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Diagnosing What’s Wrong Before Calling For Appliance Cowboy Dryer Repair

Diagnosing What’s Wrong Before Calling For Appliance Cowboy Your Dryer Repair

When your dryer malfunctions, you have a choice: spend time at the laundromat or risk stiff clothes from air drying. Despite the allure of online guides, diagnosing and repairing dryer issues is best left to professionals in this digital era. Prioritize expert assistance for optimal results.

What Could Be The Issue With Your Dryer?

Once the machine is plugged in and its breaker has not tripped, you should determine the symptoms before calling for dryer repair. Appliance repair technicians note nine common problems that customers often have:

  1. Won’t start
  2. Won’t tumble
  3. Won’t advance the timer
  4. Gets too hot
  5. Has no heat or not enough heat
  6. It takes too long to dry
  7. Noisy
  8. Won’t shut off
  9. It shuts off too soon

The solution to these problems may involve a relatively minor part, such as a fuse, or a more significant problem with the motor, heating element, portals, or thermostats. Whether the cause of your problem is minor or significant, the result is the same for you: Your appliance does not work at all or does not work correctly.

Diagnosing the Root Cause

What symptoms are related to which part failure? The problem is that several parts can lead to a specific problem. For example, if the dryer does not start, the problem can be a bad or defective door switch or a blown thermal fuse. Fixing a door switch might be manageable for some handy homeowners, but when the thermal control goes, that is usually a sign of a malfunctioning thermostat or a clogged vent. You may even have a problem with the heating element.

A bad fuse, thermostat, or heating element can lead to numerous problems on the list, in addition to causing issues with starting. For example, they can lead to clothes getting too hot, drying too long, or shutting off too soon. There are worn-out bearings, seals, or belts that can cause problems with the tumbling action or make the machine noisy.

Optimize the quality of your appliance repair with the right parts. 

Figuring out the exact cause of a problem with the dryer is methodically eliminating potential causes and then replacing the correct part. For a do-it-yourselfer attempting to take care of things, the problem is that you have to have several parts that you might or might not need on hand or be prepared to make numerous trips to an appliance parts store. Merely resolving the issue without replacing related components can lead to an incomplete fix, potentially resulting in subsequent breakdowns or malfunctions in no time.

When you have a problem with your dryer, the quickest way to resolve your problem is by calling Appliance Cowboys. With years of experience repairing state-of-the-art appliances, including dryers, we offer same-day service, free estimates with repair, and reasonable prices, and we come with a full array of parts to take care of the problem. We service all brands of appliances, including Amana, Bosch, Dacor, Estate, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, LG, Sub Zero, Tappan, Blue Star, Bertazzoni, Cove, Kenmore, and many more.

Call (713) 391-4475 for dryer service to set up a convenient service appointment.


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