Question about Dryers
I bought this Hotpoint Dryer on Ebay and it was listed as tripping the electric after a while and noticed the element didn't look too good so bought and fitted replacement heater element which included new thermostats. Now I have switched the dryer on to dry some clothes but after only 10 or 15 minutes the whole machine is very hot, on the side panels and the top panel and even when i put my hand on the door, can anybody please tell me what can be the problem please, regards, Graham.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: clothes dryer
These t'stats are in series with the element monitoring temp's at different locations and are rated for different temperatures. When they are "satisfied", they close the circuit and allow power to the element. When dis-satisfied they "open" the circuit, thereby killing power to the element. If you are reading infinity on one or both of these t'stats when they are room temp, it indicates a failed component and must be replaced. Don't forget to OHM out your element, too. If you read anything other than infinite resistance, it's OK.
Posted on Aug 11, 2007
SOURCE: TUMBLE DRYER DOES NOT GET HOT
Hi, - The first thing to do is UNPLUG THE DRYER! Then remove the heater cover situated on the back panel. It is the curvey shaped panel.
Remove all the screws and the panel may be slightly stuck - just prise it off.
Next - there are 2 small screws holding the heater and thermostats assy onto the back panel. - Remove these to free the assy from the back panel. Be careful not to touch the elements as they break easily.
The problem is probably the Thermostats.
The one on the left is the Overheat Thermostat - You will notice a small hole in the centre of the thermostat. Take a Pin and push it firmly into the hole and you may hear the Stat "click". That has re-set the stat.
Re-assemble the Dryer being careful with the elements.
Now - Why has it tripped? If it has overheated it is because of one or all of the following.
1. The Condenser unit is getting blocked - Remove and clean under running water like a hosepipe or tap.
2. The door filter is not being cleaned
3. Sometimes opening the door to check if the clothes are dry and then not allowing the dryer to cool down can cause the problem. Always allow it to go through the cool down process.
Hope this helps. The Heater and the Thermostats are available as Spares - Terry
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
yes you have a vent restriction something is blocking your airflow it needs to be an open 4 inches all the way and clear describe your vent to me are you using plastic behind the dryer is it short or all mashed up don't move the dryer get a flashlight and look over the back like its sitting and describe your vent to me from the dryer to the out side if its plastic and looks like a python then you may have found your promblem
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
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.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008
You are referring to the rear drum bearing that has worn away..
It means replacing the rear bearing and drum shaft.
It comes in a repair kit which you can obtain from Hotpoint.
It comes complete with fitting instructions.
Go the Hotpoint web site, and you should be able to order the parts on line.
In the menu click on>>>>Spare parts and accessories, and follow instructions.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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