Samsung Dryer Won’t Change Settings [Quick Fix]

Samsung Dryer Won't Change Settings [Quick Fix]

An innovative and powerful appliance such as a Samsung dryer is bound to face difficulties and technical issues. One of the most common ones is the settings issue that seems to persist across different models.

Don’t worry because troubleshooting a dryer that won’t change settings is easy and doable in less than an hour. Simply follow our guide, as we have all the answers to all the questions you have!

Why can’t I change my Samsung dryer settings?

If you can’t change your Samsung dryer’s settings, there’s a good chance you have your Child Lock setting turned on.

As the setting name suggests, Child Lock prevents your little ones from tampering and pressing random buttons on your Samsung Dryer. If it’s turned on, then changing the settings is impossible.

How do I turn off my Samsung dryer Child Lock?

To turn off your Samsung dryer’s Child Lock, simply press and hold the Temp and Time, or Dry Level and Temp buttons simultaneously. 

Do note that the combination differs between each model. If both of them don’t work, the control panel on your Samsung dryer should indicate which combination to press.

Here’s a video demonstrating how to turn off your dryer’s Child Lock setting:

How to Change Samsung Dryer Settings

To change your Samsung dryer settings, you can either use the buttons on your appliance’s control panel or by using the SmartThings apps on your phone.

If both methods of changing the settings don’t work, try and troubleshoot your dryer by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Press the dryer on. Make sure your dryer is plugged in and turned on before tinkering with the settings.
  • Step 2: Turn off your dryer’s Child Lock setting by simultaneously pressing the Temp and Time buttons or the Dry Level and Temp buttons.
  • Step 3: Reset your dryer.
  • Step 4: Call and request service. If the issue still persists, you might have to call your technician or Samsung support to get it thoroughly checked.

Why should I reset my Samsung dryer and when should I do it?

Resetting your Samsung dryer will clear out any error code from the system. 

You should reset it if you’re unsure how to revert the dryer settings to their original state.

Resetting your dryer is a lot more simple than you think! To do so, turn off and unplug your dryer, wait for some time for the electrical charge to clear out (it usually takes a minute to five minutes), then power it up again!

Doing this will not only clear your dryer’s settings but also allows you to change it to your liking as well.

However, if you want to erase Wi-Fi and network information from your dryer, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Hold Smart Control for about three seconds until AP displays.
  • Step 2: Hold Temp for about seven seconds until OK displays. The display will then go back to AP.
  • Step 3: Turn off the dryer.
Quick Note:

Erasing network information from your Samsung dryer only works with models that have Wi-Fi capabilities.

List of Samsung Dryer Settings

There is quite a lot of buttons and settings displayed on your Samsung dryer’s control panel. To make things easier, we compiled and listed each one as well as their functions:

Dry LevelAdjusts the dryness to determine how dry the laundry will get before ending the cycle.
Temperature SelectionAdjusts the overall heat to be used during the cycle.
Anti-StaticThis setting adds steam to non-steam cycles.
Eco DryThis reduces the power consumption of the cycle.
Mixed Load Bell, Damp AlertEnabling this will notify you when the drying cycle is approximately 80% finished.
My CycleAllows you to choose a cycle setting and save it for future use. 
Rack DryThe cycle will make use of the rack and will not tumble.
Small Load CareThis setting is used for small loads only.
Smart CareThis will display a code on the dryer that can be viewed using the camera on a phone with the Samsung Smart Washer/Dryer app.
Smart Control, Smart MonitorAllows you to monitor and control your dryer using an app.
Time SelectionAllows you to adjust the length of the cycle.
Wrinkle PreventThis will continue the spin even when the laundry is done, which prevents wrinkles.
Quick Note:

You can’t use some of the settings when you’re drying clothes. So ensure the dryer is plugged in and not being used if you want to configure your next cycle.

Moreover, some of the settings above will be canceled once you open the dryer door. You simply have to turn the preferred setting on again.

While it may be intimidating to think about, troubleshooting technical difficulties are quite easy. 

We hope our article and our step-by-step process helped you figure out how to change your Samsung dryer’s settings.

Furthermore, we hope the additional information we included will help you get a better understanding of how your dryer works. Some of the settings may seem convoluted, but generally, each one has a simple function you can take advantage of.

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