When your dryer is not working right, you either need to make a trip to the laundromat, which eats up your time, or let the clothes air dry, which may leave them feeling stiff. In this Internet age, you may be tempted to look online to find out how to fix it, but diagnosing and repairing dryer problems is usually a job for a professional.
What’s Wrong With Your Dryer?
Once you make sure that the machine is plugged in and that its breaker has not tripped, you should determine the specific symptoms before calling for dryer repair. Appliance repair technicians note nine common problems that customers often have:
- Won’t start
- Won’t tumble
- Won’t advance the timer
- Gets too hot
- Has no heat or not enough heat
- Takes too long to dry
- Won’t shut off
- Shuts off too soon
The solution to these problems may involve a relatively minor part, such as a fuse or may be a more major problem with the motor, heating element, portals, or thermostats. Whether the cause of your problem is minor or major, the result is the same for you: Your appliance does not work at all, or it does not work properly.
Diagnosing What’s Really Wrong
What symptoms are related to which part failure? The problem is that several parts can lead to a specific problem. For example, if the dryer does not start, the problem can be a bad or defective door switch or a blown thermal fuse. Fixing a door switch might be manageable for some handy homeowners, but when the thermal switch goes, that is usually the sign of a malfunctioning thermostat or a clogged vent. You may even have a problem with the heating element.
A bad fuse, thermostat, or heating element can lead to numerous problems on the list in addition to causing issues with starting. For example, they can lead to clothes getting too hot, taking too long to dry, or shutting off too soon. There are worn out bearings, seals, or belts that can cause problems with the tumbling action or make the machine noisy.
Having The Right Parts For Your Houston Dryer Repair
Figuring out the exact cause of a problem with the dryer is a matter of methodically eliminating potential causes, and then replacing the right part. For a do-it-yourselfer attempting to take care of things, the problem is either that you have to have several parts that you might or might not need on hand, or be prepared to make numerous trips to an appliance parts store. Even if you fix the problem, you may not have fixed it completely by not replacing related parts, which means that within a short duration of time, you may be faced with another breakdown or malfunction.
When you have a problem with your dryer, the quickest way to resolve your problem is by calling Houston Appliance Repair. With over 25 years of experience repairing state-of-the-art appliances, including dryers, we offer same-day service, free estimates, and reasonable prices, and we come with a full array of parts to take care of the problem. We service all brands of appliances including JenAir, ASKO, Admiral, Amana, Bosch, Dacor, Estate, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Jenn, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, LG, Magic Chef, Maytag, Roper, Sears, SubZero, Tappan, Thermador, Whirlpool, White Westinghouse, and Wolf.
For dryer service, just call (713) 574-9799 to set up a convenient service appointment.