How To Replace The 3 Most-Repaired Parts On A Dryer

Some range and oven parts are replaced more than others due to use and wear and tear. Here are the top three most-repaired parts on a range or oven according to sales from our website.

3 MOST-REPAIRED PARTS ON A DRYER

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

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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How to Figure Out What is Causing Your Dryer to Squeak

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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.

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7 Things You Should Never Put in Your Dryer

29626837_sWe’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

10 DIY Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Appliances Running Like New

3559029_l (1)As the years pass, we all develop a long term relationship with our appliances. They are incorporated in our every day, basic routines so it is important to keep them in good shape. Major appliance malfunctions and issues can be easily avoided with just a little TLC (tender, loving, care).

This kind of TLC does not require the work of a professional handyman. Rather, these are simple appliance maintenance tasks that you can do yourself with little investment and no prior appliance experience.  Continue reading

Diagnosing Your Dryer

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!

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Why Is My Dryer Taking So Long?

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.

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The most common causes of a longer than normal dry time are:

  • Excessive Lint Buildup
  • Inefficient Dryer Venting
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Why Is My Dryer Making Clinking Noises? | How to Remove Coins from a Dryer

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People keep all sorts of things in their pockets, from change, to keys, to hair pins and paper clips.  Most of the time, we remember to empty our pockets before doing a load of laundry, but every now and then everyone forgets.  If you’re lucky, you’ll still find them right in your pocket after the dry cycle.  But sometimes, these items seem to disappear.

If you hear clinking or clanking noises during the dry cycle and suspect that you’ve lost loose change, or any other small items in your dryer we may be able to help.  Continue reading

Easy Fall craft – dryer vent pumpkins

Dryer vent pumpkin craftDecorate your  home for Fall with this simple-to-make craft idea: dryer vent pumpkins. You can use this craft as a decoration in your home at the beginning of Fall and keep them in (or outside) your home for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Unlike real pumpkins, these pumpkins won’t spoil.

To make the dryer vent pumpkins, purchase a box of flexible foil dryer venting available at www.pcappliancerepair.com. You will also need a hot glue gun or several twist ties, wire cutters, scissors spray paint (orange or light yellow for white pumpkins) and gloves or clips.

  1. Make a tight circle with your dryer venting to determine the size of your pumpkin and where you need to cut.
  2. Use scissors to start cutting. A wire runs through the venting tube, which will need to be cut using a wire cutter.
  3. Spread hot glue on one side of the venting and connect the other side to it to create a circle. Hold in place either by hand (wearing gloves) or by using clips. Let the glue dry for several minutes.
  4. You can also secure the ends together using twist ties.  Poke four holes in the venting (two on each end, top and bottom) and thread the twist ties together to complete and hold the circular shape together.
  5. Spray paint with your choice of color.  I used a glossy orange spray paint with a coating of Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint in Orange Burst over the glossy orange.
  6. Use a small branch as the stem (glue to secure) or use rolled cinnamon sticks for the stem like Courtney did here for her dryer vent pumpkins.  I like how she added some Spanish moss to the tops of her pumpkin.

Thanksgiving Day table decoration idea: place the pumpkins on a a plain burlap table runner (which you can purchase at any craft store). Surround the pumpkins  with some Autumn-colored leaves (real or fake).

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Why the dryer is making a rumbling or thumping sound

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Is your dryer loud? Does it sound like you are drying a pair of sneakers or shoes in your dryer? The rumbling or thumping sound could be caused by worn drum support rollers

The drum rollers support the dryer drum on some models and makes of dryers (like those made by Kenmore or Whirlpool.) Drum rollers can either be on the front of the dryer drum, such as on a cabinet door, or on the back of a dryer, or both, dependent on your dryer’s model.

Over time, the rollers (see below) Continue reading