5 Signs that tell you your clothes dryer needs to be repaired!
And, of course, this happens when your laundry basket runneth over...
It's a snowy weekend in New Jersey, and with icy roads, college kids home for winter break (and with tons of laundry), young children building snowmen, and the holidays approaching, we've got no doubt that you're not busier than one can imagine.
And, of course, your laundry room reflects your lack of time, doesn't it?
So, you muster up the energy required and head to those fabulous machines that do the washing and drying for you. You open the door to your dryer expecting to remove a load of dry towels only to find a pile of damp towels that you strategically placed in the dryer earier.
OH NO! What to do?
Here are 5 things you can check that might confirm you need a dryer repair.
- Check the circuit breaker or power source for your dryer. Sometimes a tripped breaker or flipped switch is the culprit.
- Check the switch by the dryer door. If the switch isn't working properly your dryer will not start. Is it rusted? Corroded? Stuck?
- Clean out your lint trap
- Is your dryer vent clogged?
- Sometimes a long vent "run" or several trists and turns cause a problem or extend or prevent drying.
- It's important to have your dryer vent professionally cleaned annually.
- Check your dryer settings.
- Did you select the wrong setting?
- Are the controls working properly?
If you have found any of these problems then you likely need a dryer repair. It's time to get in touch with your local appliance repair company.
If your clothes dryer makes an extremely loud noise other problems could be lurking. Loose change, pens, keys and other such "stuff" left in pockets could potentially damage the dryer drum. So it's important to keep patrol on those pockets and the people that wear them.
Overloading your dryer could also cause trouble. The drum might be damaged beacuse it's gone out of alignment due to excessive weight of an extremely large load.
Last, but certainly not least, there are electrical components that should be examined by an appliance repair professional. Once you've checked the list above, and have not solved the problem, give your regular appliance repair company a call.
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