Does Your Dryer Keep Beeping? Here’s How To Calm It Down

Dryer With Clothes Inside

You rely on your dryer to take care of your clothes when you pull them out of the washer. Therefore, it can be frustrating if your dryer keeps beeping. Even if your dryer sounds like it is running, the beeping noise can be distracting. 

As a result, it is important to take a closer look at why the dryer might be beeping and what you can do to fix it. Even though there are several reasons why the dryer might be beeping, there are also multiple solutions you can try. That way, you can figure out what you need to do to stop your dryer from beeping. 

Are you ready to put a stop to the beeping noise coming from your dryer? If so, take a look at a few of the possible solutions below, and make sure your dryer works properly! 

7 Reasons Why Your Dryer Keeps Beeping

There are several possible reasons why your dryer might be beeping. These include: 

#1 You Need To Hit the Start Button

First, just because your dryer is beeping does not necessarily mean that something is wrong with it. Depending on the type of dryer you have, it might beep at you because you need to hit the start button to start a load of laundry. 

For example, you may have selected the type of drying cycle you would like to run. Perhaps you selected the timed dry. Maybe you selected a slightly cooler temperature. Once you have put all the parameters in place, you need to actually hit the button to start your dryer. 

Depending on the type of brand you have, the dryer might beep at you, prompting you to start the drying cycle. If your dryer has not yet turned on, see if you have to hit the start button to make it work. This could be one of the easiest ways for you to fix the beeping noise coming from your dryer.

#2 Your Dryer Is Done with the Laundry 

Another possible reason why your dryer might be beeping is that the laundry is done. It is not unusual for dryers to sing a catchy little melody when they are done drying your clothes. Again, this beeping noise did not mean that something is wrong with your dryer. It simply means that it’s finished with the drying cycle. 

So if your dryer is making a beeping noise, head over and take a look at your clothes. If your clothes feel like they are dry, there is a good chance the dryer was beefing simply to let you know that your clothes were done drying. Take your clothes out of your dryer, make sure they are in good condition, and verify that your dryer is working properly.

#3 The Door Isn’t Closing Properly

Now, it is time to take a closer look at a few possible reasons why the dryer might be beeping and why something might be wrong with it. One of the top reasons why your dryer is beeping is that the door has been left open. 

Even if your dryer door looks closed, it might have something small blocking the large – a lint buildup, or even an old coin. Make sure that the door can close properly and fully.

Therefore, you should take a look at the dryer door and make sure that it has been closed properly. If the dryer door has not been closed, close it tightly and make sure you feel it latch. That way, you know the dryer door is totally closed. 

If you feel like the dryer door has latched completely and the dryer is still telling you that the door is open, this is a sign there might be something wrong with either the latching mechanism or the door switch. In this situation, you may need to reach out to a professional who can help you.

#4 The Lint Filter Is Clogged

There are several other reasons why your dryer might be beeping at you. For example, if your dryer is beeping at you, and it is not starting, this could be a sign that the lint filter is clogged. It is critical for you to change the lint filter after every load to prevent your dryer from overheating. 

If the lint filter is clogged, the dryer may sense this situation, preventing it from turning itself on. Even though this can be frustrating it is a safety mechanism. If the dryer is allowed to run with a clock lint filter, it can overheat quickly. This can lead to a fire hazard.

Fortunately, there is a relatively easy way to deal with the situation. You simply have to make sure the lint filter is cleaned after every load. If you are looking for an easy way to clean the lint filter, you may want to use a magic vacuum wand.

After you have cleaned the lint filter, hit the button again to start the dryer. It should run perfectly this time. 

A clogged lint filter may leave a lot of fluff on your clothes, that’s why you should clean it

#5 The Dryer Is Overheating

If you find that the dryer starts, begins to beep, and stops, this could be a sign of the dryer is overheating. The dryer has an internal thermostat that allows it to detect when it is getting too hot. If the dryer senses that it is beginning to overheat, then it may turn itself off.

A dryer is very similar to other machines in that it must be at the proper temperature to operate. If the dryer starts to get too hot, it is going to turn itself off to prevent itself from catching fire. Therefore, do not get frustrated with the dryer. Instead, you should figure out why the dryer is overheating. 

There are several common reasons why your dryer might be overheating, the main one being a clogged vent. This prevents hot air from getting exhausted, and keeps moist air inside which won’t dry the clothes. This can get dangerous, the thermal fuse (below) should blow but if not, it could be a fire hazard!

Make sure that the vents inside the dryer are clear, and that you’re not overloading it with so many clothes that the hot air can’t escape.

#6 The Thermal Fuse Has Blown

Finally, you may want to take a look at the thermal fuse associated with the dryer.

The thermal fuse does not actually sense the temperature. Instead, it blows in the event that the temperature has gotten too hot. 

A temperature sensor is usually called a thermistor which communicates feedback to the control board (ohm / resistance feedback). 

In the event of a blown thermal fuse (typically at the blower housing), it cuts power so that the dryer will not start at all. 

There’s also a different thermal fuse on the element itself that may cut power to the element only.

Unfortunately, this may not be something you can address on your own. Even if you could switch out the fuse, it’s an indication of a deeper issue – we need to solve the root cause (often a clogged vent, clogged filter, poor ventilation, etc). In this case, your best bet is to consult a professional or consider a new model.

Clogged or restricted exhaust vent air flow is the most frequent cause of a thermal fuse blowing.

Check the Error Code Before Moving Forward

If you can hear your dryer beeping, you need to take a look at the error code to figure out what is wrong. Instead of having to guess what is wrong with your dryer, most of these machines have an error booklet you can use to figure out what is wrong. That way, you can find the solution as quickly as possible. 

If you cannot fix the beeping noise on your own, you may want to contact a professional who can assist you. That way, you know it is going to get fixed the first time. Fortunately, a lot of these issues are relatively easy for someone to fix with a few tools. 

Address Beeping Noises Quickly

It can be annoying if you hear your dryer beeping all the time. Keep in mind that just because your dryer is beeping does not necessarily mean that something is wrong. You should use the error code booklet to figure out why your dryer is beeping. Then, you may be able to fix the beeping noise with a few simple fixes. 

Finally, if you have questions about how to stop your dryer from beeping, you should reach out to professionals who can help you. 

Hi there! I’m Craig, and I’m the founder of Appliance Analysts. When it comes to appliances and anything electrical, I’ve always loved opening things up, figuring out how they work, and fixing them. This website is where I share free advice from myself and our experts to help our readers solve their appliance/HVAC problems and save money. Read more