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Spins but no heat

I have a hotpoint CTD40 condenser dryer. It spins as normal and was working OK until yesterday when it stopped. I cleaned the filter and the thermal exchange unit so it's like new, and now it will spin etc but there is no heat. Do I need to re-set anything to get it going again? Thanks.

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  • kevinwhiteho Jan 03, 2009

    Barkencoa, many thanks for the help. It certainly assisted, especially testing the continuity of the heaters. Luckily, I have some electrical/electronics background, but for those who dont, this is how I finally fixed it.....

    Look on rear of machine, there is a removable panel which goes from the centre to the bottom left. Remove the screws on the outside edge of this panel and take it off. You will see two screws on their own on the panel, these keep the heaters and 3 stats in place, please dont remove these at this time. As you look at the inside of the panel you will see a number of heater filaments which look like curled up wires partially burnt. Test these for continuity and if OK, leave them alone. You will then see three small round objects the size of a 10p piece with wires coming from them. These objects are the stats. As you look at the stats from the same side as the wires going into them, you will notice ONE of them has a very small hole in the centre of it. PLEASE ENSURE THE ELECTRICITY IS SWITCHED OFF AT THE WALL.

    Now, get a pin or sewing needle and push it into the hole and you will hear a click. This has now re-set the stat. Replace all the bits and put the cover back on. Switch on at the wall and place a couple of damp pieces of clothing in the dryer and use as normal. It is now fixed saving you lots of money.

    Cheers all



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Update - we solved the same problem by resetting the Stat. Follow the instructions posted by kevinwhiteho, but we found that you had to push on the opposite side of the Stat with your finger whilst pushing the pin onto the trip mechanism.

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There is no reset button on this m.c, most likely cause of prob, is faulty heater and or stats..Remove rear access panel, and with a meter, test for continuity on stats , and on heater. make sure the wires are removed from the stats, or you will get false readings.
Use the meter on the ohms range, you should get f,s.d (full scale deflection). if no movement on meter, then part is open cc't. Replace both stats even if one is o/k.
Plz rate my solution.

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  • Godzzooks Apr 16, 2011

    Kevinwhiteo Top Man!, Non Heating problem worked for me, thanks.

    Have had this dryer now for 5 years and as long as you are prepared to De-Fluff it inside and keep pump at back free from gunge it will go on and on.


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