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 A Guide To Dryer Repair For Ottawa Residents

 A Guide to Dryer Repair for Ottawa Residents

A dryer can be one of the most used appliances in your household, especially during the colder months in Ottawa. However, like any other electrical appliance, it can malfunction from time to time. Some of these malfunctions can be easily fixed instead of buying a new appliance. In this post, we will discuss the ways that our appliance repair technicians fix common dryer issues. So, before you start thinking about buying a new dryer, take a few minutes to read this guide to learn more about our Ottawa dryer repair services.

Dryer Replacement Parts

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When it comes to repairing your dryer, finding the right appliance replacement parts can be a challenging task. However, at Doctor Appliance Repair Ottawa, we ensure that our appliance repair technicians have easy access to all the dryer replacement parts they need to get your appliance functioning correctly again. We have developed a close relationship with our suppliers like Reliable Parts, Marcone, and Miele Canada for example which enables us to source high-quality parts at competitive prices. You can trust that our team of experts will do everything possible to get your dryer repair done quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to your daily life without further disruption.

Dryer Not Heating – Heating Element Dryer Repair

If the dryer is not heating up, the first thing a dryer repair technician will do is check the heating element. This is responsible for generating heat in the dryer drum. To test if the heating element is faulty, disconnect it from the power source and remove it from the dryer. Then, using a multimeter, the technician will test the continuity of the heating element. If there is no continuity, the heating element needs to be replaced. Rest assured that our appliance repair technicians have all the right tools and technology to fix broken dryers.

Dryer Not Heating – Thermal Fuse Dryer Repair

When a dryer is not heating, another component to check is the thermal fuse. This device is designed to protect the dryer from overheating. If the dryer gets too hot, the thermal fuse will cut off the power supply to the heating element. To test if the thermal fuse is faulty, disconnect it from the power source and using a multimeter, test for continuity. If there is no continuity, the thermal fuse needs to be replaced.

Dryer Not Heating – Broken Thermostat

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Lastly, the thermostat is responsible for regulating the temperature of the dryer. If the temperature is not regulated, it can overheat or not heat up at all. To test if the thermostat is faulty, disconnect it from the power source and using a multimeter, test for continuity. If there is no continuity, the thermostat needs to be replaced. However, we do not recommend performing a DIY dryer repair.

Dryer Making Noise

One of the most common dryer issues is that the dryer is making noise. If your dryer is making a squeaking or banging noise, it could be due to four reasons. Firstly, the dryer pulley assembly can get clogged with dust and lint. When the assembly is clogged, it can prevent the belt from functioning correctly and cause the noise. If this is the issue, the dryer needs maintenance and the part needs to be replaced. Also, a technician can determine if a duct cleaning service is needed.

Dryer Making Banging Noise

Secondly, the dryer support wheels make sure that the drum spins freely. When these wheels get stuck, they can force the drum to spin and eventually cause a banging noise. If this is the case, the technician will replace the support rollers and perform maintenance on the dryer.

Dryer Making a Grinding Noise

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Thirdly, some dryers have a bearing that holds the drum from its back-middle. For instance, Frigidaire, GE, Electrolux, and Blomberg have bearings. Some other appliance brands, based on their design, might have a bearing inside too. When the grease of the bearing dries out, it can create metal friction, which generates a loud noise. Lastly, the blower wheel circulates hot air inside the dryer and is connected to the motor. If this wheel gets damaged or obstructed by small objects like socks and hairpins, it can produce a lot of noise.

Dryer Repair Ottawa

Performing simple dryer repairs with Doctor Appliance Repair Ottawa can save you money and time, and prevent you from needlessly replacing your dryer. Hopefully, the guide above has provided you with some basic information to give you peace of mind about our dryer repair service. Remember, if you are not confident with electrical appliance repairs, it is best to contact a professional dryer repair service. Appliance repair companies, like Doctor Appliance, will have the necessary tools and expertise to diagnose and fix your dryer. Plus, we offer free service calls when you go ahead with the repair. For free, same-day service, please contact Doctor Appliance today.