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Simpson Sirocco 350 Dryer not heating

My electric front load dryer looks like is working ok, but actually is not drying the clothes, but when you check the area next to the door is really hot!!!! what could be the reason
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  • lyndonald Dec 09, 2008

    Mine is overheating to the point where it turns itself off after a few mins. I pressed the Reset button & it worked for a few mins, then went off again. I checked the vents but I think it must need a new thermostat. Can we buy one & replace it ourselves or do we need a professional to repair it? Either way, any idea of how much? Many thanks - Lyn

  • HAL2100 Mar 21, 2009

    My Simpson Sirocco 350 has exactly the same problem

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There is an oval cover on the back of the dryer. Remove this cover and you will probably find a broken fan belt. A replacement costs about $20 Aus.

NOTE: If you have been using the dryer for a while in this condition there will certainly be moisture inside the dryer. Replace the belt and leave the dryer for a few days to dry itself out (motor and electricals) before firing it up.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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My Simpson sirocco had the same symptoms. the problem was not a broken fan belt, but the fan belt had jumped off the pulleys.

Another symptom I discovered afterwards, is that there is no air coming out the vent on the back!

Solution: Take the black, oblong plastic cover off the back of the dryer using two screws, one at one end and the second in the middle. The cover is hooked under a clip at the other end. It slides out easily. You should then see two pulleys and a fan belt. If the belt is broken, replace it. If it's just jumped off like in my case, put it back on. Easy!

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Check your vents are clear and the outside vent may have a cover on it to stop small animals from getting in it.
Take this off, if its even half clogged up it will stop the dryer from heating or it will heat unevenly.
And check the vent line is not kinked or twisted or squashed.
other wise it may be a bad heat element in an electric dryer.
Or a bad burner in a gas dryer.

Let me know what you find out!
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Thanks - had same problem. Opened back and indeed found a broken fan belt. The belt rubber bonds perfectly with super glue - one drop and within 20 seconds the machine was running again!

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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I repaired my broken fan belt with a drop of super glue - there is virtually no load on the belt and it now works perfectly again. A 30 sec quick fix.

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