Question about Hotpoint Dryers
Check the exhaust pipe in the back is not being crushed. Most dryer manufacturer's require a metal duct from your dryer, but a lot of people who install their dryers themselves use a white vinyl hose. This is not an approved installation and can be dangerous. If you do have a white vinyl flexible hose you should have a professional install solid metal piping. If you already have solid metal piping on the exhaust it might be blocked with lint. This can be a fire hazard, so you should have a professional come in and clean the exhaust duct and the dryer itself. If the exhaust gets blocked the dryer takes longer to dry and can overheat and cause a fire. If you do all those things and the dryer still takes a long time to dry it is possible that a thermostat or the heating element has malfunctioned.In this case, you'll need a repair person to come to your house to fix it.
However you can also check your dryer vent on the outside to see if the air flow is sufficient...you should feel a good flow of air..clear the vent pipe by removing the vent cover..taking a piece of pvc pipe.. taping a wire brush to the pipe ..with the dryer running work the brush around inside the pipe.It will work.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Its most like to be the thermostat, temp sensor or the heating element is broken.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
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