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Dryer 101

Clothes Dryer

Dryer 101 : Gas vs. Electric Dryers Both gas and electric clothes dryers work by heating air that is blown through a duct into a rotating drum. Gas dryers have a gas burner that does the heating; electric dryers have electric heating elements. Both types utilize electricity for the motor that turns the drum and the controls. West LA Washer …

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Gas Dryer Not Heating

Gas Dryer

There are many reasons for a gas dryer not heating.  We at West LA Washer and Dryer Repair Service have encountered instances of the dryer not drying, only to find out that the power outlet had failed.  Unlike an electric dryer, gas dryers have far less mechanical parts and use a lot less energy.  However, that doesn’t mean that they’re infallible.  …

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Dryer Doesn’t Tumble

Dryer Not Spinning

Dryer Not Spinning West LA Washer and Dryer Repair Service is proud to offer assistance in troubleshooting problems with your clothes dryer not spinning. One of the most common inquires is where the drum won’t turn on. There are several reasons for this and a useful troubleshooting list can help to provide a number of effective solutions. Does the Dryer Start? The first …

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Gas vs Electric Dryers

Both gas and electric clothes dryers work by heating air that is blown through a duct into a rotating drum. Gas dryers have a gas burner that does the heating; electric dryers have electric heating elements. Both types utilize electricity for the motor that turns the drum and the controls. You’ll want to take great care when working on dryers. Unplug …

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Reasons Why Your Washing Machine Won’t Spin

washing machine won't spin

Reasons Why a Top Load Washing Machine Won’t Spin: Correcting problems that occur with your washing machine will require knowing where to look for the problem. This can be accomplished by determining what the washer is supposed to be doing based on the cycle that it is on. When the washer enters the spin cycle but does not start to …

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Why is My Washing Machine Leaking?

Washing Machine Leaking Bubbles

Wet floors are hazardous and even a small leak can cause floor damage and be annoying to clean up. Many washing machine leaks are common to all models and can be found by a novice. A close inspection of your washing machine can help you find the leak. If you cannot find the leak the problem is more likely internal, …

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My Washing Machine Won’t Drain

washing machine won't drain

Top Load Washing Machines While front-loading clothes washing machines have recently gained in popularity, top-loading washers have been a common feature in many homes for decades. Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag and Kenmore continue to produce top-loading machines, including, and the washers are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. If your washing machine will not drain or spin, you …

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My Dryer is Taking Too Long to Dry Clothes

Clothes Dryer

If your dryer won’t heat up, it’s possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to …

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How to Know When Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning?

dryer lint removal

Cleaning your dryer vent is more than just a chore, it’s a safety must. The lint that builds up in your dryer’s vent can cause a clog, which is a fire hazard. Dryer fires are a serious issue, and the way to prevent them is to make sure your vent is kept clean and clog-free. You can clean the dryer …

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How to Choose a New Washing Machine

new washing machines

Most top-loading washers that cost less than $500 didn’t wash as well, used more energy or water, couldn’t hold as much, or were tougher on laundry than more expensive models. And an inefficient machine can cost an added $130 or more to operate per year than our most efficient models. Front loaders in general are the better types when it …

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