The Most Common Dryer Problems to Investigate First

You are probably not preparing for an upcoming dryer problem. It is most likely that you already have a problem and are wondering what is wrong with your appliance. While every appliance problem comes with specific symptoms, there are a few common issues that can manifest in a dryer. If your dryer is having issues, see if they match any …

How to Tell If a Thermal Fuse is Blown in Your Dryer

In vented dryers, lint buildup causing dryer fires can be a real worry. As such, modern dryers come with several safety measures. One such measure is the thermal fuse. This fuse detects dryer temperature. If the air is getting dangerously hot, the thermal fuse will trip to shut off the heat. While this can prevent fires, the thermal fuse is, …

What Causes a Dryer Squeak?

While your dryer does make some noise during normal function, that noise should never be squeaking. Even small squeaks that you can ignore should not be ignored because they are a symptom of a problem. However, as to what problem they indicate, there can be a few. Dryer Belt Does your dryer squeak with the rhythm of the drum turning? …

Signs the Drum Bearings Are Going Bad on Your Dryer

While you may be familiar with the motor, belt, and pulley system that turns your dryer drum, most are less familiar with the smaller working parts that allow it to turn. One of the more important pieces is the drum bearings. The bearings will allow the pulley to turn when activated by the belt and motor. While these bearing are …

Why is There More Lint Showing Up in the Lint Trap

A lint trap is a crucial part of your dryer. With the air circulated around your dryer, the lint that comes naturally off your clothing is caught in the trap. This prevents it from moving further into the system, clogging it up, and ultimately starting a devastating fire from the heat. However, if you are washing the same clothes every …

Why Does Your Dryer Keep Tangling Your Clothes?

While not necessarily an obvious symptom that something is wrong, if you open your dryer and consistently find your long-sleeved shirts or sheets all tangled up in a wrinkly ball — something is wrong. Tangled clothes can happen on occasion, but more than every other load is not normal. So what is malfunctioning that causes tangled clothes? The Dryer Isn’t …

Where to Find the Model Number on Your Whirlpool Appliance

The model number of your appliance is often the unexpected key to a successful appliance repair. Not only can you use a model number to look up how to repair specific problems with your specific appliance, but you will need that model number to buy the right replacement part to do the actual repair. However, where to find the model …

Why Does My Dryer Keep Tearing Up My Clothes?

Do your clothes go into the dryer wet and perfectly fine, but come out with tears or other abrasion damage? That damage is definitely not normal from a dryer. Typically, damage to clothing from user error of a dryer comes from using too high of a heat cycle on certain types of clothing. However, if your clothes are coming out …

How Long Does an Electric Dryer Last?

The electric clothes dryer is a comparatively reliable appliance. On average, this machine lasts approximately 10 to 14 years. Its lifespan will vary depending on several different factors: Operation Any appliance lasts longer if you only use it occasionally. Usage differs based on the size of your family and how often you like to wash your clothing. You might extend …

How to Test If The Moisture Sensor in your Dryer is Faulty

Most modern dryers, while also having a timed dry setting, use a moisture sensor to create a sort of flex dry setting that one can use. Using a moisture sensor, it senses when your clothing is dry enough and ends the cycle instead of just running on a set timed cycle. However, if the moisture sensor no longer works then …