Dryer dilemma...any thoughts?

LindaMay 8, 2014

I have an LG dryer that is 10.5 years old. It has stopped heating and I am wondering if it is worth fixing or if it would be better to buy a new dryer. Is this the life-span of an LG? All my other dryers lasted 15 years or so. I'm also wondering about the cost of repairs. Any thoughts?

Linda

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socks

Did the dryer come with a manual? Look in the Troubleshooting section. Or go online to find the manual for your model dryer so you can look in the Troubleshooting section.

There are some places online to look for information about dryers that don't get hot. One link is below.

Get prices on new dryers.

Call your repair company and find out how much a service call is and maybe worst-case-scenario repairs. Maybe call a couple companies to compare.

Collect all your facts, and you will be able to make an informed decision.

Here is a link that might be useful: dryer won't get hot

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 7:49PM
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Linda

Socks,

We have checked the manual, on-line sites and YouTube. We have tried to fix it ourselves but can't even figure out how to get it open. (I have replaced heating elements in the past.)

The age of the machine is the issue. It's getting older but it doesn't seem to me to be the age beyond which it is worthwhile to fix.

I will call a repair place, or three, and see if I can get an estimate.

Thanks!

Linda

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 12:08AM
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