You go to put your wet laundry in your dryer, try to turn it on ..and nothing happened?
Frustrating, we know. Luckily for you, a lot of problems with dryers can be easily repaired with the help of trained technicians. So before you go out to get a new dryer, give the team at Hamilton Appliance Repair a call. Our team of technicians are all certified and trained to repair every brand and model of dryers. We also offer free quotes and service the Hamilton area.
Think your dryer is beyond saving? Keep reading for our list of 5 common repairable problems with dryers.
Dryer is making strange noises: The strange noises coming from your dryer could be several things. It’s normal for your dryer to squeak a bit when it first turns on, but if the noise persists take notice. First, double check nothing fell out of the pockets in your clothes. Small objects like coins can easily slip out of clothes and make a lot of noise. Double check for anything that might have fallen out and remove it. If you don’t see anything in the drum, check the lint trap to see if anything fell in there. If you don’t see anything and the noises continue, call a technician to take a look.
Dryer’s drum won’t tumble: There could be multiple reasons why your dryer’s drum won’t tumble. The belt could be broken or slipping out of place; the motor could be starting to wear out or be seized up as well. You should call a technician to come take a look at your dryer if the drum won’t turn. It’s a fairly simple fix, but it should be done by a professional.
Clothes are still wrinkly: This most likely isn’t a problem with your dryer. The biggest reason for clothes coming out wrinkly is from being left inside the dryer too long after the cycle finishes. It can also occur from too many or too few items in the load, improper wash or dry cycles, improper laundry sorting, etc. Try taking your clothes out right away, and adjusting your laundry load to see if that makes a difference.
Dryer won’t heat: If your dryer isn’t heating up, check to make sure that there is nothing blocking the front of the dryer. If the airflow is inefficient, your clothes aren’t going to get dried properly. Also, try adjusting your heating settings to see if that helps. If the problems continues, call a technician to take a look at it.
Dryer won’t turn on: If your dryer won’t turn on, first make sure that it’s plugged in. Sometimes the plug can come loose, especially with all the vibrating your dryer does. It’s not common, but it can happen. If it is plugged in, try checking to see if the outlet has power by plugging something else in and see if it turns on. If the problem isn’t with outlet, try plugging your dryer into another nearby outlet to see if that works. If not, check the thermal fuse, thermostats, door switch and start switch to see if any of them have become faulty. If you can’t figure it out, call a technician to take a second look at your dryer.