South Bend Appliance Repair is located in South Bend, Indiana. We service homes in the north central Indiana area. We cover Roseland, Notre Dame, and Mishawaka. Crumstown, Westfield, and Lydick are communities that we are in daily as well. We are known for our quick service and reasonable repairs. Our appliance technicians are amenable and courteous. We are well schooled in all brands of appliance repair. Our dryer repairmen keep full stocks of dryer repair parts on their trucks.
Trouble shooting a dryer that won't start
If the dryer won't start when the door is closed, your problem may be easily solved before you call our repairman. Here is how to fix a dryer that won't start. This could be a sign that the switch on the door is faulty. Before attempting any repair, unplug the dryer. The switch can be accessed through a panel on the door where the little button that activates it protrudes out. Remove the panel. Test the switch by checking the terminals with a multi-tester. If there is no continuity, simply unscrew the screws and remove the switch. Replace it with a new switch in the reverse order.
The start switch is also a common problem. Check it by depressing the switch, if you heart a hum then its working. If it hums but the dryer doesn't start, then you'll need to check the continuity with your tester to make sure the dryer is receiving the current. If there is no continuity, the switch must be replaced.
The thermal fuse is another common problem. It is located commonly on the blower - on gas dryers at the the burner. On electric dryers it is located on the heating element. This is a safety device that controls the heat from getting too hot and overheating. The thermal fuse can be tested for continuity with your multi-tester. Replace the thermal fuse in the absence of continuity.
How to fix a dryer that won't spin
Check the drive motor and the drive motor belt. If the motor turns but not the dryer drum, then make sure the drive motor belt is attached properly. If the motor doesn't turn, then remove the belt to check for something blocking the blower wheel from turning. If the belt is attached properly and nothing is obstructing the wheel, then the motor needs replacement.
The only other things left to keep the drum from spinning is the drum belt or the capacitor. To check the drum belt, spin the drum by hand. If it spins freely, then the drum belt has broken and needs replacing. You could replace the belt yourself, but it is hard to access, and you should read the owner's manual before attempting. The easiest thing to do at this point is to call a professional who does this on a daily basis.
Power problems on electric dryers can be checked by plugging the dryer into a different socket or by using a multi-tester to check the outlet.
If you've exhausted all these trouble shooting skills, or if you would simply avoid the headache; then it may be time for you to call our dryer repair service in South Bend, Indiana. Our dryer repair cost is reasonable and we guarantee our work. Some people save money by not attempting their own repairs. It is a job best left to the professional. If you've lost your Kenmore Dryer Repair Manual or you don't want to start trying to find dryer repair parts, then call our repair service. We know how to fix a Kenmore dryer that has no heat. We can fix problems found from any manufacturers dryer.
Call South Bend Appliance Repair, we can solve all your appliance problems quickly. We are licensed, bonded, and insured for your complete piece of mind.