The appliance manufacturer, an appliance store's in-house repair center or a third-party service company often refurbishes dryers. A refurbished dryer is restored to an almost brand-new state and is often sold under a warranty. The product and exchange policy for refurbished items varies by vendor and by product.
Many refurbishment companies repair or replace the appliance's nonworking components. The refurbished item then undergoes a series of tests to make sure that it is functional. In most cases, only the brand-new parts are covered under a warranty. This means if the company replaces the motor and the timer of the dryer stops working within the warranty period, the consumer has to pay for the repairs of the timer. While this may mean additional cost, buyers still get significant savings compared to buying a brand-new machine.