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Dryer Repair In Ottawa and Gatineau

What are the main signs of the dryer dysfunction:

  • no heating
  • dryer is noisy
  • 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. 
Serge Appliance Repair

I am a professional dryer repair technician with more than 15 yers of experience. Call me or text me 7 day a week for the same-day dryer repair in Ottawa. For any brand and any problem, the repair will be done quickly and with a warranty. 

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

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 overheat thermostat is cut off. It happens when the dryer’s duct is clogged (See the picture on the right down).
  • The limit thermostat is broken (seldom).
  • The heating element’s connections are burned and broken.
  • No 240V in the outlet. The dryer uses 120V (one phase) to drive its motor so that it will rotate. The heating element is fed by two phases of 120V to get 240V power. When one of them is faulty, the dryer won’t heat.
  • Usually, the heating element’s electrical supply is 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, but heats and will be overheated.

A similar, fairly dangerous situation happens when the broken heating element wire touches its metal shell. In this case, the element continues working in some models even when the overheat thermostat is shut off, and the dryer is turned off. The heating element supply circuit works by 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.

thermostats Frigidaire dryer

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 overheat thermostat or fuse is cut off. 
  • The door switch is faulty. The dryer won’t spin when you open the door (a common Whirlpool dryer problem).  
  • Main-board/timer problem

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

pulley-belt-shaft Kenmore dryer
Samsung dryer repair
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? The dryer is not spinning, or no heat or 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 visit’s day and time. I will call you 30-60 minutes before coming. Most repairs will be finished in one hour. But the first step before the repair is providing 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 dryer problem. You can look over my pages:

 

Examples of Estimates of Dryer Repairs​

Example 1

The problem: no heating.

  1. Samsung dryer heating element/kit of thermostats – $90 / $60
  2. Travel and labour – $180

Total – $270/$240 + taxes

Example 2

 The problem: the dryer doesn’t start 

  • The problem is with the electricity in the building.
  • The problem is with the control board, and it is too expensive.
  1. Travel and quick diagnostic – $60

Example 3

The problem: the dryer is noisy. This problem could be caused by moving parts, such as the drum rollers, the belt pulley, the drum, and even the motor.

  1. Travel and labour – $160-$180 + a parts cost + taxes

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. 

You can read my FAQ page, watch some of my videos about appliance repair on my YouTube channel and read my client’s reviews on my Google My Business page. 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 duct clogged
Blocked dryer duct.

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Samsung dryer repair