DIY

Whirlpool Dryer no Display

By TechnicianBrian / January 19, 2017

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

By TechnicianBrian / January 16, 2017

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

By TechnicianBrian / January 12, 2017

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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Fisher & Paykel Dryer making Noise

By TechnicianBrian / January 5, 2017

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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Whirlpool Dryer Catches Fire

By TechnicianBrian / December 29, 2016

Model #LEW0050PQ2, this compact 24″ dryer caught fire near the heating element in the rear of the unit setting off the house smoke detectors. Fortunately, the fire was very small in scale because once the fire started, the heating element wire melted opening the electrical circuit and shutting off the heat source. With the heat gone, the lint which was…

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Pest Problems, meet the Defender

By TechnicianBrian / December 26, 2016

I have written on this topic before when talking about our pest proof vent covers.  Frankly the only vent cover I will install on a home these days because they simply are the best in preventing pest access to the dryer ducting while still allowing for great airflow from the dryer. But I must admit even as great as these…

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Whirlpool Dryer won’t Tumble

By TechnicianBrian / December 22, 2016

Model #LDE5750W0, this older model electric dryer would no longer tumble for the customer, but instead, would make a loud buzzing noise then the start button was pressed. The drum could be turned by hand with some resistance so they figured the belt was still attached to the motor, but it just wouldn’t start. Even holding the door switch closed…

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Signs Your Dryer has Poor Airflow

By TechnicianBrian / December 19, 2016

I have written before about the importance of airflow to your dryer.  It really is the reason your clothes get dry, they maintain their condition and your dryer keeps working. But poor airflow for whatever reason has many indicators, most of which are ignorerd by the home owner until something more drastic happens. So lets examine some of these indicators…

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Noisy Estate Electric Dryer

By TechnicianBrian / December 15, 2016

Model #EED4400SQ0, this dryer was doing it’s drying thing, but had become progressively noisy of late. The customer described it as a growling or chirping type noise that seemed to be louder at the beginning of the cycle, but with the laundry room and garage being one in the same, it was difficult to be certain. It was loud enough…

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DIY Dryer Vent Repair

By TechnicianBrian / December 12, 2016

A very large portion of my business is dryer vent repair.  Sure most calls start out as the result of poor airflow so a good cleaning is in order, but ultimately the poor airflow and lint buildup is the result of a poorly designed system. Dryer venting has for the longest time been the mechanical step-child of the home building…

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