Electrolux Dryer Steam Won’t Stop

If you have an Electrolux dryer that won’t stop spraying steam and are wondering what’s causing this problem and how to fix it, you’ve come to the right place. Fortunately, the solution is usually pretty simple.

Electrolux Dryer

Your Electrolux dryer may be spraying steam uncontrollably because the main control board is malfunctioning, the main control board is faulty, or the mist valve is defective. To fix this issue, first, try resetting your dryer. You may also have to replace the main board or the mist valve.

If you’re facing this issue with your Electrolux dryer right now, I encourage you to keep reading. In the rest of this article, I’ll discuss the causes and solutions of this issue in detail. 

1. The Main Control Board Is Malfunctioning

If your Electrolux dryer is spraying steam uncontrollably, you first want to rule out a malfunctioning control board. The control board is the brains of your dryer.

For example, it controls the temperature inside your dryer, the drum rotations, and when to release the steam inside the dryer.

main control board is malfunctioning

So, If the control board malfunctions, it might cause the mist valve to release steam for no reason. 

But how can you troubleshoot this issue? Well, in such cases, resetting the dryer usually resolves the issue.

How To Fix

  1. Remove the power cable of your Electrolux dryer from the main socket.
  2. Wait 30 seconds and plug the cable back into the main power socket.
  3. With your dryer turned on, select a program and see whether your issue was resolved. 
  4. If the issue remains, you should unplug the power cable and let your dryer rest for a day or two before trying again. 

If the issue gets fixed, you’ll know that a malfunctioning control board was causing the issue. However, if the issue isn’t resolved, something else is causing this issue. 

2. The Main Control Board Is Faulty

If the steps above didn’t resolve the issue, then it’s likely that the problem is a faulty control board. You can also confirm this by seeing whether switching off the dryer stops the steam from being released. If it does, then it’s a faulty control board. If it doesn’t, then your mist valve is malfunctioning.

A faulty control board can’t be fixed; it needs to be replaced. 

How To Fix 

Replacing the control board is a delicate process. You risk damaging your dryer’s internal hardware or hurting yourself if you attempt to do it on your own. 

That’s why you should always get an expert technician or Electrolux’s support team to do this for you.

Another reason you should get an expert to do this for you is that they’ll be able to correctly identify what’s causing the issue. You wouldn’t want to end up replacing your control panel if it’s actually the most valve that’s malfunctioning. 

However, if you’re confident you can conduct the replacement on your own, here’s a YouTube video that will walk you through the entire process:

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3. The Mist Valve Is Malfunctioning

If nothing else works, your issue is likely caused by your dryer’s electrical mist valve.

Mist valves are responsible for taking in water from the inlet pipe and using it to produce the steam required in the dryer. So, if your dryer’s mist valve malfunctions, it’ll cause excess steam to come out. 

The exact mist valve you’ll need depends on your dryer’s model number, so check that before you buy one. 

How To Fix

Like the main control board, replacing your Electrolux dryer’s mist valve involves opening the dryer up.

If you’re inexperienced and don’t know what you’re doing, you could injure yourself, damage your dryer’s internal hardware, or both. 

For this reason, you should always contact an experienced professional to replace your dryer’s mist valve.

Electrolux Dryer Spraying Water

The reason your Electrolux dryer is spraying water is likely that your dryer’s control board is faulty or malfunctioning, there is an issue with the mist valve, or the drain hose is twisted/ clogged. 

Electrolux dryer spraying water

Your dryer’s mist valve converts the inlet water into steam and releases it into the drum when needed to dry clothes.

However, if your dryer’s control board malfunctions or its mist valve stops working, the inlet water will not convert to steam; instead, it will start spraying inside the drum.

If you’re noticing water leaks around your dryer, it’s likely that something is blocking the dryer’s drainage pipe

How To Fix

If your dryer is spraying water inside the drum, your problem is either caused by a faulty mist valve or a faulty control board. 

If your issue is a malfunctioning control panel, try restarting your dryer using these steps:

  1. Take your dryer’s power cable out of the wall socket.
  2. Now, wait for about 30 seconds. 
  3. Plug the power cable back into the wall socket.
  4. When your dryer starts back up, select a program and see if your issue got resolved.

If your dryer doesn’t stop spraying water, you must replace the control board or the mist valve. I’ve dropped links to tutorials explaining how to conduct both of these replacements above, so be sure to check them out!

As always, we strongly recommend you have professionals conduct these replacements to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Final Thoughts

To sum up, If your Electrolux dryer is uncontrollably giving off steam, it is likely that the problem is either caused by a malfunctioning control board or a faulty mist valve. 

To resolve this issue, you will either need to restart your dryer, replace its control board or replace its mist valve. 

You can do these replacements at home. However, for your safety, we strongly advise you get a professional to do it for you.