The qualified technicians at Ateliers G. Paquette can repair all types of dryers. Has yours stopped working? There are a number of ways in which a dryer can malfunction, so before you think about replacing your machine, consult the list below. You may find that the right dryer repair solution is one you can manage on your own.
But first, keep in mind that for your dryer to work effectively, it has to be in a room that’s large enough to supply it with the air flow it requires (consult your users’ manual for more information). Additionally, note that you should conduct maintenance on your machine every 18 months to prevent fires, curb premature wear and optimize its performance. If you’ve neglected to perform regular maintenance, you’ll probably want to call in one of our technicians. Otherwise, here are some fixes to common dryer problems.
First, check your circuit breaker panel or fuse box to ensure that a breaker hasn’t tripped or a fuse hasn’t blown. Additionally, verify that the dryer filter isn’t filled with lint, the vent duct isn’t crushed or blocked and the exterior dryer vent cover isn’t obstructed or damaged. Finally, always make sure that the dry cycle and options you select are appropriate for the clothes you’re drying. For example, note that for an automatic dryer cycle to be effective, the garments need to be of the same type and at least 80% of the load needs to be large articles. It’s also possible for the machine’s heating elements, temperature control system or thermistor to fail, in which case you should get in touch with us.
It doesn’t produce heat
Check the circuit breakers or fuses that connect to your dryer, check the level of your propane gas tank or check with your electricity supplier to see if there has been a temporary service interruption. Additionally, verify that you haven’t selected a dry cycle or option that doesn’t use heat, such as Air Fluff. Finally, depending on your type of dryer, it’s possible that the heating elements, temperature control system, thermistor, gas pressure regulator, ignition system or burner monitoring system are broken or malfunctioning. If you suspect this is the case, don’t wait to call in one of our technicians.
It overheats or is hot to the touch
Verify that the dryer filter isn’t full of lint, the vent duct isn’t crushed or blocked, the exterior vent cover isn’t obstructed or blocked and the dry cycle and options you selected are right for the clothes you’re drying. It’s also possible that the heating elements, temperature control system or thermistor aren’t working correctly. You need to call in a qualified technician to remedy these kinds of problems.
If metal items such as belts or metal buttons are spinning around your dryer, then it’s normal to hear some clanging. Otherwise, the motor, belt or ventilation system may be broken and in need of a professional repair.
It won’t start
First off, make sure that the door is properly closed and check the buttons and dials to see if the settings are correct. Next, verify that the circuit breakers or fuses connected to the dryer aren’t tripped or blown. It’s also possible that the temperature control system, motor or belts aren’t working correctly, in which case you should schedule a service call with one of our technicians.
It damages clothes
Clothes with a zipper or metal parts can damage other articles during the dry cycle. Additionally, sharp objects can get caught in the holes of the drum. Finally, the issue could be caused by a drum support roller that’s damaged or worn. If you suspect this is the case, give us a call.
It wrinkles clothes
This can be caused by a number of things. You may have put too large a load in the dryer or left the clothes in the machine for too long after the cycle finished. It’s also possible that the fabric of the garments you’re drying are prone to wrinkling. Finally, note that faster spin speeds can result in wrinkled clothes. Keep in mind that many machines have options aimed at resolving this issue, such as extended tumble, wrinkle block and steam dry. If any of these options aren’t working, don’t hesitate to call us.
We repair all dryer brands
Our knowledgeable, skilled technicians can repair your home appliances, no matter what brand they are. This includes dryers made by:
Do you need to get your dryer fixed? The experts in dryer repair at Ateliers G. Paquette are here to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment.