The Dryer Sheet Question!

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There seems to be a lot of questions when it comes to a certain accessory for the dryer. It seems that people are confused about the dryer sheets. They often ask, what happens if I don’t use or forgot to use a dryer sheet? There seems to be panic at times. Read below to know on what happens when the dryer sheet is forgotten.

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Why is the Clothes Dryer Leaving Black or Brown Marks on My Laundry?

Laundry coming out of a dryer with newly added black or brown marks could mean that the dryer is overheating or some parts are failing. Here’s how to troubleshoot this problem.

Dryer Overheating

If the top of the clothes dryer feels hot to the touch and the laundry inside also feel too hot for the cycle selection, this could be caused by one of the following scenarios or failing parts.

Dryer Venting

Blocked or Restricted Dryer Vent

The dryer vent helps remove moisture from inside the dryer and some of that hot air also contains small pieces of lint from laundry items. Overtime, lint can accumulate inside the venting and block it. This could cause heat to build up inside the dryer drum. Without proper air circulation, items and parts inside the dryer can become damaged due to the heat. Excess lint build-up could also be a fire hazard.

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Reasons Why Your Dryer May Not Be Advancing or Moving Forward

Imagine you’re in a rush and waiting for your clothes to dry to find out your dryer was not moving forward this entire time! In order to fix your dryer, you might need to diagnose your appliance first. Here we have listed some possible outcomes as to why your dryer may not be moving forward. 

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Common Repairs and Maintenance Tips For Your Dryer

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!

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Why Do My Clothes Go Missing in My Washer?

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Depending on your busy schedule, laundry is one of our main chores to do for ourselves during the week. Not only can this chore be time consuming and frustrating when we do not have enough time in our day, but it can be even more aggravating when we lose our clothes. How many times have you put socks or other small garments in the washer/dryer and then not have been able to find them? Although some may think this is some magical power that the washer or dryer has, you can almost always get them back because they are simply just stuck inside a part of the machine.

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Why won’t my washing machine spin? Washer repair help

If your washing machine is no longer spinning, it might be due to a faulty  motor coupler, faulty clutch  (top load washers) or water level switch.

Washer Clutch assembly part

Clutch Kit commonly used on Direct Drive model Whirlpool/Kenmore brands clothes washers.
Part number: 285785

Before taking apart your washer, unplug the machine and turn off the water to the supply lines and disconnect them from your washer. Also, carefully remove the drain hose as water could still be in the hose and it might spill on to your floor.

If your washer makes a noise when you manually advance the timer to a spin cycle, but it is not actually spinning, then it could be a problem with the motor transmission or motor coupler.

The washing machine motor coupler is a small, relatively inexpensive washing machine part that is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. This protects your transmission from excessive loading. It can wear out over time, crack or split. Inspect the part to see if it is worn or broken and replace it.

Top-loading washing machines typically use a clutch system which connects between the transmission and the inner tub to move the tub and cause it to spin. Overtime, this part can wear out. If you notice that your clothes are wetter than normally coming out of the washer, it might be due to this part weakening and wearing out. Replace this part.

The water level switch controls how much water enters the tub according to load size. If it is not resetting once the water has drained, power will not be available to operate the motor during spin. The part will need to be replaced.

To find the right part for your washing machine, locate it’s model number and use that when searching or ordering your part from www.pcappliancerepair.com. For more washer repair help, visit the Washer Repair Help Section.