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When our dishwasher sparked a major flood in our home, we realized it might be wise to invest in better kitchen appliances. Unfortunately, we had no idea where to start. We started shopping around, but we were frustrated with the selection because we didn't understand the need for some of the features. After a lot of research, we were able to track down appliances that would fit into our kitchen, improve the appearance, and work well for our needs. I wanted to create a website for other people who might be in the market for home appliances sometime soon.

Investing In Better Appliances

The ABCs Of Troubleshooting A Faulty Clothes Dryer

by Julia Wood

You pull the clothes out of the washer and toss them into the dryer, only to find that when you hit the button nothing happens. Even though most clothes dryers are built to withstand as many as 10 or 15 years of use, these home appliances do occasionally show signs of problems well before that. If you have a dryer that refuses to work, your first inclination may be to call on an appliance repair technician for help. While this is always a good thing, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure that what you are dealing with is not something you can fix on your own. 

Always check the power source first. 

Clothes dryers have heating elements, and therefore they do consume a lot of energy and occasionally will trip a breaker if there is too much of a load being put on a single electrical breaker from that part of the house. Go ahead and check the breaker box to make sure that the designated breaker has not been thrown if the clothes dryer will not come on. If this is not the issue, check the electric outlet by using a current tester and examine the power cord for any signs of damage that may be interrupting the power supply. 

Be sure that the inner tub will still freely turn. 

Some clothes dryers are designed to not power on if there is a problem inside with the inner drum where the clothes are placed for drying. This is a precautionary feature that prevents the dryer's motor from trying to spin a faulty tub, which could cause friction or even be a fire hazard in some cases. If the tub will not turn on its own, there could be a problem inside with the drum rolling wheels or even the dryer motor itself, and you should go ahead and call a technician for help.

Check the rest of the buttons on the dryer's control panel. 

If only the button to power on the dryer is not working, it is not likely that there is anything wrong with the control panel. However, if several of the buttons which will not respond and you are positive the appliance is getting electrical current, the control panel could be bad. If this is the case, replacement is usually not that expensive and only takes a few minutes to repair by an appliance repair professional like those at Master Tech Mechanical.