5 most common dryer repair issues

Opening your dryer door to find your clothes soaking wet or having a dryer that won’t turn on at all can really put a strain on your day. Suddenly, you’re left to deal with wet clothes and having to cancel or move other plans. 

This article lists some of the most common dryer repair issues in Calgary, including what could be causing the malfunction and what to do before you call your appliance service technician.

Most common dryer problems
Most common dryer problems explained

1. Dryer doesn’t power on

There are a few reasons a dryer may fail to turn on. Before calling your Calgary appliance repair shop, check for the following:

  • The dryer door is closed
  • The dryer is properly plugged in
  • The outlet is working
  • Your home’s electrical panel for a blown fuse

If you’ve exhausted all possible causes, it’s time to make a call to your appliance technician. 

2. Drum not spinning

One of the most common dryer repair issues in Calgary is a drum that fails to spin. This is usually an indicator of excessive wear and tear with the motor, belt, roller, or other supporting components. Take note of any strange noises, and be sure to mention this to your home appliance service tech.

3. Dryer doesn’t get warm

Suppose your dryer turns on but won’t reach the appropriate temperatures to dry your clothes. In that case, it could be an issue with the heating element, wiring, thermal fuse, temperature switch, thermostat, or igniter. In any case, this issue should be in the hands of a professional. If you want to take a look at your dryer’s parts, always make sure that it is unplugged before you do any sort of inspection.

4. Noisy dryer

While a hum and gentle vibrations are normal, any excessive and loud sounds coming from your dryer are a reason for concern. Here are some of the most common dryer noises and what could be causing them:

  • Excessive vibrations – Worn drum supporting parts
  • Buzzing noise and a drum that won’t turn – A broken motor
  • Rubbing or squeaking noise – Worn bearings 
  • Thumping noises – Worn belt 

5. Wrinkled clothing

To prevent wrinkles, promptly remove your clothes from the dryer once the cycle is complete. If wrinkles persist even after immediately removing your laundry from the dryer, the problem could be caused by: 

  • Too large or too small of a load
  • Incorrect dry cycles
  • An incorrect water level with your washing machine
  • Incorrect wash cycle with your washing machine
  • No fabric softener

An appliance service tech can determine whether the issue is with your dryer or your washing machine.

Final thoughts

The above issues are just a few of the things that can go wrong with your dryer. If you start noticing anything unusual with your machine, take note and call your appliance service shop. When it comes to major home appliances, you want to be proactive and act quickly to prevent a more costly replacement.

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