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Dryer blowing cold

I have a Hoover Nextra HNWL6136 washer dryer, the dryer no longer blows hot air but goes through the cycle fine. what would cause this?

Thanks Ian

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  • ian_cross Jun 09, 2009

    It is an electric dryer and doesnt dry the clothes at all. It blows cold air into the drum.

  • ian_cross Jun 09, 2009

    It is an electric dryer and it does not dry the clothes at all. It is blowing cold air into the drum.
    Thanks Ian

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    what type of dryer is this? electric or gas???

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    OK, is the dryer drying the clothes correctly or, it it not drying the clothes at all?

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Check the following to address this issue.


Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.


Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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