Category Archives: Clothes Dryer Repair and Parts

Add Appliances to Your Spring Cleaning

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Be sure to add cleaning out your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning check list. Experts advise you do this twice a year to get rid of dangerous lint build-up which can be a fire hazard and also cause your dryer to perform poorly.

Make the job easier by using a crevice cleaning vacuum attachment that can help you reach inside your dryer, and underneath the drum. You can also Continue reading

Noisy Dryer Takes Too Long To Dry – How To Fix

dryer-blower-wheel

If your dryer seems to take forever to dry your laundry and it’s also noisy, you might have a broken or obstructed blower wheel.

The blower wheel helps to circulate air throughout the drum, exhaust and over the heating element. If no air is circulating in your dryer, it could be Continue reading

How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

how long do appliances last?

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Stacking a washer and dryer

stacked washer and dryerMaybe you moved into a new apartment or are downsizing your home and you need some extra space; stacking your washer and dryer might just be the answer. But before you get stacking, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Measure the space

Make sure you have enough room so that your newly stacked appliances fit into their new space.  You also need to have some room in back for venting, cords and hoses. If you are placing Continue reading

Deciding whether to fix or ditch your broken appliance

WhentoRepairorreplaceyourapplianceMaybe your oven is not heating up as quickly as it used to, or your dishwasher stopped working. How do you know when to repair or replace your appliance? Here are some factors that will help you decide.

Research your repair

Before calling the repairman, use the internet to try to figure out what could be wrong with your appliance. It might be a small fix, or even just a matter of cleaning your appliance, or a part on your appliance — something you can do yourself. Also consult your appliance’s owner’s manual for things like fault code displays and solutions to common problems. If you no longer have your owner’s manual, use your appliance’s model number to find a digital copy online.

Some repair jobs are very simple, Continue reading

Why is my dryer not drying?

Why is my dryer not drying?

If your clothes dryer is no longer getting your laundry completely dry, it might not be your dryer’s fault. You might want to take a look at your washer.

Your washer might not be Continue reading

How to fix a noisy dryer

Worn Drum Rollers If your clothes dryer is incredibly noisy whenever you use it, it might be time to look at a few parts. Here are some of the noises that your dryer might be making and the parts that might be causing them.

Scraping metallic sound: drum glides or slides

The drum glides and slides provide support and a smooth surface for the dryer drum to rotate on during operation. When the drum Continue reading

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