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No hot air in clothes drier - but tumbles and control screen lit, normal

I'm presuming the heat element needs replacing or a wire to it has disconnected. I wish to open up the drier and apply a multimeter. I've removed the Torx screws from the back of the drier, including two holding the top down with a lip in the way of the back sliding up. I presume there are some clips somewhere preventing the top moving. I'd like some advice on how to open it up without snapping any clips.

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    Model: Miele Navitronic T 4882C front loading clothes drier.

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Depending on the model, once youve removed the 2 screws at the back, the whole top should actually slide backwards and then you should be able to lift off, it should not take a great deal of force but may need a nudge. most just slot backwards.

re the heating, the element should be behind the back panel, and should be easily accessible, you will easliy be able to tell if its bust, as it will actually be burnt out and collapsed, not nice and firm and springy.

to replace this is a doddle, about 7 quid from amazon just type in the model number and part to search and its as easy as unplug the old, plug in the new.

hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

Testimonial: "This particular model has two flanges coming down from the top of the drier at the back, each an inch wide, each with a screw. When I take the two screws out, the top doesn't slide back. I lifted it fractionally and saw another two matching flanges sticking down from the top on the inside of the rear wall, matching the outside pair. The screws appear to go through the outside one, through the wall, and into the inside blocks. These inside blocks/flanges stop the lid sliding backward. Unfortunately, I can't lift the rear of the top up enough to see what is holding it in place further forward. Thanks,"

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SOURCE: hotpoint tumble drier wont heat

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SOURCE: How do you remove top from a Hotpoint CTD80 tumble

2 screws at the back and then push the top towards the back of the machine...you might need to give it a bit of a wack, if it's too tight just take the 3 screws from the back of the side panels and things will loosen up a little

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