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12-05-2016

Dryer Repair Troubleshooting ­ What To Expect from Your Service Tech

Whether you have a basic clothes dryer or a high­tech, high­efficiency machine, your dryer is an important part of your household. Dryer breakdowns probably don’t happen to you very frequently, but when they do, you need solutions quickly. Luckily, there’s no mystery when it comes to a professional dryer repair troubleshooting visit. Understanding what to expect during your dryer service call can help you be prepared. Here are a few things your dryer repair technician may do upon arriving at your home:

Ask for Information

To provide the most efficient service, your dryer repair professional will need some relevant information about your appliance. Your technician will likely ask:

  • -If you have a valid warranty

  • -If you can describe your dryer’s issue

  • -If the problem has been worsening over time

  • -If you’ve had any repairs made recently, and

  • -How long it’s been since the vent and ducts have been cleaned.

Diagnosing the Problem

How your service tech goes about the dryer repair troubleshooting really depends on the dryer’s symptoms.

  • -If your dryer won’t start, the repair expert may do some basic appliance troubleshooting. This includes tasks like checking the plug­in connection, the breaker switch and the voltage of the outlet. Door switches and thermal fuses will also likely be checked.

  • -If your dryer isn’t tumbling, the appliance troubleshooting may be a bit more involved. Your technician will probably need to remove the dryer’s front panel to check for issues like a worn or broken drum belt or a failing idler pulley system. If your technician suspects that the drive motor is at fault, the dryer’s drum will also need to be removed, and the dryer repair expert will perform a live voltage test on the motor.

  • -A dryer that isn’t heating may also need to be partially disassembled, especially if the vents and ducts are clear. The technician may ask you to run the dryer for a few minutes to verify that the thermostat and thermal resistor are functioning. The dryer’s temperature sensor, high limit thermostat and cycling thermostat may also need to be checked with a voltage meter.

The Fix

Once the problem is diagnosed, your service technician will move from the dryer repair troubleshooting phase to the repair phase. The proposed fixes will be outlined for you, costs will be estimated, and a timeline will be established. Some repairs, like fuse replacements, can usually be performed immediately and quickly. Other repairs, like motor replacements, may need to wait for special parts to be ordered and delivered. A high­quality dryer repair company will communicate clearly about these next steps so you know when your dryer will be operational again.

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