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
  • Electrolux
  • Bosch
  • Samsung

See the complete list of brands we repair

Get to know our dryer repair experts

  • 6,000+ service technicians in the field
  • 10 years average repair experience
  • 558,000+ nationwide dryer repairs in 2015

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 (3944)

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

  1. Professional home services from Sears

    Sears completed the 3 year followup inspection and maintenance on our appliances. Very... Read more
  2. Nice job

    My job keeps me from specific times such as: 1-5. I asked for the last appointment special... Read more
  3. Poor service

    I am close to twenty days for repair by the time the next scheduled repair. Parts ordered Twice... Read more
  4. Outstanding service tech

    He knew everything about my dryer and explained his repair Read more
  5. courteous, and knowledgeable

    The appointment was scheduled at a convenient time and availability of appointments was great. ... Read more
  6. Exceeded my expectations!

    The repairman, Jimmy, was knowledgable, friendly and efficient. He was able to service all six of... Read more
  7. Just a check=up visit.

    I had just a yearly check-up visit and had no problems with the amchine. Read more
  8. Great Repair Service!

    Wonderful Service from notifying me when repair man was coming, and wonderful Service From from... Read more
  9. Great communication

    Service person did a good job - on time - gave me the options on repairs - could not ask for more. Read more

Dryer Repair or DIY? Common Dryer Problems

Don’t get hung out to dry! Take a look at our helpful dryer repair infographic to find out if it’s time for a repairman…or a replacement. We’ve all been there. After an hour of tumbling around in the dryer, your clothes are still damp. Or the... Read more .

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.

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