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Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, GE, Maytag, Roper, Amana, Kenmore

20+ Years of Experience

$49.95 Service Call
in the North East Raleigh and Wake Forest Proper Areas
See Service Call Range Map and Prices


Monday thru Friday

We service most brands of Elecric and Gas Clothes dryers. This includes: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Frigidaire, GE, Amana, Kitchenaid, and Maytag.

Here are among the most common Dryer symptoms that we see::

  • Dryer won't start
  • Drum won't turn
  • Drum makes a cyclical bumping sound when turning
  • Dryer runs then stops - it won't restart unless you press start after 10 minutes
  • Door isn't closing properly
  • The top of the dryer gets too hot
  • The drum does not turn yet the dryer gets hot
  • Dryer door pops open or needs to be propped to stay closed
  • Dryer has broken door parts
  • Dryer is not heating
  • Dryer does not get hot enough
  • Gets too hot
  • Clothes take a long time to dry (with or without overheating)
  • Clothes don't dry at all - not producing any heat
  • Dryer is eating clothes
  • Dryer rattles when in use
  • Dryer has a scraping sound
  • Dryer has a burning smell

We have repaired dryers with all of these symptoms. We stock most parts for the models listed above, as well as parts that pertain to the above symptoms. We can fix most dryers the same day. You can call us or schedule your dryer service online here.

Please see below for an example of a typical service call and associated rates.

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Service Call Pricing Range Map *

Service Call Map
Range

Standard Dryer
Whirlpool
Kenmore

Frigidaire, Whirlpool Duet, Kenmore Elite
A $49.95 $59.95
B $49.95 $59,95
C $59.95 $64.95
D $59.95* $69.95*

* Will do service calls in these areas when other service calls can be scheduled nearby.
** We are now required to charge sales tax on all services including service calls.

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Example Repairs  
   
Dryer Repair - Broken Belt - Area A/B - See Map  
   
Service Call Charge (Trip charge - includes diagnosis): $49.95
Belt $14.95
Basic Labor Charge $39.95
Tax $ 7.08
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Total $111.93
   
Dryer Repair - No Heat - Area A  
   
Service Call Charge (Trip charge - includes diagnosis) $49.95
Element $58.44
Basic Labor Charge $39.95
Tax $10.01
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Total $158.35
   
Once a diagnosis is complete, an estimate will be given. If the customer decides not to have the appliance repaired, the only charge is the Service Call.  

 

More Repair Examples for Common Dryers

Whirlpool Standard Dryer:

The standard Whirlpool dryer is one of the most common dryers in America. It is characterized by a lint trap that is located on the top-right of the dryer as shown in the picture. The lint screen is about 6 inches wide and a foot and a half long. This dryer is a “work-horse”. This basic design has been around since the late 1960's. It goes by the Whirlpool name, as well as Kenmore (model number starting in 110), Kitchenaid, Roper, and Inglis. It is not uncommon for this dryer model to last 25+ years. There are many of the original late ‘60 dryers still in existence. I see 70's model Whirlpool made dryers of this type on a regular basis that are still running well.  The parts haven't changed much since its inception and because there are so many of these dryers out there (in the millions), the parts are readily available. The parts are also reasonably priced. The repair examples below are for electric dryers. Although we work on gas dryers in the Raleigh area - and the pricing for them is a bit more, most of the dryers in North Carolina are of the electric type.

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Standard Whirlpool/Kemore Dryer - Note Lint Trap on Top Right

Some common repairs for this dryer in the Raleigh/Wake Forest NC area include:

Symptom: NO HEAT

Typical Causes:

Heating element:

Typical repair cost before sales tax: $98.40 + Service Call.

Sales tax in North Carolina at the time of this writing is 6.75% of the cost of the parts.

The service call will vary depending on how far away in the Raleigh area you are from our shop (as shown on the map here). Many places in Raleigh and Wake Forest have a $39.95 service call.

Thermal cutoffs:

The thermal cutoff(s) will go bad when the dryer overheats. This can occur for many reasons - primarily due to bad or clogged venting. During this repair, not only do both of the cutoffs need to be replaced, but the underlying cause of them failing must be addressed. Other things that can cause the dryer to overheat is a clogged lint trap. If this lint trap has been neglected and not cleaned for several loads, the dryer can most definitely overheat. Also, a bad thermostat can cause the heater to stay on for too long - burning out the thermal cutoffs. Another thing that can happen is that the element can short out against it's enclosure. This grounds it out. The heater in this case will run all the time. Although this is not common, both the heating element and thermal cutoffs would need to be replaced. This repair takes longer than that of a heating element replacement because of the extra time involved in seeking out the cause of the overheating. On average, the repair cost will be as follows:

$78.50 + Service Call + Sales Tax.

