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Hotpoint CTD00 trips the power

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Our dryer was working just fine until 2 days ago I switched in on and it tripped the switch and the fuse board and tripped out a lot of other stuff. It does this every time - any ideas please?

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This happened to me.

Your condenser unit on the front bottom left corner may be clogged up and causing water to back up around the fan and heating element behind the rear panel.
Take condenser unit out and give it a good clean removing as much fluff as possible.

If the heating element senses damp on it, then it will trip the electric.
The back panel which is at 45 degree angle on back. I took this off and sure enough there was water in there.
Wipe away all water and use an ever so slightly damp cloth to remove as much dust stuck to the metal as possible.
I used a hair dryer for about ten minutes fanning over the heating element and circular fan. Don't rush this. Take your time to make sure all signs of damp have been removed from heating element before putting the back panel back on.
After carrying out the above my machine worked fine and no longered trip electric.
It is a pain, but to prevent this problem happening I suggest cleaning condenser unit about once a week if you have alot of washing. Empty water panel after every two loads, maximum.

Good luck
Jon

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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I have been having the same problem as a couple of other people here with my CTD00 tumble dryer blowing the fuse in the house, i initially thought that it was due to the fact that it was being used in the garage which itself is quite cold and damp.
So i brought the dryer in the warm and left it for a couple of days to try and dry it out before taking the back off, and this made no difference.
So i eventually got round to taking the back off to try and ***** how damp it was, it turns out that this was not the problem at all. The problem was that there was an under wire from a bra in the back of the unit which was causing a short across the heating elements which then caused the electric in the house to blow.
This has now been removed and the dryer is working fine.
You will still have to take the back off to identify this though.

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If you look where the 2 tubes on the right hand side go into a container ( not sure its name ) there is float in the bottom part where if there is too much water if sets of a sensure which trips the switch.I dry out water with tissue and a hairdryer , working again.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2008

  • adrianmurray Jul 15, 2008

    It was working for about 20 mins ,apologies , tripping again have gone through everything any ideas?

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I had the same problem after it tripped the fuse i looked in the dryer where the cloths were and saw that there was a buildup of steam in the drum. i then realised that because i was using the dryer in a very cold outhouse in the winter the water in the cloths was condensing too fast for the machine to process, this in turn caused a a backup of steam in the drum which backed up so much that the heating elements shorted out and caused the fuse to trip out. i hope this helps. after moving the dryer to a warmer part of the house i have had no problems.

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