Miele Dryer Repair San Francisco
Here are some signs that will show that you need to get your dryer repaired:
Clothes still wet
This may be pretty obvious: if your clothes are still wet even after a full normal cycle of putting them in the dryer, maybe it's time to call for repair services. If the dryer is lagging out or stopping mid-working, but it didn't use to do this before, you may be in severe need of a repair.
Heat doesn't feel enough
The dryer has a heat element that is responsible for keeping the machine hot, and making it possible for the wet clothes that have entered the machine to get dry. You may have noticed how the clothes are warm when they get out of the dryer. It is because of this heat element.
In any case, if the clothes start feeling less hot, or if you notice the machine producing way less heat than it used to before, maybe it's time to call in a technician. Another issue may be because the air isn't getting through into the machine, or out from the machine. This is due to a poor air flow. Clean the exhausts/fans of the dryer and you might feel a difference.
You know your machine is not working correctly if you start hearing banging noises coming from that machine. No, it probably may not be possessed, but this does mean that something is wrong with your machine. Maybe a rat or a wild animal has found its way inside the machine. Or maybe the machine itself has some mechanical issues.
The dryer uses a belt to move the drum. The belt starts getting lose or worn out after long term usage, so maybe the issue is related to that belt. Having it replaced may fix your issue. But if you start hearing loud steel-type grinding or stuttering, the issue is with the motor bearings. The dryer will still work with a broken motor bearing, but it will cause the machine to very quickly breakdown.
The dryer isn't turning on
Chances are that the dryer's thermal fuse has been blown out. The fuse helps keep the dryer safe from unstable voltage, but if it blows out, the dryer will refuse to work. You can replace that yourself, or have it replaced from a technician if you find that a too risky job.
Another reason the dryer isn't turning on may be because some of its wiring may have gotten damaged. Check if there are signs of any physical abuse, and if so, get the machine thoroughly checked by a dryer repair expert. Chances are that the expert will replace the power cord and some of the wiring inside the machine itself.
In any case, dryers do last many years if properly taken care of. Get them checked on an annual basis to see if something is wrong. Do clean them on a regular basis, and follow the instructions.