What Are The Most Common Dryer Maintenance Issues?

Most people never consider getting a washer dryer repair done on their dryers; replacing the machine seems to be the norm. However, a little bit of maintenance may be all that's needed to keep a dryer going for another several years or more. Before you consider replacing your dryer, here are some common basic maintenance issues that you should consider:

The Dryer Doesn't Turn On

If this happens, don't panic yet. Several things can cause this problem. What you can do first is check your settings. If your control settings seem normal, try powering on the dryer again. If the dryer does not activate, check the power supply. It doesn't necessarily have to be the dryer's power apparatus either; the problem could be the electrical connection to the dryer. You can check the panel, the electrical outlet, and even the power cord, as those wear with age. Other issues that may prevent your dryer from starting include the terminal block, door switch, thermostat, start switch, and thermal fuse. Check out your user's manual and give all of those a try before you go any further.

It Fails to Tumble

A dryer will not tumble for several reasons and, in most instances, it is just an issue with the belt, drum support roller, or motor parts. A defective belt means that the dryer's drum can't be turned. Usually, when a belt is replaced, a new idler pulley is installed at the same time. Drum support rollers support the drums and, as with anything old, they become worn. The repair is not difficult, but if it is out of your comfort zone, consider contacting a company that specializes in washer dryer repair. A buzzing sound when your dryer is on means that you need to check your motor.

No Heat

Your dryer is on, but there is no heat to it! Several things could be the cause: thermal fuse, coils, temperature switch, thermostat, timer, power cord, or in gas dryers, the igniter and burners. But before you go into the technicalities, check your dryer's settings. It may be an obvious overlooked feature but, if multiple people use your dryer, or you have a pet, the temperature settings could have been adjusted without your knowledge.

In short, dryer repairs are no joke. Some of these problems will require a professional to fix, while others you can do on your own; all should be a priority. Contact a company like Eco Appliance Service for more information and assistance. 

About Me

Exploring Appliance Services

Hi there, I’m Chrystal. Welcome. I am excited to talk to you about appliance services. The dishwasher, clothes washer, dryer, refrigerator and other appliances throughout your home require regular maintenance to continue running for years without fail. The maintenance tasks vary for each type of machinery. To perform the maintenance tasks, it is often necessary to purchase the right parts and cleaning products for that particular appliance. If maintenance is not performed, the appliances can fail in a number of interesting ways. I will explore this subject in detail on my site to inspire you to tackle those maintenance tasks on schedule.


Latest Posts

26 January 2019
Forget trying to fix your broken washing machine yourself. Here are just a few important reasons to consider having a professional make the washer rep

2 November 2018
When an air conditioning unit does not work as efficiently as it should, it does not necessarily mean that you will need to toss the air conditioner i

7 August 2018
It isn't just commercial buildings that have built-in fire suppression systems. Fire sprinkler systems can also be installed in residential properties