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Condenser dryer getting too hot

First it did not dry and then I reset the red trip switch. It started heating but got too hot and I could see a red glow inside the drum at the back. So unplugged it

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It looks like from what you are saying that the heat sensing thermostat has stuck in the on position and is not switching off when up to temperature!

I would obviously advise you not to use it because There is a serious risk of fire!

The thermostat is most likely mounted on the rear or top of the drum inside it is not an hard job to replace it, but I would advise you replace with exactly the same part and get a competent person to do the repair for you.

If you decide to repair it yourself first make sure it is disconnected from the mains supply and cannot be plugged in while you work on it!

You can perhaps find the part number in the user manual , but failing that remove the part and take to an appliance repair shop for advice

The following link may be of help in identifying the part and may also stock your part?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THERMOSTAT-CUT-OUT-HOTPOINT-CREDA-INDESIT-TUMBLE-DRYER-KIT-RED-SPOT-/161012863189?pt=UK_Irons_Presses&hash=item257d1d50d5

I hope this was of some help?

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hi do you have any blockages in the vent system (lint) can you hear the fan running and are the filters clean.did you put it back together correctly.hope this helps.

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Before ripping into the dryer, with the dryer running, check the vent outside. There should be a rather strong air flow. I'll bet you have little or maybe no air flow. Check behind the dryer to make sure you don't have squished flex duct. If you have flex pipe, try running the dryer for a few minutes with the dryer pulled out into the room to stretch the vent out, and check outside airflow again. Try to eliminate all or as much of the flex stuff as you can, replacing it with aluminum dryer vent pipe. (tape joints with foil duct tape) Clean out remaining dryer vent. (there are special brushes you can buy to clean out vents, but they really only work on ridgid pipe.)

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i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
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.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

There is indeed a reset or hi-limit as it is sometimes referred to on the element/heater box at the back and it should have a red button in the center you can physically push with Bosch...at least the "nexxt" series.

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**Unplug the dryer before attempting any repair tips suggested here please...safety first**

If you`ve already taken the back of the dryer off to gain access you should have no problem. If you never have, it`ll take some time.

For resetting the hi-limit cut out, you can see through the back vent opening when the vent is removed and then by pushing the red button in...shown below

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Make sure front of dryer is not blocked, air flow is needed to dry.Check that the lint filter and exhaust duct is clean.

Check the blown fuses and home’s circuit breaker tripped. Dryer use 2 household Fuses or a circuit breakers, If one is blown, the dryer may still operate but not heat. Alternatively, the dryer may heat, but it may not heat up as hot as it should. Replace the Fuses or reset the circuit breaker.


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