If you have a broken dryer, you’ll want to repair it as soon as possible to avoid spending hours (and quarters) at the laundromat. Your household depends on its dryer for clean, fresh clothes. If you are experiencing one of these common signs of a failing dryer, contact a professional repair service for fast solutions before the problem gets worse.
Won’t Turn On
If the dryer refuses to turn on, first test the outlet for power. Make sure no fuses are blown at the breaker. If the outlet has power but the dryer won’t turn on, the electrical control board inside the machine may be damaged.
The door switch could also be to blame. This prevents the dryer from running when the door is open, and if it is faulty, it might not be registering that the door is closed.
No Heat or Too Much Heat
A lack of heat in the dryer can be caused by a malfunctioning thermostat, damaged heating coils, a bad temperature switch or broken fuses. However, the dryer may not be producing enough heat for some external reasons, such as if the intake vent is blocked. Make sure the space around the appliance is clear so it has enough air flow to function correctly.
On the other hand, the dryer may overheat due to a buildup of lint in the filter and venting system. Clean out the lint screen and the venting ductwork on a regular basis to prevent this issue.
The Drum Will Not Rotate
Dryers use a belt and motor system to turn the inner drum during the drying cycle. The most common reason for a drum to stop rotating is a broken or loose belt. The hardware that supports the turning drum may have worn out and put extra stress on the belt that it could not handle. Additionally, the motor’s inner working parts may require replacement.
Excessive Noise During Operation
All the moving parts inside a dryer have the potential to break, and sometimes this results in noisy operation. Spindles, gliders, rollers and wheels are all used in various models to support the drum during the drying cycle. If these parts are old or broken, the machine can make a high-pitched whining or a loud banging noise when it is turned on.
While you may be able to diagnosis the problem on your own, dryer repair can be challenging if you are unfamiliar with the electronics and the systems inside the appliance. Get in touch with Peter’s Appliance and schedule a service appointment for your broken dryer if you would like your appliance fixed quickly.