Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load Washer/Dryer

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Tumble dryer has stopped working

It doesn't seem to heat up when on a drying cycle. I found suit on the back panel when I removed it to unblock the filter

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  • Philip Tinsley Feb 22, 2012

    there was also a leak from the front powder drawer, when I unblocked the filter it has stopped leaking - but it still won't dry. Would the 2 problems be linked.....

  • Philip Tinsley Feb 23, 2012

    Cause the washing m/c works ok i would assume the pump is working to pump the water from the washing cycles.

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You can check pump ,if pump isn't working water stay all time .

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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SOURCE: tumble dryer not drying

Either dryer element has failed, thermostat for drying or the drying condenser fan not working.

There are two heating elements and the top one is for drying.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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SOURCE: WD62 hotpoint washer dryer

You will find the filter located inside the large black hose attached to the bottom of the drum.
Remove the securing clip, and detach hose, you will see the plastic filter inside the hose.
Remove and clean.
Be careful when you remove hose, as there will be some water in it.
Fit back in reverse order, and make sure the hose is on properly.
Plz rate my solution.Thanks.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Hot point wd64 dryer

U need to check the heater element and/or the stats on the top of the heater box located on the top of the drum for continuity, with a meter.
Disconnect from the supply, and remove wires from components to check for continuity.
Hope this helps u.
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Thanks.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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