About Possible Dryer Issues

5 May 2020
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If you are like most people, you have your washer and dryer in a laundry room or in another part of the house where you can ignore them until you need them to do your clothes. In some cases, washers and dryers will even be located inside of the garage. While having them tucked away where you don't hear or see them until you have to do laundry is nice, it does make it a bit more difficult to spot warning signs of dryer issues. If you don't know a problem is happening, you can end up neglecting necessary repairs which can lead to more serious issues or, in the worst-case scenario, the need for a whole new dryer. Learn about some of the warning signs of dryer problems so you'll have a better chance of catching issues early.

You find excessive amounts of lint behind the dryer

It's important to remove the lint from the lint screen after each use. However, even if you do this, you can still end up with a clogged dryer vent. Some people feel comfortable unclogging the vent themselves. Should you decide to give it a try, always make sure you unplug your dryer and other appliances anytime you are going to try to tend to necessary issues. If you don't feel comfortable taking care of the issue yourself, have it professionally taken care of ASAP, as it is a fire risk.

Your dryer needs to be set for longer times than it used to

If you are finding yourself needing to run the dryer longer in order to dry the same amount of clothes, then this is a sign that something is going on with the dryer, and you'll want to have it looked at in order to avoid bigger issues in the near future.

Your clothes smell like mold

If your clothes come out of the dryer smelling like mold, then there is probably mildew or mold somewhere in the dryer. You can have the issue taken care of by a repair person, and they may be able to prevent future mold growth from being an issue.

Your dryer is shutting off mid-cycle

If you come out to find that your dryer is stopping in the middle of the cycle, then you want to have it repaired as soon as you can get someone out because you don't want the issue from getting worse and taking more to repair.

To learn more, contact a resource like Collier County Appliance Service, Inc.