Uh-oh! That load of clothes you just washed is going to have to wait -- your dryer is broken. Don't despair; repairing your dryer may be simpler than you think. Before you make that expensive service call, take this quiz to see how much you know about repairing a dryer and whether you can do it yourself.
Question 1 of 20
Which is NOT an essential safety precaution you must take before working on a dryer?
Question 2 of 20
Which of the following would prevent the dryer from working?
Question 3 of 20
How many drums does a dryer have?
Question 4 of 20
How should you access most of the inner parts of the dryer?
Question 5 of 20
Besides the lint screen, where else can lint collect?
Question 6 of 20
What can you use to easily test whether the gasket is working properly?
Question 7 of 20
What tool do you use to test whether the door and start switches are working?
Question 8 of 20
What's the first thing you should do if you suspect your dryer's thermostat is malfunctioning?
Question 9 of 20
Can you clean and adjust your dryer's timer on your own?
Question 10 of 20
What is the ideal color of the flame in the heater of a gas dryer?
Question 11 of 20
How do you change the color of the flame in a gas dryer heater?
Question 12 of 20
If your gas dryer's ignition device has gone bad, can you replace it?
Question 13 of 20
When testing the electric heater of your dryer with a volt/ohm meter, what should the meter read?
Question 14 of 20
What is the likely culprit if you hear a heavy thumping noise coming from your dryer while it is running?
Question 15 of 20
What do you need to be absolutely sure of when changing the dryer belt?
Question 16 of 20
What can you do to stop the squeak in the rollers that support your dryer's drum?
Question 17 of 20
What sort of noise might you hear if your dryer's motor is straining?
Question 18 of 20
What might the problem be if you hear humming and have no heat and no motor power?
Question 19 of 20
If the motor won't run, how long should you wait before trying the reset button?
Question 20 of 20