Dryer Not Drying? What Can You Do About It

When your dryer has stopped drying, it's out to the clothesline for your clothing, but this may not be that simple to do. If your clothing cannot be dried on a line, or you don't have the time to hang your clothing on the line, it can be a pain, and eventually, you'll run out of clothing to wear. Drying your clothes in a dryer is a nice convenience and you don't have to leave your house to get your clothing clean and dry. If your dryer stops working, you need to have it repaired by a professional repairman.

Read on for some troubleshooting tips you may be able to use to repair your dryer.

Check The Lint Trap

If your lint trap is overloaded with lint and other debris, you will not have enough airflow in your dryer for your clothing to dry. This is also a fire hazard for you, and it should be cleaned out with every single load you dry. You need to open the lint trap and remove the lint from the trap. If it was too overloaded, you need to remove the front of the dryer to remove the lint piled in the dryer as well. Clean the lint out from the entire dryer and clean the lint from the dryer vent as well. 

Check Your Gas Line And The Flame Sensor

Inspect your gas line to be sure the gas is turned on to the machine. Watch when you turn on the dryer and look for the flame inside your dryer. Check to see if it ignites and if the flame stays lit. If it doesn't stay lit, you need to make sure the gas line is turned on and that you do not have any leaks in the line. Then inspect the flame sensor. If it's dirty, you need to remove the soot from the sensor to allow it to light.

Call An Appliance Repair Company

If you are unable to repair or troubleshoot your dryer yourself, you should call a professional appliance repair company to help you make the necessary repairs to your dryer. If your dryer has a warranty, you could void the warranty by attempting to repair it yourself. 

If your dryer is not working properly, you can attempt to do some troubleshooting yourself, or you can just hire a professional to do the work for you on your appliance to ensure it is repaired properly and to prevent voiding any warranties.

Reach out to a residential dryer repair technician to learn more.