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My dryer pooped out

October 8th, 2011 at 06:20 am

I don't know if drying my comforter did this, but my dryer is no longer heating up. It runs, but never gets warm. I put in a maintenance request online. I hope they actually read those!

I was drying a load of whites, which was lucky, because I will have plenty of underwear for a while. I hung everything up over doors and towel racks. Many things are already dry. Still, I hope it gets fixed soon. I have a full load of darks ready to be washed. I will run out of pants if they don't get washed fairly soon. I guess I could break down and wear skirts to work. Smile

In normal circumstances, I would go to the laundromat, but I don't think I feel well enough to do that today. I would have to sit and wait on those hard chairs -- just don't think I'm up to it. Nor should I be carrying anything remotely heavy.

I do plan to make a short run to the grocery today if I feel up to it. But if I don't, it can wait another day.

6 Responses to “My dryer pooped out”

  1. laura Says:


    I've been living without a dryer since about March. It died in January, DH fixed it for $17 - it lasted about another two months, then ... it died. It did tumble without heat for a spell, which was nice, but now I hang everything and my mother dries my towels and sheets. Because my family is so large, I do one large or two small loads daily. Just when I think I can't take it anymore and will buy one, I have renewed determination to make it work. I should add that I like laundry and usually do the hanging in front of the tv.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Does the dryer itself heat up? The reason I ask is my dryer seemed to quit working last summer (about 5 years old) and the fix was the dryer vent was clogged and it had fallen so things were kinked up.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    The dryer does not heat up at all, but it tumbles. I think a clogged vent is a possibility, but I expect maintenance will take care of it. The advantage of living in an apartment!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yeah, last time ours stopped heating it was because the pipe from the dryer to the outside venting was full of lint. Usually this is quite easy to fix but because of where the dryer is located in this house it is a 20 foot pipe instead of a one or two foot long one. DH had to use a 25 foot long pipe snake to clear it out. Worked fine afterwards.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Isn't it great to have someone else fix stuff?! DH fixed ours last year; it heated but didn't tumble.

    At least we'll have skirt weather for a couple more days!

  6. Jerry Says:

    We have been living without a dryer for three years, because they are almost unheard of (or prohibitively expensive) in this part of SE Europe. I will admit that it is one of the things that I miss about home, although they do lead to a lot of energy use. Still, when you have little ones (our smallest is 16 months) you really want the insurance of a quick-drying load of laundry, especially in the Winter!
    Jerry

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