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Month: January 2017

Free Dryer Vent Cleaning may not be Free

“Free is a very good price” is something I heard often growing up watching Tom Peterson commercials.  And although it proved to be a very good sales pitch from this legendary Portland icon, something about being free has always struck me as nothing more than a way to lure people in.  And all these many hears later, the lure still…

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GE Dryer making Noise

Model #DDG9280DBLWH, this dryer had started making noise during the cycle recently, but it was at least tolerable with the door to the laundry room closed. As the weeks went on, the noise became much more frequent and progressively louder. The temporary solution was to start the dryer then leave the house, not recommended, but eventually the desire for a…

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How a Cheap Dryer Wall Vent will Cost You Money

Since most of the work I do tends to be reactionary, meaning I am resolving an issue that has already caused a problem, I find I like to write posts that are more preventative in nature.  Take for example the photo above of a vent cover that has seen better days.  I would like to demonstrate how by installing this…

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Whirlpool Dryer no Display

Model #GEW9250PW0, the customers dryer recently was subjected to some adverse power conditions after a prolonged outage in their neighborhood. After the power came back on, all the electronic devices in the home seemed to be fine, with the exception of the dryer. The display and indicator lights were no longer illuminated and pressing the buttons on the panel didn’t…

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Time to Replace your Washer Fill Hoses

Washer repair on a dryer repair blog?  Sure, the washer really is the partner in the laundry room and since they work so well together, I find it to be just as important to maintain one as the other. And probably the easiest thing you can do to ensure limiting potential home damage is to replace your washer fill hoses…

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Kenmore Dryer Drum Loose

Model #41779052991 this smaller gas dryer, made by Frigidaire by the way, seemed to be working fine, but while I was out doing some work on the washer, the customer asked if I could have a look and make sure everything was alright. With no specific complaint, I set out to do a thorough cleaning of the dryers interior and…

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Why Clean Your Dryer Vent

A very large part of what I do on a daily basis is dryer vent cleaning.  This process is necessary because the performance and functionality of your dryer has everything to do with how well the dryer is breathing.  Your dryer moves a lot of air during operation and even what might seem a little restriction, can have significant affects…

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Fisher & Paykel Dryer making Noise

Model #DEGX2, this dryer from Fisher & Paykel is rather unique in the world of clothes dryers in that it loads from the top, and the drying drum is mounted on a horizontal axis from side to side. A design that works great with their high efficiency top load washers because it reduces the bending usually required to add or…

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Clean your Dryer and Prevent a Fire

Most things you hear or read about dryer vent cleaning have to do with preventing fire.  This can be a big motivator and a very valid reason to get your dryer vents cleaned periodically. But a fire is not going to start in your dryer vent.  If you think about it, there is no ignition source.  That spark that turns…

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