Crosley Dryer Troubleshooting. If you’re a big fan of dryers and are in need of advice on Crosley dryer issues, we have many resources available to help you feel empowered.
Our comprehensive instructions will familiarize you not only with common problems but also provide solutions.
We suggest first attempting to fix the issue yourself because our manual is also very durable and convenient so that whenever specific issues related to your model of dryer come up, it’s easy to search for the answers or solutions immediately.
Crosley Dryer Troubleshooting
We discuss some ways to troubleshoot Crosley Dryers here.
Crosley Dryer Trip Breaker
Terminal blocks are used to connect dryer power cords. If any of the wires that lead into the terminal block are loose, they can arc and destroy part of the block.
In this instance, one of the exposed wires could potentially short against the metal surrounding the inside of your dryer, causing it to trip your home’s circuit breaker.
This is not a common occurrence for most homeowners, but anyone who suspects their dryer’s circuit breaker has been tripped in this way should call an electrician or their local appliance repair technician as soon as possible.
The heating element of a dryer can short out in some situations and cause a circuit breaker trip. To determine if the heating element is at fault, use a multimeter to test each terminal for continuity to the case. If the heating element has continuity to the case, it is shorted out and needs to be replaced.
Crosley Dryer Will Not Heat
The flame sensor on a gas dryer detects the heat radiating from the flame. Essentially, if the sensor is not working, the components that control its temperature have not heated up enough and will not ignite.
Before checking whether or not it’s this component that has gone on the fritz, first do some troubleshooting to eliminate any other possibilities: make sure that both the igniter and thermal fuse aren’t at fault.
To determine if it is indeed your flame sensor that no longer works, use a multimeter to test whether it provides continuity at room temperature; if this is not possible, replace it. This solution may take you through a few rounds of testing to get an accurate result but such perseverance will pay off.
The cycling thermostat cycles heat on and off in order to regulate the temperature inside a dryer. If your dryer is not heating, it’s possible that the cycling thermostat has failed, but this is rarely the case.
Before replacing the cycling thermostat, check all of the other components that are typically more commonly defective first including fuses, thermal fuse, and safety cutoff switch.
If you’ve determined that all of these other components are working properly, test the cycling thermostat using a multimeter. If it does not have continuity, replace it.
Crosley Dryer Will Not Stop
The blower wheel in a dryer is an important part of the heating mechanism. The blower wheel turns and draws air through the lint screen and blows it out the exhaust port at the back of the dryer.
Blower wheels can obstruct and malfunction easily causing your dryer to fail. The most common complaint is that the clothes don’t dry properly, or they take too long to dry.
Clogged vents or obstructions in the blower housing can cause damage, resulting in a faulty blower that takes longer to dry laundry. You can tell if it’s clogged by the odor coming from the exhaust.
We suggest you purchase any accessories not normally included with a new model so you will have what you need for proper operation once installed.
The thermistor might be defective if the dryer won’t stop. Some dryers have a thermistor. The control board uses the thermistor to monitor the dryer temperature and cycle the heat on and off.
If the thermistor is defective, it may turn off the heat too early, considerably lengthening drying time but this is rarely the case.
Crosley Dryer Will Not Start
The drying control board will turn off the dryer when the clothes have reached an appropriate level of dryness – but only if it is working correctly.
If the control board is defective, it might cause the dryer to stop too early; however, this is usually not the case.
Before replacing your drying control board, check to see if any other parts are defective instead. If you determine that all other parts are working properly, replace your drying control board.
The drive belt is a key component of the dryer. It’s a long, slender belt that winds around the drum, around a tension pulley, then around the motor pulley and guides it all in order to turn.
Through improper use or simply when things tend to get stuck on the end, the belt may wear down or could even be damaged. In this case, it is likely that the dryer is broken. You can see if the drum moves freely by hand turning it.
After you have verified that the drive belt is no longer functioning, you should open up the dryer and check what will likely be a badly worn down model, but still ensure all the parts match perfectly.