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How to Recognize the Signs of Trouble With Your Dryer

A problem with your dryer can be extremely inconvenient. It’s no fun hanging clothes up to dry, and even less fun hauling a load to your local laundromat. Most people don’t worry about their dryer until a serious problem arises. Catching issues quickly can save you money on more costly repairs. It can also keep you safe, as dryer malfunctions can lead to house fires in the worst-case scenario. Here are some red flags to keep an eye out for with your dryer.

Signs of Trouble

These specific signs can indicate a serious and potentially dangerous problem with your dryer. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s best to contact professional repair technicians right away.

  • Loud noises from the dryer
  • Clothes not getting dry
  • Heat, smoke, or burning smells
  • Machine won’t turn on
  • Slow operation
  • A stuck dryer door

Stay Safe by Addressing the Problem

Addressing the problem immediately can save you on repair costs in the long run. Letting the problem fester will only make the mechanical issues worse over time. You also want to keep your loved ones safe and prevent potential fires with your dyer. Be sure to always clear the lint out of lint trays after doing a load of laundry. Make sure that dryer vents aren’t blocked or stopped up. These two simple tips can go a long way toward avoiding fires.

If you detect a burning smell or see smoke, contact the professionals right away. Disconnect and unplug the machine if it’s safe to do so. Naturally, you should contact the fire department immediately if there are flames or excessive smoke. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and just call emergency services.

Other issues may not seem so frightening, but they can still be serious. If your dryer door is stuck, the drum doesn’t spin correctly, or the machine makes loud noises, don’t ignore these signs. They can all lead to more serious problems in the future. If your unit suddenly refuses to turn on or even if your clothes don’t fully dry in one cycle, you may have a serious issue.

The repair of dryers takes an intimate knowledge of the machines. As with any major appliance, repairs should be handled by professionals, as working on dryers comes with the risk of electric shock.

Contact Us for Assistance

If you see one or more of the warning signs that your dryer needs repair, don’t try to tackle it on your own. Some jobs are better left to the professionals. If you live in or around Tempe, AZ, contact Beyer Appliance Service Inc. today, and let our technicians take care of all of your dryer and washer repair needs.