You need a reliable washer and dryer to make sure your clothes are always clean and fresh. However, if your dryer is underperforming, the clothes might be damp or take a while to dry all the way. Troubleshooting can be a simple process if you know what to check for. Follow the guide below to determine whether you need dryer repair.
3 Reasons Your Clothes Aren’t Drying
1. Malfunctioning Drum or Heating Element
Your dryer uses a heating element to remove moisture from the clothes and a moving drum to tumble them so that the heat is evenly dispersed. If these elements are on the fritz, your dryer may struggle to get clothes completely dry. The heating element may be stopped because a thermal fuse has blown, which is a fire-prevention measure that shorts out when temperatures rise too high. If the drum isn’t spinning when the dryer runs, the belt may have snapped.
2. Inadequate Ventilation
To direct moist air out of the dryer and away from your home, the dryer relies on a vent that runs outside. However, this vent can encounter multiple problems that reduce dryer efficiency. For example, if the vent pipe is too small, your dryer may struggle to move enough air at once. Additionally, some lint can escape the lint screen and may become lodged in the pipe. It should be cleaned by a professional at least once a year to prevent clogs and additional dryer repair.
3. Jammed Lint Screen
A dirty lint screen doesn’t just make your dryer less efficient, but it can also be a fire hazard, which is why you should clean it after every load. After the clothes are done drying, use a finger to remove all lint from the screen. If it has been clogged with detergent and fabric softener residue, remove the lint and then use hot water and a scrub brush to remove the buildup. Allow the screen to dry, and then return it to the dryer.
Get your dryer working at peak efficiency with help from Carolina Appliance Service. Since 1993, they’ve served Matthews, NC, with dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, and dryer repair. To get same-day service from Moorseville to Monroe, call (704) 847-0004. You can also learn more about their services by visiting them online.