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Sears dryer repair service

Sears dryer repair technicians know all the top dryer brands such as Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Samsung, GE, LG and Kenmore. We can fix your dryer no matter where you bought it. Sears Home Services has more than 3,500 local repair technicians across the US who are highly trained and skilled to fix your dryer.

Our techs repaired over a million laundry appliances in the past year, so they have the experience needed to repair your dryer the right way. Choose the nationwide leader in appliance repair to fix your dryer when you encounter a failure.

Prevent costly breakdowns, reduce energy costs and extend the life of your dryer by scheduling a Sears technician to perform annual preventive dryer maintenance.

Find the dryer parts and accessories you need to keep your clothes dryer in top shape at Sears PartsDirect.

We’ll update you about your dryer repair appointment via text, email or phone–whichever you prefer.
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Why Sears Home Services?

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

  • ​Technicians average 11 years experience

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. .

How much does it cost to repair a dryer?

Average dryer repair cost is about $160. Replacing a dryer thermostat can cost as little as $140, while dryer electronic control board replacement typically costs more than $400. Replacing the thermal fuse is the most common dryer repair — costing an average of $150.

Is it worth it to repair a dryer?

When your dryer is less than 8 years old and the repair cost is less than half the cost of buying a new dryer, it usually makes more sense to repair the dishwasher rather than replacing it.

Read about simple troubleshooting tips for gas and electric dryers.

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.

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Featured Reviews (19141)

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

  1. Thorough job well done.

    Fixed the problem effectively. Issue: two appliances in the same house required repair. ... Read more
    January 11, 2022
  2. Re-Sceduling

    I was rescheduled (4) times , none was requested by me. Not a good way to win customers Read more
    January 10, 2022
  3. Always good service

    The repair person is alway knowledgeable and fix my issue with my wash machine or dryer right... Read more
    January 09, 2022
  4. Prompt, efficient, friendly. Both gentlemen have serviced our appliances before.

    Would call again Read more
    January 09, 2022
  5. Late bit good

    Would use them again. Read more
    January 09, 2022
  6. Excellent service!

    The service tech was on time, friendly, and knowledgeable. He fixed our problem (dryer belt... Read more
    January 08, 2022
  7. routine maintance

    Just my routine maintance service Read more
    January 08, 2022
  8. Excellent customer service! Very friendly and helpful.

    Chris, the tech who came out to fix our dryer, was punctual, very friendly and professional. He... Read more
    January 08, 2022
  9. Great Service

    Since purchasing my dryer over 20 years ago, it was my first time servicing it. I was very... Read more
    January 08, 2022

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