Dryer Repair

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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Clean your Dryer and Prevent a Fire

By TechnicianBrian / January 2, 2017

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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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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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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Maytag Gas Dryer not Heating

By TechnicianBrian / December 8, 2016

Model #MGDB400VQ0, this dryer from the Bravos series was recently purchased and installed along with an associated washer in the customers home. Both had been working without a hiccup, but the dryer suddenly stopped heating resulting in obviously damp clothes. The customer was upset their new purchase had failed in such short order, but it sometimes happens, and I assured…

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Kenmore Dryer Making Noise

By TechnicianBrian / December 1, 2016

Model #41794801423, this laundry center (dryer and washer connected together) had been making some noise for a short time when the customer decided to do something about it.  Fortunately, she called me, but even more important, she didn’t wait because this intermittent noise from the dryer could be the start of something that could be more expensive to repair. Noises in…

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Dryer Cavity Cleaning

By TechnicianBrian / November 5, 2016

Dryer fires seem to be a thing of the past. Or are they?  It is generally written that 15,000 dryer fires occur each year and this number is tossed around by those in the dryer vent cleaning industry as the reason to get your vents cleaned.  Point of note.  I clean dryer vents too. But I don’t use the same…

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