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Washes clothes fine, drying cycle no heat

Hi, can anyone advise the problem with my washer dryer. The washer is working fine, but the dryer goes through the cycle but clothes are not drying no heat at all. many thanks.

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Re: washes clothes fine, drying cycle no heat

Hi, we had the same problem with a WD420P. After a washing machine repair man plugged in the diagnostic machine and found that there was no fault, my boyfriend had a look. The nut securing the cooling fan inside the heater element was not tight so the heater overheated and tripped it's stat. This was a 5 month old part fitted after the original was replaced under warranty.

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Re: washes clothes fine, drying cycle no heat

Hi, I also had an Aquarius 1200 with the same problem but the solution was different. I removed the top and found that the heater was working OK (i could even feel the heat through the top but the clothes did not dry) Checked both elements and both read around 68 Ohms. Problem was the evaporator motor (top left when standing at front of machine) - one of the wires had broken at the snap connector and the motor was not working. I re-made the connection and it now works ok. If the heater is not working you could also check the thermal cut-out (the round one nearest the front on mine) - It should have 240 volts on both sides when the heater is cool (below the cut-off temp.). As previously advised - switch off and unplug the machine before doing anything. Only do checks on a live machine if you are competent and comfortable with this type of work.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

Re: washes clothes fine, drying cycle no heat

Hi, I have a Hotpoint WD640 myself and funnily enough I have the same problem. Knowing a tiny bit about washing machines you will probably find that your heating element from the dryer has stopped working. If you can still wash clothes that means that your other heating element for the washing is fine and that your thermostat for the machine is also working. If you need to buy a dryer component may I suggest, I have just bought an element from them and it cost me £27.99 including tax and P&P. May I also suggest that you get a suitably qualified or competant (not saying that you are not) person to fit the element for you as you do not want anything to go wrong with your washing machine. Hope this helps :o)

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