6 Signs It’s Time to Call a Dryer Repair Technician

Fred's Appliance
December 21, 2018
Dryer Repair

When your dryer goes, it instantly makes laundry chores substantially move inconvenient and time-consuming. That is why the best thing that you can do is nip a dryer problem in the bud before it turns into a major issue. And no matter the scale of a dryer repair need, recruiting the professional service of an appliance repair expert is the right move. If you suspect your dryer is in need of repair, here are six clear signs that it is time to call in a professional. 

  1. Your Dryer is Moving Around: If you have noticed that your dryer has not stayed in one spot, it may be time to call an appliance repair expert. In most cases, if a dryer starts moving around the room instead of staying put, it is an indication of something wrong. Before jumping to conclusions, first make sure that the dryer is positioned in such a way that it is level with the ground. After checking this and seeing that the dryer still moves, it is time to call in a professional. They will be able to inspect the machine and determine whether or not your dryer simply needs a minor repair or if it needs to be completely replaced. If your dryer is moving around inexplicably and you continue to ignore the problem, it will only lead to such problems as the dryer getting loose from the connection and other, more serious problems. 
  2. Your Clothes Are Burning in The Dryer: If your clothes are coming out of the dryer burned or smelling like they are burning, there is definitely something wrong with your dryer and you will need to call a repair expert as soon as possible. When a dryer is causing clothes to burn, there could be a number of things triggering the problem. Usually a compromised dryer vent will cause execissve heat in the dryer. A repair technician will be able to check every part of the dryer, including things such as glides and drum seals. Keep in mind, it is important to get this problem looked at as soon as you can in order to prevent a potentially hazardous and even dangerous situation. 
  3. Your Dryer Is Not Tumbling: If your drying is not spinning the clothes, it is possible that the dryer belt is worn out or broken and needs to be replaced. Additionally, if it is not the dryer belt, it could be the switch on the machine or the dryer’s motor. Whatever the issue might be, you will need to call a professional appliance repair technician to identify the exact problem and take care of it accordingly. 
  4. Your Dryer Runs But It Doesn’t Heat Up: If your dryer still runs but it is not heating up, the likely culprit could be a broken thermal fuse. This could be caused by a few different things including dirty, clogged up lint screens, an overloaded dryer, or blocked ventilation. If any of these things have caused the thermal fused to break, you will need to call a professional repair technician to have them replace or repair the thermal fuse.
  5. Your Dryer Won’t Turn On At All: Before you assume that your dryer is completely broken and needs to be replaced, there are a couple things you can check first. A dryer that does not turn on could indicate a few different things. First, you will want to make sure that the power is actually on. To confirm that it is, take a look at the power voltage on your outlet. If everything looks find there, take a look at the fuse box to make sure a fuse hasn’t blown. If all is well in both areas, it may be time for an outlet replacement. An appliance repair technician can inspect all of these things for you if you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself or you don’t know where to look. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you notice electricity is coming from the outlet but not powering on your dryer, you may need to get a new power chord. For non-power related issues, check your timer and thermostat. If either of those parts are faulty, they could be affecting your dryer’s ability to turn on. A couple other issues could be causing your dryer not to turn on including a bad terminal block or a faulty start switch. Whatever the case may be, the safest and most efficient thing to do is call in a professional appliance repair technician to determine the cause of the problem and get your dryer up and running again. Additionally, by having an expert inspect your dryer, you can potentially save money by only paying for a repair instead of a full-on dryer replacement. 
  6. Your Clothes Come Out Warm But They Haven’t Completely Dried: After running your clothes in the dryer for a full cycle you come back to find they are still not completely dry, you will know you have a problem with your dryer. If left ignored, this minor irritant will turn into an even bigger problem. Eventually, your clothes just won’t dry at all. So what is the cause behind this and how can it be fixed? Usually, when clothes are not drying all of the way, it is due to a venting issue or possibly the washer is not spinning out the clothes enough before using the dryer.

Do you suspect that your dryer is in need of repair? Or has it completely broken down and you are in need of a fast repair? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions or concerns you might have. You can also visit our official website to view our extensive list of appliance repair services and learn more about our expert team of repair professionals. 

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