repair my dryer
Repair my dryer
Stop spending $1,000 on a new dryer every five or six years!
We once bought two dryers as we only had them for 10 years! In the remote location where we lived, repairs were expensive ($200450 was not unusual), and there was little reliable information on how to fix dryers or inexpensive, readily available components. But that is no longer the case.
You can get all the parts you require online by entering the model number of your dryer.
My first effort at repairing my own dryer proved to be a challenge.
Where do I begin? But once I was successful with my first repair, I discovered that many dryers were similar.
In fact, I discovered that certain dryers, despite coming from different brands, were interchangeable.
Did you know that Whirlpool dryers with a Kenmore tag are actually Whirlpool dryers?
- Popping the lid is frequently the first step in dryer repairs.
This is quite easy to do; all you need is a butter or putty knife to depress two springs as you rise.
In many dryer repairs, removing the front panel is the second step.
Typically, two screws on either side of the top interior of the front panel need to be removed.
The belt (or broken belt) will frequently be directly accessible once the front has been removed, allowing for easy repair.
Additionally, you will be able to completely access the cabinet’s components and remove the drum.
see also the processes for replacing belts.
- Sometimes dryer heaters will stop working.
These heaters resemble a large toaster electric element in a kitchen.
In most cases, replacing these components won’t be too difficult and will set you back $125 on average.
Once you have the part, replacement on certain dryers can be completed in as little as 10 minutes.