Clothes Dryer Coverage

Clothes Dryer



We cover the major mechanical components of your gas or electric dryer. Read more below!

Covered

Main Control Board

The control board is an electronic circuit board that manages the functions of the unit.

Thermal Fuse

This is a fail-safe to keep the dryer from overheating. If the dryer exceeds a certain temperature, the fuse will blow, breaking the electrical connection that powers the unit.

Drum Glide

Attached to front bulkhead, the drum glide helps keep the drum turning smoothly and evenly.

Gas Valve Solenoid

On gas dryers, this controls the opening and closing of the gas valve, which allows gas to flow to the burner. 

Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve controls how much water enters the unit. It also controls the mix of water temperatures.

Pilot Burner

On older gas dryers, the pilot burner maintains a flame that ignites natural gas as the gas flows by the burner.

Heating Element

On electric dryers, the heating element consists of coils that generate heat in much the same way that a lightbulb filament generates light.

Heating Element Assembly

This refers to the heating element and its housing.

Cycling Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the temperature in the blower housing and turns the heating element on or off to maintain the desired temperature for drying.

Timer

The timer controls how long certain cycles and functions last during the drying process.

Rollers

Sometimes called drum support rollers, these support the drum as it rotates.

Igniter

Some gas dryers have an electric igniter that ignites gas to generate heat.

Drive Belt

he drive belt is connected to the drive motor and the drum, and it rotates the drum using power from the motor.

Thermistor

A thermistor is a resistor that increases resistance as the temperature increases. They are used like fuses to shut down the unit if it the temperature gets too high.

Idler Pulley

This keeps the belt tight so that the belt can properly grip and rotate the drum when it is engaged.

Idler Assembly

The idler assembly contains a spring and an arm that keep the idler puller functioning correctly.

High Limit Thermostat

This is another fail-safe that shuts off the unit to keep the dryer from overheating.

Surface Limit Control

This is another fail-safe that shuts off the unit to keep the dryer from overheating.

Power Pack

The power pack consists of a transformer or inverter.

Blower Wheel

The blower wheel is attached to the drive motor and blows air through the drum and into the exhaust vent.

Flame Sensor

On gas dryers, the flame sensor shuts down the gas valve if the igniter or pilot burner are not working properly. This stops the flow of gas for safety reasons.

Drive Motor

The drive motor powers the rotation of the drum, so it’s responsible for the tumbling motion. It also turns the blower wheel which circulates heated air through the drum, drying the clothes.

Knob

We don't generally cover knobs, but because this particular knob controls the timer, which controls the critical functions of the unit, we cover it!

Snap Retaining Ring

Connects support roller to the shaft where it’s mounted.

Not Covered

Drum/Tub

The drum is the innermost layer of the basket that contains the clothing. The tub is the outer layer. These can’t break down mechanically and can only be damaged through serious misuse.

Replacement drums and tubs for some models can be easily purchased through Encompass, our parts supplier.

Touch Panel/Display

Unfortunately, touch panels generally fail because they have been damaged by being used roughly or exposed to water, both of which are not covered by AFC. The other reason they fail is manufacturing defect, which is the manufacturer's responsibility.

We do, however, cover the control board that governs the touch screen.

Seals & Gaskets

These fail on a washer due to damage, either from overloading or other misuse. They do not fail mechanically. Seals and gaskets for some models can be found through our parts supplier Encompass.

Vents

The vent ducts are separate from the dryer. They're also cheap and easy to repair or replace. Dryer vent kits, parts, and accessories can be purchased online directly from Encompass, our parts supplier.

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