Clothes Dryer Troubleshooting – Straight from The Appliance Doctor
Clothes dryer repair service is one of the top reasons customers calls the The Appliance Doctor. While The Appliance Doctor does love making clothes dryer service calls, he also wants to share with you some quick troubleshooting tips so when you need clothes dryer repair service NYC and Westchester or the Bronx, you can tell The Appliance Doctor all the symptoms of your machine.
Don’t forget to shut off your dryer machine before doing anything!
Think you need dryer repair service because your machine just wont work?
If your clothes dryer machine isn’t turning on, wont run, or is simply functioning as a large white cube, don’t just get rid of it. Dryer repair service is much cheaper than buying a new machine, and possibly fixing it yourself is even better!
First of all, make sure that the power in your house is working properly. Another thing to look out for is that the door switch is working properly. If the door to the clothes drum does not clothes and lock, most machines will refuse to start a cycle.
Think you need dryer repair service because the light wont work?
This could be easily fixed by checking the bulb. It might not be screwed in tight enough or might be the wrong wattage. Check the bulb then check the door switch, which controls the light. If the door switch is broken the door won’t lock, so the bulb could have blown out from prolonged use. If none of these things are the issue, call the Appliance Doctor for dryer repair service in NYC and Westchester or the Bronx.
Think you need dryer repair service because you’re clothes are too smelly?
It’s pretty counterproductive to wash your clothes, only to have them emerge from the dryer smelling worse than they did before. Smelly clothes could be due to a un-cleaned lint filter or vent. When these are not properly cleaned out, the heat of the clothes could create small fires on the lint, filling the machine with a bad smell.
A running clothes dryer may also amplify fumes from something near by, such as solvents, paints, lacquers etc. A solution would be to move anything like that at least 20 feet away. If there’s nothing like that near your machine and it is lint-free, call the Appliance Doctor for dryer repair service in NYC and Westchester or the Bronx.
Think you need dryer repair service because your machine runs for too long?
Normally a dryer will take 45 minutes to dry a full load but if it runs for much longer that that, it could be from a clogged vent or internal ductwork. The moisture sensing system could be problematic, which will tell the dryer that the job is not done. The thermostat, which may be programmed to shut off when dryer cools down, could be broken as well. The clothes dryer may just never cool down because the dryer vent or ductwork is clogged. If that is the case, the thermostat won’t know to shut off the dryer. To clean ductwork you need to disassemble the dryer, and if that is the case, you should call the Appliance Doctor for dryer repair service in NYC and Westchester or the Bronx.