Dryer Repair

With our busy schedules, a washer and dryer can be lifesavers. Imagine if you not only had to do all your washing by hand but if you also had to hang it out and wait for it to dry. It’s time-consuming.

And that’s why, when your magical drying machine breaks down, you need a fast and effective solution. At Mark’s Appliance Repair in Elk Grove, we’ll get your dryer repair completed in no time. We’ll make sure that the laundry comes out fluffy—but we’ll leave the folding to you.

But, before we get into that, let’s go over some of the issues that you may encounter, and whether or not you can deal with them yourself.


Should You Hire A Pro?

The answer to this question is going to depend on the nature of the problem. If it’s a simple lint filter that needs to be unclogged, calling us in could be overkill. Check anywhere online, and you’ll find a plethora of videos showing you how to unclog the filter.

That said, leave the more complicated stuff to us. A good rule of thumb is that if you need to take the cover off the machine, you probably shouldn’t be repairing it. This is not a cheap toaster that you’re working with.

If you connect the wrong wires, your quick and simple home repair might mean that you have to replace the whole machine.

Give us a call and let us see what is wrong. We charge affordable rates and will get the parts at a far lower price than you could.


When You Should Call Us In

It’s Spinning but Not Heating Up

This problem could be as a result of a few different issues, like:

  • A blown fuse
  • A faulty temperature switch
  • Problems with the thermostat
  • Heating coils that have gone bad
  • A faulty timer

The fuse is the easiest issue to deal with but still entails removing the back. It can be a finicky job to rewire it as well. All of the rest of these issues require real expertise to replace or repair.

The Drum Won’t Spin

Here’s the good news – this repair is normally quick and easy and is most commonly caused by a broken belt. Other issues might be:

  • A roller that must be replaced (also an easy fix)
  • Problems with the idler or motor (not quite as straightforward)

The Temperature is too High

If this is the case, switch it off and allow it to cool. Check the machine’s lint trap and the vent leading to the outside of your home. Clogs in either can lead to overheating. If this is the issue, you can clear out the clogs easily yourself.

It might also be a problem with the heating coils or thermostat, and these are areas you don’t want to try repairing yourself.


It Won’t Switch on At All

The first thing is to check whether or not any power is getting through. Are any of the lights or LED displays on? If not, check:

  • That’s it’s plugged in and that the plug is switched on
  • That the fuse hasn’t tripped. If the dryer is causing the power to trip, unplug it and call us
  • That the outlet is working
  • Whether or not the power cord is still intact


If you’ve tried these basic tips, and you’re still not having any luck, then give us a call, or hit the contact button on this site to book your consultation.