The Basics Of Do It Yourself Dryer Repair
Do it yourself dryer repair may not seem possible, but it is actually easier than
you think. There are some tips and advice which can make troubleshooting and repairing
your dryer much easier. First you need to know whether your dryer is gas or electric,
because this will make a difference in the parts needed and the dryer repair procedures
followed. Does your dryer work at all? If not, the first step should be to make
sure your appliance is actually getting power. Check the wall socket, and if there
is no power coming through you may have flipped a breaker or blown a fuse. This
should be the first thing you check, before you assume a dryer repair is needed.
This can be a common mistake, and lead to unnecessary expenses. Once you have determined
that your dryer is getting electricity, the next steps will depend on the specific
type of dryer, gas or electric, as well as the make and model of the appliance.
This information will also be needed to order any dryer parts needed for the dryer
repair. You can perform the repairs yourself usually, and save money on the project
in the process.
If you have a gas dryer and you need to perform dryer repair because the appliance
is not heating up, there are some things that you need to look at. The gas valve
coils may not work correctly, causing them to shut off before the gas becomes ignited.
If this is the case then you may want to replace all of these coils during the dryer
repair, instead of just the defective one. This will prevent future problems with
the other coils. The thermal fuse can be another common cause of dryer repair, and
if your appliance overheats then this fuse may quit working. This is true in both
gas and electric models. Replacing the fuse will usually resolve this problem. Sometimes
if the fuse is bad your dryer may not work at all. With electric dryers the heating
element may go, and this will also cause your dryer to lose the ability to heat
up. With a gas dryer, if there is no heat make sure that the gas is hooked up correctly,
because without an adequate flow of gas your dryer will not heat up.
Sometimes dryer repair is needed because your appliance takes too long to dry a
load of clothes. The thermostat in both types of dryer will have an effect on how
quickly the load dries, and it may need to be replaced if you are experiencing longer
than normal drying times. Dryer repair may be needed because of venting problems
on any dryer. If the vent becomes clogged with lint the dryer can not operate efficiently.
This dryer repair project is simple. Remove the vent, clean it out, and then replace
it. With an electric model, this problem can also be caused by the heating element
going bad. Once this part is replaced your dryer should heat up and dry normally