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Hello, my name is Kenneth Davis and I'm excited that you've found my appliance services blog. In this blog, you'll learn about buying new appliances, common appliance repairs and new appliance trends. I know a lot about appliances and it all started when I was young and the appliance man came to our house to fix the stove. I watched the appliance man as he did his job and when he was done, our stove worked like new. The appliance man made a big impact on me and after that, I read and learned everything I could about appliances. Today, I still enjoy keeping up with the current designs and features that are available when buying new appliances. I hope that you find my appliance blog fascinating and that it helps you when buying an appliance or requesting an appliance service.



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Your Dryer Might Not Be Heating Your Clothes Due To A Mechanical Problem

by Johnny Jennings

After you have run your clothes in the dryer, you might be frustrated when you find out that your clothes haven't dried thoroughly. There might be a simple solution to the problem, or your dryer might be damaged and need to be repaired.

Common Reasons for a Dryer Not Heating

A dryer may not dry clothing for several reasons, such as insufficient airflow, clogged vents or filters, faulty wiring that causes an electrical short, the load is too heavy to be dried successfully by a single cycle, and other possible issues.

Simple Fixes

The first thing you should try is to load fewer clothes into the dryer. If you load up your dryer with fewer clothes, it may be able to wash them effectively. Check the lint filter as well. The dryer will operate more efficiently if the filter is covered with less lint. Fortunately, it's easy to clear out the lint.

If the temperature setting on your dryer is too low, it may take longer to dry your clothes. On the other hand, if the temperature is too high, it could damage your clothes or cause them to dry too quickly, leading to wrinkles.

Damaged Internal Components

Another potential reason could be that the dryer is not functioning correctly due to malfunctioning or damage to its internal components. This can happen for several reasons, such as a faulty heating element. When a heating element is defective, it cannot heat up your dryer well enough.

Your dryer might have a blown thermal fuse. Then, an element of your dryer will not receive the power necessary to heat up your dryer. To diagnose the problem, you can use a multimeter to test the continuity of the heating element and the thermal fuse. If they are defective, you need to replace them. You can also check the thermostat for signs of damage or wear and replace it if needed. 

A Defective Thermostat

You might have a broken thermostat. Then, your dryer might not know it needs to raise the temperature to heat your clothes well enough. It would be best if you had the thermostat entirely replaced.

It would help to clean the vent regularly to prevent lint buildup and improve airflow. This will allow your dryer to operate more efficiently. Fortunately, if you don't know where to begin, you can contact a dryer repair technician, and they will be able to repair all of these problems to restore the functionality of your dryer.

Reach out to a company like Northshore Appliance Repair Inc to learn more.