Dryers are a valuable part of any laundry routine, as they can help those without the time or space to allow their clothes to hang dry to quickly and easily dry their clean clothes. However, as with any appliance that is used frequently, your dryer will begin to break down over time and need repair. It is important to be aware of the signs that your dryer is in need of repair, as thousands of house fires are started each year by malfunctioning dryers. Here are a few of the signs that you can look out for that indicate that you may be in need of dryer repair.
Long Drying Times
Oftentimes, one of the first indicators homeowners will notice that something is wrong with their dryer is when their dryer begins to take longer than normal to dry their clothes. If a part is failing, you may find that your dryer take as much as twice as long as they used to in order to dry your clothes. This indicates that you will want to have your dryer professionally inspected before it fails altogether.
The Drum Won’t Spin
This is a common problem homeowners encounter with older dryers that will lead them to falsely believe that their dryer has died and needs to be replaced. However, a drum not spinning is often a much easier fix that people think, as it can generally be corrected by replacing the dryer’s belt, as broken belts usually cause this problem. A professional will be able to determine what has caused your dryer to stop spinning, and will be able to determine whether or not your dryer can be repaired.
Knowing the signs that your dryer is in need of repair can help you to have this vital appliance repaired before it stops working altogether or it starts a fire in your home. Contact us to learn about more of the signs you should look out for that indicate that your dryer needs repair.