Dryer Repair in Denver
Some people don’t appreciate having a clothes dryer until it breaks down and they have to hang the clothes dry or go to the laundromat. Don’t wait till your dryer completely breaks down to call your local dryer repair technician. At the first sign of trouble, make sure you get it looked at. When it comes to dryers, if you catch the problem early, you can save yourself time and money. Of course, there are several types of dryers, but when it comes to laundry, the most popular one is the tumble dryer. Unfortunately, due to the high-energy consumption and heavy load, tumble dryers are also prone to occasional malfunction. It is important to keep in mind that despite dryers are rather sturdy appliances, they still require regular maintenance and vent cleaning. If your appliance breaks or starts malfunctioning – whether it makes a weird noise, or stops in the middle of the cycle it may be a good idea to diagnose and repair it early, since if the reason of the malfunction is not removed the situation might get worse over the time.
Here are the most common problems that our technicians encounter with broken dryers:
- Dryer is overheating
- Dryer won’t shut off
- Dryer won’t start
- The dryer doesn’t spin
- Dryer takes too long to dry
- Dryer makes a loud noise
- Dryer is not heating
Dryer Is Overheating
If your dryer is too hot, here are some of the most probable causes:
Restricted air flow
The dryer needs good ventilation to maintain the proper temperature. Lint, dirt, and debris may clog the air vents, causing dryer overheating. To prevent this issue, clean the entire vent tubing thoroughly.
Faulty high-limit thermostat
The high-limit thermostat is a switch, which is actuated by temperature change and protects the appliance from overheating. If the thermostat becomes faulty, it can allow the burner or element to stay on too long and the temperature may rise to an extremely high level.
Defective heating element
The heating element is used to warm the air before entering the dryer drum. When the heating element is partially shorted out, it can produce heat all the time, even if the dryer has reached the set temperature. This may cause your dryer to overheat.
Faulty cycling thermostat
The cycling thermostat cycles the heating element or gas burner on and off to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat becomes defective, the heater or gas burner may stay on too long, causing overheating. The thermostat should be checked by a professional technician that is familiar with dryer repairs.
Worn felt seal
A felt seal prevents heat from escaping the drum. It is located at the front and rear of the dryer drum. If the felt seal wears out, the dryer will keep heating and it can make the dryer too hot.
Defective blower wheel
The blower wheel is a component in your clothes dryer, which blows air throughout the drum and out the exhaust vent. If the blower wheel becomes obstructed or defective, the dryer can get too hot.
Dryer Won’t Shut Off
If your dryer never stops, here are some of the most probable causes:
Faulty door switch
The door switch is a safety device which allows the dryer to run only when the door is fully closed. If your dryer won’t stop tumbling, it means the signal that the door is open hasn’t been sent.
The timer is located on the control panel and allows us to set the drying time by turning the timer’s control knob. If the timer has a shorted contact, it can cause the dryer to stay running.
Faulty cycling thermostat
The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature inside the dryer drum as well as the timer motor. If the cycling thermostat is faulty, it may not send the correct signals to the timer. In its turn, it may cause a dryer not to stop.