Nobody ever enjoys opening up their dryer after a cycle and finding damp clothes. Typically, homeowners think the solution to this problem is running a second cycle, but this shouldn’t be necessary. If you have a Samsung dryer not drying clothes in a single cycle, follow these instructions to fix the problem without the need for service.
How to Fix a Samsung Dryer Not Drying Clothes
Drying Too Many Items
This is probably one of the most common mistakes if your Samsung dryer takes forever to dry clothes. It may seem more efficient stuff your dryer full with as many items as possible, but this just isn’t the case.
Not only does it take longer to dry when overloaded, but it can cause serious damage to the machine. Check your model’s use & care guide to find the maximum capacity for your Samsung dryer.
Not Drying Enough Items
Just like overloading, a Samsung dryer leaving clothes wet could be caused by drying too few items at once. Every dryer needs to be filled to a certain extent in order for it to dry efficiently.
If you aren’t putting enough clothes in for a full cycle, it will lead to longer dry times as well as poor performance. Consider throwing in some towels or other items for an effective dry cycle.
Clothes Are Too Wet After Washing
In some cases, a Samsung dryer not drying well might not actually be the dryer’s fault at all. As strange as it sounds, your washer could be causing the problem. A faulty washer drain system or even using the wrong cycle can leave clothes too wet to go straight into the dryer.
If you’re sure your dryer is running properly, inspect your washer to see how wet your items are after a wash cycle. If you find them still sopping wet, you may need to have the washer inspected by a repair professional.
Need to Adjust Dryer Settings
If you think your Samsung dryer doesn’t dry well, try switching up your dryer settings. For example, if you’re trying to try sheets and towels, try using the “bulky” or “heavy” setting versus the “normal” setting.
Another option would be to use the control panel to turn up the heat level. Avoid using “Eco Dry” for large loads or heavy items as a way to improve overall heating efficiency and drying performance.
Dryer Lint Screen Is Dirty
Before starting your dry cycle, always make sure you check the lint screen and remove any residual lint. Check this before each load to ensure an efficient dry time.
This is especially true if you use dryer sheets or fabric softener regularly. These can leave behind even more debris that reduced your dryer’s ability to get the job done.
Dryer Vent Is Clogged
The dryer vent is one area many people forget to check when their clothes are coming out of the dryer still damp. If your clothes are still damp but hot to the touch, if you smell a burning smell when your dryer is running, or if the outside of your dryer gets very hot, you may have a vent blockage.
This is a potentially dangerous issue that should be resolved right away to prevent the risk of a dryer fire. If need be, call us for professional dryer vent cleaning service that’s guaranteed to speed up your dryer and reduce any safety hazards from built-up lint.
If all else fails and you cannot figure out the cause of your Samsung dryer not drying well, call our dryer repair experts to handle the problem for you!