Things to Check When Your Dryer Won’t Work

Having a washing machine and clothes dryer in your home is a luxury. Rather than having to load up all your dirty linens and clothes then spend hours at the laundry mat, you can simply do a load (or more, if you’re like most of us) of clothing whenever it is necessary. Of course, like many modern day conveniences, these appliances are only great if they are working. However, when it comes to your dryer, there are several things you can do to see if you can determine the cause of the problem. Consider these 5 potential problems of dryers.

The dryer will not turn on-Make sure the dryer is plugged in Dryer Repair Los Angeles. While it sounds simple, it is more common than one would like to imagine. In fact, if you talk to repair personnel or customers service reps for nearly every household item, they will tell you that they get calls daily from customers who say their purchase won’t work only to discover that it was because the item was not plugged in!
Check the fuse box-Sometime the dryer is plugged in, but the circuit breaker has been tripped. If this becomes something you have to correct on a regular basis, call in a repairman to determine what is causing the problem.
The clothes are taking a long time to dry-Often this is caused because the lint tray needs to be cleaned. The tray should be cleaned before (or after) every load of clothes. Not only will this help the clothes to dry quicker, but it will reduce the risk of the machine getting too hot and possibly causing a fire. Along with cleaning the lint tray, you should use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean between the vent and the dryer drum and vacuum/dust the area behind the dryer at least once a month. This will also lower the risk of fire.
The lint tray and surrounding areas are clean, but it is still taking a long time for clothes to dry- Check the outside air vent and make sure that it is open. If it is closed you will need to open it up and clean it out using a long handled brush. You will also want to check the tubing that moves the air from the dryer to the outside- if the tubing gets crimped or squeezed this, too, can add time to your drying process.
The dryer is making too much noise-Sometimes if a load is uneven or has a number of heavy items such as thick towels, sweatshirts or blankets the items in the dryer will all go to one side of the tub and the dryer will spin unevenly. When this happens, you just need to pen the dryer and redistribute the contents. However, the sound persists, and the items have been adjusted, then it is likely that there is a broken belt or the motor is malfunctioning.

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