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Dryer takes too long to dry

Hotpoint NBXR453EV0WW. Checked thermostats (all fine), Checked air vents (all fine), checked 220V at Circuit box (fine), If the heating element has continuity and there is no visible break in coild can it still be bad???

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  • brusgang Dec 19, 2008

    No that is not it. I have 220V at the dryer. I'm taking it out tomorrow. Appears that I may have a heating coil that has broke and welded itself to the housing. Hence Continuity but low heat. Thanks

  • brusgang Jan 06, 2009

    Fixed the problem! Took the heating element out. You must take the drum out to do this. Very easy. The heating element had broken inside one of the ceramic bridges and arched itself against the ceramic (that is why I was still getting continuity) about 3 inches from the ceramic insulator where it is pluged into the housing. I still had enough play in the coils to pull about three inches of wire and then expand the connector with a screw driver (its machined) and crimp back. Works fine and drying close like a champ. Did replace the drum slides as when I took out the drum one was almost worn apart. has all parts and great service.

  • brusgang Jan 06, 2009

    The heating element did have continuity and was still bad. As I said the wire had broke but fused itself against the ceramic thus still getting continuity yet bad.

  • brusgang Jan 06, 2009

    Thanks for your help. On this particular model the wire actually broke inside the ceramic piece so if I never pulled on it I would never known it was bad. When I pulled it the ceramic piece actually broke apart and thus being being able to see the broke wire and burnt ceramic.



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You my friend have a bad circuit breaker.

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  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 19, 2008

    That is a possibility but What happens is the breaker will open when it gets hot during the mid cycle. The dryer will run of course because the motor is 120 volts. I am telling you did because I had the Identical dryer and the same symptoms. I changed the breaker and it started working and has worked every since 1995.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jan 06, 2009

    I was going on the assumption the heating element had continuity. Glad ya could fix it.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jan 06, 2009

    Yeah I have seen that before. Very hard to detect unless you tear it down. When I repair them I always break them down and clean them out because of the lint factor. Congrats on the repair.



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I will assume that you have cleaned the lint trap and checked that there is no lint stuck in the lint trap cavity

First, check the dryer vent. Any blockage anywhere in the vent will stop air flow. A dryer needs air flow to dry. Check every bit of it, even where it goes outside.

if that isn't the problem, then check your electrical connections. Your electric dryer runs on 220 volts, but it's really two wires carrying the electricity to the dryer at 110 volts each. If one of those wires isn't connected, the dryer could still turn on and spin, but it won't dry the clothes.

I learned that the hard way going through 2 dryers. Turned out one of the fuses in my apartment's fuse box had blown, but 2 fuses made up the 220v circuit. The dryer would spin and would work a little bit on low settings, but any other setting it would just spin and not dry at all. Replacing the fuse fixed the issue. With a breaker box, the 220v double breaker is connected, so if one trips, they both trip, and it wouldn't spin or turn on at all.

So check the socket with a multimeter (or have an electrician check it) and unplug and check the dryer cord making sure each connector is securely screwed in to the panel on the back. There is typically an access panel on the back of the dryer right next to where the cord goes in that you have to take off to get to the connection panel.

The last thing I would say a DIYer could look at is the heating element. If you take the back off, you can access the heating element and see if there is any lint or debri in there... if there is, clean it out and try the dryer... if it still doesn't work but there was debri in the heating element's channel, it could have burnt up a safty sensor that shuts the heating element off when it senses too much heat (fire, or potential to cause a fire) I suggest using and appliance repair man at this point.

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Dryer will not dry clothes.

I assume it runs and this is from that stance. If it doesn't the motor has to be checked and the power coming in. In fact the dryer can run and still not have the correct power to opperate the heater.

Assuming you have a volt meter and know how to use it properly.

These are the steps that the power and machine have to take to operate properly

A. If the dryer has all of these things it has to be heating and an air flow problem (kinked or dirty dryer duck, motor fan clogged with lint, vent flapper not opening...) is suspect.

1. power is correct (USA 220V across line and 115v to ground/neut) 2 hot lines with potential between them and a neutral and possible a ground
2 Door switch is closed
3 Timer switch closes and ready s power to heating element through centrifugal switch in the motor circuit after the motor is running.
4 the heating element is assumed to be good and have 220v at this point. Checking for voltage at the element will assure all before are ok and at least allowing the heater to work.
5 the heating element is controlled by 1 or more thermostats and a safety thermostat. If either of these switches do not close when the dryer is "cool" they are bad. NOTE some dryers could ahve 3 wire thermostats. These can read closed on one set and open on the other. And this is how they should be if good. But tracing the wire diagram will tell which set is closed and when.
6 if you have power, the timer contacts to the motor and the heater (separate circuits usually)are "closed", the motor runs, the cent switch "closes", the temperature operating thermostats are closed, and the heating element is good you have to have heat.

1 Check for 220V power into the dryer. If not check breakers and turn off and on several time pushing them firmly. If this is ok and 220V present step 1 is done.

2 This assumes the motor will run

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It will not dry our clothes. There is heat and it tumbles just fine, but it won't dry. There was a major clug in the venting, and that's all cleaned out. I was wondering if one of the sensors might need...

Hello- Yes, you may have a thermostat or sensor issue. Also, check the breaker and flip it off and on (it will be a double breaker 220V) there is the possibility that it is only getting 120V. I would also disconnect the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load through it and see if it dries better. You may want to attach some pantyhose to the back to alleviate lint in the air if you are worried about it. If it still doesn't dry well have someone out to check the heater and thermostats. Good luck, best regards.

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This sounds like the thermostats
This is not help is not on your model but should guide you in the right direction. All the best APART4U

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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail (meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) that might need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehave programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcode showing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also be the fault.

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This sounds like the thermostats or heater

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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail(meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) thatmight need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can tripout or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehaveprograms that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcodeshowing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also bethe fault.

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you could have restricted airflow from the lint screen not being cleaned, a bad blower wheel, or a bad thermostat. take the vent hose off the back and check to see if the air flows out the dryer with good force, if so your vent is probably clogged or not open in the wall. the vent hose may also be picned off from puching the dryer back to far.

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You will have to access the dryer to clean the internal ductwork. If the venting is good, another thing that will cause a dryer to take a long time to dry is a faulty high limit thermostat. It is a small, round, black device mounted on a plate and attached to the internal ductwork with two screws. While inside, also check the thermal fuse and heating element. These can be checked with a multimeter or ohm meter for continuity. If a component does not have continuity, then it is defective and will need to be replaced. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

Here is a pic of thermal fuse and high limit thermostat to help you out.


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Dear customer,
                We recommend you to do the following checks when your dryer isnt generating heat..
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  3. Test the thermostats
  4. Test the centrifugal switch
  5. Test the timer motor
  6. Test the heating element.
Thank you.

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1 Check for 220 Volt at the heater entrance to the heater box (accessible from picking up the top on most dryer models).
If you have 220v there the heater element is out.
2 If you don't have 220v on the terminals of the heater the problem is in the controls.
The fuse link, the timer contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safety thermostat and operating thermostat(s), are all suspect and have to be eliminated 1 by 1.
Hope this helps.
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Hope this helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you and good luck.

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