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My Blomberg 1330A stopped heating. Heating element seems fine, so now looking for the thermal switch...

All seems to work fine except the air flow is not warm. I opened the dryer from top and back and found the fan and the eating element. The fan seems OK, all filters are clean, and the heating element looks completely new (The dryer itself is 7 year old), so now I'm looking for a thermal switch or the thermostat or anything of that sort, but they must be burried deeper inside because I can't seem them. If anybody can tip about how to do that, be blessed

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Test the heating element with a meter for continuity with a meter.
After that follow the wires, one thermal fuse should be neer the heater element the other near the exhuast.

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  • obs007 Jan 12, 2013

    Thank you, Bill. Heating elements seems OK in terms of continuity. Indeed, on the heating element there are two additional components that I do not recognize. They look like small metal cylinders each with two contacts and they seem to connect serially with the heating coils. My meter shows infinite resistence on both. All wires from the element then go inside "under the hood" and I would need to take half the dryer apart to see where they go.

  • Bill Eager Jan 12, 2013

    I would believe you have found them, and they are bad, this could be from a clogged exhuast vent, check with you dealer or parts house to make sure these are what they are and replace both, then try it out.

  • obs007 Jan 12, 2013

    Thank you. I will definitely try this out.

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