At one point are you going to need to start shopping for a new dryer? More importantly, at what point is professional appliance repair no longer a viable option? While there is much that can be done to repair a dryer, there is also what you could call the point of no return. Figuring this out on your own can prove to be tricky, which is one of the reasons why calling a technician to come take a look is a good idea in the first place.
While appliance repair pros can help make this determination, there are still several red flags you can keep an eye out for.
1. The Drum Isn’t Turning
Is the dryer drum failing to turn, despite being turned on? This could involve an issue with the dryer belt. Most dryers utilize a small belt. This component maintains the tension necessary for the dryer to continue turning. Over time, this belt can become worn down. If the dryer belt cannot be replaced, due to one issue or another, you may have to consider the possibility of purchasing a new dryer. Professionals will disqualify every potential solution first.
2. The Clothes Are Not Drying Properly
Are your clothes coming out damp? Is nothing seemingly drying as it should? The most frustrating element of this particular complaint is the fact that it can come from several problematic sources. This could be a matter as straightforward as having the lint screens cleaned out. As you can imagine, this is a task that can very easily be handled on your own.
On the other hand, if the lint trap is clean, the problem could be something more serious. The air duct could be substantially damaged.
3. Too Much Noise
A certain amount of noise is to be expected from a dryer. However, there is also going to be a point in which too much is simply too much. You should be able to hear the clothes being moved around to a certain degree. What you should not hear are the sounds of heavy rattling, high-pitch squealing, loud banging.
The blower wheel could be the culprit. You’re almost certainly going to need professional assistance. There are other reasons that will need to be explored. Replacing the dryer is one possibility.
4. How Old Is Your Dryer?
Let’s be honest: Every major appliance has a shelf life. Generally speaking, a good dryer can last anywhere from a full decade, to approximately twelve or thirteen years.
Is your washer over 10 years old? It may be diminishing in its capacity through simple aging. If you’re not sure if that’s the case, you should have a repair technician inspect the dryer. After a certain point, you’re going to need to consider replacement.
5. Exposed Wiring
This is obviously one of the most serious signs of all. If your dryer is having serious performance issues, it could be due to damaged or exposed wiring. Depending on the damage involved, it may become necessary to have the dryer replaced.
Again, an expert dryer repair technician can always point you in the right direction
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