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Is Your Dryer Not Drying? Learn Some Simple Troubleshooting Options

Is Your Dryer Not Drying? Learn Some Simple Troubleshooting Options

Your dryer has one job: To dry your clothing. If it is not doing so as well as it should, there are a few troubleshooting options you can try. If these do not work, then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for dryer repair and maintenance.

Chneck the Obvious Options First

It is very common for a homeowner trying to troubleshoot an appliance repair issue without considering some of the most obvious issues. We always go over these to ensure that the solution isn’t as simple as plugging the appliance in.

First, make sure that the circuit breaker is working. If it is switched, then it may be that your dryer simply isn’t getting any electricity. Then check the settings of your dryer. If you have it set to certain parameters, it may be simply air drying, which does not include any heat. Finally, make sure that the dryer did not get unplugged somehow. Once you are sure none of these issues are the problem, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.

Steps to Take When Diagnosing Your Dryer

First things first, turn on your dryer. It should take a few seconds to hear two different clicking sounds. The first one is the primary coil that is turning on, and the second is the flame igniting. Make sure that there airflow is good through the venting system for your dryer. You can do this by reaching up through the vent and making sure that the flay is open while the dryer is in operation. If it is clogged with dust and lint, clean it out and keep moving.

If you find that the dryer is heating, then you know that the ignitor sensor fuses are still working well and that your thermostat continues to work well. At this point, it may be an issue of your gas coils. These are fairly affordable and can be replaced if you have the right tools and a little know how. That said, we recommend that you call in the professionals for help.

Your Next Step is Simple: Call in the Professionals

We know you’d rather fix your dryer yourself because it’s easier and cheaper. However, note that if you have to do any more significant repairs than what we have described above, you run the risk of voiding your warranty. It can also end up being more expensive to repair it yourself if you must buy tools and buy parts at retail price.

Instead, contact American Appliance Repair and let us help you. It is possible to reach us by calling us at 800-640-9934. We may be able to troubleshoot over the phone or we may visit you to get your dryer back to perfect running order.

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