Samsung Dryer Runs But Will Not Heat – Clothes Dryer Is Not Getting Hot

If your Samsung dryer will spin but will not heat, a burnt heating element could be your issue. A bad element on Samsung dryers has been quite common with some of the newer dryers. However, you need to do some further testing to be sure the element is causing your Samsung dryer to not heat. The Samsung dryer may have a bad thermostat, thermal cut out fuse, clogged air vent line, incorrect voltage, faulty heating element, or other internal wiring issues. NOTE: If your Samsung Dryer is getting an error code, check here for Samsung Dryer Fault Codes.

Samsung Dryer Runs But Will Not HeatSamsung Dryer Runs But Will Not Heat

When your Samsung dryer will not heat, BE SURE YOU HAVE CLEANED THE VENT LINES AND LINT FILTER as a clogged vent line will cause your Samsung dryer to NOT HEAT properly. Check all parts of the dryer to be sure what is causing it NOT HEATING. Check thermostats, thermal cut off fuse, wiring, voltage, and vent line. If you have tested ALL aspects of the dryer and have found that the heating element is what is faulty, here is how to replace it.

Samsung Dryer Heating Element DC47-00019ASamsung Dryer Heating Element DC47-00019A


  1. Remove power from your Samsung dryer.
  2. Remove the screws on the back of the dryer.
  3. Remove lid by sliding it off.
  4. Remove the control panel off by lifting upward.
  5. Remove wire harness holding the control panel to the dryer.
  6. Remove 4 screws that secure the front panel.
  7. Open dryer door and remove 2 more screw at the base of the door.
  8. Depress the locking tabs and remove the front panel.
  9. Disconnect the door switch wire.
  10. Lift the panel off.
  11. Disconnect the moisture sensor wiring harness.
  12. Remove screw that holds the heating element housing.
  13. Remove housing from mounting bracket.
  14. Remove screws that hold mounting bracket to the base.
  15. Remove the mounting bracket.
  16. Pull heating element housing out of the dryer.
  17. Disconnect the wire harness from the heating element.
  18. Do not remove the wire harnesses from the thermostat or high limit switch.
  19. Remove the screws holding the thermostat and high limit switch from housing.
  20. Remove the screws that hold the heating element housing together.
  21. Bend the tab upward and separate the heating element housing.
  22. Straighten the wire terminal locking tabs and remove the wire terminals and the heating element from the housing. (TO TEST THE SAMSUNG DRYER HEATING ELEMENT = Use an Ohm meter on the two leads to tell if the element is bad so you know for sure what is causing the dryer to NOT HEAT.)
  23. Replace the faulty heating element with the new heating element and put everything back together using this guide in reverse.

Samsung Dryer Heating Element Replacement

Instructions for replacing the heating element on your Samsung dryer.
Dryer is not heating, gets too hot, takes too long, trips the breaker, or won’t stop heating.

How does the heating element in a Samsung dryer work?

The Samsung heating element DC47-00019A works when a switch on the motor turns on. The element will then glow red and heat the dryer. When the dryer falls down below a certain temp, the element turns ON and begins to heat the dryer once again. This will repeat over and over until the cycle is complete and the clothing is dry.

Why did the heating element on my Samsung Dryer go bad?

If your dryer heating element is burnt or faulty, something else within the dryer may have caused this. Check the vent exhaust for lint clogs. A lint blockage issue can cause your heating element to burn out.

What else can cause my Samsung Dryer to NOT HEAT?

Check the thermostat and the high limit cut off fuse to be sure those components are not causing the dryer to not heat. See below…

Thermostat and High Limit on Samsung DryerCheck the Thermostat and High Limit on your Samsung Dryer if NOT HEATING

Samsung DC47-00016A Dryer ThermostatSamsung DC47-00016A Dryer Thermostat

Samsung Dryer DC96-00887A Thermal Cut Out FuseSamsung Dryer DC96-00887A Thermal Cut Out Fuse

