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 necessarily 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.
When it’s time to update your washer and dryer, don’t just discard the old ones. Depending on where you live and what condition your appliances are in, you might have a variety of ways to make sure your machines go to a good cause, or at least don’t do the environment any damage. You might even be able to get a rebate on your new appliances. —San Francisco Gate Home GuidesSome 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.
Perris Clothes Dryer Troubleshooting Hacks You can UseIf you experience problems with your clothes dryer, you don’t necessarily need to call a repair technician. Instead, try these simple clothes dryer troubleshooting hacks yourself to fix the issue:
- No power. This is a good place to start. Turn the dryer on and see if it powers up. If not, check the circuit breaker on the main electrical panel to ensure it’s on and not tripped. If it is, call an electrician because it’s not safe to proceed.
- Odd noises Strange noises are often a telltale sign 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 don’t 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.
- It 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.