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Dryer Not Heating

Dryer Not Heating

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When the dryer is not heating, you may start to think about putting clothes outside to dry. However, we have a better solution. If the dryer is not heating up, the dryer is making noise, or if the dryer is squeaking, we can help. Before calling a technician, we recommend cleaning the dryer vents and lint trap. This is often missed and can be an easy DIY fix. However, if the problem still persists, be sure to call Doctor Appliance Repair Ottawa for free same-day appliance repair service. Is the dryer not heating up? No problem. We have solutions, feel free to read this blog or check out our dryer repair guide for Ottawa homeowners.

Dryer Not Heating

There could be several reasons why the dryer isn’t heating. There could be an issue with your dryer heating element. An appliance repair technician can diagnose the dryer to find out if its a heating element issue by testing the part for continuity.

Additionally, the dryer could not be heating because of a faulty thermostat or a thermal fuse. The good news is that replacing a thermostat  or a thermal fuse is much cheaper than buying a new dryer!

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Dryer Making Noise

What kind of noise is your dryer making? Is it a large thumping noise, or a small squeak? If the dryer is making noise, there is a combination of possible problems. Dryer noises are not simple DIY repairs. Instead, rely on the experience of a professional appliance repair technicianA technician will be able to quickly diagnose the dryer. Common dryer issues are:

  • Broken Drive belt
  • Stuck or Broken Dryer drum rollers
  • Drum roller axel seized
  • Drum bearing
  • Dryer pulley
  • Dryer drive motor

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Rest assured that Doctor Appliance can quickly diagnose and fix the dryer’s weird noise. Call 613-606-6038 to explain the specific noise over the phone. If the problem is not fixable, our honest appliance repair technicians will tell you. No one likes to waste precious time.

Dryer not heating up

In addition to a faulty thermostat, thermal fuse that has failed or broken heating element, there could be an issue with the dryer’s timer or main control board. Is dryer not heating up? Check out the control panel. The control board is found in the dryer’s control panel and shoots off messages to the dryer’s heating element to start. If clothes come out of the dryer wet, switching the faulty control board might be a good idea. Our appliance repair technicians are able to diagnose if you have an issue with the control board or perhaps its the heating element? Regardless, we carry most of the common parts in our service vehicles. Call 613-606-6038 to book your free same day service.

Dryer Squeaking

A dryer squeaking can be annoying, and inconvenient. Don’t let countless months go by before fixing the dryer as it can cause a much serious repair needed in the future. A squeaking dryer is a common issue, and affordable to fix. Most dryer squeaks can be the following faulty parts:

  • Idler pulley
  • Front glides
  • Support rollers
  • Dryer rear bearing

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Doctor Appliance technicians are professional, experienced, and punctual. Call 613-606-6038 to discuss your squeaky dryer. Since dryers are notorious for breaking down, dryer parts are readily available, inexpensive and not labour intensive. Receive a free quote by calling Doctor Appliance today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve cleaned the dryer vent, but why won’t the dryer heat?

Even if you clean out the dryer vent, it’s possible that the dryer still won’t emit heat. That is because damage is already done. A dryer repair for a thermal fuse or a heating element replacement may be needed. Rest assured, doctor appliance repair technicians carry most of the common appliance parts in stock. You have a very high possibility that the repair will be completed in just one visit! Call 613-606-6038 to schedule a flat-rate service call today.

Why is my dryer running but not heating?

Most of the time, older dryers have normal wear and tear on the appliance. Keep in mind, this is normal after 5-6 years of regular use. Therefore, it’s very common to have a technician come over to repair your existing dryer. Since the dryer has electricity, it usually indicates that there’s an issue with the dryer’s heating system. On a daily basis, we replace dryer parts to extend the lifespan of your household appliance. If you’re in need of a repair for your dryer, give us a call. We can diagnose and fix it on site!

Is it worth fixing a dryer with no heat?

100%, yes. Replacing a heating element will cost a fraction of the price of a new dryer. If you’re in need of a repair for your dryer, give us a call. We can diagnose and fix it on site! Call 613-606-6038 to schedule a flat-rate service call today. Our technicians are experienced and carry all common dryer repair parts in their service vehicles. We have over 200 5 star reviews on Google for our one time visit repair services in Ottawa!