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Dry will not heat

The heating element will not come on

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The machine must be repaired, most of the repairs below require a technician.

Check thermal fuse at the back and ensure that the door is closing well.

Check if the fan is working , if it is not working test and eventually replace fan assembly.

If the fan is ok check if the heating element is working, eventually test it with a multimeter.

Test also the thermostat and eventually have a look at the door latch.

If the machine still does not get hot , and all tested part are fine, then replace the control assembly.

If you need a technician ring the number listed on the owners manual.

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You can also find parts and diagrams for your model entering model number here.

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