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Lint inside the Dryer

Lint can be a real problem with dryers because it restricts the air flow inside the dryer drum during the drying cycle.  Air flow in the drum during the drying cycle is very important because the moisture from the wet clothes needs to be flushed out.  The air flow also needs to cool the heater element to prevent overheating and damage. The clothes will take longer to dry and also can cause damage to thermostats, heaters, and electronics. This picture shows lint buildup around the heater element and the thermostats.  This lint buildup suggests there may be a vent restriction.  Air back-pressure causes this lint to flow inwards and into the interior of the dryer. Dryer vents should be professionally cleaned at regular intervals to maintain proper dryer operation and to avoid costly repairs.  Western Appliance can recommend a good company to have this service performed.  For any questions feel free to call Rich at 208-344-4893 or visit our website at https://appliancerepairboise.com Thank you Rich

By |2019-03-14T20:26:47-06:00March 14th, 2019|Appliance Repair Boise, Dryers|0 Comments

Dryer Repair due to Vent Restriction

Folks, did you know that 90 percent of dryer repair service calls we receive at Western Appliance are due to a restricted house vent?  Let me give you some insight into the mechanics and electrical theory of how this is so. The electric coils in your dryer are designed to handle a specified amount of current based on resistance.  The appliance heats up to a specified temperature based on optimum air flow across the dryer heater coils.  If the air flow across these coils is decreased, this means the temperature of the coils will be higher.  When the temp. is higher across the heater coils, this reduces the liftime of the element.  It also caused thermal fuses and thermostats to go bad. Boise homeowners should get their house vents cleaned, at minimum, every five years. Hope this helps and if you should need appliance repair service, we will be glad to help.

By |2019-02-06T12:13:03-06:00November 5th, 2013|Dryers|0 Comments