Loading wet clothes into your Asko dryer only to find that that it won’t start can be frustrating. But before you pull out the clothespins and call for service, there could be some DIY solutions. We’ll review how simple fixes like checking the power source and selected cycle could solve the problem when your Asko dryer won’t start.
What to Do When Your Asko Dryer Won’t Start
Properly troubleshooting any appliance failure begins with ruling out the simplest causes first. When your Asko dryer won’t start, we suggest these easy assessments to help determine if there’s a more serious malfunction.
No Power to Asko Dryer
No power to Asko dryer will almost certainly leave you with a pile of wet laundry. Before investigating other potential causes, we suggest these methods to make sure your dryer has adequate power:
- Make sure the dryer is properly plugged in and the outlet is functioning
- Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. Reposition any tripped breakers and replace blown fuses.
- Refrain from using an extension cord, as it can’t safely transmit the electricity required to power the dryer.
Incorrect Dryer Cycle Settings
Many dryer models have settings that keep it from immediately starting a drying cycle. If your Asko dryer will not turn on, check to see if the delayed start or child-safe start function is enabled. Holding down the Start button for 3 seconds will disable these settings and resume an immediate start to the drying cycle.
Dryer Door Isn’t Closed All the Way
When you find your Asko dryer not turning on it’s possible that the door isn’t closed all the way. As a safety precaution, the dryer won’t start if the door isn’t properly closed and latched. Make sure the door is closed all the way before attempting to turn on the dryer.
If the dryer door won’t latch appropriately or stay closed, it’s possible that the latch is damaged and requires a professional repair. Always be gentle with the door and avoid slamming it shut to prevent damage to the latch.
Asko Dryer Stops Before Clothes Are Dry
If your Asko dryer stops before clothes are dry the Overheat Protection switch may have flipped. This switch engages when the temperature in the dryer is too high and won’t disengage until the dryer cools down. After the dryer cools, press the reset button on the back of the dryer to reset the Overheat Protection switch.
When a dryer overheats it could be due to a clogged lint filter or vent hose. Clean out the filter and avoid using dryer sheets, as their additives can cause a waxy buildup on a dryer’s lint filter. A dryer not drying clothes all the way may also need a vent cleaning to remove any accumulated lint. If your Asko dryer uses a condensation tank instead of vent tubing, empty the tank before starting a drying cycle.
Broken Dryer Component
If your Asko dryer won’t start even after these troubleshooting tips, it’s possible a component has malfunctioned. These parts are often responsible when your dryer won’t turn on:
- Blown Thermal Fuse: this fuse will trip to prevent the dryer from overheating and can blow if a dryer vent is clogged. If the switch shows a lack of continuity with multimeter testing, it requires replacement.
- Broken Start Switch: if the dryer makes no noise and has no response when pressing the start switch it’s likely faulty and needs to be replaced.
- Faulty Door Latch: you should hear a “click” when the door switch shuts the dryer door appropriately. If there’s no sound the switch may be faulty and require replacement.
Call the dryer repair experts at Advance Appliance Service if your Asko dryer won’t start or you have any other dryer concerns.