Has your dryer been giving you trouble? Well, the best course of action is probably to call a dryer fix service so that they can take care of the problem. However, if you feel like doing some troubleshooting yourself prior to that, we can give you a few pointers on how to do it. Here’s how to deal with common dryer issues
Your Dryer Isn’t Heating
If your dryer isn’t heating you’ll need to proceed differently depending on whether yours is a gas dryer or an electric one. If you have a gas dryer, you’ll first need to check the supply line valve, which must be fully open in order for the dryer to actually operate properly. Electric dryers, on the other hand, will need two household fuses or circuit breakers. If one fuse is blown, the drum will turn but there will be no heat. If there’s no heat, you might need to replace the two fuses or reset the two circuit breaks. Alternatively, if the dryer’s thermal fuse was blown because of an electrical or mechanical problem, the dryer won’t heat up. In this case, your dryer fix service might need professional attention.
Your Dryer Cuts Off Abruptly
If your dryer is working properly until it suddenly shuts down, the problem is probably with either the thermostat, the thermal fuse, or the thermal resistor. These three parts work together to keep the dryer from overheating, which is why the dryer turns off should one of these stop working properly. If you know what you are doing, you can try checking each of these parts with a voltage meter to determine whether or not they’re broken and need to be replaced. If you need to replace them, you can try your hand at getting them yourself. Ideally, however, you can call a dryer repair service that can help you get the parts and replace them.
Your Dryer is Noisier than Usual
Dryers can make all sorts of noises that are out of the ordinary when they’re not working properly, and each noise can mean a different thing. If you hear a thumping sound or notice vibrations, it might be because the dryer isn’t leveled. In this case, adjust each leg of the dryer to balance it front to back and side to side. If you still hear a loud thumping, though, it might be that clothes are knotted or balled up, tangling up inside the dryer and keeping it from operating correctly. You should also check for small items that might get caught in the dryer drum, such as coins, buttons, or paper clips that might have been left in pockets.
Unless it’s a minor issue, a dryer fix isn’t exactly something that you should be equipped to handle yourself. Figuring out what’s wrong is one thing, but fixing it? If anything, should you try to take care of the issue on your own you might end up making the problem worse. That’s why you can count on our team here at Universal Appliance Service Repair to take care of the problem promptly and without complications. Just give us a call at (818) 832-5318 and our team will be on its way.