About Clothes Dryer RemovalThe average lifespan of a clothes dryer runs between 10 and 13 years, according to Consumer Reports. (There is some discrepancy between electric-powered and gas-powered models of about a year.) But, a machine doesn’t necessary perform for this period of time. A clothes dryer might only last 5 to 7 years. After all, there’s no guarantee and of course, this depends heavily on use.
While we can always dry laundry on a clothesline or drying rack, a gas or electric clothes dryer has become a staple in most homes. When it stops working correctly, there are some common dryer problems that you may be able to solve yourself without calling a repair technician. —The SpruceSome machines last nearly two decades or just over before appliance removal is necessary. But, here again, it depends on the make, model, and use. (As well as any exposure to the outside elements as many of these appliances are placed in non-climate controlled spaces, like garages. So, there are even more variables which ultimately impact performance and life span.
Cloverdale Clothes Dryer Troubleshooting Tips You can UseNow, if you do experience one or more problems with your appliance, there are usually a few possibilities to explore and eliminate. So, let’s take a quick look at how to go about clothes dryer troubleshooting:
- No power. If the dryer won’t turn on, check the circuit breaker to see if it’s tripped to the neutral position. Should the breaker still be in the “On” position, check the power cord to ensure it’s plugged in. Lastly, check the door switch — this is one of the most common reasons a clothes dryer won’t start.
- Strange noises. Strange noises are often a telltale sign that something is awry. However, most have a simple explanation. First, check the levelness of the machine. If it’s off, that’s probably the reason. But, if it isn’t, the problem lies elsewhere.
- Clothes do not dry. When clothes aren’t dry at the end of a normal cycle, it’s generally due to a dirty lint filter and/or a blocked vent. Check and clean both, then try to dry the clothes again.
- Takes more than one cycle to dry. If its takes more than one cycle to dry, it could be the heating components, like the thermostat or another part. You can also look up the manual online for the manufacturer’s troubleshooting guide.