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Hi, i have a hotpoint aquarius dryer T21, the problem i have is very slow drying. I have removed the back and the heating springs are all still intact but the ceramic holders are all broken. When switched on the parts of the springs heat up but then keep going off and coming back on. they seem to be off a lot more that they are on. I have tried changing between full heat and half heat and it made no differance. I take it the springs are meant to come on and off, but should they be on a lot longer than they are, and how long should they "glow hot" before going off. ????????? Thanks

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    Hi, i have a hotpoint aquarius dryer T21, the problem i have is very slow drying. I have removed the back and the heating springs are all still intact but the ceramic holders are all broken. When switched on the parts of the springs heat up but then keep going off and coming back on. they seem to be off a lot more that they are on. I have tried changing between full heat and half heat and it made no differance. I take it the springs are meant to come on and off, but should they be on a lot longer than they are, and how long should they "glow hot" before going off. ????????? Thanks

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If the heater is heating and not enough then it is the problem with thermostat
replace it ,as it controls the heating time on the washer.....


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It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance. 

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it. 

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.
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It may be the circuit problem.so yuo send it to a service center.

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The element is in 2 parts.one element is on for low heat and two for high heat.sounds like the low heat has blown but its the whole two elements that you replace as they are in one unit.

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  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Mar 03, 2009

    Often a
    dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker
    or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special
    wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity
    means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating
    elements aren't repairable.


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    mohammed marika thambi Mar 03, 2009




    It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

    Vent
    Heating element
    Internal ductwork
    Cycling thermostat



    Vent

    Frequently
    there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside
    of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean
    and clear of lint or any other substance.




    Heating element

    Your
    dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your
    dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or
    four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially
    burned out, replace it.




    Internal ductwork

    Your
    dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't
    dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear
    the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way
    to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a
    flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and
    you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance
    repair technician.




    Cycling thermostat

    Although
    this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the
    temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly.
    If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small,
    round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is
    mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.


  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Mar 03, 2009

    Usually
    when an electric dryer overheats it's because of a defective cycling
    thermostat or a clogged vent system. Clean any lint from the internal
    and external ductwork, and/or replace the cycling thermostat (read
    about cycling thermostats in "Drying is too slow," above).


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    mohammed marika thambi Mar 03, 2009

    If your repair problem isn't listed, click here to email the RepairGuru. He will give you the help you need.

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Mar 03, 2009

    always
    disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or
    break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do
    any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because
    some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your
    appliance.

    Electric dryers aren't very complicated. Here are some common symptoms that you may experience with your dryer:so yousend it to a service center.


  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Mar 03, 2009

    always
    disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or
    break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do
    any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because
    some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your
    appliance.

    Electric dryers aren't very complicated. Here are some common symptoms that you may experience with your dryer:so yousend it to a service center.


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Hi

You need to replace the broken ceramic holders first. Also, check for circuit breaker for the heating element.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Mar 03, 2009

    Also, check for the electrical connections for any short in the wire--








    Also, On the back of the dryer near the fan blower housing is a thermal fuse, if this opens up ( no continuity ) it often quits but the motor will still run.



    If the thermal fuse is open/bad, always clean, change, adjust the venting system and vent hood first and clean out the dryers air ducts. Sometimes it is a good idea to replace the operating thermostat at the same time.

    This is how a thermal fuse looks like---






    Thermal fuse can not be re-set, must be replaced if is open (no continuity between pins).



    Please ask for further clarifications.



    Thanks

    Rylee


  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Mar 03, 2009

    You can buy a rep[lacement thermal fuse from this link---



    Thermal fuse for hotpoint dryer

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