Why is my dryer not getting hot or drying properly?
There are several reasons why your dryer may not be heating correctly. Some situations that may cause your dryer to not heat properly include a lack of power, an issue with the size of the load or its wetness, an issue with the heating element or a blown thermal fuse.
Having a clogged or dirty lint screen or a clogged or obstructed dryer vent are not necessarily reasons why the dryer won’t heat, but they are common reasons why the dryer may not be properly or fully drying clothing. If your dryer is not drying the way you expect it to, these common reasons are a good place to start in your troubleshooting.