Dryer Repair

clothes dryer repair

Clothes Dryer Repair

Does your dryer dry your clothes, is it noisy, or does it just take too long to dry your clothes? For any of these problems, or for any other dryer issues, let A1 All City Appliance of San Antonio, Texas work for you. We stand by our commitment to your complete satisfaction.

What is a Dryer?

A dryer is simply a large drum into which wet laundry is loaded. A motor with pulleys — connected by a series of belts — turns the drum. Air heated by a gas heater or electric heating element is blown through the drum to dry the laundry. The temperature and speed of the drum are controlled by a series of thermostats operated from a timer device on the control panel of the dryer.

As a safety device, a dryer usually has a door switch that activates the working parts. Unless the door is properly closed, the dryer won’t work, regardless of the settings on the control panel. Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won’t run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes. Then push the reset button. If there are no problems with the motor, switches, or electrical system, this should restart the dryer. If not, then your machine will A1 all city Appliance Repair.

Things to Check for:

  • If your clothes are taking too long to dry make sure they are coming out of the washer properly spun dry. If they are too wet it will take the dryer a very long time to get them dry.
  • Also make sure that the dryer has not been pushed back and is not pinching the vent.
  • We sometimes also find animal nests in the vent on the outside of the house.  Anything that obstructs the vent will cause drying problems.
  • Of course, make sure you are cleaning the lint screen every time you put in a new load.  This will also save you money on your fuel bill.  Note that some fabric softener products also clog the lint screen much faster and some manufacturers actually recommend that they not be used.  They can also affect the sensors that tell some dryer models if the clothes are dry yet or not.

Cleaning the Dryer

Besides drying clothes, dryers also remove lint. This fine, fuzzy material can cause trouble because it blocks dryer lint traps, clogs vents, and fills blowers. Lint can also gather around and in the tracks of the drum rollers, or in and under the pulleys and the drive belt. The result is poor clothes drying or — sometimes — no drying. To avoid lint problems, clean out the dryer’s lint trap system every time you use the dryer.

To clean the lint screen, remove it from the unit. The screen may be located near or under the door sill, or in the top of the dryer near the control panel. It can usually be removed by pulling it up and out of its housing. Remove the accumulated lint to clear the screen; then replace the screen.

The exhaust vent also collects lint. Vent maintenance involves cleaning the lint from a screen in the dryer’s vent exhaust collar and/or at the end of the exhaust vent where it sticks out through a basement window or through an exterior wall. To clean the screen, remove the clamp that holds the vent to the collar, or back out the screws that hold the vent to the collar, or pull the vent straight off an extended collar. Clean the screen thoroughly and replace it in the vent assembly.

To clean the vent itself, use a vent-cleaning brush (available at hardware stores) to pull out any lint deposits. Also check the vent run to make sure that the vent piping or tubing isn’t loose at the joints, or — in the case of flexible plastic venting — isn’t sagging between hanging brackets. Breaks or sags cause undue strain on the dryer’s blower system, and can cause drying problems. If the vent pipe or tubing has become clogged with lint, remove the lint by pushing a garden hose or a drain-and-trap auger through the vent to a convenient joint. Disassemble the joint to remove the debris. With this procedure, it isn’t necessary to disassemble the entire vent to find the blockage.

You can head off problems before they become too serious by providing routine maintenance for your dryer’s door gasket, thermostat, timer, and other frequently used parts. Check out our dryer repair tips for more details on how to repair your dryer.

A1 All City Appliance of San Antonio, TX can fix most brands and models of clothes dryers including Kenmore, Whirlpool, Samsung, General Electric, Frigidaire, and Maytag. We repair most clothes dryer problems including poor spinning, heating issues, loud noises and cycle irregularities. For fast, reliable appliance repair service call A1 All City Appliance.

(210) 566-2328

We service all major brands, such as:

  • Kenmore clothes dryers
  • Whirlpool clothes dryers
  • Samsung clothes dryers
  • Maytag clothes dryers
  • GE clothes dryers
  • Frigidaire clothes dryers
  • and many more

Services:  All major appliance repair in San Antonio TX including;

Servicing the following areas:

San Antonio, Cibolo, Schertz, Universal City, Helotes, Boerne, Leon Valley, Bulverde, Windcrest, New Braunfels, Live Oak, Bexar County and your neighborhood!

WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A HONEST, RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE DRYER REPAIR COMPANY . . .

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