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Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by k00kie_m0nster » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 4:34 pm

Hello.

Has anyone here have had their dryer or washer repaired? Do you have any recommendations for a good service provider?

Appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Gina

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 7:40 pm

Had my tumble dryer repaired by the NTUC guys:
http://www.income.com.sg/homeservices/index.asp

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Post by k00kie_m0nster » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 5:27 pm

Thanks! I'll check them out.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by cedz_777 » Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:53 am

Hi all,

Would you by any chance have any idea on how much reapirs cost? My dryer just died this morning.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by x9200 » Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:23 pm

cedz_777 wrote:Hi all,

Would you by any chance have any idea on how much reapirs cost? My dryer just died this morning.

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In average 30 to $3000 depending on whether it is not broken at all or all the parts need to be replaced.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by cedz_777 » Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:33 pm

$3000!? Oh my, im better off buying a new one then

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by x9200 » Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:39 pm

And if you have it stacked on the washing machine and it falls down on you, there could be substantial medical expenses as well.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by JR8 » Tue, 15 Mar 2016 6:21 pm

Look at the manufacturers website, and find who their local service agent is. Simple.
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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 7:46 am

k00kie_m0nster wrote:Hello.

Has anyone here have had their dryer or washer repaired? Do you have any recommendations for a good service provider?

Appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Gina
What is your washer or dryer NOT doing?

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by Joeite » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 4:47 pm

Got the Electrolux EDV705. It's power die just after 2 years old (just after the warranty is over). Service "estimate" at least 50% of the dryer cost. The service center's attitude.. take it or leave it. I will stay away from Electrolux in the future.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by JR8 » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 4:53 pm

Joeite wrote:Got the Electrolux EDV705. It's power die just after 2 years old (just after the warranty is over). Service "estimate" at least 50% of the dryer cost. The service center's attitude.. take it or leave it. I will stay away from Electrolux in the future.
Same question I replied with in the 1st occurrence of your above message - did you try replacing the fuse in the mains plug?
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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by Joeite » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 5:01 pm

Thanks. Yes, I checked those. most likely the power board or something inside the dryer.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by JR8 » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 5:23 pm

Ah, ok good. As you might be surprised the number of people who wouldn't even consider that.
The circuit board is a pretty good suggested candidate. The heat/humidity are pretty brutal on them. Getting a replacement part and DIYing the repair is pretty simple, but of course if it isn't that you're no further forward. Also what I've found in SG is it's hard to get such parts and DIY things, the service agent usually say you have to use their service engineers.

Happened to me last year. My very trusty Miele vacuum was occasionally starting to cut out. I'd had it happen about 10 years previously and then it was simply that the motor's carbon brushes had worn out. So I tried to get some replacement brushes from their SGn agent. They wouldn't sell me them, insisted I bring it in to their service centre somewhere very 'ulu'/remote. PITA. So I ordered the brushes from London and DIY'd it for about $20 all in.

What you can also look for is a copy of the service engineers maintenance manual. This is not the consumer user-guide, it's more technical. They include useful things like diagnostic trees. Thus armed and with a little DIY knowledge you can often narrow the problem right down and fix it or get parts yourself. Just don't expect the manufacturer or their local agent to be willing to send you a copy of that manual, 'That's only for professionally qualified engineers' lol, you'll have to Google for it...
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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by Joeite » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 5:44 pm

I suspect its the PCB as well. That is always the culprit nowadays. They doesn't last long, just didn't expect it from Electrolux. Guess I am wrong.

Will try to look around for some solutions, online and offline. Thanks for the lead JR8.

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Re: Tumble Dryer Repair Service

Post by BBCWatcher » Wed, 16 Mar 2016 5:45 pm

There are some pretty good deals on brand new clothes dryers right now. If you're venting the Electrolux indoors (as a lot of people do with that model) then you probably ought to take a look at a condenser dryer instead since it's more energy efficient (albeit usually not as fast to dry) and won't heat up your home as much. Streetdeal.sg has a Kuche condenser dryer on sale for S$452.50, for example. That one has a slightly higher capacity (8 Kg) than your current dryer (7 Kg). Or, if you're venting to the outside, there are new, conventional dryers priced as low as S$269 (Kuche brand again, 6 Kg model, Lion City).

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