Appliance Removal and DisposalIt’s increasingly uncommon for household appliances to break down. However, it does happen. After all, machines don’t last forever. So, when the end does come, what can people do with those broken appliances?
While we can always dry laundry on a clothesline or a 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 SpruceForget about putting them on the curb because local trash collection agencies won’t touch them. (It might even trigger a code violation from the municipality.) Being broken, you can forget about selling it or even donating it. That leaves calling a local appliance removal company.
Clothes Dryer Troubleshooting Tips in Fort MyersIf you experience problems with your dryer, you don’t necessarily need to call a repair technician. Instead, try these simple clothes dryer troubleshooting tips 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.
- Weird noises. Listen for strange sounds when in operation. Run the clothes dryer on a normal cycle and listen for any unusual noises. If you hear something out of the ordinary, it could well be due to loose belt or other failing part.
- 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.
- Two or more cycles are needed. If clothes only dry by going through two or more cycles, then check the heating element. (Bare in mind, other components can also cause this to happen.)