Whirlpool dryer repair experts
Rely on Sears Home Services, the industry leader in home appliance repair services, for quick and reliable solutions that keep your Whirlpool dryer in tip-top working condition. Regardless of where you bought the dryer, our dryer repair experts will keep it running. Plus, you get a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. We'll even offer a discount on a new dryer if you decide against repairs.
Our more than 3,500 appliance repair experts nationwide bring an average of 11 years of experience in appliance repairs for many major brands, such as Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Amana, LG, KitchenAid, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Samsung and Bosch. Our washer and dryer repair technicians serviced more than one million laundry appliances in the past year.
Sears Home Services also offers appliance maintenance plans to extend the life of your Whirlpool dryer, home appliance warranties to cover many repairs and replacement, and replacement parts through Sears PartsDirect.
Solutions for your Whirlpool dryer repair issues
Whether you have a front-load dryer or a combination washer-dryer unit, the experts at Sears Home Services can perform Whirlpool dryer repairs whether your problem is big or small. A service call involves troubleshooting the appliance's problem and making repairs fast. A repair technician can also recommend routine maintenance to extend your dryer's life.
Dryer fails to heat up
If your Whirlpool dryer drum turns, but doesn't heat properly to effectively dry clothes, it could be time to replace the thermal fuse, thermostat, or heating element. Any of these problems can be caused by blocked ventilation, a clogged lint screen, or consistently overloading the dryer. In natural gas models, it could also be a sign that gas is not flowing to the dryer.
Dryer vibration issues
If your Whirlpool dryer makes strange noises or vibrates, the dryer drum seal could have failed and needs replacement. This is caused by frequent overloading or contact with foreign objects. A thumping or squeaking sound could also be a sign of failed or worn glides, rollers, or bearings, all parts that can wear out over time.
Dryer not running properly
If your Whirlpool dryer won't turn on or fails to operate consistently, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped and the power cord is not broken. Other problems could be a broken door switch, a faulty thermal fuse, or a failed motor.
If the dryer motor runs, but the drum doesn't rotate, the belt might be stretched or broken. If power is getting to the dryer, but it won't run properly, it's time to call a certified dryer repair technician.
Dryer runs, but shuts off quickly
When a Whirlpool dryer drum spins, but then shuts off quickly, it could be a sign of a broken thermostat caused by blocked ventilation, a clogged lint screen, or consistently overloading the dryer. A malfunctioning thermostat could also overheat the dryer to the point of becoming a fire hazard. Replacing the thermostat is usually required.
Preventive maintenance by dryer repair experts
Scheduling regular appliance service ensures your Whirlpool dryer will work 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 Whirlpool dryer repair?
We know Whirlpool dryers
Sears Home Services technicians are certified in servicing Whirlpool dryers, as well as dryers and major appliances from other manufacturers. From regular maintenance to troubleshooting a major issue, our experienced dryer repair experts can help keep your appliance running smoothly.
Breakdowns often occur unexpectedly. Sears Home Services provides flexible scheduling online or over the phone, making it easy to set an appointment that's convenient for you, with same-day or next-day service in many areas.
We know how helpful it is to receive confirmations or changes regarding your appliance service. When you've scheduled a Whirlpool dryer repair appointment, you'll receive updates via your preferred method: text, email, or phone.
Appliances are an investment for your home. Sears Home Services warranties and protection plans can help ensure a long lifespan. Protect your Whirlpool dryer by asking your certified technician about our Appliance Warranty Plans.
Whirlpool Dryer repair FAQ
Is it better to replace or repair a Whirlpool dryer?
With proper maintenance, you can count on your Whirlpool dryer to perform well for a decade or more. The size of your household, which dictates how often the machine is used, will also affect its lifespan. If your unit is less than eight years old, and the dryer repair service is less than half the cost of a new dryer, it's typically more economical to repair the appliance.
How much is the typical cost of a Whirlpool dryer repair?
Costs for a Whirlpool dryer repair job can vary by the type of issue, and the parts and time required to complete the service. The average dryer repair costs $200 to $265. Replacing a thermostat or thermal fuse, both common dryer repairs, costs around $150, while installing a new electronic control board can run more than $400.
All work done by your Sears Home Services certified repair technician carries a 90-day guarantee. If your dryer can't be repaired, you'll typically pay only a service appointment fee, and you'll 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 Whirlpool dryer problem?
While you might be able to use the owner's manual for dryer troubleshooting of basic problems or error messages on electronic models, it's often best to contact a certified Sears Home Service repair technician to diagnose problems inside the housing.
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 under warranty, follow the requirements in the agreement.
What is the best way to prevent expensive Whirlpool dryer repairs?
The most important things to do on a regular basis to prevent part failures and extend the life of your Whirlpool dryer are to clean the lint filter after each use and intermittently clean the vents at the back of the machine and the outlet from the home.
Allowing lint to build up can make your dryer overheat and cause 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 Whirlpool dryer repair appointment today
Experienced Sears Home Services repair professionals are certified specialists you can trust for household appliance repair services, including a Whirlpool dryer or another manufacturer's model.
For excellent service on Whirlpool dryer repairs or maintenance, contact the appliance pros at Sears Home Service online or over the phone to schedule an appointment at a convenient time. For urgent repairs, appointments can be made for same-day or next-day service in many locations.
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