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Our Dryer Repair Service

Many dryer problems can be fixed with little more than your own smarts and the unit’s operation manual. A blown fuse could be replaced easily, but anything along the lines of gas valve coils, heating elements, and drum bearings would require professional finesse from one of Sears' thousands of on-call dryer repair technicians. Our local technicians know all the major dryer brands like Kenmore, LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool - and even some you don’t. Schedule a repair appointment now.

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90 Day Warranty
The Sears Home Service Guarantee

If, within 90 days from the date of your dryer repair, your appliance fails to operate for reasons related to the original appliance service, we will replace any parts that failed due to defects in material or workmanship. We will also perform any appliance repair related to the original dryer service free of charge. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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ServiceSmart™ Agreement

A ServiceSmart Agreement covers the cost of the initial dryer repair and provides 12 months of protection. Price includes everything to fix your dryer, including: trip fee, diagnostic charge, labor (technician's time in the home) and parts up to $500. It also provides you with an extended 12 month protection agreement and unlimited service calls in case anything should go wrong in the future, and dryer maintenance or repairs are needed. If you would like more information regarding the ServiceSmart agreement, give us a call today!

Already Have a Warranty or Protection Agreement?

Then you're entitled to free appliance maintenance and repair support from our Technical Specialists. If you give us a call, we can help you get your dryer working again. If we can‘t help you over the phone, we'd be happy to schedule a dryer service appointment for you.

What to Expect for In-Home Repair Service

It comes down to trust. The Sears brand you're loyal to, and expert technicians you can rely on. Let us walk you through how our repair service works.

You’ll receive an automated confirmation call the day before your scheduled repair.

The technician will call prior to arrival.

The amount of time prior to the expected arrival varies based on the technician’s schedule.

Payment for In-Home Repairs is Easy

Our Repair technicians will process payment and any coupons or discounts at the time of service. We accept all the major credit cards as well as many Sears gift and club cards. We also accept cash and check.

We Accept all Major Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, America Express, Discover, as well as many Sears Gift and Club Cards

Symptoms & Solutions

My dryer is making strange noises or vibrations.

If your dryer is making strange noises, then a failed dryer drum seal might be the cause. This seal can wear down over time as a result of frequent overloading, or through contact with foreign objects. It will eventually need to be replaced.

My dryer runs, but never heats up.

If your dryer won't heat up, then it could mean that the thermal fuse has failed. Some things can cause this to happen include blocked ventilation, clogged lint screens, or a consistently overloaded machine. If the thermal fuse is broken, it would need to be replaced.

My dryer doesn't run.

Your dryer will stop running when its thermal fuse has failed. The causes for it's failure vary, but can involve a clogged lint screen, an overloaded machine, or blocked ventilation. If the thermal fuse is broken, it would need to be replaced.

My dryer runs, but does not get my clothes dry.

Your dryer will not be able to dry your laundry if the heating element has broken. Some things that can cause it to fail include blocked ventilation, a clogged lint screen, and a consistently overloaded machine. If the heating element fails, it will need to be replaced.

My dryer runs, but takes a long time to dry my clothes.

If your clothes take too long to dry, it could mean that your dryer's thermal fuse has blown. This can be caused by any number of things, but generally involves blocked ventilation, clogged lint screens, and a consistently overloaded machine. If the thermal fuse has failed, then it will need to be replaced.

My dryer runs, but then shuts off quickly.

If your dryer runs for a short time before shutting off, then it could indicate a problem with the thermostat. Problems with this component can spring up as a result of blocked ventilation, a clogged lint screen, or a consistently overloaded machine. If the thermostat fails, it will need to be replaced.

The timer on my dryer does not shut off.

If the timer won't shut off, it could mean that its internal contacts have worn out. The formation of such dead spots will keep it from switching power to the components required in other cycles. This can happen naturally. If the timer fails, it will need to be replaced.

My dryer runs, but the clothes come out wrinkled.

Frequent overloading or an obstructed ventilation system may have cause the thermostat to fail. It might need to be replaced.

My dryer makes a screeching sound.

Foreign objects may have fallen through the lint filter opening, and would need to be removed.

My dryer runs with the door open.

The door or lid switch might need to be replaced if it was damaged. It can wear out naturally, or wind up broken if caught on a foreign object.


  • Dryer Odor or Unusual Smell Troubleshooting Video

    This video provides examples of what may be at fault for any unusual smells coming from your dryer. Covered topics include how smells from noxious substances can get trapped in the dryer, and how brand new dryers have a brief tendency to smell a bit off.

  • Dryer Tips and Basic Maintenance Video

    This educational video demonstrates important tips for proper clothes dryer operation. The video includes dryer tips for basic use, and covers the following topics: dryer loading, fabric softener sheets, starting your dryer, and typical cycle. This educational tutorial will show you the best practices for using your dryer so that it will run efficiently and effectively.

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