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Why Sears Home Services?

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

  • ​Technicians average 11 years experience

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.

Still having dryer problems? Book a dryer repairman online.

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.

Still having dryer problems? Book a dryer repairman online.

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 dryer problems? Book a dryer repairman online.

If your dryer won't heat...

There are several dryer components that may be the culprit if your gas or electric dryer will tumble but won’t generate any heat to dry your clothes. Here’s what you need to check:

  1. Confirm that the thermal fuse has not overheated and is properly connected.

  2. The radiant sensor triggers the gas valve coils to start up when the igniter gets hot enough. (Gas dryers only)

  3. Similar to the thermal fuse, the gas dryer igniter may break or burn out. If it’s not glowing, it will not ignite the gas in the burner.

  4. Heating Elements can burn out over time, leaving you with a dryer that won’t heat. In a gas dryer, check to ensure gas valve coils are powering up. For electric, test the heater element for continuity.

Still having dryer problems? Book a dryer repairman online.

Still having problems? Schedule a repair.

Dryer brands we repair

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

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

No matter where you bought your dryer, we’re prepared to repair it. We work on numerous clothing dryer brands including Frigidaire, Samsung, Maytag, GE and LG.

Sears Home Services is also the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider. No one knows Kenmore better than we do. With our years of experience on thousands of dryers, you can rest assured we’re familiar with your clothes dryer and we have the right parts for the job. .

Keep your home safe with a clean dryer vent

  • Why clean your vent?

    clogged dryer vent

    Over time, your dryer vent will build up with lint, creating inefficiency and potential fire hazards

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    Maintaining clean dryer vents are a great way to prevent fires in the home

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Dryer repair and service

Why choose us for your dryer repair service

Whether you’re looking for dryer vent cleaning, dryer repair, or a brand new top-of-the-line clothes dryer, Sears Home Services can help. We’re your best option for quick and easy local repair and maintenance of both gas and electric dryers. Whether your dryer is putting out a burning smell, your dryer won’t get hot or your dryer door just opens the wrong way, you can count on Sears for the best dryer service technicians in the business. Technicians that are local, licensed and vetted, with the skills to get your dryer up and running again.

If you’d like to know whether one our dryer repair techs can address your problem, call or schedule your dryer repair appointment online.

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