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Hotpoint aquarius working but no heat
It sounds like it might be several things. Check the air discharge from the dryer where it exits your house, and be sure thet it is blowing strong. If it is not, you may have a partially plugged vent circuit. Don't forget to make sure the lint trap is clear. Unplug the dryer. Make sure that your vent hose and outlet ducting are clear of debris, with no kinks in the ducting. Take the duct outside and clear it out. (Hold it like a "U", so the contents won't spill). Check the inside rear of the dryer, where the duct connects, for debris, lint, etc..
If you have a strong air flow, you may have burned out heating elements. Again, with the dryer unplugged, gain access to the element leads and test for continuity, if you have a test meter and know how to use it. Replace any broken elements. Parts are readily available from most any appliance parts supply house. If the elements test good with adequate air flow, your problem is thermostat related.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Check the following to address this issue.
1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.
2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.
3. 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.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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