Ottawa and Gatineau

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Appliance Repair Service In Ottawa

Dryer Repair in Ottawa and Gatineau

I am a professional dryer repair technician with over 15 years of experience. Call or text me seven days a week for same-day dryer repair in Ottawa. For any brand and problem, the repair will be done quickly and with a warranty. 

613-806-23-91 (10 am-9 pm)

What are the main problems of dryer malfunction:

  • No heating.
  • The dryer is noisy.
  • The dryer doesn’t start.
    When you notice the noise, overheating, and long drying times, you shouldn’t delay the dryer repair to prevent other problems. 

 

Common dryer problems by brands:

So, any make and any problem: call me for your dryer repair in Ottawa at on 613-806-9391 7/7, 10 am-9 pm. I will enjoy my job, and you will enjoy your dryer working again. 

Common Causes Why The Dryers Won't Heat

All electric dryers have a heating element. The dryer blower pushes external air through the heating element. Hot air has a great capacity to absorb steam and dry the clothes. I will list some causes why the dryer won’t heat.

  • The heating element’s wire is broken. (Picture on the right).
  • The security thermostat is cut off. This happens when the dryer’s duct is clogged (See the picture on the right).
  • The limit thermostat is broken (seldom).
  • The heating element’s connections are burned and broken.
  • There is no 240V in the outlet. The dryer uses 120V (one phase) to drive its motor so that it will rotate. Two phases of 120V feed the heating element to get 240V power. When one of them is faulty, the dryer won’t heat.
  • The heating element’s electrical supply is usually cut when the belt pulley assembly is loose for any reason. A security switch near the pulley prevents heating when the dryer doesn’t rotate.
    A dangerous situation arises when the dryer blower is stuck. In this case, the belt is okay, so the security switch and the heating element are on, but the dryer doesn’t spin and will be overheated.

A similar, dangerous situation happens when the broken heating element wire touches its metal shell. In some models, such as the old Whirpool dryers, the heating element then doesn’t stop working even when the security thermostat is shut off and the dryer is turned off. In this case, the heating element receives power through the shell, bypassing the security thermostats.

This is why it is very important to unplug the broken unit to prevent fire.

I am an experienced local dryer technician. I work in dryer repair for the last 17 years. If your dryer is not heating, call me any day from 10 am to 9 pm:

613-806-93-91 Serge

Give me more information by text message or use the online appointment form.

Broken heating element coil. Frigidaire dryer repair.

Dryer Doesn't Spin

You push the start button, but the dryer is not turning? You check that the door is closed tightly and try again, but nothing runs? I will give you some information about it. 

First of all, take a look at the dryer components. The electric motor on the bottom of the dryer provides the drum rotation. A rubber belt connects the motor shaft and the dryer’s drum. Usually, there is the third element – the belt’s pulley, which puts tension on the belt. The pulley’s spring is stretchable. This is important when the belt needs to be changed. (Picture on the right)

Here is the list of dysfunctions when the dryer won’t spin:

  • The belt is broken. You can hear that the motor is still running, but the drum is not turning. 
  • The belt is okay, but it is loose because of the pulley. This happens a lot. 
  • A faulty motor. Usually, it starts to rotate and then stops, and there is a strong burnt smell.
  • Very seldom: the motor pulley is broken. (It could happen in old Whirlpool dryers).
  • A loose motor. Most dryers have two spring clips (clamps) holding their motor in place. They may be faulty. (Common for Samsung dryer).
  • The stuck dryer blower. Usually, the blower is connected to the second tip of the motor shaft. The motor and drum can’t rotate when any object in the blower blocks the motor.
  • Some dryer brands like GE or Whirlpool don’t start when their security thermostat or fuse is cut off. 
  • The door switch is faulty. The dryer  “thinks” that the door is open (a common Whirlpool dryer problem).  
  • Main-board/timer problem

Overall, the dryer won’t spin if it gets stuck, its driving parts are loose, or there is an electrical problem. 

Kenmore dryer repair. Belt puley and motor shaft.
Appliance technician - Samsung dryer repair. Front removing.
Samsung dryer repair. Technician Serge.

Our First Conversation

Anyway, I have to ask you some questions when you call me. I need to be ready to repair your dryer.

  • The first question is the make of your dryer to ensure all the parts are in stock.
  • What is the problem with the dryer? It is not spinning, there is no heat, it is noisy, and so on.
  • When you have a stacked dryer, I need your help to put it on the floor. But not always. If there is good access to the top of the dryer, I don’t care that it is on the second floor.
  • Mainboard issues. Error codes F1, F0. This repair will be expensive.

So, we plan the day and time of the visit. I will call you 30-60 minutes before coming. Most repairs will be finished in one hour. However, the first step before the repair is to provide the diagnosis and written estimation. Usually, to give you the final quote, I need to come and see your dryer because there are multiple reasons for the same problem. You can look over my page:

 

To Finish The Dryer Repair

Once you agree with the estimate, I will install the part, clean the dryer and check all its parts to prevent future problems.
For example, I check the drum rollers, the belt pully, the belt and the motor. 
Another critical point is checking the dryer vent. I always disconnect and clean the duct of the dryer. I check the dryer’s outdoor exit. The inner ventilation duct should be cleaned regularly by a specialized company. This is very important to prevent problems with overheating thermostats and heating elements. The blocked vent is also a fire danger.

What are the signs of the blocked ventilation duct?
1. The increasing time of the clothes drying because the humidity evacuation is restricted. You have to rerun the cycle to finish the drying even though the dryer is hot.
2. This sign is more visible during the cool seasons. This is a massive steam exhaust from the ventilation exit. 

I’m waiting for your call to discuss your questions. I’m looking forward to fixing your dryer.

My article about Samsung dryer common problems and repair: What do you need to know if your dryer is not drying?

You can text me more information to 613-806-9391

Dryer repair. Dryer duct clogged.
Blocked dryer duct.

Dryer Repair Service Enquiry Online Form

If you have questions, please text me at 613-806-9391 (Serge) or fill in this simple contact form.
I’ll answer all your questions ASAP.

Samsung dryer repair. Heating element replacement.