Professional Gas Dryer Repair Service

Electric and Gas Dryer Repair Service

When your dryer stops working, it’s a huge inconvenience. Even a dryer that’s working — but not very well — can turn into a serious issue that costs you down the road. When you detect something is wrong with your dryer, connect with the pros at your local Mr. Appliance® for expert dryer repair service.

Our teams of service professionals provide reliable repairs, flexible scheduling, and upfront pricing with no surprises.

Types of Dryers We Service

Every dryer is different, just like every household is different. Our service professionals are trained and equipped to make repairs on various types of dryers, including:

  • Electric dryers
  • Gas dryers
  • Front-loading dryers
  • Vented dryers
  • Ventless dryers

Gas Dryer vs. Electric Dryer

The main difference between gas and electric dryers is the way they create heat. While all dryers use a rotating drum to tumble wet clothes through a stream of warm air to evaporate moisture, gas dryers use natural gas or propane to create the heat that’s circulated, while electric dryers use electricity.

Electric dryers cost less upfront, but customers usually recoup the initial cost of a gas dryer after about five years. This is because gas dryers take less time to heat up and dry clothes, making them more efficient and economical over time. Gas dryers need a special gas hookup, but both require proper venting. However, gas dryers release more carbon emissions and pose a carbon monoxide risk.

Whether you need repairs to a gas or electric dryer or a washer-dryer combo, your local Mr. Appliance provides affordable dryer repair services.

Dryer Brands We Commonly Service

No matter what brand of dryer you have, our team of experienced pros can keep it running efficiently. From economical to high-end dryers, we commonly service the following brands:

  • Samsung
  • Maytag
  • LG
  • Whirlpool
  • Kenmore
  • GE

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Dryer Parts Mr. Appliance Fixes and Replaces

A dryer that’s not working properly likely needs a part replaced. Here are the most common parts used to get a dryer back up and running:

  • Thermostats
  • Motors
  • Belts
  • Idler pulleys
  • Fuses
  • Timers
  • Heating coils
  • Rollers

Common Dryer Problems We Service

Just like any other appliance, dryers are susceptible to damage and issues over time. To extend the life of your unit, contact your local Mr. Appliance for regular maintenance and timely repairs for these common issues.

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Your Dryer Is Loud

Not only are loud noises from your dryer annoying and disruptive, but they can be the first indicator of a more complex dryer issue. Squeaking, squealing, grinding, screeching, and thumping noises can point to common problems like a broken belt, loose idler pulley, or worn-out drum bearings. Your local Mr. Appliance service professionals are equipped to diagnose and repair these dryer issues quickly and effectively.

Your Dryer Won’t Start

There are a variety of reasons why a dryer won’t start, ranging from simple fixes like an unplugged unit to complicated problems like a blown thermal fuse. Mr. Appliance service professionals can identify why your dryer won’t start and repair or replace parts to get your unit up and running again.

Your Dryer Won’t Shut Off

A malfunctioning dryer unit can be dangerous, especially if it doesn’t shut off when the door is open. A faulty door switch is often the culprit when a dryer won’t shut off. Schedule an appointment with your local Mr. Appliance service professional to repair or replace the switch in your unit’s door.

Your Dryer Shuts Off Too Soon

For electric dryers with a blown thermal fuse, it’s common for units to start and then unexpectedly stop, which is inconvenient, wastes time, and increases energy consumption. Contact your local Mr. Appliance if you notice this dryer issue occurring so our service professionals can diagnose the problem and repair your unit.

Your Dryer Takes Too Long To Dry

The average gas or electric dryer should take between 30 and 45 minutes to dry a full load of clothes, but it could take up to an hour to dry denser fabrics. User error, clogged lint and vent traps, broken sensors, and blown thermal fuses can all cause increased dry times. Troubleshoot simple issues by referencing your unit’s user manual and cleaning lint and vent traps, but call your local Mr. Appliance if these initial maintenance attempts don’t solve the problem.

