Do It Yourself Tips for Fixing Your Dryer: Find All Your Appliance Repair Parts At Fred’s Appliance

Fred's Appliance
June 11, 2014

Are you more of the do it yourself type of person? If so, Fred’s Appliance has all the appliance repair parts that you need to fix up your dryer. If Fred’s Appliance does not have the appliance repair part on hand that you are looking for, they can quickly order the parts. Listed below are some common dryer problems that you can fix on your own. Be sure to unplug your dryer before you start to take it apart and diagnose the problem.

Problem: The dryer is getting too hot.

Solution: This is a serious problem and requires immediate attention.

  • First, check your vent. Check your lint trap and the vent on the outside of your house. Remove excess lint. A clogged lint trap or vent can cause carbon monoxide buildup and possible start a fire.
  • Second, check the thermostat. If it is not working, order a new thermostat.
  • Check and see if your heating coils needs replaced.

Problem: You can hear the motor running, but the drum is not spinning.

Solution: Most of the time, if the motor is running but the drum is not spinning, the belt is broken. However, there are a few other things you should also check out.

  • If the belt is broken, replace it with an identical belt. Pay attention to how the old belt fit on your dryer. To replace the belt, you need to line the belt up with the marking on the drum from where the old one sat. After that, you wind it around both the motor pulley and the idler pulley.
  • The belt wraps around the motor and the idler pulley. The idler pulley could be bad if the drum is not spinning. Make sure the pulleys are still in working order.
  • Last, the roller could be bad. The tumbler sits on top of the roller. If the roller is too worn down, it will not work correctly and will need replaced. In order to replace the roller, you need to first remove the tumbler and then remove the retaining clip on the roller. After that, you can just slide the roller off. Reverse the steps to insert the new roller into your dryer.

Problem: You can hear the motor working and drum spinning, but your dryer is not creating any heat.

Solution: It could be a bad fuse, temperature switch, thermostat or heating coils.

  • First, check to see if the fuse is broken. If it is, replace it with the fuse from your dryer’s manufacture.
  • Second, check the temperature switch.
  • Third, see if the thermostat is still working.
  • Last, check your heating coils.

Please contact us and we will help you find the appliance repair parts that you need to get the job done. If you need help to diagnose and fix the problem, we specialize in appliance repairs and have many qualified repair workers on hand.

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