DIY Dryer Repair

 Dryer Repair isn’t  only exclusive to a repair man alone, you can do it yourself! For this reason, we – Edmonton Appliance Repair Teamhave compiled the lots of things that could go wrong with a dryer and how to resolve them yourself.

Dryer Won’t Start

The problem could be any of the following:

  • Thermal Fuse – This should be the first point of call since it is the power source. Simply use your multimeter to test for continuity and if there is none, replace it.
  • Start Switch – This is often the case when the dryer doesn’t respond after switching on. Test for continuity, if there is none, replace it.
  • Door Switch – For most dryers, the door makes a clicking sound when closed and the operation activates. If it doesn’t click, check for continuity and replace if it’s negative.
  • Drive Motor – This is responsible for accelerating the drum and blower wheel to release air. It is probably defective, if it makes a humming noise. Check for obstructions against the blower wheel, if there is none, then you should replace the motor.
  • Driver Belt – The belt is often assumed to be faulty if the drum doesn’t turn. Check if the belt is broken, if that’s the case, opt for replacement.
  • Main Control Board & Timer – This rarely happens, so check for other problems before settling on this. If the other parts are still functional, test for continuity, if there is none, replace.

Dryer Overworks Or Takes Time To Pick

This is another case that requires Dryer Repair. It could be as a result of the following:

  • Air Flow Problem – When the vent is clogged, there will be restrictions to the air flow in the dryer. Endeavor to routinely clean your vent system annually.
  • Blower Wheel – This collaborates with the drive motor to push air into the dryer drum. It is definitely faulty when the air flow is weak and the blade wobbles when rotated by hand. Replace it, if that’s the case.
  • Heating Element – This is responsible for heating the air before it enters the dryer’s drum. It could either be burned out or a part of the assembly is faulty. Check for continuity, if there is none, replace it.
  • Moisture Sensor – This is responsible for checking the moisture level of the clothes and signals the control board when dry. In cases where you suspect it is faulty, check for other problems and replace if the other parts are still functional.
  • Cycling Thermostat – This helps to regulate the air temperature. If it’s suspected to be faulty, test for continuity and replace if there is none.

Dryer Stops Spinning Or Makes Noise

The problem could be any of the following:

  • Driver Belt – It is responsible for spinning the drum; if the belt is broken, replace it.
  • Drum Roller – It also a key element that helps for rolling the drum. When the drum doesn’t spin freely, the drum roller is highly suspected to be faulty. Change all rollers if that’s the case.
  • Drum Slide or Glide – The drum slides acts as support system in which the drum glides. Over time they experience wear and tear. If they are faulty, replace all of them.
  • Drum Bearing – This supports the hind part of the drum. If the drum rolls uncontrollably when the belt is removed, the bearing is most likely faulty. If it also makes grinding sounds, then it calls for immediate replacement.

There you go. I hope the information in this article is sufficient enough to school you on your  DIY Dryer Repair.