One of the best feelings is putting on a still-warm sweater straight from the dryer. However, that can’t be done if your clothing is still wet after a drying cycle. Continue reading as Paramount Appliance Repairs guides you along the components to examine if you are experiencing a faulty dryer. If you find yourself in need of a dryer repair in Sherwood Park, do not hesitate to call Paramount Appliance Repair!
Check the Lint Hose
Start off by cleaning the lint screen; if the lint screen is blocked, it will restrict airflow. If you have already cleaned out the lint screen and the dryer is still not drying, the next step is to clean out the lint hose. To clean it out, first unplug the dryer from the wall. Next, carefully slide it out until there’s enough room for you to get behind it. Find the silver coloured air vent hose and use a screwdriver to loosen the clamp that attaches the tube from the dryer to the wall. Slide the tube out from the wall and dryer. Clear out the built up lint that’s inside the hose with a brush, as well as the back of dryer and the hole in the wall that connects the air hose. Reattach the hose and position the dryer back into place. Run a normal drying cycle to check if it has solved the issue.
Check the Heating Process
There is a chance that your dryer isn’t heating up at all, which would result in clothes not properly drying. To see if this is the issue, start a normal drying cycle and have it run for a couple of minutes. Open up the dryer and feel for heat. If it is hot, the heating sensors are working fine and it is not the cause of the issue. However, if the heating sensor appears to be not working, then a heating element and igniter replacement is required. This is best done by a certified technician.
Check the Tumbler/Drum
If the heating process is functioning properly, it may be a problem with the tumbler. To check if the issue is with the tumbler, run a drying cycle. Look inside to see if the tumbler is working; it should be spinning continuously. Your clothing won’t be able to dry with a faulty tumbler. If the issue is with the tumbler, call a technician for a replacement.
Check the Door Seal
The door seal is used to prevent the cool air from outside the dryer from entering the drum. If the door seal is worn out or torn, it could be a possible reason why your clothing is unable to dry. The door seal locks in the hot air inside the dryer to ensure that your clothing is being dried with the proper drying temperature. If you find tears along the seam, then it needs to be replaced.
When your dryer is overheated, it can cause the motor to temporarily not work. Many dryers have this safety function built into to prevent it from overheating and possibly exploding. If all the functions of your dryer is working except for the tumbler, there is a chance that the thermally protected motor has temporarily stopped to cool off. Allow your dryer to rest for about an hour before trying another drying cycle. If it still doesn’t tumble, then there is possibly a problem with the tumbler.