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Clothes dryer troubleshooting sounds like it’s too difficult. But, it’s actually not that hard. With just a few simple steps, you can probably identify the root of the problem. Or, at the very least, get an idea of what’s causing it to malfunction. While clothes dryers are enormously helpful, these machines aren’t very complicated. In many instances, it’s a simple solution. Read on to learn more about clothes dryer troubleshooting and removal.

About Clothes Dryer Removal

The 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 necessary 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.

While we can always dry laundry on a clothesline or 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 Spruce

Some 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.

Columbia Clothes Dryer Troubleshooting

If you experience problems with your clothes dryer, you don’t necessarily need to call a repair technician. Although, if you’re not comfortable with troubleshooting it, rely on an experienced technician. However, you can do the following:

  • No power. If the dryer won’t turn on, check the circuit breaker to see if it’s tripped to the neutral position. Should the breaker still be in the “On” position, check the power cord to ensure it’s plugged in. Lastly, check the door switch — this is one of the most common reasons a clothes dryer won’t start.
  • Unusual noises. Strange noises cause concern because they are a telltale sign that 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. You can also check for loose coins and other objects. (Keep in mind, balled up clothes or towels can cause a thumping noise.)
  • Clothes do not dry. Clean the lint trap and remove the lint from inside the machine. Also, check the dryer vent to ensure it’s not blocked. And, do not overload the appliance.
  • 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.

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