Troubleshooting a Dryer Drum That Won’t Rotate

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While heat plays a big role in quickly drying your clothing, it is actually the motion of your dryer drum that is the unsung hero. By rotating your clothing and introducing the warm air throughout your clothing, it helps speed up the drying process. When your dryer is no longer turning, then it is unlikely your clothes will ever get … Read More

Are Dryer Sheets Bad For Your Dryer?

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For some, fabric softening comes from a detergent put in the wash, but for others, they depend on using dryer sheets. However, there is a long-standing debate on whether dryer sheets are bad for your dryer or not. Obviously, if they caused a lot of harm very quickly, we wouldn’t use dryer sheets as often as people do. However, dryer … Read More

How to Test a Moisture Sensor in a Clothes Dryer

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It used to be that dryers functioned purely on timed settings. You would choose a cycle and it would run for a predetermined time. Modern dryers still have that, but the default setting is now a cycle that lengthens and shortens based on how wet the actual clothing is. This is thanks to the addition of a moisture sensor. This … Read More

Is a Faulty Timer Stopping Your Frigidaire Dryer From Completing a Dry Cycle?

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Your Frigidaire dryer timer controls quite a few components in your appliance. The two most important being the drive motor and the heating element. When your timer is malfunctioning your dryer can present a number of symptoms including not starting, not heating, or stopping mid-cycle. If you suspect the timer in your appliance is faulty due to the motor shorting … Read More

How to Replace a Baffle in Your Dryer Drum

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The baffles attached to the inside of your dryer drum aren’t just for show, they actually play a role in drying your clothes. As the dryer drum rotates, the baffles fluff your clothing. Although a loose baffle isn’t a major malfunction, it can cause a few irritating issues, such as a loud rattling noise or snags in your clothing. A … Read More

Is There Mold in My Dryer?

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Have you smelled something distinctly musty coming from the inside of your dryer lately? You likely know the smell. You have sniffed it in your washer, your bathroom, maybe even in your dishwasher once or twice. It is the smell of mold and mildew, something that can appear anywhere with frequent exposure to water. Your dryer is not one of … Read More

How to Replace the Cycling Thermostat in Your Whirlpool Dryer

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In order for your clothes to dry, the temperature inside your Whirlpool electric dryer can reach as high as 135 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature hits its peak, your appliance’s cycling thermostat, also known as an operating thermostat, turns off the dryer’s heating element, causing the temperature to drop. The opposite occurs when the temperature falls below a certain degree, … Read More

Unique Problems That Come With Ventless Dryers

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Choosing a ventless dryer is a good choice for homes that don’t already have a dryer vent, and don’t want the expense of having one installed. However, as ventless dryers lack a vent and thus have less of a chance of being clogged by lint, they come with their own unique set of potential problems. In vented dryer models, heated … Read More