Question about Hotpoint Dryers
My dryer runs but does not heat. I'm trying to locate the heating element and/or thermostat. Can you help me with a diagram...???
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I think on your machine the lower thermostat connected to one terminal of the element, you have a wire coming from the thermal cut off down to the top terminal of the lower thermostat, a wire from the lower thermostat to the timer, and a wire going to the other terminal of the element.
You probably have the wire from the cut-off correct as it won't reach the other terminals. You have crossed the other 2 wires. This caused 240V to short across the lower thermostat and burned it out.
You will need a new Hi-limit thermostat, which will include the upper cut-off as well. They come as a set part# 279816. This will be a little different because the new hi-limit will not connect directly to the element. There will be all the wire ends and instructions with it that you need to get it hooked up correctly.
There should be a wiring diagram inside the console of the dryer that shows which wires go where, but I am sure you have crossed the 2 wires below the hi-limit switch.
Post back if you need any help.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
thiknin you need a service guide , not owners manual( only tell how to operate} ther is a schematic/ wiring diagram locate with inthe console itself usually taped to the back wall behind the timer
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
The top has a hinge bracket in the back. pop the front up with a flat screw driver. you should see the heating element there and be able to access it from that point.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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