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DLGX5681W Samsung Dryer - Says it is drying but does not tumble or heat

mountainbiker33

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Location
Valparaiso, Indiana
Model Number
DLGX5681W
Brand
Samsung
Age
6-10 years
This Samsung dryer will turn on, allow me to select a cycle, but when start, it won't tumble. The display says it is drying but it just sits there. I am at a loss. Thanks for your time, guys!

Matt
 

Jake

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Hi Matt,

Do you hear any sound at all when you press start?

If not, Let's start with the door switch first. You will need a multimeter to ohm test it.

How to use a multimeter to test video.
Make sure the dryer is unplugged while ohm testing parts.

Here's the door switch for your model:
Door Switch 6601EL3001A


This video shows you how to access it:

This video shows how to ohm test it:

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Jake

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If the door switch is good, then check for a broken belt, because you have a broken belt switch on this model, if the belt is good, then ohm test the broken belt switch.

Here's the broken belt switch for your model:
Belt Switch EBF61734701


There is a video in the part link that shows you how to access/replace it.

Make sure the dryer is unplugged while ohm testing parts.

Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, yes ohm test those parts. Also ohm test the blower thermostat, it is on the backside of the blower housing assembly.

Here's the blower thermostat for your model:
Thermostat 6931EL3002M



Also check the wire connector at the motor, another person found a burnt wire there:

If they are all good, then its a bad control board.

Here's the control board for your model:

Jake
 
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