Who wants to deal with a pile of wet laundry when you are already in a hectic life routine?

Well, the good news is most of the dryer issues might be minor and easily resolved!

Keep reading to get a comprehensive troubleshooting checklist for dryer repair service to help you identify and rectify common problems. These simple steps would save you a lot of hassle before you rush to the dryer mechanics.


Start with Basic Checks:
First things first!

Ensure that the dryer is properly plugged into a functioning outlet and that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. Confirm that the door is fully closed, as dryers won’t start if the door switch is not engaged.

Still not working let’s move to the next!

Inspect the Power Supply:
Check whether the power outlet is functioning properly using a voltage meter or by plugging a different appliance into the same outlet. If it is not about the outlet let’s see what else could be troubleshooting.

Examine the Dryer Vent:
A clogged or restricted dryer vent could cause the dryer to underperform or overheat!

Check the venting system for any obstructions, such as lint buildup, debris, or crushed ducts. Remove any lint from the lint trap, and clean out the vent pipe or hose using a vacuum or brush. Ensure that the vent is properly installed and directed to the outside of your home.

This would also be a good habit to check for these clogs regularly.

Test the Thermal Fuse and Thermostat:
Test the continuity of the thermal fuse and thermostat using a multimeter. If it does not register any continuity they may need to be replaced.

Check the Drum Belt and Rollers:
If the dryer drum fails to rotate you might have to check the drive belt and the rollers. Inspect the belt for any signs of wear, fraying, or breakage. If the belt appears damaged, it should be replaced. Additionally, examine the drum rollers for wear or obstruction. Lubricate or replace them if necessary.

Verify the Heating Element:
Just as the name suggests the heating element is responsible for generating the heat needed for drying laundry. Remember to disconnect the power supply before you check for continuity using a multimeter. If it does not register continuity, it is likely faulty and requires replacement.

Check the Electronic Control Board
If your dryer has an electronic control board, a malfunctioning board can disrupt the dryer’s operation. Check for any visual signs of damage, burnt components, or loose connections. If the control board appears faulty, you would be required to take it to a dryer repair service center.

The most important thing to bear in mind when checking these electrical items is to prioritize safety by disconnecting the power before working on it. If the problem encountered is not listed above please seek help from a dryer repairman as “dryer fix” is only for the professionals!

Quick tip to save your dryer from troubleshooting is sticking to regular maintenance and prompt repairs.

Remember only a reliable dryer service center would ensure that your dryer operates efficiently,

saving you time, energy, and potential costly replacements.


Our services are available to anyone living in the Southeastern suburbs of Melbourne including; Berwick, Officer, Clyde North, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Cranbourne, Beaconsfield, Clayton, Pakenham and Glen Waverley.

Contact us today for all your home appliance repairs in Melbourne –  0426274400 or via micropowerappliances@gmail.com. You can also visit us at Excalibur Street, Berwick VIC 3806

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