This Samsung dryer heating element will work on clothes dryer model numbers: DV306BEW, DV306LEW, DV316BEC, DV316BEW, DV316HEC, DV316LES, DV316LEW, DV317AEG, DV317AES, DV317AEW, DV328AEG, DV328AER, DV328AEW, DV330AEB, DV338AEB, DV330AEW, DV331AER, DV331AEW, DV337AEG, DV337AEL, DV337AER, DV337AEW, DV338AEW, DV339AEG, DV339AEL, DV339AER, DV339AES, DV339AEW, DV340AEG, DV340AER, DV350AEG, DV350AEP, DV350AER, DV350AEW, DV393ETPARA, DV393ETPAWR, DV395ETPARA, DV395ETPAWR, DV3C6BEW, DV405ETPASU, DV405ETPAWR, DV407AEW, DV409AER, DV409AEW, DV409SEL, DV410AER, DV410AEW, DV419AES, DV419AEU, DV419AEW, DV428AEL, DV428AEW, DV431AEP, DV431AEW, DV438AEL, DV438AER, DV448AEE, DV448AEP, DV448AEW, DV456EWHDWR, DV484ETHASU, DV484ETHAWR, DV501AEW, DV5451AEP, DV5451AEW, DV5471AEP, DV5471AEW, BED70B, BED70W, DV203AES, DV203AEW, DV206AES, DV206LEW, DV209AEW, DV210AES, DV210AEW, DV218AEB, DV218AES, DV218AEW, DV219AEB, DV219AEW, DV220AEW, DV221AEG, DV221AES, DV229AEG, DV231AEW, DV2C6BEW, MDE6700AYW, MDE6700AZW, MDE9700AYM, MDE9700AYW, MDE9700AZM, MDE9700AZW, NED7200TW, YIED7200TW, and YNED7200TW.

Need help replacing the heating element on your Samsung Dryer? Please leave a question below and we will write back with the easiest ways to replace your dryers heating element or any other parts.

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1 Kerry June 21, 2017 at 11:49 pm

I have a Samsung model and it had stopped generating heat.
I pulled out the lint screen that is located under the front lip of the door opening and there used to be a flat crescent shaped piece of plastic that was hinged onto the screen itself that had vanished a few months back.
We figured someone had broken and lost it but had not thought much more about it.
Since I have very long thin hands, I reached a couple of fingers deep into the slot and managed to find the piece — both plastic tabs had broken off that attached it to the screen.
Poor design, honestly.
Looking at it, I figured out that it was a necessary part to keep lint from escaping into the space between the dryer outer shell and the interior wall.
They had one of those long flexible lint brushes so I started fishing around in that space through the vent screen slot and found a ridiculous amount of lint had built up during those months on both sides of the slot.
In fact I ended up filling an entire bathroom sized wastebasket with dense clumps of lint that kept coming out — there was enough to make a block of lint the size of two loaves of bread!
Once we had cleared it all out and reattached the plastic crescent to the lint screen with some fine metal wire, the dryer worked absolutely fine.

If you have a Samsung dryer with this two-piece lint screen, make sure the smaller part has not fallen off and gone down between the walls.
Overheating from lint blockage that trips the heating element relay (to prevent fires) is one of the most frequent problems I see with dryers.
And with some dryers the relay itself just freezes up.
You can sometimes correct that by removing it and literally banging it hard on a workbench top or floor a couple of times.
I fixed my dryer last Fall doing just that.
Easy and free.


2 John Shipman June 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

My dryer is only 14 months old.
The high limit switch is out.
I don’t use the dryer but once every other week maybe an hour.
I have had Samsung washer and dryer in past.
Never had a problem like before.
I have to spend 172.00 dollars to fix ridiculous.


DIY Project Help Tips 3 DIY Project Help Tips June 1, 2017 at 6:31 pm

John Shipman,
Why not just purchase a Samsung Dryer OEM high limit and install it yourself?


4 Sherlock Grigsby February 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm

I cannot readily access the rear of the dryer. I was told I could remove and replace the heating element without accessing the rear of the dryer. Can you please verify whether this is true or not.


5 Edward M Sutton November 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Changed heating element, thermal cut out fuse, and thermostat…had heat for about 5 minutes and then no heat…what is causing this problem? I’ve cleaned out all the vent, so something is tripping the fuse.


6 Kyle May 19, 2017 at 4:39 am

Thermistor, located on back side of blower under drum.


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