In most cases your dryer venting (in the walls or at the exit) will need to be thoroughly cleaned. In the Raleigh area in the Spring season,it is common for squirrels or birds to try and build a nest at the exit of the dryer vent. If the flap on the outside is broken or the screen is missing, there is an open invitation for animals to build nests at the output of the dryer vent. In the Raleigh Area, spring time is when birds tend to build nests in the output of dryer vents. The birds can get quite far into the venting - so If this has happened, you will likely need the vent cleaned. Click here for more information.

Symptom: RUMBLING OR SQUEALING WHEN RUNNING

This is commonly caused by the two rollers that support the back of the drum failing. This repair requires a complete disassembly of the dryer. It is not a bad idea to replace the belt at this point.  It could also be caused by a bad idler assembly.

A typical repair cost for this symptom:

Replace roller bearings:

$79.95 + Service Call + Sales Tax

(Add $14.95 for belt)

Replace Idler assembly:

$64.90 + Service Call + sales tax

Whirlpool heavy duty dryer:

The heavy duty Whirlpool dryer includes the Duet, the Kenmore Elite (110 model number prefix), and the standard heavy duty dryer. It is characterized by a removable panel on the bottom front of the dryer, and a lint trap that is just below the door. The Duet and Kenmore Elite series dryers have electronic controls and see-through doors. They are the same dryer with different names. The standard heavy duty dryer was introduced in the late 1980s. The Duet and Elite dryers came later when the electronic technology was available to support such a model. Replacing heating elements and thermal cutoffs in most of these dryers is a straight-forward task. Replacing roller bearings on them is more complicated - particularly on the Duet/Elite style units.


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               Standard Heavy Duty Dryer                     Duet or Kenmore Elite Style Dryer

Typical Repairs:

(Please note that the service call is $10 more for the Heavy Duty style dryers.)

Symptom: NO HEAT

Heating Element:

$105 + Service Call + Tax

Thermal Cutoffs:

Thermal Cutoffs will burn out in this model of dryer for the same reasons that they do in the standard Whirlpool dryer.

$78.50 + Service Call + Tax

Symptom: RUMBLING OR SQUEALING WHEN RUNNING

This is commonly caused by failing roller bearings. This model has 4 heavy duty rollers. If one of them is bad, the others are likely not far behind. All four rollers should then be replaced. The Duet/Elite models require more steps to disassemble and thus take more time. Again, particularly in these models, it is not a bad idea to replace the belt. A typical repair cost in the Raleigh/Wake Forest NC area for this would be:

Replace all four roller bearings:

Standard Heavy Duty Dryer

$114 + Service Call + Tax (Add $14.95 for Belt)

Duet/Elite Models:

$124 + Service Call + Tax  (Add $14.95 for Belt)

Replace Idler Assembly:

Standard Heavy Duty Dryer

$74 + Service Call + Tax (Add $14.95 for Belt)

Duet/Elite Models:

$84 + Service Call + Tax(Add $14.95 for Belt)

GE Dryers

The common GE dyers typically have the followng suymptoms
- Scraping sound when tumbling
- No Heat
- Start knob issues
- Won't start

Symptom: Scraping Sound when tumbling

Scraping sound when tumbling - Minor repair

This is normally caused by bearing issues at the front of the drum. There are two layers of protection for the front bearing. The first layer consists of bearing slides. If this is the cause, the repair cost will typically be as follows:

$68 + Service Call + Tax

Scraping Sound when tumbling - Full bearing service
This repair involves doing that of the repair described just prior, as well as replacing the entire bearing and sometimes the front felt seal. If this is the cause, the repair cost will typically be as follows:

$115 - $125 + service call + tax

Symptom: No Heat
This is almost always caused by a bad element. Replacing the element on GE dryers requires a complete disassembly of the dryer. The drum and everything needs to come out. The element assembly on GE encompasses the entire inside-back of the dryer. The element itself is quite expensive. We normally don't replace the entire assembly. An alternative to replacing the entire element assembly is to re-string it. This is much cheaper - and has the same outcome. An element restring job on a standard GE dryer in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area will typically be:

Element Restring:

$122 + Service Call + Tax

Start Knob issues
The start knob/switch assembly on basic GE dryers tends to wear out after a few years. The right-turn method of staring the dryer is very hard on both the swtich and knob. Many people tend to try and "over-turn" the knob - resulting in wearing out the switch shaft, and/or breaking the knob. As long as the console (which houses the switch) is intact, the repair in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area typically ends up being:

Start Knob issue - replace inner switch and knob.

$67 + Service Call + Tax

Symptom: GE Dryer won't start
This is more often than not caused by a broken belt. When the belt breaks, the belt switch turns off - cutting off power to the motor. Replacing the belt often involves repacing the idler assembly, which is often the reason the belt broke in the first place. This repair in Raleigh or Wake Forest will usually be:

Replace idler assembly and belt:

$98 + Service Call + Tax.


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