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So your dryer seems to be unwilling to perform its primary duty, which is to dry your clothes. There are a number of clues that will indicate that your dryer is not working properly. However, there are a few things you can check on before calling the repairman (or woman). Is lint blocking your filter? Is the air outlet hose or outdoor vent clogged? If the problem persists after these minor inspections, call a professional to assist you. Now let's look at the four tell-tale signs that your dryer needs repairs.

Your laundry is still damp after the drying cycle

If your dryer gets hot on the outside, but the clothes are still damp, this means there’s something wrong. A switch, the temperature control system or your dryer’s heating elements may be defective or malfunctioning.

There’s no heat in the dryer

If your dryer has been on for several minutes but is not heating up, you may have a problem with the circuit breakers. Several models run with two fuses. One of the fuses may have burned out. If both fuses are working, the problem could be the elements, or the switch. It could also be the burner control system or the gas pressure regulator.

Your dryer is overheating

Often the main problem is the size of the load. Drying cycles need to be adjusted to accommodate the load. For example, automatic cycles should contain 80% of large items and 20% of small items in order to dry everything correctly.

Your dryer’s making noise

The first thing to check is whether there are metal items, such as belts or buttons, in your laundry. If not, then the drive, the motor or ventilation system could be the cause.

Every dryer requires regular maintenance every 18 months – this is the key to maintaining performance for your appliance. If your dryer needs repairs or maintenance, at Ateliers G. Paquette we have compatible replacement parts available and we offer you efficient, fast service. Our outlets in Montreal, Quebec City and Repentigny will respond to all your appliance repair needs. Has your dryer gone haywire? Contact us today!


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