We recently had the unfortunate experience of discovering that our dryer wasn’t heating up at all during any selected cycle. Our clothes were wet and cold when the finish bell sounded. And since we aren’t interested in purchasing a new dryer at this point, we needed to figure out if it could be fixed.
*Our home came with a 1 year home warranty which covers all the major appliances. We will discuss this home warranty soon, but for now we’ll just let you know this repair route hit a dead end.
Our internet research indicated that our dryer’s symptoms were pretty common and could be repaired. TRDad doesn’t have a lot of experience just yet on fixing appliances. He and Bluey did some exploratory poking around the machine but came up short. We were going to have to locate a repairman.
We knew that the big chains, like Sears, had repair services. But we were a little wary of price and convenience. Our trials on getting the dryer repair set up through our home warranty had left us stranded on Saturday and our clothes were piling up. We turned to Google and crossed our fingers.
Luck smiled upon us and we located Gary’s Appliance Repair. We had little to go on as this business had no homepage and only a few simple online reviews. But one phone call had Gary heading to our home. He arrived within 30 minutes of our initial contact!
Gary rolled into our driveway in a very old mini van. He looked to be on the tail end of sixty, had suspenders attached to his work pants, and was very friendly. Gary didn’t mind our pets or our inquisitive and talkative Bluey. He hummed a little tune as he got right to work on our dryer, quickly identifying the issue.
No more than 30 minutes from Gary’s arrival, our dryer was repaired. Since Gary was so friendly, TRDad now has a much better understanding of how to go about fixing the dryer in the future. And Gary’s invoice was incredibly reasonable- no emergency weekend fee involved!
We highly recommend Gary’s Appliance Repair if you live in our area.
Do you typically reach out to locally owned and operated services or do you go right to the national chains?