everything back in the dryer.

Dryer Vent is Clogged

If the heating element is working perfectly fine, there is a very high chance that the Samsung Dryer vent is clogged which is why it is not heating up.

A vent in the Samsung dryers allows for the removal of the moist air from the wet clothes outside. A clogged vent can cause various issues, including the heating issue.

This issue usually occurs when you use the dryer for a very long time. Due to the long use of the dryer, some small particles get stuck in the lint filter and vent.

To identify a clogged dryer vent, you can check the dryer drum. If it is hot, then the dryer vent is clogged. And to fix it up, you can simply clean the dryer vent.

Damaged Thermal Cut-Off Fuse

Most home appliances have a Thermal Cut-Off fuse in them, which protects the machine from overheating.

Samsung Dryers also have a Thermal Cut-Off Fuse, which can be damaged, resulting in the dryer not heating up.

The thermal cut-off fuse gets damaged when the temperature of the Samsung Dryer goes too high above the safe level.

How to Replace a Damaged Thermal Cut-Off Fuse in Samsung Dryer?

  1. Remove the power cord from the outlet. Make sure you keep the user manual nearby so you can read it if you face any issues while opening the Samsung Dryer.
  2. The user manual will help you to take out all the screws and the burned-out fuse.
  3. Use a screwdriver and take out all the screws off the dryer and open the panel.
  4. Take out the burned-out fuse and replace it with a new one.
  5. Place the panel back into place.
  6. Make sure to clean the dryer vent before testing the unit, so there is proper airflow and no overheating.

Cycling Thermostat Failed

The Samsung dryer sometimes doesn’t provide heat constantly until the drying cycle is complete.

The Samsung Dryer won’t heat up because the dryer cuts off the heating element after just producing heat to reach the setting you specified.

Because the heating elements shut down after reaching the required temperature, it has to start again, and it keeps repeating the process, and this process is also known as a failed thermostat cycle.

How to Fix a Failed Thermostat Cycling in Samsung Dryer?

To check if the thermostat cycling is working properly or not, you can use a multimeter.

If the reading is between 0.1 to 0.5 Ohms, then it is working fine. However, if you see infinite reading, this means the Thermostat cycling is failed.

  1. You can easily find the thermostat cycling at the back side of the dryer.
  2. Different Samsung dryers will have the Cycling Thermostat at a different location, as it depends upon the design. You can check the user manual to find out where the Cycling Thermostat is located in your Samsung Dryer.
  3. Before opening the back panel, disconnect the dryer from the power outlet.
  4. After reaching the Cycling Thermostat, disconnect the electrical connector by removing all the screws.
  5. Put the rear panel into its place after replacing the old thermostat and tightening all the screws.
  6. Check if the dryer is heating or not. That should fix the issue.

Control Board Heater Relay Has Failed

Control Board is the most important component, or you can say the brain of the Samsung dryer. The Control Board contains a lot of components, including a Heater Relay. A Heater Relay supplies power to the heating element as required.

The Heater Relay fails as the control board starts malfunctioning. While everything functions properly, the Heater Relay fails to work. Hence, the Samsung Dryer doesn’t heat up.

How to Fix a Control Board Heater Relay in Samsung Dryer?

In some cases, you may be able to find a replacement for the Heater Relay unit only. However, in most cases, you need to change the Control Board altogether.

  1. To replace a Control Board, open the access panel of the Samsung Dryer.
  2. As previously mentioned, read the user manual to take help in opening the panel and removing the screws.
  3. Once you have opened the panel, take out the electrical connectors along with screws and replace them with a new board.
  4. Next, tighten the new Control Board, and don’t forget to attach the required wires back in place.
  5. Close the rear panel and check if the dryer is working fine or not.

The Igniter is Not Working

If none of the above-mentioned methods worked for you, it’s time to check the igniter in your Samsung Dryer.

Different models can have different working. For instance, some of the Samsung Dryers are gas-powered while others are electric.

This method will only work with Samsung gas dryers. To ensure the igniter is working fine, you have to press the power button and check if the igniter glows or not.

If it glows, then well and good, but if the Igniter does not glow, then it is faulty. In this case, you will have to call a technician and get it fixed.

Flame Sensor Isn’t Working

The flame sensor is one of the most important parts of the Samsung dryer, as it helps in detecting the temperature of the dryer or how hot the dryer is.

If the sensor is not working as expected, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. First of all, disconnect the Samsung dryer from power.
  2. Take a screwdriver and remove the side panel along with the top panel.
  3. Look for the Flame sensor, which is located near the blower case.
  4. You will need a multimeter to check if the sensor is working fine or not.
  5. If the reading looks proper, then the flame sensor is fine. But if not, call an expert and get it fixed.

Gas Valve Coils are Faulty

If you have a Samsung gas dryer, and if the igniter is working perfectly fine, then you need to check the Gas valve coils. For this, you don’t need to be an expert.

You just have to check if the igniter is glowing, but the gas system is not working. In case the gas system is not lighting up, then it is faulty, and you can call an expert to fix it.

Inconsistent Power Supply

All Samsung dryers require a consistent power supply in order to work properly. A consistent power supply is required for the heating element to operate.

A Samsung Dryer comes with a two-phase power supply, and if one of the breakers in the power supply trips, the dryer would only receive half power, i.e., 120 volts.

To be precise, the heating element and the dryer needs consistent 240 Volts of power supply. If the machine gets inconsistent or half power supply, some components may not work properly, like the heating element. Thus, the Samsung Dryer won’t heat up.

How to Fix Inconsistent Power Supply in Samsung Dryers?

  1. Make sure that the power switch is not loose.
  2. Use a voltage stabilizer to fix the inconsistent electricity issue.

Apart from that, you can do nothing more than call a technician and fix the problem.

Overloading Issues

Sometimes you overload the dryer, which can cause be the root cause of this issue.

In this case, you can simply take out the laundry and make sure not to fill up the dryer to 100%, so the heated air can circulate properly. You can fill up the dryer up to 80%, so it works efficiently.


So, if your Samsung dryer isn’t heating up, try the following solutions. While some dryers might not have major problems and can be fixed simply, others might have serious problems that need professional care. In such circumstances, contact a professional and have your Samsung dryer fixed.

Hopefully, you will be able to fix the Samsung dryer’s problem using the methods described above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Samsung Dryer not blowing hot air?

Sometimes the Samsung Dryer does not blow hot air because the fuse, thermostat, or heating element does not work properly.

Can you reset the Samsung Dryer?

No, you cannot reset a Samsung Dryer. Instead, you can perform a power cycle.

How long do the heating elements of the Samsung Dryer last?

The heating element of Samsung Dryers can last up to 15 years.

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