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PROTECTION PLANS
Protect all your home’s appliances and systems. Ask your tech how you can save with a Home Warranty.

Why Sears Home Services?

  • Discount on a new dryer if you decide not to repair

  • ​Technicians average 11 years experience

We repair all the top dryer brands

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

Kenmore Appliance Repair Sears Home Services is the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider.

See the complete list of brands we repair

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DIY Quick Fixes: Dryer Repair

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.

Still having problems? Schedule a repair.

Customer Reviews (7561)

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

  1. technician William on time

    William showed up on time, took care to make sure dryer was working properly and explained... Read more
    , GILBERT, AZ
    November 21, 2017
  2. Excellent Service!

    I am very happy to have my appliances warrantied with Sears. Tech 935 is very knowledgeable and... Read more
    , WILLISTON, VT
    November 21, 2017
  3. Preventive Maintenance

    Technician was on time, performed PM well. well satisfied with this service. Have been using for... Read more
    , GILBERTSVILL, PA
    November 21, 2017
  4. Very efficient service.

    Dryer still not drying after first timed use on most loads. Will keep using to see if another... Read more
    , HONOLULU, HI
    November 21, 2017
  5. Repair of dryer

    Had no problems. Would have liked a paper receipt after the service. Read more
    , LAFAYETTE, LA
    November 21, 2017
  6. Mistake, we have no GE dryer and we never called

    poor communications, no way to correct your mistake all calls were mechanical. Read more
    , TACOMA, WA
    November 20, 2017
  7. Great and timely service

    He was quick and did the job in half an hour which surprised us. Read more
    , HONOLULU, HI
    November 20, 2017
  8. Contractor issues

    Ordinarily the work I have had done by Sears has been exemplary with no issues, this time however... Read more
    , CHICAGO, IL
    November 20, 2017
  9. Very good service

    The technician was extremely polite and professional. Read more
    , LUBBOCK, TX
    November 20, 2017

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.

Did you know Sears Home Services fixes most major appliances, including refrigerators, televisions, and HVAC systems? See everything we repair.