Dryer Repair

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Brands we repair

No matter where you bought it, we can fix it. We repair all major brands, makes, and models.

  • Kenmore
  • Whirlpool
  • Frigidaire
  • Maytag
  • GE
  • KitchenAid
  • Jenn-Air
  • LG
  • Amana
  • Electrolux
  • Bosch

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Get to know our dryer repair experts

  • 4.4 of 5 stars in the last 60 days
  • 11 years average repair experience
  • 558,000+ nationwide dryer repairs in 2015

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DIY quick fixes

If your dryer won't start...

  1. Open the door and close it firmly to ensure it is closed properly.

  2. Confirm that it’s receiving power. If lights on the display don’t turn on when you press them or other appliances in the room are also not functional, reset the breaker and try again.

  3. If your house has a fuse panel, check to see if the fuse has blown and replace it if necessary.

  4. Make sure that the dryer is plugged directly into a power outlet and not into an extension cord.

If clothes are taking too long to dry...

  1. Confirm that you are choosing a cycle that uses heat to dry clothing. Cycles like Air Dry or Air Fluff don’t and may take longer to completely dry clothing.

  2. Make sure that there is no lint blocking the exhaust vent (located on the outside of your home).

  3. Check to be sure that the vent hose running from the dryer to the wall is not kinked or crushed. If the hose is damaged, replace it with a rigid metal or rigid flexible hose (as opposed to vinyl or foil).

  4. Double check that your vent hose is as straight as possible and no longer than 25 feet. If the hose has any 90-degree turns, it should be no longer than 20-feet because the turn can restrict airflow and increase drying time.

  5. For gas dryers, make sure that gas is running properly. An easy way to identify a gas supply issue is to check another gas appliance in your home:

    • On Gas Ranges - Turn on burners to see if they light.
    • On Water Heaters - See if pilot light is lit.
    • On Gas Furnace - Turn on Furnace, set to 80° and check for heat coming from heater vents.

If your dryer is making strange noises...

  1. Gas dryers may make a clicking sound when the gas valve cycles on and off—this is normal.

  2. Before starting the dryer, check all pockets and remove any coins or loose objects.

  3. If you hear the noises while the dryer is running, stop the unit and look for any loose objects at the base of the drum.

  4. Make sure that the dryer is level and that all four feet are firmly on the ground. If the unit is not level, it can rock during cycles and cause noise.

If these fixes don’t work, Book a repair appointment

Customer Reviews (1832)

All Reviews are from verified customers of Sears Home Services.
4.5 out of 5 stars

  1. service. call

    Service person arrived early and did his job quickly. Read more
  2. dryer repair

    they did all they could to help with the problems I was having. Read more
  3. Dryer repair

    They did a great job. Independent contractor for Sears rocked. Got job Scheduled and done in a... Read more
  4. Very nice and knowledgeable service man.

    The service Nan called to give me the time of arrival. He was very nice and did a great job with... Read more
  5. dryer broken

    service man very courteous and on time, fixed dryer and was finished in 30min. Read more
  6. Very credible. Great advice.

    The repairman was great. He explained everything well. The repair is working. Quite satisfied. Read more
  7. Quick and Efficient

    Our repair man was in and out within minutes and very courteous and our dryer works like new. Read more
  8. Fast and Efficient

    This is the second time within a year I had to have the same problem fixed. The repair man was... Read more
  9. Dryer repair

    The repair of the dryer is fair. It still sounds like it is rubbing a bit as it used to be silent... Read more

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Whether you’re looking for dryer vent maintenance, dryer repair, or a brand new top-of-the-line dryer, Sears Home Services can help. We’re your best, most-trusted option for fast, quick, and easy local service, repair, and maintenance of your dryer. Whether your dryer is putting out a burning smell, your dryer won’t get hot, or your dryer door just opens the wrong way, we’ll connect you to the best local dryer service technicians in the business. Technicians that are highly trained, licensed, vetted, nearby, and guaranteed to help fix all of your dryer needs. We have thousands of local technicians that are always “near me,” that can help you no matter what your appliance emergency.