Tumbling Troubles How To Get Your Dryer Working Again
When you place clothes in your dryer and turn it on you expect to hear the gentle thump, thump, thump of the clothes tumbling. But rather than hearing the sound of clothes tumbling, all you hear is the hum of the dryer’s motor something’s not right.
Your dryer’s drum tumbles clothes in order to increase the flow of air circulating around and through them. It’s difficult for clothes to dry if the heat isn’t properly circulated and impossible for them to get dry if the drum isn’t turning.
Before trying to figure out why your dryer isn’t working, turn off the power to your dryer by unplugging it or by taking the fuse out of the fuse box. If you have a newer home it probably has breaker switches instead of fuses. Locate the dryer’s breaker on the breaker panel and turn it off.
Generally, there are four components in your dryer that could be causing the problem and each is easily diagnosed.
Assuming your dryer’s motor is working, the first component to check is the belt between the drum and the motor. To access the belt, remove the front...