Troubleshooters do their best to avoid a troublesome task. Each of them views the act of seeking the help of a professional as that sort of task. Still, there are times when even a troubleshooter’s skills and experience cannot replace the training and knowledge of a professionally trained repair technician.
Experienced troubleshooters recognize that fact and seek to accommodate their actions to the existence of their limitations. The effort required to tackle one particular problem does a good job of highlighting the jobs that can be handled by an appliance repair expert in Thornhill, as opposed to the ones that will prove too great a challenge. That one problem is a malfunctioning door on a dryer.
Problems that do not exceed the limits of a troubleshooter’s skills
The dryer’s door pops open in mid-cycle: This can happen if a load is too heavy. Consequently, the most obvious solution calls for running the machine with a smaller load.
Door shuts but latch does not catch: It could be that the door’s hinges are bent or out of position. Look for the screws that ought to be adjusted. Put a shim behind the affected hinge. Remember to avoid hanging anything on door; even a towel can affect the hinges.
Problems that can only be fixed by a repair technician
Latch mechanism fails to work properly: This mechanism is connected to a safety switch. Hence, a malfunctioning latch has to be examined by a skilled technician.
Dryer does not re-start after the door has been opened and closed: Such a problem could be evidence of a blown fuse. A professional must be contacted, so that the new fuse gets installed properly. Meanwhile, all those that use the dryer should became familiar with the event that can blow a dryer’s fuse.
That is any event that allows heat to build up inside of the clothes drying appliance. The clogging of a duct will do that. Consequently, it pays to keep the vent and the lint screen free of debris. The connection between such debris and heat buildup also underscores the hazardous nature of a clogged vent.
Such a clog aids development of heat in a place where there are lots of flammable substances (inside of the dryer’s drum). The heat cannot escape, because the vent has become obstructed. The combination of heat and fuel explains the strong possibility that a fire could ignite.
We should all know how to fight fires, but we should also do our best to keep them from starting in the first place. At some point in our lives, we have learned not to play with matches. Now we must get in the habit of cleaning the dryer’s vent at least once a year.