Dryers are a wonderful tool for a household and family. There are many advantages of a clothes dryer: less ironing, clothes fluffier and softer, and faster drying time. Numerous things can go wrong with a dryer. If you ignore the clear signs that your appliance needs to be repaired, you may risk a fire or even being electrocuted by it.
To help you decide if your dryer needs a trip to the shop, here are a few more signs that you need dryer repair.
When you have a pair of shoes or jacket with a zipper in the dryer, it is common to hear a noise. What isn’t common is for it to make loud noises when these things aren’t in the dryer or if the sound is loud even for shoes. This is a possible indicator that your dryer belt is loose. Call an appliance repair expert to avoid any significant damage.
If you see a fire or smell burning from your clothes dryer, turn off your dryer and unplug it. Do not turn the dryer on again until after an experienced appliance repair expert diagnoses the dryer. A fire can melt casing or cause some other type of internal damage. If you turn it back on before it’s fixed, you’ll risk a second, possibly more significant fire to break out or electrocution.
If the appliance is running, but the drum isn’t spinning, that is an indicator that something is up with your belt. This usually means that the belt has snapped. Call a repair service to replace your belt. Your clothes won’t dry evenly until you do, which can make them smell quite musty after a little while.
When you first got your dryer, your clothes dried on the first run. Now it takes forever or several cycles to completely dry. This may just be something as simple as overfilling your dryer, or there can be a deeper issue going on with your belt, a broken sensor, or an electrical problem.
A burning smell coming from your dryer can be because you haven’t cleaned your lint trap. If you check your lint trap and it is clean, then this means that you have a clogged hose that is trapping in heat. Turn off your dryer and leave it off until an appliance repair expert arrives to check it out. If you let the dryer continue its cycle, then you risk it catching fire and causing even more damage to the internal parts of your machine.
Most of the time, you associate a washing machine with leaking water, your dryer can leak too. The most common water leak of a dryer is a blocked vent from lint build-up. When it’s clogged, the hot, wet air has nowhere to go and so it causes condensation, which is a water leak. Condensation can also be caused by a dryer vent pipe that hasn’t been insulated correctly or by one that’s been cracked.
Do you hear your dryer moving or scooting around your laundry room? The simple cause could be that the machine isn’t level. If it is level or you make it level, and the machine is still trying to escape, then you need to have someone come out. If you let it go unattended, it can wiggle its way out from the wall and snap a vital connection or even leak water everywhere.
If your machine doesn’t turn on, check the obvious things like is it plugged in or is the door is shut all the way. Some machines have a safety feature that prevents it from turning on if the door is still a little bit open. If these two things are checked out and the machine still doesn’t turn on, then you may have an electrical issue. It could also mean the machine isn’t venting as it should be. This issue is a little complicated and will need the assistance of a trained professional to fix it.
Repair or Service
If your appliance is not working at peak performance, a repair might be required or at least a service check. Make sure to call an experienced quality appliance and repair specialist who will restore it to top condition.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair is the local appliance repair company that you can count on. For 10+ years, our family-owned business has been serving customers in Pinellas County. We specialize in repairing appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and much more. Call our appliance and repair service at 727-510-3524; email us to get the job done or to schedule your appointment.