Better Dryer Repair in Toronto – What You Need To Know
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Brands of Dryers We Repair
Looking to get a dryer repair in Toronto? Don’t worry because we’ve got it covered. Wait, what type of dryer do you have? Actually, it doesn’t matter. Our technicians have experience in just about every make and model of a dryer that we’ve come across. Even if you’ve jerry-rigged some new dryer contraption, there’s at least a 50% chance that we’ve seen it before in our laundry appliance repairs.
Here are just a few of the dryer brands we work with, in both gas and electric models.
- Maytag (and yes, we took over the Maytag repairman’s job. We get that a lot!)
- Speed Queen
- Fisher & Paykel
- Frigidaire (yes, they make dryers as well)
Usually, when we tell people the models we work with and service, they tend to think that we made up half those names. Believe us, we’ve been around long enough to know each and every dryer model and how they work. And we can fix and install them all.
Common Dryer Issues
Alright, we’ve established that we can work with your particular model of dryer. But how do you know when it’s time to get a dryer repair? Can you spot the early signs before you need a full replacement? Here is a complete rundown of the 3 most common calls we get for dryer repairs throughout Toronto.
Noises and Vibrations – When you hear sounds coming from the laundry room, it’s usually a ghost. No big deal. They’re not so bad. But if you hear your dryer making noises in your laundry room, then we need to start paying attention. That noise could be as simple as a blower with excess gunk in it that needs cleaning, or it could be a sign that the drum needs realigning.
If your dryer also vibrates as well, this could be due to an unbalanced load. Shift the clothes around and try to run the cycle again to see if that solves the issue.
No Heat In The Dryer – In our most complex studies, we’ve discovered that heat is essential to dry things. Growing up in Toronto, it’s not hard to come to that conclusion because hanging clothes outside in February won’t actually accomplish much for you. If there is no heat in your dryer, that could be a sign of a broken heating element or maybe a busted thermostat.
Clothes Not Drying – We’ve found that one of the key components of a dryer is that it is meant to dry your clothes. Funny how that works. So, it should be immediately obvious when your dryer isn’t actually doing what it’s intended to do. Although it could be just an overloaded dryer or a clogged lint trap (we’ll get to that later), it could also be a drum issue or maybe a thermal fuse that is acting up.
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When we hear another call come in for a dryer repair in Toronto, we have an 80% chance of figuring it out over the phone. And most often, it’s a problem with lint.
Pull out your dryer, and you’ll see an exhaust hose running out the back of it. Never seen it before? That’s ok, and that’s also the cause of most of your problems. Remove the hose clamp securing the hose to the dryer and pull it off. There’s every possibility that a giant ball of lint is clogging up either the hose itself or on the inside of the dryer vent. Not finding anything there? That’s alright. Check outside where the vent expels the air outside and you could even find the lint blockage there. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve saved someone a callout by explaining this one simple trick to them.
The best problem-solving technique is to never encounter a problem at all. That’s why I always walk on the other side of the street whenever I see a bunch of 13-year-olds walking towards me. You can’t be too careful. But to avoid problems with your dryer, take precautions before the problem occurs.
Every time you use a dryer, you should clean out your lint trap. I’m not sure why everybody doesn’t do this all day every day. It’s incredibly satisfying to do. You know that sensation when you peel off the plastic from a new screen? You can get that same satisfaction in your lint trap by peeling it all off in one layer.
A clear, clog-free lint trap allows free-flow of the air through the clothes. The first thing to check if your clothes aren’t drying fast enough is that your lint trap is clear and in the proper position. This one regular maintenance step can save you hundreds down the road.
It should go without saying, but your dryer shouldn’t have any dirt in it at all. Keep it clean and dirt-free by putting only clean clothes in the drum. If you use your dryer to heat up clothes or to spin off dirt, that can create build up, affecting the bearings, the belts, and the drum itself. Unless you happen to be supremely handy with tools, this is a major dryer repair for a Toronto technician to handle.
Check that your dryer vent hose is clear of kinks, twists, and give it a regular scrub every 6 months. Use a long-handled bristle brush to get all the dirt that builds up over time. Give your vent a blowout using a leaf blower or a compressor, if you have one. You can even hook up a vacuum to remove any dirt from areas too far into the hose.
Replacement Dryer Parts
Even with regular maintenance and care, you might still need to replace some parts. Ranging from the simple to the more complex, parts are available both online and in the local hardware store near you. A $20 part and an hour on Saturday could be worth several hundred in replacing the entire appliance. You can even find specialized tools to make your job easier.
- Dryer duct cleaning brush
- Thermal fuses
- Replacement dials
- Dryer drum belt
- Dryer vent hose
- Hose clamps
- Lint filters
- Blower unit
- Drum rollers
- Door catches
Do I need to clean the lint filter every time?
Yes. Why wouldn’t you want to? That’s the best feeling in the world.
Why aren’t my clothes dry?
It could be that your load is too big, or simply that you have a broken thermal fuse or heating element. Check that your drum is actually spinning and if any heat at all is in your dryer.
My clothes get all wrinkled.
Check if your dryer has a “press” setting to keep clothes from wrinkling. Otherwise, use a fabric softener or immediately hang clothes after pulling them out of the dryer.
The drum sounds funny when spinning.
Funny, like “I’m laughing” funny? Probably not, right? If you check your drum, you might find loose items like coins or keys rattling around. It could be that your load is unbalanced, or it could be an issue with the drum itself.
What should I do if my dryer isn’t drying?
There are so many possible scenarios to why your dryer isn’t working. Give us a call to talk to one of our helpful staff about your dryer repair. In Toronto, we have technicians all over the city ready to answer your questions. We might even be able to answer your questions over the phone. If not, we can arrange an appointment where we’ll be on time and solve your issue on the first try.
How long will your repair last?
We give you a 12-month warranty on our repair, parts and labour. If that same issue should arise again, we’ll fix it for free.
Trust the certified technicians with your dryer repairs. You need to know that the techs you call have the experience, the knowledge, and the desire to get your repairs right the first time. Contact us using this form below or call one of our helpful staff to book an appointment. Call us today!