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Commercial / Residential Washer & Dryer Repair
Looking to service or repair your washer and dryer? Because washers and dryers tend to play a huge role within the household, it is important to understand issues that can arise over time. As a homeowner, it is recommended that you regularly service your washer and dryer to assure both the efficiency and longevity of both machines.
Power Issues – It is quite common for machines to stop working when circuit breakers, lid switches, and fuse boxes fail to work properly.
Excessive Noise – There are a number of factors that can cause excessive noise production including drainage, spin cycle, and balance issues.
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Failure to Drain – If a washer is failing to drain, it is possible that the drain hose may be kinked or plugged, a lint sock filled, or house drain system blockage. Additionally, there are some washers that feature a side-check valve that can become clogged. More serious issues can surround a faulty pump that can lock up or seize to work or transmission problems that see gears become worn and cease to work all-together.
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Spin Cycle Issues – When this occurs, it is possible that the lid isn’t closing properly, the speed selector switch is stuck between two different speeds, the belt is over worn or damaged, the drive pulley worn and failing to turn the drive belt, and/or there are faulty transmission and clutch assemblies.
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A dryer is basically a large drum that works to dry wet laundry. The drying process occurs when a motor with pulleys turns a drum that is connected via a number of belts. The air is heated when a gas or electric heater element blows air through the drum. The temperature is then controlled by a thermostat per the dryer control panel. If for any reason the door to the dryer opens, the dryer will fail to operate. Other common issues can include:
Lint Blockage- If lint builds up within dryer lint traps, vents and blowers, the machine will fail to properly dry clothing. Additionally, the exhaust vent that sits between the exterior wall or basement window can become clogged. This should also be cleaned out regularly.
Door Gasket and Door Switch – As mentioned prior, if the door fails to close properly or the door switch isn’t working, the unit will most likely not operate. It is very possible that both the switch and door gasket may need to be replace in time.
Motor Failure – If for any reason your dryer motor fails to operate, the unit will not work. Assistance is definitely needed in the case that a motor fails to work properly.
How to Troubleshoot and Replace your Dryer Motor:
According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, as long as your dryer has a moisture sensor (nearly all models in operation today do), it functions at about the same efficiency as current models. Replacing a dryer that can perform as efficiently as a new model not only costs money upfront without providing any energy savings, but it also puts a dryer-size burden on landfills and adds to the demand for energy to produce and transport these bulky appliances.
When it is time to buy a new dryer, look for one with the moisture sensor in the drum rather than in the exhaust vent. It will shut off a little sooner and use slightly less energy.