To Do or Not to Do Dryer Repairs

When your dryer stops working you may worry about dryer repair services. The cost to get your dryer fixed is very important for many homeowners. No one wants another bill to pay. But sometimes you don’t need repair work because you can fix it.  Other times you will and should get help from someone trained to work on your dryer appliances.

You’ll need to figure out when to call in the professionals.

To start if you turn on your dryer and it doesn’t work check to see that it’s plugged in. It may have come unplugged or the connection to the dryer got damaged or the cord got damaged. It’s not always practical or necessary to buy a new dryer. The average cost is between $200 to $1,750. It can be an expensive appliance to buy so this isn’t the path forward for everyone.

Check the manual and prepare to call a dryer repair specialist. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t fix the problem. Most homeowners are not trained to do dryer repairs on their appliance. When something happens call a trained repair specialist to check the machine. They can identify the problem quickly and offer solutions to fix it.

Fixing the dryer yourself can be dangerous. Dryers have moving parts and wiring to contend with so it’s not safe to tinker around. As a general rule anything involving electrical stuff needs a trained technician to handle.

Call a service for dryer repairs when you discover your machine isn’t working as it should. It’s best to get it resolved soon so you won’t be without your dryer. While you could hang your clothes up until it’s fixed this doesn’t work for everyone.

Avoid Dryer Repairs by Taking Care of your Machine

Use your dryer as intended. If you have carpets to wash and then dry, it can be better to use a laundromat for this material. Rugs create a lot of lint and the backing of the run can come off from the heat and tumbling. Don’t dry things such as cloth running shoes. Even if you think this is a faster way to dry them it’s not good for the running shoes or the dryer.

Check on the dryer from time to time to be sure it’s working as expected. There can be different problems developing with your dryer such as a bad heater element. This means the dryer no longer heats up. It may otherwise work but no heat means the clothes don’t dry.

You can self-diagnose your dryer troubles using Google. Type the issue your machine is having and find out what commons solutions exist. Someone else has had similar problems and may provide direction on fixing it. You’ll gain a better understanding of what’s happening with your machine. This is also useful when contacting a service for dryer repairs.

It can be a setback to face dryer problems. You need your clothes dried and when the machine isn’t working the inconvenience can be huge.

If dryer repairs frustrate you, we can help. Call us at (781) 953-9600 or visit us on our Facebook page .