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Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Home’s Dryer

Getting any appliance is a serious investment, and this is especially true for a dryer. What do you do when your $1000 dryer goes out of commission? It’s time to get a new one. However, it can be difficult to recognize when it’s time to replace it. Maybe you don’t have the money to replace your dryer, or maybe you’ve had it for a while and feel like it has a few more years or months. Check out our signs it’s time to replace your home’s dryer below.

Your Clothes Aren’t Dry

Wet clothing is the first sign that something is awry with your dryer. Anytime your clothes aren’t completely dry when they get out of the dryer, the dryer is likely drastically clogged. Initially, you might notice that it takes longer or multiple cycles to dry your clothes completely. Before you replace the entire dryer, a good rule of thumb is to troubleshoot and see how badly it’s clogged—it might be easily cleanable. You should also check the filter. If both those parts are in working order, you should consider replacing the dryer. It’s only downhill from there.

Burning Smell

If you smell burning, don’t overlook it! This is a warning sign that your dryer hose is jammed or broken. That prevents hot air from escaping. Eventually, it might start a fire, so you should never ignore it. If you can’t fix or detect the source of the burning, turn your dryer off, unplug it, and call a professional to fix it. It could signify that it’s time to replace your home’s dryer. Don’t put your life in danger.

Too Much Noise

Generally, the dryer makes a fair amount of noise. However, if you notice a steady or sudden uptick of noise from your dryer, it might be time for a replacement. However, don’t be too hasty—the strap could have snapped, leaving the drum in freefall, or the drum could have slipped off its axis, causing more of a ruckus than usual. Sometimes, your blower wheel is defective. Troubleshoot for those things first, but if the dryer continues to be loud, get a replacement for your peace of mind and quiet.

If you need to replace your existing dryer, we have a wide variety of gas dryer machines for sale just for you! We have a ton of appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, and stoves. The possibilities are endless when you work with us here at Town Appliance.