Question about Hotpoint TDC32 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

4 dryers broke in a row

I have replace 4 electric dryers in a row. What would cause a dryer not to heat up. The first one was old, so I bought one off of craigs list, that stop heating after a month, then used my son's, that broke after a week. Then I just bought another one from a friend and it broke after 10 minutes! HELP ME!!! I am going insane here. What is causing my dryers to stop heating up? What is burning out the heating element?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    My dryer is not heating, I want to replace fuses but I don't know where they are located in the dryer and where do I buy the fuses?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,543 Answers

It would be extremely unusual to have 4 dryers (albeit all used) all fail in such a short time and in the same way. I would suspect another cause. I would check the electrical connections. First, turn off power at the breaker or fuse box and check that there are no loose connections in the receptacle that you plug your dryer cord into. If all good and tight there, then check at the circuit breaker or fuse box. The wires connections need to be tight at the breaker or fuse. Over time, heating and cooling of wires can lead to loose connections. If all connections are good, I'd also make sure you are getting 240 volts to your dryer. If you are getting only 120 the dryer may run but not heat. One fuse may be bad, or the circuit breaker may be bad, giving only 120 volts. You may also have a venting issue, but I'm going to bed on the electrical supply issue for your case. All your dryers may still be OK.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 943 Answers

Hi thanks for the question does the dryer keep blowing the fuses after a short time if this is happening the problem is in the fuse box for the dryer .the fuse box has a loose connection . so every time you use the dryer the fuse gets hot & fails . replace the dryer duse box thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Old dryer turns but does not heat, so bought a new one the same thing happens, can it be the electric plug?


A plug is easy to change, You can do it your self, Just make shure you turn your breaker off, Before you remove the old plug,Follow the wires on the old plug, End connect them to the same terminals on the new plug.Allso you can Write it down where they go,Before you disconect the wires from the old plug, Try the cheap route first, End that is to replace the old plug,

Oct 18, 2012 | GE GTDP490EDWS 7.0 cu. ft. duradrum...

1 Answer

Ge Dryer 4 years old model DBVH512EF0WW no heat power is good to dryer heater ok thermostats ok PROCESS OF ELIMINATION LEADS ME TO a power board above drum, diagram says it has some relays on the...


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

heatman101;
'
';

Sep 10, 2011 | GE DCVH515EFWW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

4 month old admiral dryer. Basement got flooded. Very little water hit bottom of dryer. It tumbles but has no heat. What do I do?


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Aug 30, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

Apparently the heat element has gone bad. Everything works, but no heat. It is only about 13 months old, could the heat element have burned out already and if so can a average repairman replace the part....


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Jan 22, 2011 | Samsung DV218AEW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My maytag MD-1 dryer will heat at times but latley has not heated, had tech check the heating element and it was okay, it was working okay when he left , but now want heat,what to check? the dryer is 4...


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101


Dec 28, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

LG dryer DLE2516W - everything runs but no heat, 18 months old, checked lint trap and vent to outside, the plug over heated and melted slightly so bought a new plug and new house outlet, dryer worked for a...


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101





\-=-\=\

Nov 15, 2010 | LG DLE2516 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I have a performa dryer and it will not give out any heat. It is 4 years old.


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Oct 07, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore elite dryer is not generating heat to dry clothes. The machine is less than 4 years old


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Sep 01, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Mod dpsb613ed2ww bought a used dryer and it does the same as my old dryer, it does not hear everything else workd


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Aug 30, 2010 | GE Dryers

1 Answer

My dryer was working fine. I had professional mover move it to mynew home. Now just the air-only works and there is no heat. Is it easily fixable?


Hi,
Yes, the ignitor broke it is very fragile... and that is very fixable...

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

Check out this tip that will give more details…

Gas dryer not working gas dryer not heating
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4398592-gas_dryer_not_working_gas_dryer_not


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
Check out this tip to see the things that can fail to cause your electric dryer not to work.

Dryer Troubleshooting Electric dryer wont heat
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3866345-dryer_troubleshooting_electric_dryer_won


heatman101

Aug 16, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint TDC32 Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Dryers Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Chris Hall
Chris Hall

Level 3 Expert

842 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...