Why a Dryer is Stuck Drying in Air Fluff

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Typically when a dryer is spinning, but not heating, the first thing you suspect is a problem with the heat. This is a good first instinct. You will want to check the heating element and the high limit thermostat that will shut off power to the heating element if the appliance got too hot. However, if you test both with …

Replacing the Door Catch Kit in Your Dryer

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Slam that dryer door a little too hard or awkwardly? Well, when you do, you risk doing damage to the door catch kit. This door catch kit is made up of two parts, the strike on the body of the dryer and the catch on the actual door. The strike is inserted into the catch and helps to hold the …

How to Remove Items From a Dryer Lint Trap

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The lint trap in your dryer is meant to catch the ambient lint that comes off most dried clothing. However, other items can also find their way inside. This is less likely in dryers with lint traps in the front, but if your model has a top accessible lint trap, then items can find their way inside. Ever wonder what …

Why Your Dryer Rips Your Clothing

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There are some items of clothing like silk or lace that are very delicate. They need to be dried at a very low speed or even air dried to prevent damage. However, if your dryer has started ripping more sturdy clothing such as your t-shirts or even blue jeans, it is not an issue with the clothing, but rather the …

Replacing a Faulty Timer on a Maytag Dryer

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If you start up your dryer and maybe an hour later wonder why your clothes aren’t dry yet, be sure to check. If your clothes are dry, remove them. However, if you close the door and the dry cycle starts up again, you have a pretty big problem. It is likely that the timer on your Maytag dryer has gone …