Signs that You Need a New Dryer in Your Anne Arundel County Home

Categories: Laundry

The dryer is one of the most convenient appliances in our homes, allowing us to turn over freshly washed clothing quickly, without the need for favorable, dry weather outside. Most homeowners don’t think too much about them – until something goes wrong and you’re left scrambling to create a makeshift clothesline in the backyard! Keeping tabs on your dryer and getting repairs as necessary is very helpful in keeping your weekly laundry day moving along, but there are a few signs you should look for that will indicate the need for a replacement. Here are some of the signs that you’ll need a new dryer in the near future.

Longer Drying Times

When drying your loads takes a lot longer than the dial or experience may indicate, it could be time for a new dryer if you’ve had your current unit serviced recently. The heating element and the drum are common culprits here, and each can cost a pretty penny to have repaired, especially if you’re calling in the repairman every few weeks.

Weird Smells/Noises

Sometimes, dryers will start making strange noises or emitting weird odors. These are important to pay attention to. Loud noises can indicate problems with the motor or the drum, while strange smells usually originate from the lint basket or dryer hose. Burning smells are the most important ones to sniff out – if you do notice a burning smell in your laundry room, cease operation of your dryer immediately. It could be a minor issue, but it could also indicate a much larger problem that can only be remedied with a new unit.

Age of the Unit

All appliances have an expected lifecycle and dryers are no different. We tend to recommend replacing one after 10 years of service – though this number could be higher if you have been diligent with maintenance needs. As your dryer gets older, it needs to work harder to get your clothes dry and this wear and tear can build up over time.


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