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Why Sears Home Services?

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

  • ​Technicians average 11 years experience

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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.

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.

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Customer Reviews (5305)

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

  1. Great service

    The technician was thorough and made very good recommendations. Read more
    , CLIFTON PARK, NY
    February 23, 2017
  2. Great Service

    I used your service for my oven and my dryer. I was so satisfied. Read more
    , CHARLESTON, WV
    February 23, 2017
  3. Best in all Hawai'i island

    The problem was determined and solved in unbelievable time. The technician was in and or laundry... Read more
    , HILO, HI
    February 22, 2017
  4. Still Waiting

    The repair person did not communicate the solution very well. Stated one part needed to be... Read more
    , RIVERVIEW, FL
    February 22, 2017
  5. Dryer repair

    I think the technician may have found the problem that we have been dealing with for years. Read more
    , PLEASANT HIL, CA
    February 22, 2017
  6. Sears didn't keep their arrival time promise.

    I took off an entire afternoon to be home between 1p-5p. I get a call at 4p telling me it would... Read more
    , GRASS VALLEY, CA
    February 21, 2017
  7. Great Service

    He did a good job in explaining what was wrong and how will the process work Read more
    , DAYTON, NJ
    February 21, 2017
  8. Super Service

    The repairman called first and actually arrived well before my scheduled appointment time. He... Read more
    , COLORADO SPG, CO
    February 21, 2017
  9. Outstanding service!

    Professional service. Very knowledgeable about each appliance. Read more
    , TEMECULA, CA
    February 21, 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.