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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
Decorate 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.
- Make a tight circle with your dryer venting to determine the size of your pumpkin and where you need to cut.
- Use scissors to start cutting. A wire runs through the venting tube, which will need to be cut using a wire cutter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).