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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 2,500+ 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.
WHY SEARS HOME SERVICES?
Average of 4,000,000+ homes serviced/year. Over 1,000,000 5-star ratings.
Free parts and labor if the problem recurs within 90 days.
2,500+ manufacturer-trained technicians with 10+ years of experience.
QUALITY PARTS FOR HUNDREDS OF BRANDS
Repairs for most major brands, no matter where you bought it.
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. .
FAQ & TIPS
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 replace it.
Read about simple troubleshooting tips for gas and electric dryers.
DIY QUICK FIXES: DRYER TROUBLESHOOTING
- Open the door and close it firmly to ensure it's closed properly.
- Confirm 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.
- If your house has a fuse panel, check to see if the fuse has blown and replace it if necessary.
- Make sure the dryer is plugged directly into a power outlet and not into an extension cord.
- Confirm you're choosing a cycle that uses heat to dry clothing. Cycles like Air Dry or Air Fluff don’t use heat, and may take longer to completely dry clothing.
- Make sure there's no lint blocking the exhaust vent (located on the outside of your home).
- Check to be sure the vent hose running from the dryer to the wall isn't kinked or crushed. If the hose is damaged, replace it with a rigid metal or rigid flexible hose (as opposed to vinyl or foil).
- 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.
- For gas dryers, make sure the 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.
- Gas dryers may make a clicking sound when the gas valve cycles on and off—this is normal.
- Before starting the dryer, check all pockets and remove any coins or loose objects.
- 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.
- Make sure the dryer is level and that all four feet are firmly on the ground. If the unit isn't level, it can rock during cycles and cause noise.
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:
- Confirm the thermal fuse hasn't overheated and is properly connected.
- The radiant sensor triggers the gas valve coils to start up when the igniter gets hot enough. (Gas dryers only)
- Similar to the thermal fuse, the gas dryer igniter may break or burn out. If it’s not glowing, it won't ignite the gas in the burner.
- 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.
FIVE STAR SERVICE
This was the 7th service call on the same issue! 2nd call for Drew who had ordered 5 different parts which he installed today and I can only hope that the dryer will work for more than 1 week! Drew appears to be very thorough and is courteous and friendly!
Carola S, Mcmurray, PA
September 26, 2023
Steve N was so helpful regarding my issue. It is a new house for us and the washer & dryer were left when the previous owners moved out. I had a variety of questions as I had previously used laundramat services (we only had well water). I appreciated the time he took to tell me how things with this machine work.
JoAnn G, Portage, MI
September 26, 2023
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No matter how many loads of laundry you’ve done in your lifetime, nobody’s perfect. Chances are, at one time or another, you’ve taken one of these shortcuts or made one of these common mistakes. No judgment!
However, there are tons of easy things you can do to help get cleaner clothes and take better care of your washer and dryer. Remember to consult your owner’s manual first for information on how to properly care for your specific appliance.
Take the quiz now to find out how many laundry sins you’ve committed — and whether you’re a laundry saint or a laundry sinner.
Solve your biggest dryer problems with these hints and tips from our experts.
Is your dryer shutting off early? Does it make strange noises? Have you opened the door after a load finishes running only to be greeted by a pile of wet clothes, or turned it on and find that nothing happens? Our appliances are supposed to work. So when they don’t, it can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you’re not a repair expert or even a handy DIY type.
What about the causes of these problems? One big culprit is consistent overloading. Others include blocked ventilation and clogged lint screens. Here are the top five dryer problems and solutions, identified by the repair experts at Sears. And don’t worry, with proper care and maintenance, your dryer will be up and running again in no time.
Is the misuse of your dryer the reason it doesn’t work? View our interactive photo for common dryer errors, along with tips to correct them and get your dryer running properly.
It might not be your fault. Maybe it’s the way you learned how to do laundry from your parents. But there are quite a few surprising things you might be doing that are upsetting your dryer.
For example, if you think that clothes can’t be soft or clean-smelling enough, you probably use fabric softener in the wash as well as dryer sheets. Bet you didn’t know that this practice can cause residue buildup in your dryer that damages the moisture sensors, lint screen and vent system.
Your dryer might not be working as well as it should — and there are a few easy ways to help fix it.
These simple DIY tips from our dryer experts will help troubleshoot the reason your dryer won’t heat.
They call them dryers for a reason. They’re supposed to actually dry your clothes. So when you’ve got wet clothes after running a load in the dryer, your appliance isn’t doing its job.
Before you panic, though, not all dryer problems require a visit from a technician. Derrick Baylor, an appliance expert at Sears, offers his advice for troubleshooting common problems that could lead to a dryer not heating up — and simple ways to fix them.
You might be surprised to learn that you’ve got a lot in common with one particular appliance in your home.
Are you more of a fridge or a washing machine? OK, so you’ve probably never thought of yourself relating to any of your appliances, but stick with us.
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Each of your appliances helps keep your household up and running and takes care of you and your family in a different way — from cooking homemade meals to cleaning your clothes — just like the different members of your family.
By answering a series of personality and preference questions, you’ll be led to one of four results: fridge, range, washing machine or dryer. Your results will share what that says about your personality — both the good and the bad.
Take the quiz now to find out which appliance you are (and what that means for you and your family).
Remove grease stains, grass stains and ink stains. Find out which stain removal laundry life hacks actually work!
What’s the best way to get out grass stains? What about grease stains? Is hairspray or hand sanitizer better for removing ink stains? Just because you get a stain on your favorite clothing item doesn’t mean it’s ruined forever.
We’re testing three stain-removal hacks using common ingredients you should already have around the house to find out which ones actually work.
It’s time to test these hacks and reveal the truth!