Samsung dryer stopped spinning. Samsung was the first company to create one of the best dryers that can be found in Australia.
That’s why even though the company is known for making high-end cell phones too, it didn’t make any compromises while developing its dryers.
If you’ve got a Samsung brand dryer and have run into issues with its starting mechanism, there are multiple possible causes. Most frequently they include a tripped circuit breaker or faulty power cord.
Thankfully, however, you can learn how to easily fix this problem in your Samsung dryer yourself by using these helpful tips!
Samsung dryer stopped spinning
How do you manually troubleshoot why your Samsung dryer isn’t working? We have some helpful information on how to solve some common issues and get them back up and running.
Replace Drive Belt
Now understanding the basics of how drums work, let’s look at a specific example. Units like your dryer use a drive belt in order to drive the drum during operation. Start by looking at the drum and figuring out which way it turns: clockwise or counterclockwise.
Next, inspect the belt to confirm whether or not it’s actually broken. If you think it may be and have confirmed that it is indeed out of commission, replace it with a new one as soon as possible – especially if your dryer is under warranty.
Defective Drum glides
If the dryer stops turning, one or more of the dryer drum glides are worn out. Dryer drum glides are plastic fixtures that support the front of the drum during use.
As the drum rotates, it rides on top of these small pieces of plastic. Since these parts aren’t very expensive, replacing them is a good idea especially if your dryer is over ten years old (wearing out faster than normal after this point).
Replacement is simple enough when you buy sets for all four corners and can be completed within an hour or two. Once replaced, your dryer should operate normally again.
Worn-out Drum Roller
One or more of the drum rollers on your dryer may be worn out. A good way to check for this is by using a wooden broom handle against the side of it, spinning it, and seeing if you notice any unpleasant squealing noises.
This issue can often create a dangerous situation for the machine itself so we definitely recommend having any dodgy parts replaced before risking a malfunction that could potentially damage your home.
Faulty Drum Bearing
The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time, this bearing wears out. If the rotating assembly is not turning smoothly, it may put enough stress on the drum for it to become damaged or break apart.
To diagnose if the problem is with a worn bearing, look to make sure that the dryer belt isn’t broken. Should you remove it? Try turning the drum by hand and see if there are any noises upon rotation that could indicate a problem with a worn-out damper bracket or drum seal/ring.
If you hear sounds like grinding or squealing when turning then proceed with checking whether the bearing needs replacement as this would likely lead to further damages if left unaddressed.
Drive Motor Fault
The motor driver, after receiving the power supply, drives the drum and blows out the air in order to dry clothes. If you have a machine running for a while, suddenly stops, and then starts working again, there is a high possibility that it is motor overheated, causing the machine to stop.
First of all, remove the belt from the motor and make sure that it’s not covered with any dust or lint. Then try rotating it manually by hand.
After this, we can see if there are any rough spots left on it or if there’s something caught between its coils that prevent our drum from turning.
If you have done this step of removing dirt etc and still have an un-rotating drum then you might have found your problem: We need to replace our drive motor as it is definitely dead and unable to work anymore.
Replace the dryness control board
Dryness is an essential factor in determining the level to which dryer clothes run in terms of their dryness compatibility. A control board is what governs the process that determines when the dryer needs to shut off.
If this item is broken, it may cause one’s drying cycle to end prematurely. However, this tends to be unlikely since most other parts associated with a dryer tend to suffer from greater wear and tear than this particular part does.
So before replacing it, you should check less commonly used materials such as belts and wires, for example. Depending on how usable these are determinants will affect whether or not you replace the first or instead replace your control board first.
Problem with Drum Support Bearing
A dryer motor sometimes stops working mid-cycle. For example, the drum might stop spinning when a load of clothes is in the middle of drying.
This could be caused by a worn-out motor belt or drive pulley, which causes the motor to excessively strain until it ultimately burns out.
To determine whether the problem lies with one of these components, remove the drive pulley and/or motor belt and try manually turning the drum shaft. If turning the drum shaft feels difficult or impossible, replace both components as they are likely worn out.
If turning the drum shaft feels relatively easy and free with little to no resistance, then you can rule out both components being at fault and instead focus on other parts such as a failing drum bearing.