from your RepairGuru®
the March 2007 edition of the RepairClinic.com newsletter. Have you noticed?
The March winds are a-blowin'. That's why we have some great tips to keep
your dryer running - and keep you from having to use your clothes line.
Larry H. of Hemet, California; he and his wife recently had dryer problems.
Thank goodness they resolved them before the winds kicked into high gear.
Homeowner Avoids Hanging Appliance Out to Dry
Larry H., Hemet, California
people like to get maximum value out of their appliances. Larry
H. of Hemet, California is no exception. "When something goes
wrong with an appliance, I don't want to rush out and replace it,
if I don't have to," said Larry. "Recently, our nine-year-old
dryer started to make a loud noise and stopped drying as quickly
as it used to. My wife thought we should purchase a new dryer, but
I knew I could fix it."
After removing the bottom and front panels with a screwdriver, Larry
could see that the dryer's ball bearings were dry and badly worn.
Amana dryer was making a loud noise and not drying well
What led him to RepairClinic.com:
An online search query for "dryer repair"
How he diagnosed the
Entered his appliance model number into RepairGuru, RepairClinic.com's
online diagnostic tool, and was able to view a schematic
How he fixed it:
the bottom and front panel
off the top
the old parts
the new parts
the panels back in place
Ball bearings, belt and seal
A few screwdrivers
the worn bearings to a Sears store about 40 miles from my house, and had
the counter person order new bearings, as well as a new belt and seal,"
said Larry. "When I received my order a couple of weeks later, some
of the parts were missing - and they had sent me the wrong bearings."
go through the ordering process again, Larry decided to go online to see
if he could order the parts online. That's when he found RepairClinic.com.
Parts Online Saved Larry Time and Money
dryer parts listed on RepairClinic.com were half the price of those at
Sears, and I received them in just two days," said Larry. "I
had the dryer up and running in one hour. Now, it's as good as new, and
my wife doesn't have to use the clothes line anymore."
When his dishwasher stopped working a short time later, Larry went straight
to RepairClinic.com to help him with the repair "It was a very simple
repair, since I was able to view the appliance's schematic and order the
part I needed right away," said Larry. "RepairClinic.com keeps
me on track and has helped me save money. I think I probably extended
the life of both appliances by five or ten years."
If you don't
clean out the lint trap frequently, your dryer may suffer from small internal
lint fires. The smell from these fires can leave a strong odor in the
clothes drum, which can make your clothes stink when they come out of
the dryer. And, if there are any solvents, paints, lacquers, etc. in use
in the home, your dryer may alter or amplify the fumes to an odor unlike
the natural fumes given off by these liquids.
You can solve
these problems by cleaning all the lint from the inside cabinet and ductwork
of the dryer. If you charred lint or suspect you've had a lint fire, have
a qualified appliance repair technician inspect the dryer for damage.
Also, don't run the dryer when using flammable liquids in the home and
move all containers of flammable liquids at least 50 feet away from the
dryer. Gas dryers have a large flame when operating and can ignite the
fumes of any flammable liquid or gas. Next, try to clear the odor in the
dryer by running a load or two of old towels or rags which have been run
through the washing machine. After that, you should be back in business
- ready to complete your laundry odor-free.
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