Dryer is overheating

Dryer is overheating?

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Dryer is overheating?

When a dryer is overheating not only could that potentially ruin the quality of your clothes, it can also be a huge danger to your home as it brings the risk of a fire. Drying your clothes shouldn’t come with such worry, so we’ve decided to lay out some ways you can prevent your dryer from overheating any further by being able to diagnose your ailing machine and determining if the fix is something you can handle, or if you’ll need the assistance of a pro.

Common problems include:

Restricted flow of air

Restricted flow of air - When your dryer is overheating one of the first things you ought to check is if the air is flowing through your dryer, as this buildup of hot air is what can cause overheating. Make sure to check your lint trap to see if it’s clean, and then check the lint trap duct to make sure it’s also free of debris. Another way to determine the air flow is to run your dryer and check the duct exhaust vents on the outside of your home. If your machine’s properly passing hot air then you should feel the exhaust coming from the duct.

Cycling thermostat

Cycling thermostat - You’ll find that a majority of dryers have this component to control instances of overheating, however when your dryer is overheating that could be an indication that this component is out of commission. This little part is found on the rear of the machine behind the back panel, and testing it simply requires testing it with a multi-meter. 

Heating element 

Heating element - Heating elements are the main source of warmth that assist your dryer in drying your clothes, and as time goes on it’s not a surprise that it can warp or change shape. If your dryer is overheating this means that your heating element could be in direct contact with the drum as a result of these changes, and its vital that you replace/reset your element so it’s not touching the drum.

Dryer is Squeaking

Dryer is squeaking?

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Dryer is squeaking?

When they’re silent dryers are an amazing and effective tool to have in the home; but when your dryer is squeaking it starts to become a nuisance as it disrupts the quiet and peace all over your home. We’ve recognized this as a typical problem among our clientele that seek dryer restorations, and as a result we’ve went ahead and wrote up some helpful starting points for our clientele which outline the problem areas, and when they should be treated by professionals. 

What to watch out for:

Dryer belt

Dryer belt - This belt is what helps the dryer drum turn while it dries your clothes, and over the course of its many uses it will inevitably experience some typical wear and tear. Due to this stress, the belt will start to squeak as it helps in the rotation of the drum. In this situation you can either apply special types of lubricant, or change the belt altogether, which can be done either on your own or with the aid of a professional.

Drum bearing

Drum bearing - This bearing is located on the rear of your dryer and it aids in rotating the drum your clothes are in, and over time it can start to squeak as a result of regular wear and tear. If this is the reason your dryer is squeaking adding additional lubrication can be a solution, however to avoid future problems you can also consider changing the bearings with a simple replacement. 

Idler pulley

Idler pulley - This components main role is to act as an automatic tensioning device for your belt; the main parts of it are a spring loaded wheel on a bearing. If the dryer is squeaking because of a busted wheel then you’ll have to replace the component entirely. However if only the wheel bearing is causing the problem, some light greasing should do the trick. 

Dryer runs but then turns off

Dryer runs but then turns off?

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Dryer runs but then turns off?

When you’ve got lots to do over the course of your day the most frustrating thing that can happen is when you go to do your laundry and your dryer runs but then turns off. With a problem such as this there could be a multitude of different reasons why your machine is exhibiting such behavior and our goal as an organization is to provide you to tools to succeed in determining what’s ailing your machine, and what can be done to fix it.

What to look for:

Dryer thermal fuse

Dryer thermal fuse -  The thermal fuse is what works to detect the varying levels of temperature in your dryer, and if your dryer runs but then turns off it could be due to a faulty fuse. Fuses are different in gas and electric dryers, so if you’ve determined that it’s your fuse that’s busted its best to contact a professional to see what part you would need.

Dryer drive motor

Dryer drive motor -  The drive motor is what helps turn the drum of your dryer, and if it’s busted it could be the reason why your dryer runs but then turns off. There are components of this drive motor that are possible to replace, such as the harness connectors, but motor itself cannot be replaced. 

Dryer electronic control board

Dryer electronic control board - This board is the central piece of your machine that controls its various commands, so if your dryer runs but then turns off, it could be that the board’s signals are not firing properly. This can be a challenge to spot without any obvious damage to the board, so to diagnose your machine properly you’ll want the help of an expert.

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