Are you getting wet clothes from your Asko dryer despite repeating a dryer cycle? Or conversely, is your dryer becoming dangerously hot and presenting a fire risk whenever you throw in a load of laundry?
You may benefit, then, from resetting your Asko dryer’s heating components. But how in the world do you do that?
You can reset the heating components of your Asko dryer by pressing the reset button on the thermostat, which you can access from the rear of the appliance.
For the most part, it really is that simple! But if you hit any hiccups in the process or need guidance on how to access the reset button, then this article is for you.
Where Is the Asko Dryer Reset Button?
User manuals don’t always point out where these reset buttons are. And because they’re so small, they can easily fly under our noses.
In an Asko dryer, the reset button will be on the thermostat. This is a small, cylindrical component next to the heating element.
While the dryer has the capability to reset itself automatically when the temperature gets too high, being able to manually reset your clothes dryer can save you loads of heartache.
Why Should I Reset My Asko Dryer?
A reset almost acts like a good night’s sleep for the system you’re resetting. We do it all the time with our phones, laptops, and even other appliances. Sometimes it involves holding a power button or unplugging something from an outlet—here, it’s a button.
If you’re having difficulties with your dryer’s heating, a reset can suit you well. This can include a dryer that overheats or one that can’t get hot enough to dry clothing.
It’s a cheap, simple, and quick way to troubleshoot that doesn’t require expensive replacements or outside technicians.
Why Isn’t the Asko Dryer Reset Button Working?
Have you ever tried to reset your laptop or other electronic device only for it not to work? If so, it was probably because some of the components inside the device became faulty.
The same can happen with your Asko tumble dryer: If the components you’re trying to reset are mechanically defective, then a reset—which works on the electronic programming of the component—won’t do much.
If that’s the case, you’ll need to replace any broken parts first. Components to take a look at include the thermostat, thermal fuse, heating element, and any electrical connections.
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Other Reasons for Overheating or Underheating
A thermal reset may also fail if your dryer’s heating troubles have nothing to do with the heating assembly. Alternative sources include the following:
Clogged Vent or Lint Filter
Vented dryers rely on airflow to release the heat used to dry clothes. Double-check that the exhaust and lint filter are clear of debris that could block airflow.
In a condensation dryer, the container holding condensed water may be full. If so, empty it out. Otherwise, moisture will have nowhere else to go except for your clothing and your load of laundry won’t fully dry.
Blower Wheel Is Obstructed
A dryer blower wheel looks a lot like those old wooden water wheels used for hydropower. In your appliance, it works with your motor to manage the inflow of air.
The appliance will overheat if your motor is defective or worn and your dryer can’t get enough outside air to cool itself down.
Gas Valve Solenoid Is Cutting Off Gas Flow
Do you have a gas dryer? If so, the gas valve solenoid is a component that controls the opening and closing of the gas valve to your dryer. You can’t dry your clothes without gas. So if the solenoid is malfunctioning, your dryer may fail to heat up enough to dry your laundry.
Felt Seal is Letting Heat Escape
This rubber seal prevents hot air from building up in the wrong parts of your dryer.
You might think that a faulty seal would mean your dryer underheats, but the converse is true: Instead of escaping outside the dryer, hot air will build up within the dryer—just not in the drum where it should be.
You can typically replace this seal quite easily and cheaply.
Moisture Sensor Thinks Clothes Are Still Wet
This component tells the dryer when your clothes are done drying by determining the level of moisture still present in your laundry.
But it may miscalculate the amount of remaining moisture. If it overestimates, your dryer will keep drying, causing it to heat up excessively. But if it underestimates, your dryer won’t dry your clothes enough.
This isn’t as common a problem as clogged vents or dysfunctional solenoids, but it’s worth checking when all else fails.
Are There Other Ways to Reset an Asko Dryer?
Yes! But it depends on what you’re trying to reset.
The reset button on the thermostat resets components within the heating assembly, readjusting how hot the heating assembly will allow your dryer to get.
But maybe you need to reset other components or settings. Generally, you can do this by holding down the Start button on the control panel for a few seconds and then releasing it.
Overheating dryers can prove to be a fire hazard, and underheating dryers that don’t fully dry clothes can become a headache.
One of the first fixes you can try for your Asko dryer is pressing the reset button on the thermostat, which you can reach by pulling off the back panel of the dryer.
If this reset doesn’t work, be sure your dryer vents and lint filter are clean and that heating components like the heating element have continuity.
Sometimes, you may need to venture beyond your heating assembly for an answer. In such a case, consider whether your dryer may have a faulty seal, blower wheel, gas solenoid valve, or moisture sensor.
If despite all these troubleshooting steps your dryer still won’t heat properly, consult a licensed technician for advice.