GE dryer repair experts
Sears Home Services leads the industry in home appliance repair services, averaging 4 million service calls each year. Regardless of where you bought your dryer, you can rely on our 2,500+ certified repair technicians for quick and reliable solutions that keep your appliance running better and longer, including GE washers and dryers. If you decide against the repair job, we'll offer a discount on a new dryer.
Our appliance repair technicians average more than 11 years of experience, and they serviced more than one million laundry appliances in the past year. Our dryer repair experts perform appliance repairs for many major brands, such as Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Amana, LG, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Samsung, Miele, and Bosch.
Sears Home Services also offers appliance maintenance plans to extend the life of your GE dryer, home appliance warranties to cover many repairs or replacement, and replacement parts for your dryer through Sears PartsDirect.
Solutions for your GE dryer repair issues
There are traditional front-load dryers or combination washer-dryer units. Some have analog controls, while others are electronic. The experts at Sears Home Services can perform repairs on all major brands and types of dryers.
When you schedule a service call, our technician will diagnose your GE dryer's problem and make repairs quickly. A repair technician can also perform routine maintenance to give your dryer a longer life.
Dryer fails to heat up
When the drum rotates, but your GE dryer isn't heating well enough to properly dry your clothes, it's a sign that the thermal fuse, thermostat, or heating element has likely failed. Follow the basic operational warnings to prevent this from happening. Regularly overloading the dryer and not keeping the ventilation and lint screen clean can cause these parts to fail over time. If you have a model that heats with natural gas, it could be a sign that gas is not flowing to the dryer.
Dryer vibration issues
A GE dryer that makes strange noises or vibrates excessively could have a faulty drum seal. Avoid overloading the dryer or leaving foreign objects in pockets, as both can lead to the need for seal replacement. Thumping or squeaking sounds might also indicate faulty glides, rollers or bearings, all parts that wear out over time.
Dryer not running properly
If your GE dryer won't turn on, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped (or fuse has blown depending on your home's system) and check the power cord for damage. If the dryer has power, but won't run properly, it's time to call a certified dryer repair technician.
The problem could be a broken door switch, a faulty thermal fuse or a failed motor. If the drum doesn't spin, but you can hear the dryer motor running, it's likely the drive belt is stretched or broken.
Dryer runs but shuts off quickly
If the drum begins spinning when you turn on your GE dryer, but then shuts off quickly, it's often a sign to replace the thermostat. This repair can be prevented by following operational best practices: keep your ventilation duct and lint screen clean and avoid overloading the dryer.
A malfunctioning thermostat could also overheat the dryer to the point of becoming a fire hazard.
Preventive maintenance by dryer repair experts
Conducting regular maintenance can help ensure your GE dryer continues to perform efficiently and effectively. It can also prevent costly, unexpected repairs over time and extend the life of your appliance.
When you request the Washer and Dryer Clean & Maintain package, your Sears Home Services technician will inspect both appliances for proper functioning, wear and tear, excess noise, and water and gas leaks, while also cleaning some internal components.
Why choose Sears Home Services for GE dryer repair?
We know GE dryers
The appliance repair experts at Sears Home Services are certified to service GE dryers, as well as dryers and major appliances from other manufacturers. From regular maintenance to troubleshooting a major issue, our experienced dryer repair technicians can help keep your appliance running smoothly and your laundry day stress-free.
Sometimes appliances make noises that signal a problem and breakdowns often occur without warning. Schedule your Sears Home Services appointment online or over the phone at a time that's convenient for you, with same-day or next-day service available in many areas.
When you schedule a home service call, you'll receive helpful reminders, confirmation of changes, and even notifications as your service window gets closer to the day of your appointment. Receive updates on your GE dryer repair via your preferred method: text, email, or phone.
When you invest in a new GE dryer for your home, you want to ensure it lasts a long time. Ask your certified technician about Sears Home Services Appliance Warranty Plans to safeguard your investment.
GE Dryer repair FAQ
Is it better to replace or repair a GE dryer?
GE dryers typically perform well for a decade or more with proper maintenance. The lifespan will also be affected by usage, so a dryer in a small household might last considerably longer than a large one.
If you own a dryer that is less than eight years old, it's typically more economical to fix it if the dryer repair cost is less than half the price of a new unit. Having an idea of what replacement would cost, including installation, can be beneficial when dealing with a significant repair estimate.
How much is the typical cost of a GE dryer repair?
The cost of a GE dryer repair job varies by the type of malfunction, the parts required, and time to complete the service. The average dryer repair costs from $200 to $265. Some common dryer repairs, such as replacing a thermostat or thermal fuse, run around $150, but a faulty electronic control board can cost more than $400 to replace.
If your dryer can't be repaired or you decide to replace it instead, you'll typically pay only a service appointment fee and be eligible for a discount on a new dryer.
For homeowners with a Sears Home Services appliance warranty plan, many services or replacements are covered and any repairs are guaranteed for 180 days.
Do you need an appliance repair expert for a GE dryer problem?
Always check the owner's manual for dryer troubleshooting of basic problems or error messages on electronic models. If you're uncertain about what to do, it's best to contact Sears Home Service to discuss your options or request a repair technician.
The most common dryer replacement parts are the heating element, thermal fuse, thermostat, and door switch, and Sears Home Services stocks replacement parts for many models. If your dryer is still covered under warranty, follow the requirements in the agreement.
What is the best way to prevent expensive GE dryer repairs?
A few basic operating practices can help prevent part failures and extend the life of your GE dryer. Don't overload the dryer. Clean the lint filter after each use. Intermittently clean the vent at the back of the machine and the outlet from the home. Allowing lint to build up can cause your dryer to overheat and parts to fail.
Annual maintenance by an appliance repair company to clean the machine and check for other problems can also prevent part failures and extend the life of your dryer.
Schedule your GE dryer repair appointment today
Sears Home Services repair professionals are certified specialists you can trust for major household appliance repair. Whether you own a GE dryer or another manufacturer's product, our dryer repair experts have years of experience to perform quality service at your home.
Contact the appliance pros at Sears Home Service online or over the phone to schedule an appointment at a time that's convenient for you. Appointments in many areas can be set for same-day or next-day service for urgent repairs.
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