Here is the first big piece of advice to follow about dryer repair: you can often fix most dryer repairs yourself. There really is no need to call a repairman, schedule an appointment or pay big bucks for dryer repair anymore. By following this advice, you will almost always fix about 90% of all dryer repair problems.
I used to be one of those people who would schedule an appointment with a repairman every time my clothes would break down. After my first set of dry clothes broke down, I made a promise to myself that I would never schedule an appointment with any of the dry cleaning technicians that I saw on television or in magazines. Well, half of my clothes broke before they were ever dried. And half of those broken clothes turned into a huge profit for me. Now that I am more confident in my abilities, I now schedule appointments for not only my dry clothes, but also my iron clothes and other appliances that I am using. I feel much better about taking care of my appliances than I did before I took this new approach.
Another great tool to help you avoid having to pay a lot for dryer repair is a continuity tester. This nifty little device works by detecting electrical issues with your dryer’s heating element. The device will either shut off the dryer or send a constant alert to the owner. These detectors are very inexpensive and worth the investment for the peace of mind it will give you.