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Washer Dryer Problems

A washer dryer is a combination of a washing machine and clothes dryer within a single cabinet. These appliances are very convenient for people living in small spaces as they do not need the place of two machines and some models do not require an external air vent. They operate in a manner where the clothes are first washed and then dried all within the same cycle. They are designed to handle different types of fabrics and garments as well. This leads to saving of time and money. Some washer dryers are also portable and can be easily connected to a sink without requiring a separate water line. Listed below are a few commonly asked questions that have answered by the Experts on washer dryers.

What could be the problem for a Kenmore washer dryer when the individual cannot hear the motor noise and the dryer is not working properly?

This seems most likely to be a case of a faulty fuse. To check this you will need to pull the dryer out and unplug it. Remove the screws holding the control panel in place. Next check behind the drum for a fuse mounted to the heating shield. Use a multimeter and examine if you receive continuity on the fuse. If it is open, it will need to be replaced.

What could be the reason a Whirlpool washer dryer is emitting a burning odor?

One of the common reasons an individual get a burning smell from their washer dryer could be due to a lint fire within the unit. The individual can check for this by removing the panel in front, between the two units. Next check the access panel inside for any signs of lint fire. If this checks out fine, the other reason for the emission of an unfamiliar or burning smell could be due to painting or staining work done in your home. The fumes from recent house renovation have a tendency to burn out when the dryer is operating, leaving an odd odor.

What is the reason for both the washer and dryer to stop functioning on a Frigidaire washer dryer combo? The washer makes a clicking noise when it is started and its door lock light is on.

Usually in stack units which are combination units, the common element the washer and dryer share between them is power. If both are not working the problem could be due to a burnt cord, a defective plug or partially tipped breaker. You will need to check these points to ensure everything is intact and there are no loose connections. Tighten all fittings such that they have a snug fit into their sockets. If you check these parts for any visible signs and find nothing apparently wrong, to test further you may need to use a voltmeter.

Why does a washer dryer combo leave the clothes wet but steaming hot?

Since the clothes are hot when they come out of the dryer, this indicates the heater is working fine but there is no air flow to circulate the hot air and dry the clothes. To address this issue, first take off the top cover. To do that you need to remove the screws at the back of the top cover. On doing this, a black component similar to a fan will be visible right above the tube. The heater and blower of the dryer for drying are located here. Ensure the fan is turning when the combo is in the dry mode setting. Hence the key here is for the fan to work. If it is not working in the dry mode, you may need to have it replaced.

Why are the clothes coming out with brownish streaks after the drying cycle on my Kenmore stackable washer dryer? There is also a squeaking noise when the dryer operates.

These washer dryers usually have felt and glides on the inside of the front panel on which the drum rides. It is located close to the top of the hole where the clothes are put in. Due to depreciation from usage, a gap can occur and clothes can get caught here leading to the stains. To arrive at a solution you will need to replace the felt and glides of the dryer. To access it, remove the top and the piece which separates the washer and dryer. Remove the two screws at the control panel so that it folds down. Two more screws will become visible behind the panel which holds the front portion. Remove them for the front to come off. Find and replace the felt and glides within.

Washer dryers can be highly convenient and efficient appliances but when a problem occurs, it could affect both the functions. Generally when two major functions are combined into one unit, the effectiveness of either may not be the same as when they are separate units. To know more about the washer dryer repair for specific problems faced by you, Experts will be very useful and informative to guide you through the repair process.
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