Are you noticing that your dryer is taking longer to dry your clothes? Do you remember days when your dryer finished drying around the same time your washer finished washing your clothes? Are you wondering what is going on with your Samsung dryer because it is not drying your clothes fully? Well, we have put together a list of 6 reasons why your dryer is taking longer to dry your clothes and how you can avoid longer than necessary laundry days.
1. Power Issue with Dryer
Check to see what type of plug in your dryer is plugged into. If you are plugged into an outlet that is only 120v this can be the issue. You want your dryer to be plugged into a 240v outlet to ensure it has enough power to properly dry. If your dryer is a gas dryer, you only need it to be plugged into a 120v, but you must ensure that you have the proper gas line connection to ensure it is receiving the proper power.
2. Too Large of Load
Many times, people do not realize that having too large of a load can cause your dryer to take longer to dry. This is a common issue to why you have to run 2 cycles to dry your clothing. If your load is too large, you are not allowing adequate air circulation, and this reduces how fast the clothes can dry. If you are unsure if this is the case as you feel the loads are not too large for the basin, reduce to ¾ of a normal load and see if this improves your drying time.
3. Clothes are Soaking Wet
If you are putting your clothes into your dryer soaking wet, you may have an issue with your washing machine. Ensure that the clothes are not soaked when they come out of the washer. If your clothes seem to be dripping with water when they finish in the washer, it is going to make your dryer take longer to dry your clothes.
You can check your washer to make sure that it is set to include a normal spin cycle. If you have it set to hand wash or a gentle cycle, the spinning speed may not be fast enough to properly ring out your clothing. If your washer is set to the proper setting, you may have a malfunction with the washer itself.
4. Incorrect Dryer Setting
Ensure that your dryer is set to the proper (normal) drying setting. If you have an “Eco Setting” and it is set to use this, it is now utilizing less heat to dry your clothing. This may result in having damp clothing at the end of the cycle.
5. Dryer Lint Trap Not Clean
Check to see that your lint catcher is free of lint buildup. If this is not changed after every load, these fibers building up will cause your dryer to have less airflow and result in longer drying times.
Here is how to clean your Samsung Lint Filter:
i) Open dryer door
ii) Remove lint trap from the front of your dryer drum.
iii) Using your hand or a piece of paper towel, clean the lint off the filter.
iv) Remove any excess lint left behind in the filter compartment
v) Replace the lint filter and close the dryer door.
6. Dryer Exhaust Vent is Clogged
If none of the above steps have worked for you, then your exhaust vent may be clogged. Below you can find out how to clear this yourself.
i) Disconnect the dryer vent from the wall
ii) Using a soft nylon brush or a small, narrow vacuum attachment, clean out both ends of the vent.
iii) From the outside of your home, remove the exhaust hood
iv) Brush or vacuum away any debris from this vent
v)Replace the hood and reconnect your dryer to your wall
vi)You can repeat these steps annually to always ensure your vents are clean
For more information on why your dryer is not properly drying, call in our professional technicians to service your dryer repair.