Many people rely on their dryer for their regular laundry routine, which can make it particularly frustrating when this appliance suddenly stops working on you. However, there are signs you can look out for before your dryer fails completely indicating that you may be in need of dryer repair. Here are a couple of signs you can look out for when doing laundry that indicate that your dryer likely needs to be repaired.
Your Clothes Take Forever to Dry
A clear sign that something isn't right with your dryer is if it suddenly begins taking a great deal longer than it used to to dry your clothes. While an aging dryer may begin to slow down slightly, it should not take two, or even three, times as long as it used to in order to dry your clothes. If this happens to you, then your dryer needs immediate attention, as a part is either failing, or the dryer’s vent has become severely clogged.
Something Doesn’t Smell Right
You can also tell when something is wrong with your dryer if it begins to smell off. Some dryers make a distinctive smell while operating; however, your dryer should not begin emitting a hot or burning smell. If you notice such a smell, you should stop using your dryer right away, as it is likely not venting properly and is at risk of catching fire. Having your dryer professionally maintained and cleaned will likely solve this problem.
Knowing when your dryer is in need of repairs can save you from the stress of your dryer suddenly dying on you by allowing you to schedule any necessary repairs. Contact us for help and advice if you believe that your dryer is in need of repairs, as well as to learn about more of the signs indicating that your dryer needs to be repaired.