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How dO I run a diagnostic on my Samsung dryer?

Last Updated: 25th March, 2021

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Run a Vent Blockage test
  1. Make sure the drum is empty and then close the door.
  2. Press POWER to turn the dryer on and within 5 seconds, press and hold Adjust Time Up + Dry Level until InS or In appears on the display.
  3. Press and hold START/PAUSE to start the Vent Blockage test which lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

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Considering this, how do I run diagnostics on my Samsung dryer?

Run a Vent Blockage test

  1. Make sure the drum is empty and then close the door.
  2. Press POWER to turn the dryer on and within 5 seconds, press and hold Adjust Time Up + Dry Level until InS or In appears on the display.
  3. Press and hold START/PAUSE to start the Vent Blockage test which lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

Furthermore, how do I find the error code on my Samsung dryer? Samsung dryer error codes

  1. tS. Thermistor (temperature sensor) is defective (electrically shorted) Check/
  2. tO. Thermistor is defective (electrically open)
  3. do. Door is open.
  4. FE. Power supply frequency is out of range.
  5. dF. Door switch failure.
  6. HE or hE. Heating error (gas dryer)
  7. HE or hE. Heating error (electric dryer)
  8. bE. Stuck button on the control panel.

Beside above, what is wrong with my Samsung dryer?

Samsung dryers are generally reliable, but when something goes wrong it can bring your entire laundry routine to a grinding halt. Samsung dryer problems might include a faulty heating element or a broken drum spider. Maybe you don't even know what that is, but you will by the time you're done replacing it.

Why is my Samsung dryer not blowing hot?

The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer's heat source such as the heating element on electric drye If overheated the fuse will have no continuity meaning the electrical path is broken and the fuse has blown.

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