Getting your appliances fixed can be expensive, which is why you should always check to see if you can fix the problem yourself before resorting to an appliance repair company. It is especially true with dryers, which can sometimes appear to be broken, but are not in reality and can easily be fixed. Elite Appliance, an appliance repair specialist in Toronto, has prepared the following article to help you troubleshoot your dryer before calling an appliance repair company. Get in touch with them if you have any trouble with any of your home appliances.


How does a dryer work?

Basically, a large empty drum rotates and, with the help of hot air, the wet clothes dry up in a given period of time. The drum rotates with the help of a motor, pulleys and belts. The movement of the drum shifts clothes around and the heating element located in the back generates heat to dry them. Cycles and temperature settings can be selected using the dryer control panel.

Preventive maintenance


Empty the lint trap

Lint accumulates quickly. It has to be cleaned regularly to avoid overheating of the dryer. It should be emptied after every cycle.

Inspect the door gasket

cracked or damaged door gasket will prevent the door from closing properly. Check the door gasket every few months. If you feel unusual heat coming out of your dryer, your gasket may be at cause. Replace it promptly, as failure to do so may result in overheating of the element.


Avoid overload

You should never overfill a dryer. Doing so can damage it permanently, as the rotation drum can be damaged if clothes are too heavy.  Furthermore, an excessive load consumes more time and energy and will dry clothesless efficiently.

Clean the exhaust vent

Lint can also be found in the vent behind the dryer and outside of your house.  It is recommended to vacuum it every 6 months!
If you have any other issues regarding your dryer or any other home appliance, be sure to give Elite Appliance a call if you live in the Toronto area. With amazing customer service, they will tell you what’s wrong quickly and fix it at a fair price. You can also visit their website to find out more about the different services they offer.