Commercial Washing Machine Repair
Clothes Dryer Won’t Turn On-Here’s Why & How to Fix It!

So you are perplexed to see the technical malfunction in your washing machine and saying to yourself ‘Oh God! My dryer won’t start. What to do next?”

Well, this is indeed frustrating at times of a rush, but the solution is not that difficult if you diagnose the actual problem and follow the right techniques to fix the issue.

Washing Machine Repair West Hoxton
Washing Machine Repair West Hoxton

When a clothes dryer fails to start, there can be a host of culprits responsible behind this issue. Clothes dryer consist of intricate electrical components that can malfunction, interrupt the power connection to the motor or the heating element. That’s because, over time and use, these electrical components undergo wear and tear and eventually fail to function, however, some failures are a result of improper upkeep that needs to be addressed such as clogged vents or lint traps.

“Why Won’t My Clothes Dryer Turn On?”-Here’s What You Should Check!

At All Appliance Repairs Australia, we are a team of expert professionals who diagnose the root cause behind dryer won’t start and have come up with a list of the probable culprits for you to know:-

  • Interrupted Power Connection

Incoming power connection may be a potent cause behind dryer not working. Whether you have electric or a gas dryer, you need to plug into a wall socket and ensure a smooth flow of power supply. If you see something wrong, you can unplug the dryer and plug some other device into the socket and give it a try. Even after these efforts, if you find your device refusing to start, then a fuse or circuit breaker can be at fault.

  • Thermal Fuse is Faulty

Thermal fuse is prevents overheating and keep your appliance run in good health for a lifetime. However, you may have to seek professional washing machine repair in West Hoxton if the thermal fuse goes bad due to clogged dryer vent. A thermal fuse running in good health show signs of a continuous flow of power supply. If you find there’s no continuity or signs of uninterrupted power flow, you need to replace it by technicians and clean the dryer’s vent before turning it on.

  • Drive Motor isn’t Functioning Properly

A driver motor helps the dryer’s drum turn on and makes blower wheel to function. If the other electrical parts are working well but the dryer is still making a humming noise, you need to inspect the drive motor. For that, you need to remove the belt from the motor and inspect the blower wheel for any obstacle. If there’s no obstruction, the motor may be at fault and needs immediate replacement.

  • Damaged Door or Start Buttons

If either one of the door or start button is faulty, your clothes dryer won’t start. Blame the door switch if it’s not making a ‘click’ noise when you try pushing it with your hands. You can begin troubleshooting either the start button or door switch with the help of a multimeter. To inspect the start button, you need to remove the control panel cover and loosen screws at first, depending upon your individual washing machine model. As far as the door switch is concerned, it’s usually mounted on the dryer housing and you can easily inspect it without removing the dryer cover.


At All Appliance Repairs Australia, we comprise of a team of vetted professionals who have the expertise and skill-set to deal with recurring washing machine chores and make your appliance run in good health. Besides residential appliance repair, we even specialise in commercial washing machine repair using genuine tools and equipment at a pocket-friendly price. So reach our vetted technicians whenever your washing machine is at fault and make your appliance run in good health for a lifetime!

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