Dryers can quickly dry clothes and other items, making them a very important appliance in your home. When you and your family become dependent on this modern laundry room convenience, it can be very frustrating if problems occur. It can also be costly to keep these energy hungry appliances running when they aren’t operating efficiently. You may see spikes in your energy bills if dryers aren’t in top shape.
Electric – These dryers cost a little less up front and are also easier and less expensive to install. Exhaust requirements are very minimal, needing only steam venting.
Gas – Dryers operating on natural gas or propane cost a bit more up front than electric dryers but less to run over the lifetime of the appliance. Specialized venting is required.
When your dyer won’t work, check to see if it is unplugged or if a circuit break has been tripped. You may also have a bad thermostat, damaged terminal block, or broken start switch.
When clothes are soaked at the end of a wash cycle, it may indicate that the washer isn’t spinning. This could be due to a defective lid switch or lid plunger, burned out spin solenoid, damaged wires, broken or worn out drive belt, or a bad timer contact.
If the motor in your dryer is running effectively, but the drum doesn’t spin, it most likely due to a broken belt. A bad roller, motor, or idler pulley could also be the cause.
A dryer that gets too hot is a potentially dangerous situation and should be addressed immediately. A bad thermostat, clogged vents, or faulty heating coils could lead to this threat.
DFW Appliance Repair can replace any part on Dryers:
- Heating coils
- Idler pulleys
- Temperature switches