When your dryer stops working, it’s a huge inconvenience. Even a gas dryer that’s working—but not very well—can turn into a serious issue that costs you down the road. When you detect something is wrong with your gas dryer, connect with the pros at Mr. Appliance®.
Our teams of technicians are efficient with their repairs, offer flexible scheduling, and give you upfront pricing (no surprises).
Gas Dryer vs. Electric Dryer
All dryers use a rotating drum to tumble your clothes through a stream of warm air to evaporate moisture in your wet laundry. Gas dryers use natural gas or propane to create the heat that’s circulated, while electric dryers use electricity.
Electric dryers cost less, but gas dryers are slightly more efficient and economical over time (you should recoup the initial cost differential after about five years of use), and they dry your clothes a bit faster. Both require proper venting, but gas dryers require a special gas hookup, release more carbon emissions, and pose a carbon monoxide risk.
Mr. Appliance services gas and electric dryers.
Model Types of Gas Dryers We Service
- Front-loading gas dryers
- Top-loading gas dryers
Brands of Gas Dryers We Commonly Service
Gas Dryer Parts Mr. Appliance Fixes and Replaces
A gas dryer that’s not working properly likely needs a part repaired or replaced. Here are the most common parts we repair or replace to get your gas dryer back up and running:
- Idler pulleys
- Heating coils
Gas Dryer Repair Near Me
Your gas dryer acting up can throw off your whole routine, but rest assured our team of professionals can quickly make your laundry room operational again. Request an appointment today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some reasons my gas dryer won’t start?
A gas dryer may not start for any number of reasons, including a failed thermal fuse, door switch, starter, belt drive, or motor. A blown circuit could also be the culprit, which would cut power to the dryer.
What does a gas dryer hookup look like?
A gas dryer has two cords connected to it: an electric cord that plugs into an AC outlet, and the gas line hookup. The gas line hookup tends to be coated in yellow, but can also just look like a braided stainless steel line.
Does a gas dryer need a 220-volt outlet?
A gas dryer can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet. An electric dryer, on the other hand, requires the extra power of a 220-volt outlet.
What’s a gas dryer thermal fuse?
The thermal fuse is a safety device that trips if the air flowing through the dryer overheats. The most common reason for the fuse to trip is a blocked exhaust vent.
Why does my dryer smell like gas?
Your dryer may smell like gas for any number of reasons, the most common being a faulty igniter. The exhaust system in your gas dryer may also be leaking. If you smell gas or something like kerosene when the dryer isn’t running, you may have a defective gas valve seal. If you’re experiencing this, stop using your dryer and call Mr. Appliance.
Do I need a gas dryer vent?
Yes. Gas dryers produce carbon dioxide and should always be vented outside. Venting also removes water vapor, which could produce mildew growth in your laundry room.