Dryer Repair Raleigh Nc – Many homes in Raleigh North Carolina have been plagued with dryer problems. Raleigh customers are continually mentioning how their dryer takes too long to dry. It is not uncommon for a dryer that is only a few years old to completely stop heating. So what is the solution? Dryer and dryer vent maintenance. We recommend getting dryer maintenance once a year to keep your dryer running efficiently and prevent a house fire in Raleigh. Many Raleigh home owners are unaware of how much lint build up can accumulate in there dryer and dryer house vent. This will cause your dryer to too take up to several hours to dry a load of clothes. As the house dryer vent gets restricted, it traps the moisture that your dryer is trying to get rid of and becomes a breeding ground for lint build up in the vent and the interior of the dryer. As a result, dryer fires happen from a lack of maintenance. When you keep your dryer and house vent maintained, the average dry time should be 45 to 60 minutes for a normal size load of laundry and prevent you from having a dryer fire.
Another factor in dry time is how long your house vent is running from the wall behind your dryer to where it exits your home, and what material your house vent is. Many homes in Raleigh have soft flexible venting. It is recommended to have rigid metal venting. This will allow the air to flow more easily. Every elbow in the venting is equivalent to adding up to 15 ft of vent. If your dryer is in the center the home or the vent runs through the roof, the chances of having dryer problems are greatly increased. The motor and blower on your dryer is only designed to push the air at a certain cubic feet per minute (CFM) . Long vent runs cause the air flow to slow down and as air cools, the moisture in the air condenses and builds up in the vent. Dryers are designed to get rid of the moisture from clothing. Without a properly maintained house vent your dryer cannot do its job.
Even with a properly maintained house vent, the interior of dryers still accumulate lint and hair build up over time. When performing maintenance, The One Source Appliance Repair technician will clean the lint build up from your blower housing, motor, heating element and rollers. Then they will check for proper air flow to the exterior of the home. Although we do perform maintenance on the dryer, One Source Appliance Repair does not clean house vents. We recommend customers to hire a company that specializes in house vent cleaning. They will have the proper equipment and expertise needed to clean or repair the vents properly. If you maintain your dryer and house vent, there is a good chance that you will avoid a premature need for dryer repair. When a dryer doesn’t have the proper air flow, all the components run at higher temperatures. There are several safety devices on dryers such as the thermal fuse, thermal cutoff , and high limit thermostat that are design to fail when your dryer is has inadequate air flow. The heating element becomes brittle and warped from the dryer overheating. It also is very hard on the motor windings.
One Source Appliance has experienced technicians that are ready to help our Raleigh customers with their dryer repair. Their service vans are fully stocked with the most common parts needed, in most cases we will get your dryer up and running the first service call!