How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Dryer?


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Dryer Repair Costs

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Your dryer is one of the appliances in the home that you probably do not think about very often. The only time most people think about their dryer after they have it installed is when something is seemingly going wrong with the appliance. Given the number of times that you use the dryer each week, though, it is one of the most important machines in the home. When something goes wrong with the dryer, you want to fix it.

Many people worry that they will need to replace the dryer and they worry about how much a replacement will cost. Fortunately, it is often possible to have the dryer repaired rather than replaced. This can help to reduce the cost substantially. There are many different types of problems that might arise with the dryer. It might be making strange noises, or it might not be providing heat. It might be running too hot, or it does not work at all. This is when you need to call in a professional to handle the repairs.

Dryer repair: by type of problem. Most of the time, a dryer will only have one or two problems at a time. Labor included in the cost.

Item Unit Cost Labor Cost Total Cost
Replacement of the dryer belt $130 each $100 $230
Replacing the heating element $180 each $100 $280
Timer replacement $125 each $100 $225


Other considerations and costs

  • Many different factors can affect how much it will cost, and how long it will take, for the dryer repair. The brand, the availability of parts, and the accessibility of the dryer are all taken into consideration.
  • The service fee for diagnosing the issue will often be waived if you choose the technician to take care of the repairs for you.
  • If the dryer needs to be repaired frequently, getting a new dryer might be a better option.

DIY considerations

  • Dryer repair is complicated, and it is something that should not be a DIY project.
  • You can and should be doing basic maintenance on the machine to make sure it lasts as long as possible, such as cleaning out the lint trap, ensuring that you are not putting too many clothes into the dryer and that you clean the exhaust fan.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Websites.
How much does it cost to repair a dryer in your city?
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Cost by city

(Varies by type of problem)
  • New York, NY$394
  • Bronx, NY$323
  • Brooklyn, NY$270
  • Philadelphia, PA$336
  • Washington, DC$292
  • Atlanta, GA$264
  • Miami, FL$240
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$252
  • Minneapolis, MN$295
  • Chicago, IL$344
  • Houston, TX$355
  • San Antonio, TX$238
  • Austin, TX$270
  • Denver, CO$228
  • Phoenix, AZ$240
  • Las Vegas, NV$264
  • Los Angeles, CA$297
  • San Diego, CA$270
  • San Jose, CA$326
  • Seattle, WA$238

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