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Living Around a Fireplace Installation

I happen to know a thing or two about living in a home while a new fireplace is being installed. It takes some time for the process to be completed, and the inconvenience can feel pretty intense, but there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process easier on the entire family – like turn a bedroom into the living room (if the living room is where your new fireplace is going, of course) when the construction gets a little loud. In the fifty years that I've lived in this home, I have experienced my fair share of home improvement projects. I decided that maybe some of my experience can help others who are looking to complete their own projects, like installing a new fireplace. Enjoy!

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Reasons Why Your Dryer Isn't Heating

When it's time to run the dryer after you have washed your clothes, you might notice that it takes awhile for your dryer to heat up. This can be very frustrating and is also a sign that there is something very wrong with your dryer and that will need to be fixed. 

Defective Heating Elements

Dryers heat your clothes with the heating element. Therefore, if there is something wrong with the heating element, your dryer won't be able to dry your clothes properly. Fortunately, a heating element can be tested by a multi-meter for continuity. 

No Power

The most common reason why a dryer is not heating up is that it is simply not plugged in. Many homeowners hire appliance repair technicians only to find that the plug has somehow popped out of the outlet. If the cord is plugged in, something might be wrong with the cord itself.

Your dryer might not be receiving the right voltage. This is often a problem if your dryer has never been able to heat your clothes effectively. Some appliances, such as dryers, need a higher voltage to get the job done. Also, make sure that there are no fuses that are blown and that the circuit breaker is in the right position.

No Gas

If your dryer relies on gas, make sure that there is gas flow. Also, make sure that there is not a clogged vent, which might interfere with the ability of the gas-powered dryer to deliver heat to your clothes to dry them. Make sure that there are no blocked vents and clean out the filter of lint and debris.

A Blown Thermal Fuse

A dryer comes with a part known as a thermal fuse. Once the thermal fuse has been blown, you'll need to replace the fuse with a new one. Fortunately, you may test the thermal fuse after opening the dryer cabinet. 

A Defective Timed Motor

Your dryer comes with a timer motor that can become defective. After the motor has been tested, if it is not properly drying your clothes, you may need help from an appliance repair technician to repair or replace your motor.

A Problem That Can't Be Determined

If you still aren't sure why your dryer is not heating your clothes properly, contact an appliance repair technician. Oftentimes, it's difficult to correctly and safely diagnose and fix problems with a dryer without professional knowledge and experience.

Contact a company such as J & M Appliance for more information.