It can be really frustrating when you take your clothes out of the dry and they’re still damp. You have to run the cycle again, hoping that it will work this time. So why does this happen and what can you do about it?
Common Clothes Dryer Issues
There are a lot of potential reasons this is happening. It could be something simple, like too much lint in the lint screen. It could be something more complex, such as a broken belt, a malfunctioning switch or something else.
The first thing you should check is the lint screen. If it’s been a while since you cleaned it out, that might be the problem. But the screen can only catch so much lint. It can get to other areas of the dryer and keep it from working properly. Take the vent hose off it’s housing and take it outside to shake it out. Take a trashcan with you.
Then you should run a vacuum attachment in the lint trap. Doing these two things should help get the dryer back to normal.
Another common problem is a broken drive belt. Try pressing the button on the dryer door. This will allow you to look at the drum while the dryer is on. If the drum isn’t turning, that’s probably because the belt is broken. This is a job for a professional.
Other issues that cause dryers to malfunction include defective switches, failed heating elements and more.
Contact Appliance Home Service
Never try to fix any sort of mechanical issue with your clothes dryer. That could lead to an injury, or make a minor problem a lot worse. Be safe and contact Appliance Home Service. Get in touch with us online or call 281-656-8428 to schedule an appointment.