Common Dryer Problems & Signs You Should Book a Service Call
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Why Choose Ideal Fix
The experts at Ideal Fix have the knowledge and experience to handle repairs of all dryer makes and models. If you need a quick, professional, and affordable dryer repair service, call Ideal Fix.
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Dryer Maintenance Tips
- Cleaning your exhaust vent biyearly
- Making sure your vent cap outside is clear
- Make sure not to overload the machine
- Clear your lint screen in between all your loads
- Also, clean out the lint trap as lint can build up there aswell.
Common Dryer Related Questions We Hear
We charge $75 for a service call, which is waived in case of repairs. Repair costs depend on the parts involved and the workhours needed to fix the issue.
If your appliance is still under warranty, they will usually repair or replace it with minimal to no cost. However, some issues don’t fall under warranty. Contact the appliance’s manufacturer for more information.
Most new appliances have a unique smell due to residues from the manufacturing process. It should go away on its own relatively shortly with regular use.
Appliances that come into contact or use water to operate can develop mould or mildew if they are not vented or emptied properly. Regular maintenance should keep humidity low enough to deter mould growth. Ideal Fix can troubleshoot the exact cause of the smell, fix it, and provide guidelines to prevent it from reoccurring.
Consider how much a repair is going to cost versus buying a brand-new appliance. When purchasing an appliance, you will get a warranty that protects from breaks or mishaps for a certain period, which can save money on repair costs. Additionally, new appliances generally use less electricity or water to run and are more environmentally friendly.
When buying a dryer, pay special attention to its size, capacity, and energy efficiency. Additionally, if you’re fitting the dryer between cabinets or other appliances, consider that you need at least an inch of space on all sides and six inches in the back to allow for air circulation, connections, and venting. Ideally, a dryer should have the same or double the capacity of the washing machine.
When the dryer isn’t levelled properly, it won’t dry clothes as fast, and some bulkier pieces can remain wet after a cycle. Additionally, the dryer will make more noise since it will bounce due to the uneven surface.
Most dryers can finish a full cycle in between 45-60 minutes, depending on the load size and power. Check the venting system and the lint trap if the clothes are damp after a cycle.
Beyond replacing old parts or the entire model with a more energy-efficient one, you can keep the dryer clean and the venting system maintained. Most of the energy losses come from inadequate venting and keeping the dryer working in a humid environment.
Our appliance repair experts expect a washer and dryer to last 10-15 years, on average. Machine life expectancy coincides with how often you use the washer and how well you maintain them.
It depends on the appliance malfunction. If the dryer makes strange noises or won’t heat during its cycle, it means the problem is more extensive than it appears. In these cases, your dryer will require a professional appliance repair expert who can inspect and fix the damage.
Proper dryer maintenance goes a long way towards reducing the wear and tear of your appliance. Repairing can extend your dryer’s life and allow you to use it for a few more years.
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Types of Dryers We Service
Ideal Fix services all major dryers makes and models. We repair the machine, regardless of its age or where you purchased it. Here are some of the brands we service: