A dryer that shuts off mid cycle can be frustrating. Here’s what to look for before calling a service man or trying to fix it yourself. Continue reading
A clothes dryer that does not tumble or spin could be due to a broken belt, worn drum rollers, drum glide, or drum bearing or defective motor. Here’s how to tell which part is causing your dryer not to turn and how to fix it.
Broken Drive Belt
If your dryer is no longer getting hot or producing heat, it might be due to any number of parts or it might mean that your dryer vent simply needs cleaning or a combination of the two. Here’s what to check, including what you should check first.
Clogged Dryer Vent
A restricted dryer vent will prevent air from properly circulating within your dryer’s drum. You dryer will get very hot within a short period of time, causing another part on your dryer like the high limit switch, thermostat or the thermal fuse to Continue reading
The key to a healthy dryer is keeping it well maintained and fixing any damages or breaks as quickly as possible so that they don’t further damage the unit. Keeping a dryer well maintained can be very simple job if you have some knowledge of common dryer repairs and maintenance tips. So take a moment to learn about some of the common repairs and maintenance tips to keep your dryer healthy and running efficiently!
Some dryer parts are replaced more than others due to use and wear and tear. Here are the top three most-repaired parts on a dryer according to sales from our website.
Thermal Fuse – The Thermal Fuse is designed to act as a safety switch, disconnecting the flow of current in case of a malfunction that may lead to the appliance overheating or even a fire. Once the part has been used/activated, it needs to be replaced. If there is no heat in your dryer or your dryer won’t start, you may need to Continue reading
If you notice a loud screeching noise coming from your dryer when it’s running, there are one of four parts that could be contributing to this. The longer you wait to fix this, the more damage it causes. Before examining or replacing anything, it’s important that you completely disconnect your unit from its power source.
We’ve all accidentally shrunk our favorite T-shirt or de-raveled our number one sweater. It’s a common mistake we all make, yet can be easily avoided with a little fabric knowledge. It is important to know which of our clothing items can go in the dryer and which can definitely not. If you want to avoid shrinking, warping, or frankly destroying your clothing completely, follow our list of “don’t – do’s ” for your clothing: Continue reading
There are so many things that can go wrong with your dryer. From your dryer not drying to your dryer starting then stopping, and your dryer not spinning to your dryer making loud noises. These along with many other dryer symptoms can be fixed yourself as long as you know how to diagnose your dyers symptoms. Here are multiple different common dyer symptoms and repair videos on how to fix them!
Washers and dryers that are sold today have a life expectancy from 10 – 14 years, depending on who you ask. To make sure you are getting the full life expectancy out of your washer and dryer, here are some tips.
How to Make Your Washer Last
- Check your inlet or fill hoses every year for leaks and damage. Change your hoses every five years. Over time, rubber hoses can weaken, leak, or even burst, which can lead to catastrophic water damage in your home.
- Use HE laundry detergent in HE washers and be sure to use only the amount necessary.
- Run your machine using full-loads (but not overstuffed) as smaller loads tend to easily become unbalanced.
- Clean your machine regularly.
If your dryer has been taking longer than normal to get your clothes dry, it may be a sign that there is a problem with your appliance. Luckily, with the help of a few troubleshooting tips, you can usually get your dryer working efficiently again in no time.
The most common causes of a longer than normal dry time are:
- Excessive Lint Buildup
- Inefficient Dryer Venting
- A Faulty Thermal Fuse or Heating Element Continue reading