ElectraFix Appliance Repair delivers the highest standards of dryer
repair in Metro Vancouver. Our technician’s expertise, fast service,
competitive pricing, and friendly, courteous customer service make the
decision to trust ElectraFix for your appliance repair an easy one.
Every Dryer Make and Model
If you are looking for an appliance repair company that can service
dryers of all makes and models, gas or electric, for home or business
applications, you have come to the right company. ElectraFix Appliance
Repair has experienced dryer repair technicians that have worked with
every conceivable dryer. This is your assurance that we can handle your
dryer repair job as quickly and efficiently as possible.
are accustomed to working with dryers from brands such as: Sub Zero,
Miele, Electrolux, Bosch, GE Monogram, Gaggenau, Dacor, Thermador, LG,
Fisher, Paykel, Samsung, Summit, KitchenAid, Maytag, Whirlpool, Speed
Queen, Frigidaire, Inglis, Kenmore, Moffat, Admiral, Ropert, Hotpoint,
Jenn-Air, Amana and many more.
Dryer Repair Questions
DRYER IS NOT HEATING
If the dryer is working but not producing any heat you are having
the most common repair problem with dryers. Most of the time the
issue is in a blown fuse or a faulty heating element. There are
times when the main control board needs to be replaced in order to
solve this problem.
Thermal Fuse: The thermal fuse prevents the dryer
from overheating. Fuses are possibly located on the blower housing
at a dryer’s heat source. For electric dryers, this would be the
heating element and for gas dryers, this would be at the burner.
If the fuse has blown it will have no continuity as shown by a
multimeter. Pro Tip: A blown fuse could be the
sign of a clogged vent or exhaust pipe. Check as required.
Gas Valve Solenoid: These are located on gas
dryers. The gas valve solenoid opens allowing gas to flow to the
burner. You must first check the igniter. If the igniter glows but
does not spark the gas into a flame then the gas valve solenoid is
malfunctioning and must be replaced.
Igniter: The igniter is what sparks the gas into
flame. You can use a multimeter to test the igniter for
Heating Element Assembly: The heater element
assembly heats the air inside your dryer and sends it into the
drum. Over time it can burn out. It can be checked with a
multimeter for continuity and repair or replaced as needed.
DRYER WON'T SPIN
When your dryer stopped spinning it is most likely caused by a
broken belt. You can reach the drum and try turning it by hand – if
it spins easily, the belt is probably broken or slipped off. A not
spinning dryer appliance can be also due to a faulty drum roller. In
rare cases the motor is faulty and the dryer won't spin.
Drive Belt: The drive belt is long and slender.
It wraps around all the major components of a dryer: The drum,
tension pulley, and drive motor pulley. You can easily check if
the drive belt is broken by simply hand spinning the drum. If it
spins too easily, the belt is most likely broken. You should
always examine the belt for any signs of wear when you have a
chance and replace it if needed.
Drum Rollers: Depending on your dryer it might
have two or more drum rollers. They are usually located at the
rear and front of the drum and support it so that it can spin
freely. The drum rollers can wear out over time making it
difficult for the dryer to spin and placing excess stress on the
motor. You can test your drum rollers by removing the drive belt
and hand spinning the drum. If the drum does not spin evenly or
freely you probably have to replace the drum rollers.
Drum Roller Axels: The drum rollers are attached
to an axel. The axels can become worn out too. You can test the
drum roller axels the same way you would test the drum rollers.
Both the axels and rollers must be inspected and usually, both
would be replaced at the same time.
Drum Slides: The drum slides are small pieces of
plastic that guide and support the drum as it spins. They are
located around the front of the drum. If the drum slides have worn
out sometimes it creates too much friction and the motor won't
work. They need to be manually inspected and replaced as a set if
they are worn out.
Drum Bearing: The drum bearing is located at the
back of the drum and is necessary for proper function. If you
remove the drive belt and hand spin and feel/hear a grinding noise
then the drum bearing may be at fault.
DRYER TAKES TOO LONG TO DRY
The dryer will take too long to dry if there is a problem with the
airflow. If the vent is clogged the air circulation is restricted
and the dryer would take a long time to dry – you should clean the
vent at least once a year to prevent it from being clogged. Also, a
faulty blower wheel would not draw enough air into the dryer causing
it to dry longer, in many cases there is just a sock in the blower
wheel and when removed solves the problem.
Air Flow Issue: If the exhaust vent is clogged it
will severely affect your dryer's ability to get the job done. Too
much moisture remains in the machine. Inspect your dryer's vents
Lint Filter: The lint filter could be full or
clogged. It can be manually cleaned.
Blower Wheel: The blower wheel is attached to the
drive motor and helps push air into the dryer drum. It can become
blocked with lint and other dryer objects. You can determine if
the blower wheel is defective by removing the vents and checking
the power of the airflow. The blower wheel should not wobble when
rotated by hand.
Gas Valve Solenoid: The gas valve solenoids can
turn to fail once the machine has started. This will cause longer
drying times. You can test the solenoids by watching the igniter.
If the igniter glows but does not ignite the gas your solenoid is
Heating Elements: The heating element heats the
air. It can burn out. It needs to be tested with a multimeter and
replaced if it has no continuity.
DRYER WON'T START
If your dryer won't start it might be due to a blown thermal fuse
that is there to protect the dryer from overheating. A common reason
for this appliance repair problem is a faulty start switch, try
starting the dryer – if it hums but won't start the switch is ok,
but if there is no humming sound and the dryer won't start, it is
most likely due to a faulty start switch. A door switch that
prevents the dryer from starting if the door is open could also
cause this problem.
Thermal Fuse: The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating. It is located on the blower housing or at the
dryer's heat source. The fuse can be checked with a multimeter for
continuity. Pro Tip: A blown thermal fuse could indicate that you
may have a restricted exhaust vent. Check it for blockages.
Start Switch: If the start switch is defective
the dryer won't work. You can test the start switch by trying to
start the dryer. If the dryer “hums” but does not start, your
start switch is OK. If there is no noise the problem may be the
start switch. Test with a multimeter.
Door Switch: The door switch engages when you
close your dryer's door and you should hear it “click”. It can be
tested with a multimeter.
Drive Belt and Belt Switch: If the drive belt
breaks the motor can still run on some models. The belt switch
would shut everything down if the belt was broken. You must first
determine if your model has a belt switch.
Circuits Outlets and Plugs: Try plugging
something else into the outlet. Check your circuit breaker for
blown fuses. Inspect the dryer plug for signs of damage.
DRYER IS NOISY
If your dryer started to be noisy it is probably caused by a broken
belt, a faulty drum roller, or a drum roller axle.
Drive Belt: The drive belt is long and slender,
wrapping all the way around the dryer drum, tension pulley, and
drive motor. It is put under a lot of strain and can break or
become frayed. If worn it needs to be replaced.
Roller Drum:The drum rollers need to be
inspected. Depending on the dryer model there may be only one drum
roller or several. It probably makes sense to replace all the drum
rollers if one is on the way out.
Drum Roller Axle: Many dryers have two or more
drum support rollers at the front and back of the drum. You can
test the drum rollers by removing the drive belt and turning the
drum by hand. If it spins evenly and freely the drum roller axels