Warning signs a dryer needs repairs

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Warning signs a dryer needs repairs

Warning signs a dryer needs repairs

Laundry dryers can be fickle machines and don’t be surprised if you need to get them serviced at least once or twice during their lifetime. Lots can go wrong – but learning to distinguish between what can be fixed by you and when you are encountering a problem that needs to be addressed by a professional can be a real challenge. 

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the key indicators you need to be on the lookout for that are sure-fire signs that you need to call a Tampa Appliance repair specialist immediately to get your problem solved. Let’s jump right in!

Loud noises

Dryers making noises isn’t exactly an uncommon thing – especially if there’s a zipper, shoe – or a little something with weight clanging around in there. What isn’t common is when your dryer makes loud noises when things aren’t in the dryer or you’re hearing things outside the normal tumbling noises. Maybe it’s squeaking (that could be a belt), or it could be a low thud between cycles (that could be an issue with the motor). Whatever it is – if you hear something that doesn’t sound normal then chances are it’s not normal. 

Dryer is on but not spinning

When the drum of your dryer isn’t spinning it’s a surefire sign that the belt in your dryer has snapped. Yes, it’s going to stink that you need to pay for a new belt – but you should also know that it’s not a terribly pricey repair as the procedure to fix it is fairly simple. Professionals will be able to fix it relatively quickly.

Burning smells

Usually burning smells come from a lint trap that hasn’t been cleaned out; but if you look and the coast is clear, then you might have a significant issue. Usually – that’s a clogged hose which traps heat inside the dryer. Make sure you shut off your dryer immediately and don’t use it or turn it on until someone comes to check it out. If you let a dryer cycle too long in this state -it can catch fire – which can lead to further damage to your appliance or something worse. 

Clothes that take forever to dry

Usually it takes only 45 minutes for your laundry to dry – at least with most machines. Maybe you’ve noticed that number is increasing or that you need to run a second cycle. If that’s the case you may be overfilling your dryer – but if not; there could be a deeper issue going on – either electrical (sensors) or another issue with your belt. Either way – it’s time to call a professional. 

Hopefully you found today’s blog informative and helpful. If you have any issues with you dryer in the future, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then, good luck!

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