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Dryer Vent Cover Blocked

Its all about the dryer airflow and nothing stops this air dead in its tracks like a poorly performing dryer vent cover.  But that all pales in comparison to what I found the other day at the end of this dryer venting.  A mess of dryer lint, and hair has been keeping this dryer from operating at its best and…

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Kenmore Dryer Stops During a Cycle

Model #110.96592220, this dryer (Whirlpool made BTW) would stop during the drying cycle requiring the customer to turn the unit back on before it would continue to dry. This problem continued throughout the entire cycle so the customer was a bit frustrated with making multiple trips to the laundry room. A few days of this and she was ready for…

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Screens Block Dryer Lint

This has become a rather common problem and most people don’t even know that they do it to themselves. What I am talking about is screens over the dryer vent cover.  It is easy enough to do. You want a good solid dryer vent cover to prevent rodents from making the dryer ducting their home so you wander off to…

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My Dryer will not Dry My Clothes

“My dryer will not dry my clothes” is usually the beginning of most of my conversations with customers.  People rarely think about their dryer let alone the dryer venting until signs begin to point toward something being not quite alright.  This is the case with this recent customer visit, who contacted me because the dryer wasn’t drying her clothes.  And…

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Whirlpool Dryer Rubbing Noise

Model #LEW0050PQ3, this small 24 inch electric dryer had started to make a rubbing sound while in use. The noise seemed to come and go while in use, but was definitely getting worse with time. Due to it’s location inside a closet, and stacked on top of the washer, it was difficult to determine the source of the noise, so…

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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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