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Wilmington's Dryer Repair Specialists

Wilmington Dryer Repair.

A problem with your clothes dryer is more than just inconvenient; it could actually be dangerous. Malfunctioning dryers and clogged dryer vents are some of the most common causes of house fires, and unfortunately, even name-brand dryers can eventually stop functioning efficiently. If your dryer isn’t adequately heating, is taking too long to dry your clothes, or has stopped working altogether, it’s time to call in the pros.


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Dryer Repair Services

The technicians at Island Appliance Repair in Wilmington, NC have the experience and specialized skill to handle all types of branded dryer repair work. Whatever the issue, you can trust us to handle it with professionalism and attention to detail. Our goal is to get your dryer fixed as quickly as possible. One call to Island Appliance Repair and you’ll get the reliable branded dryer repairs you need.

Don’t waste time or money on sub-par dryer repairs. Trust the experts at Island Appliance Repair. Call today to schedule your appointment.

Dryer won't start

The thermal fuse will break if the dryer overheats. Check the fuse for continuity. If the fuse is open, replace the fuse.

If the start switch is defective, the dryer won’t start. Attempt to start the dryer. If you hear a humming noise, the start switch is not at fault. If you don’t hear any noise, the start switch may be the issue.

The door switch activates when the door is shut. The door switch has to activate in order for the dryer to turn on. If the door switch is faulty (and, therefore, hasn’t activated) the dryer won’t start.

If the drive belt breaks, the the motor will run but the drum won’t spin. On some dryers, there is a switch that activates when the belt breaks. If this switch is activated, the power to the dryer is shut off.

Dryer stopped spinning

A broken drive belt will result in a dryer that won’t spin. You can test for a broken belt on your own! Reach into the dryer and spin the drum with your hand. If the drum spins freely by hand, it’s likely that the belt is broken. Call a professional for service.

The drum rollers can become worn over time, causing them to not spin freely. If the rollers are excessively worn or broken, the dryer won’t spin. We recommend replacing all rollers and the belt at the same time for preventative measures.

The drum glides are a small, plastic piece that supports the front of the drum. If the glides are worn out, there can be unnecessary strain on the motor, which will result in the dryer not turning.

The drive motor spins the drum and blower wheel as part of the exhaust process. If the drive motor overheats, the unit may shut down temporarily, preventing the dryer from spinning.

Dryer takes too long to dry clothes

If the dryer vent is clogged, the dryer may take 2 or more cycles to dry. This is because the dryer air flow is obstructed by vent and other debris. It’s important to clean your dryer vents once per year.

The blower wheel draws air into the dryer drum. If the blower wheel is defective or covered with lint and/or other debris, the dryer won’t dry properly.

The heating element warms the air to dry your clothes. If the element is broken, the dryer won’t heat.

Dryer Overheating

The heating element warms the air in the dryer. If the element is shorted out, the element will heat continuously causing the dryer to overheat.

The cycling thermostat turns the heating element on and off to maintain proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective, it may allow the heat to stay on too long, causing the dryer to overheat.

If the dryer vent is clogged, the dryer’s air flow becomes restricted. This may cause the dryer to overheat. Be sure to clean your dryer vent once per year.

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