In the big scheme of things, a broken dryer isn't quite as disruptive as other appliances breaking down. There's always the option to hang dry clothes. Yet, no one likes to be without a working dryer for long. Thankfully, we have a lot of experience fixing broken dryers.
The most common issue we encounter with dryers is that the dryer isn't heating. Here are some other common dryer issues:
- won't start when you push START button
- makes a squeaking noise when it runs
- the timer doesn't advance
- the dryer doesn't shut off
We're happy to help with any of these common dryer issues. We work on most brands of residential dryers.
Here's how to keep your dryer performing at its best:
1) Keep the lint trap and vents clean
When there's too much lint, the airflow in the dryer gets blocked. This can cause the dryer to overheat. Eventually, as a safety mechanism, one of the fuses will blow and the dryer won't heat at all when you turn it on.
2) Always turn the timer clockwise
It's tempting to turn the dryer timer counterclockwise (to the left) to set it for a new cycle. However, the timer is a one-way knob and isn't meant to go that way. If you keep turning your timer to the left, eventually it will break and you'll need it replaced.
3) Don't overload it
Just like your washing machine, the dryer isn't meant to handle heavy items like bedspreads or rugs. Take those to the laundry mat instead.
Here are some troubleshooting tips when your dryer is broken:
1) My dryer isn't heating
This is the most common issue we repair for dryers. A majority of the time, the issue is a fuse in the dryer. Depending on your particular model, there are two or three fuses to check.
If you have an electric dryer, it's also possible for the heating element to go bad. This isn't as common as a fuse blowing, though. So even if you have an electric dryer, check the fuses first to see if one needs to be replaced.
Also, make sure the vents are cleaned out. Sometimes, we'll encounter a bird stuck in the vent. If you have a long run for your venting, you'll need to contact a vent cleaning company.
2) My dryer makes a squeaking noise when it runs
If your dryer is squeaking, you'll likely need a new belt, pulley, and wheels. If you're handy, order a belt kit and replace it all yourself.
We repair these common dryer brands (and others, too):
- Fisher & Paykel
- Speed Queen
We service these Iowa and Illinois cities for dryer repair:
- Blue Grass
- New Liberty
- Pleasant Valley
- Le Claire
- Long Grove
- Park View
- Rock Island
- Taylor Ridge
- Coyne Center
- Coal Valley
- East Moline
- Carbon Cliff
- Rapids City
- Port Byron