1010, 2017
Most common dryer problems

Most common dryer problems

Your clothes dryer is one of the most important time savers in any home. Without a reliable dryer, your laundry will take a day or even a week to dry when the weather is less than pleasant. Like any other household appliance, dryers can break down from time to time. Here are some of the most common dryer problems that you will likely encounter at some point.


Dryer not turning on

When you push all the right buttons, but your dryer does not turn on, there could be a few reasons. Before calling your local appliance repair service, you should first check your power supply as well as the plug. If your electricity is out or if the plug is faulty, then there might be no reason to call a technician. If neither of these possible causes is to blame, then it could be something as simple as a blown fuse or an electrical issue somewhere inside the dryer. Just to be safe, make sure that the start button is pressed all the way in and that the door is shut. If the dryer door is not closed, it will not start. Once you have exhausted all of these possible causes and your dryer still won’t start, call a certified appliance repair technician for speedy repairs.


Dryer not warm

If your dryer doesn’t get warm, your laundry will not get dry which means that it will tumble around for nothing. The first thing you need to check is if you have selected the appropriate heat settings. Some parts that could be to blame include the heating element, thermal fuse, wiring, or the ignitor. You might be able to check the heating element for damage but, for the most part, it’s best to call a professional for expert diagnosis and repairs. If you do decide to inspect your dryer, make sure that you unplug it first. Check the exterior wiring and cables for obvious damage.


Drum not turning

If your dryer turns on and heat is working, but the drum does not turn, there could be a problem with the motor, belt, or other worn support parts. Even if the part is not broken, excessive wear and tear can cause malfunctions. Given the location of these parts, there’s not much you can do to diagnose the problem yourself. It’s best to leave this to the professionals since they will work faster and you won’t run the risk of additional damage. If you hear a buzzing noise, it could indicate a seized motor so make sure that you mention any strange noises to your appliance repair team.


Strange dryer noises

While your dryer will never be completely silent, there are some sounds that are cause for concern. As briefly mentioned above, a buzzing noise accompanied by a drum that does not turn may indicate a seized motor. If you notice excessive vibrations or loud noises, it could mean that the parts supporting the drum are worn and need to be replaced. A slight squeak at the beginning of the drying cycle is often considered normal, but if this continues, you might want to have it checked out sooner rather than later. Bearings that get worn out can also make a rubbing noise, and it’s good to have the problem resolved before additional damage occurs.


Clothing coming out wrinkled

If you remove your laundry from the dryer immediately after the dry cycle is complete, then you should not have any problems with wrinkles. If you leave your clothes in the dryer, you will most likely need to do a fair bit of ironing. If you overload your dryer, it can also result in wrinkled laundry. In addition, you should always select the appropriate drying cycle and make the most of the permanent press cycle too.


No matter the brand or the problem, Express Appliance Repair is always available for speedy, professional dryer repairs. Call us on  (647) 483-9051 for same day service.

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