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Dryer Repair

Signs You Need Dryer Repair Service

  • Dryer doesn't get hot.
  • Runs but doesn't dry clothes.
  • Shuts off quickly.
  • Vibrates and shakes while running.
  • Gets too hot.
  • Clothes come out wrinkled.
  • It's loud when it runs.

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How much does it cost to repair a dryer near Chicago?

It costs around $200-$400 to repair a dryer in Chicago, IL. Although, the cost can fluctuate depending on: 

  • The type of repair required.
  • How extensive the repair is. 
  • If the repair requires replacement parts. 

In most instances, it can be fairly inexpensive to have your dryer repaired. Although, if your dryer requires a more extensive repair or it is reaching the end of its service life, it may be more cost effective to have it replaced. To get your dryer repaired, contact us today.

Is it worth repairing a tumble dryer?

It can be worth repairing a tumble dryer if it is fairly new and has not had many issues previously. Although, if you have noticed your tumble dryer having recurring issues, it may be time to have your tumble dryer replaced. Additionally, if the cost to repair your tumble dryer is more than half of the cost to replace it, it may be more cost effective to have it replaced. To get your tumble dryer repaired or replaced, call us today.

Why does my dryer smell?

There could be several reasons for the odor coming from your dryer. Among the most common reasons are the following:

  • The vent line needs to be cleaned.
  • Overuse of detergent.
  • Lint accumulating in the lint trap.

You should never leave moist clothing in your dryer and you should always clear the lint trap before using it. The dryer vent should be examined on a regular basis for filth, debris and damage. If you discover a burning or unusual odor, turn off your dryer immediately, remove clothing from the dryer and contact one of our dryer repair specialists.

Why does my dryer squeak?

Small foreign items in the dryer's drum or lint filter might be causing the squeaking sounds. Coins, paper clips and other such things are easily identified and removed from the drum. Unplug the dryer and peek down the aperture to examine the lint filter. If you detect an object that has been trapped, wear work gloves to retrieve it.

Why is my dryer not drying clothes very well anymore?

Airflow is critical to getting your garments to dry correctly. Airflow via the dryer vent is an important part of successful dryer operation. Poor airflow in clothes dryer systems is frequently caused by clogged air vents. Turning on your dryer and heading outside to feel the flow of air leaving the vent is one technique to detect if your dryer's air vent is clogged. If it's sluggish and not very warm, your vent may need to be cleaned.

Can I fix my dryer myself?

Yes, you may be able to fix your dryer yourself if you are familiar with appliance repair. You should be able to perform most dryer repairs on your own if you have the correct tools, parts and knowledge. However, if the repair is extensive or you lack the proper tools or experience of working on appliances, you may want to have an experienced technician repair your dryer for you. To get your dryer repaired, give us a call today.

Why aren’t my clothes drying?

It may sound silly, but check to see that your dryer is turned on and receiving power. Check the circuit breaker if the dryer is plugged in but does not appear to be working. Reset the dryer's circuit if it has been tripped. Then, check the dryer vent. When was the last time it was cleaned? The most common cause of house fires is a dirty or clogged dryer vent. This task needs to be done once a year to ensure the safety of your home. 

Moisture on the inside of the drum? After the drying cycle is completed, condensation may be seen in the dryer drum. Improper ventilation can cause moisture and lint to accumulate in the dryer's exhaust system duct and seep back into the dryer after it shuts off, resulting in condensation.

Where can I find the model or serial number on my dryer?

It will depend on the make and model, but you can typically find the model/serial number one the back of the dryer near the top or on the side panel near the front. Generally, model and/or serial numbers can be made up of numbers (1005400, for example) or letters and numbers (LAT1000AAE). The model number will undoubtedly be printed on a paper label or a metal plate.

Did You Know?

It's important to clean out the dryer lint vents to allow the air to circulate more freely which allows the unit to dryer more efficiently.

A blocked exhaust duct can be a fire hazard. Clean the unit periodically (annually) by removing any buildup of lint and dust from the dryer exhaust.

When you’re having dryer problems, call AAA Appliance at (866) 966-1950! We're happy to fix your dryer or any other appliance that's acting up!

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