Common Dryer Problems
Hardworking mom, college kid doing laundry for the first time away from home, dad drying off shirt after toddler dumped a whole cup of water on him during a nap; everything seems fine. The dryer is throttling away, tumbling and warming your linens and garments. Proud smiles reach your ears at another task completed, when suddenly something goes wrong. Mom sighs as the dryer stops dead, dad yells “why” as he checks his shirt and it is still wet, college kid is lost after burning their hand on the drum and assumes it is normal. Your dryer is officially in need of repair.
If this has ever been you or is currently you, we have some helpful information about the common problems your dryer is facing.
- The drum spins but there is no heat
The most frustrating dryer malfunction is a dryer that does not dry. The worst part is that typically you are not even aware this is happening until you are about fourty-five minutes into the drying cycle. Fear not, our technicians know all about dryer repair here in Sherwood Park and are ready and able to diagnose a bad fuse, broken thermostat, or heating coil burn out.
- Motor running but drum does not spin
If you can hear the sound of the motor going but the drum inside your dryer does not spin or move in the slightest, your dryer could be suffering from a broken belt, a bad motor, or some type of internal roller issue. Our skilled technicians are easily able to repair any of these problems quickly with our same-day repair. Our vans are stocked with the parts we need to replace and repair your dryer.
- The dryer is overheating and becoming too hot
This can be a somewhat common issue in typically older dryers, usually it is a quick fix.
This can be caused by a faulty heating coil inside the dryer or a broken or damaged thermostat.
However, this can be a sign of a potentially incredibly dangerous problem that unfortunately goes unnoticed far too often. At times, when a dryer is overheating or scorching your hand as you pull out your clothes, there is a blockage or a clog somewhere in either the lint trap or the vent that reaches the outside of your home. Immediately check these and remove all lint from the guard or vent. If left alone, this can lead to serious implications such as fire, and even worse, a release of high amounts of carbon monoxide into your home.
- This thing just will not turn on
FInally, if your dryer is having trouble getting a kickstart or turning on completely, our technicians usually chalk up the problem to a timer, start switch or terminal block. This is easily fixed and our technicians will have your dryer up and running in no time.
We are dedicated to fixing your dryer here in Sherwood Park!
Let us help. We can diagnose the problem for you, mom, dad, and college kid on the phone with mom asking about your dryer injury. Our skilled technicians allow for the best appliance repair in Sherwood Park! give us a call today for your dryer needs at 587-410-2529 or 1-888-661-3305