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3 Common Dryer Repair Issues & Troubleshooting Tips

Dryer repair issues

There are few things as frustrating as pulling out a load of laundry that you've put through an entire drying cycle only to find that all of your clothes are still wet. If you are like most homeowners out there, your dryer sees a great deal of use over the course of the average week, and when it isn't working properly, it can throw your entire house into disarray as dirty laundry continues to pile up with nowhere to go. To help you in this time of crisis, our team of appliance repair professionals have taken the time to put together this short list identifying what several of the most common dryer repair issues are, along with several helpful troubleshooting tips that can save you time and money by identifying exactly where the issue lies before your local repair professional even arrives.

Your Dryer Won't Turn On

There are a number of different factors that could be keeping your dryer from turning on, and figuring out which issue you are facing exactly can be a big help to any professional you call in to make repairs. First, you are going to want to make sure your dryer is fully plugged in, and hasn't wiggled loose of the outlet somehow. Second, you are going to want to test the electrical outlet itself by plugging in a small lamp or the like. If there isn't any power coming from the outlet, and you have already verified that no breakers have been tripped that you weren't aware of, you are likely facing an issue within the dryer itself. Two common dryer issues that might be keeping yours from coming on could lie with the thermal fuse, or the door switch on your dryer could be broken and stuck in the "off" position. Whichever the case might be, it is usually best to have a professional come out and take care of the issue.

Your Dryer Isn't Tumbling

If your dryer drum isn't spinning when your dryer comes on, there are a few likely causes. One likely cause could be that your dryer belt has either come off or broken, in which case it is usually a somewhat simple fix, but the issue could also lie with your switch or the dryer's motor, in which case the solution will likely be a bit more technical and labor intensive. Whatever the case may be, it is always better to leave these repairs to a professional.

Your Dryer Isn't Heating

If your dryer isn't heating, the first thing to check is that your setting wasn't accidentally changed to a no-heat setting. If the settings are correct, it could indicate that you have an issues with your electronic ignition, in which case you are going to need the help of a professional as these kind of repairs require a specific set of tools and specialized knowledge in order to even access.

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