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Common problems with household dryers

Whether your dryer is made by Whirlpool, Bosch, Hotpoint, Creda, LG, Siemens or any other major manufacturer, one thing is for certain: At some point your appliance is going to need repairing or it is going to need some maintenance carried out in order to keep it in working condition for as long as possible.

As detailed below, there are many problems that can affect how well the household dryer works.

Faulty container light - One problem area for a clothes dryer is a faulty container light. This can lead to the container light switching on to indicate that it needs emptying even when it doesnít. This can often be due to a build-up of fluff. To fix it, try removing the fluff filter and give it a thorough clean, however, if that doesnít work, call a repair specialist.

Tumble dryer stops turning - There can be many different reasons for this, but the most common cause is a snapped belt and youíll have to switch off the machine and unplug it in order to check it. Checking the belt to confirm this can be complicated as it involves removing the back of the dryer. If you are not confident in doing this, call an expert appliance repair team.

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No heat - A blockage can be a common cause of this as lint and fluff will often gather in the dryer. Switch the machine off then unplug it from the mains and check all outlets for any signs of clogging. If you canít locate anything, call an engineer as it could also be the thermostat.

Bad Smell - Bad odors are not unusual and are often caused by the vent hose or filter becoming blocked. To try and remedy this, switch off the dryer, unplug it, and check for signs of blockages.

Clogged vents - Another common problem with a household dryer is clogged vents. If you find that your tumble dryer isnít performing too well and that clothes often donít dry properly, then this could be a sign of a clogged vent. A clogged vent could eventually lead to a house fire so if you notice that clothes arenít drying as well as they should, seek expert help immediately.

Regular Maintenance

Many of us depend on household appliances more than we realize, and it is not until a sudden breakdown occurs that we realize how critical our appliances are. With the colder months not too far away, many householders will be depending on their dryer even more, so now it a great time to get a reliable company to service your dryer to make sure that it is in optimum condition.

Annual Checks

Even if your dryer does appear in good condition, it is a wise idea to have it checked annually. This way, an expert technician will be able to pick up early signs of wear and tear that could cause the machine to breakdown, or even become dangerous if it is left too long.

There are endless things that could go wrong with a dryer and we have highlighted just a few of the main issues. Should you ever have any questions about your clothes dryer, or if it's not working correctly then get in touch. Contact us at (888) 449-6147 or click here to schedule dryer service online.

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