Your Dryer Won’t Heat Properly

There are many reasons why your gas and electric dryers are not heating. Call your local Mr. Appliance to have a service professional determine the cause of the heating problem.

Your Dryer Won’t Tumble

If you turn your dryer on, but the drum won’t spin or tumble, you may have a worn-out or broken drum bearing or drive belt. Contact your local Mr. Appliance and schedule an appointment to replace the bearing and belt.

Your Dryer Door Won’t Shut

A dryer door that won’t shut can cause various dryer issues. If you notice your dryer door isn’t working properly, investigate the integrity of the door latch. Dryer doors usually close with the help of a metal spring clamp and a plastic clasp. If either of these parts is bent, damaged, or broken, schedule a repair with your local Mr. Appliance service professional.

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Gas and Electric Dryer Repair Near Me

Your dryer acting up can throw off your whole household routine, but rest assured, our team of local service professionals can quickly make your laundry room operational again. Mr. Appliance is prepared and equipped to solve simple and complex dryer issues.

Request an appointment or schedule a service for your dryer repair today.

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FAQ About Dryer Repair

Even if you’re a self-proclaimed dryer repair expert, it’s natural to have questions about common dryer issues and malfunctions. Our team of service professionals has answered some of your most frequently asked questions below.

What Causes a Dryer to Malfunction?

A dryer may not start for any number of reasons, including simple fixes like an unplugged unit, an overloaded dryer, or a blown circuit. More complex issues like a faulty outlet, blown thermal fuse, broken door switch, or a failing start button, belt, or motor could also cause a dryer to malfunction.

How Do You Tell If Your Dryer Is Broken?

You can tell your dryer is broken if your unit takes too long to dry clothes, won’t start, stop, spin, or heat up, makes loud noises, or produces a burning smell.

Can You Repair a Dryer by Yourself?

It’s possible to repair a dryer by yourself. Depending on the problem, you may be able to purchase and replace specific parts. However, more complex problems affecting the control board, thermal fuse, or heating element should be addressed by a professional.

Is It Worth It To Repair a Dryer?

It is worth repairing a dryer if the cost of the repair is less than two-thirds of the cost of a new dryer. A repair is also worth considering if a unit replacement is out of your budget, even if the repair is only a short-term solution.

What Does a Gas Dryer Hookup Look Like?

A gas dryer has two connections: an electric cord that plugs into a 120-volt AC outlet and the gas line hookup. The gas line hookup tends to be coated in yellow but can also just look like a braided stainless steel line.

Does a Gas Dryer Need a 220-volt Outlet?

A gas dryer can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet. An electric dryer, on the other hand, requires the extra power of a 220-volt outlet.

What’s a Thermal Fuse?

A thermal fuse is a pre-installed safety device on a unit that trips if the air flowing through the dryer overheats. The most common reason for the fuse to trip is a blocked exhaust vent. A blown thermal fuse will need to be replaced by a service professional.

Why Does My Dryer Smell Like Gas?

Your dryer may smell like gas for any number of reasons, the most common being a faulty igniter. The exhaust system in your gas dryer may also be leaking. If you smell gas or something like kerosene when the dryer isn’t running, you may have a defective gas valve seal. If you’re experiencing this, stop using your dryer and call your gas company immediately. Once the gas company is through checking for leaks, call your local Mr. Appliance to handle the repairs needed.

Do I Need a Gas Dryer Vent?

Yes, you need a gas dryer vent. Gas dryers produce carbon dioxide, which can be harmful in large quantities and should always be vented outside. Venting also removes water vapor, which could produce mildew growth in your laundry room.

How Can I Tell If My Dryer Is Gas or Electric?

If there’s only one cord attached to your dryer — a heavy-duty electric plug that runs into a 220-volt outlet — you have an electric dryer. If there’s also a thin connector (typically stainless steel) hooked into your dryer in addition to the smaller electric wire, you have a gas dryer.

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