There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling out wet laundry from your washer, only to realize your electric dryer is not heating or has some other issue. Even if your dryer appears to be working properly, you may notice a spike in your energy bill or feel like your clothes need extra time to fully dry.
When this happens, call the trusted technicians at Mr. Appliance®. We have the training and expertise to repair your electric dryer and make it run efficiently again.
Schedule an appointment online, and we’ll provide upfront pricing and guaranteed workmanship.
Gas vs. Electric Dryer
There are two main types of dryers: gas and electric. Mr. Appliance services both.
These are the main differences:
- Electric dryers cost less, but the energy cost is slightly more expensive, depending on the rates where you live. Electric dryers are also easier to install. They may also produce fewer emissions, especially over time as coal and natural gas are replaced by renewable sources of energy.
- Gas dryers operate on natural gas or propane. They cost more up front but are more economical over time (after about five years). They emit more greenhouse gases and pose a carbon monoxide risk.
Electric Dryer Service Details
Whether you have a newer smart appliance or an old beater, you can expect your local Mr. Appliance to arrive at your service appointment with all the right tools and knowledge to fix the problem you’re experiencing. We’ll explain the issue and let you know if specific maintenance will prevent it from happening in the future. If replacement is likely a better option than a repair, we’ll let you know.
These are the types of electric dryers we service:
We commonly service these brands of electric dryers:
If you have a gas dryer instead of an electric one, learn about our gas dryer services here.
Need Dryer Parts?
Sometimes your electric dryer only needs a single part to be repaired or replaced. Here are the most common parts we help homeowners with:
- Idler pulleys
- Heating coils
- Temperature switches
Electric Dryer Repair Near Me
If you’ve noticed an issue with your electric dryer, schedule an appointment online or call us. Our pros will make a prompt repair so you can get back to laundry days.
Frequently Asked Questions
My electric dryer won’t start. What’s wrong with it?
There’s a chance a circuit breaker tripped or the machine came unplugged. But it could also be a broken start switch or a bad thermostat causing your dryer to not start. Why is my electric dryer not heating?
This could be the sign of a bad fuse, temperature switch, thermostat, or heating coil. Most of these will require professional repair—count on Mr. Appliance to handle it.
Why is my electric dryer drum not turning?
If the motor is running but the drum isn’t spinning, it’s most likely a broken belt—but a bad roller, motor, or idler pulley could also be the culprit.
Do electric dryers need a vent?
Nearly all electric dryers need a vent to expel the warm, moist air and the lint. Most dryers vent to the outdoors. There are, however, electric “ventless dryers” that are essentially hot air vacuums, pulling room-temperature air from your laundry room, heating it up, and then blasting it through your tumbling wet laundry to dry your clothes.
How can I tell if my dryer is gas or electric?
If there’s only one cord attached to your dryer—a heavy-duty electric plug that runs into a 220V outlet—you have an electric dryer. If there’s also a thin connector (typically stainless steel) hooked into your dryer in addition to the electric wire, you have a gas dryer.
If you’re ready to renovate your laundry room or prepare it for a new electric dryer, trust Neighborly® to bring your plans to life in a safe, reliable way:
- Electric dryers require a 220V outlet and a dedicated circuit to properly operate. Your local Mr. Electric® provides new circuit installations and upgrades.
- Mr. Rooter® Plumbing can install new plumbing fixtures, including a water line for a utility sink in your laundry room.
- Want a place to store your laundry detergents and stain-removing solutions? The experienced contractors at Mr. Handyman provide shelving installation services.