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Indesit is70c dryer is not heating?

I have an Indesit is70c dryer, it was working fine up to last night we put a load into it, cleaned the filters and emptied the water tray as it is the condenser model but after the full time the clothes are still wet. the drum is turning fine with motor ect... but its only blowing cold air is there a thermal fuse or switch on or inside machine or is the heater element gone???

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  • k8119098 Jun 14, 2008

    i have an Indesit is70c dryer, the drum is turning fine with motor ect... but its only blowing cold air is there a thermal fuse or switch on or inside machine or is the heater element gone???

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    i have same problem

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Take off the back plate of the drier to expose heating elements. There you will find two thermo switches, one with a hole in the middle of it. Push something like a pin into this hole until you hear a click. Re assemble back plate and it should work now

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

  • Margaret gregory May 05, 2016

    Where exactly is this hole I have the same problem but can't find the hole to put pin in there is 2 panels a small half moon shape and a large with a wheel to turn drum can u tell me wat 1 it is please

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Take off the back plate of the drier to expose heating elements. There you will find two thermo switches, one with a hole in the middle of it. Push something like a pin into this hole until you hear a click. Re assemble back plate and it should work now
- JUST TRIED THIS, WORKED FIRST TIME, IF I DIDNT SEE THIS I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO BUY A £50 HEATER ELEMENT AND £17.99 THERMOSTATS!.. THANKS SO MUCH WE HAVE SAVED £67.99 REALLY CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH (ianmann288). Cheers! A credit to fixya!

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  • joebhoy67 Sep 23, 2010

    Fantastic, thought I was going to have to buy a new tumble drier, worked a treat. Nice one!!!!!

  • stevemarc832 Feb 04, 2011

    That worked brilliantly thanks a lot you saved me from buying another one!!

  • liammolloy Aug 10, 2011

    got same problem but my thermostats dont have a hole in how can you tell if they have blown or if the heating element has gone
    cheers
    liam

  • Anthony Moore
    Anthony Moore Oct 20, 2013

    Take the two screws off the metal back plate that holds the plastic housing containing the thermostates. Remove housing. The hole is on the reverse side of one of the thermostats. Push a pin in it to reset (you will hear it click). Re-assemble all parts and the dryer heats up nicely.

  • Anthony Moore
    Anthony Moore Oct 20, 2013

    Opps spelt thermostats incorrectly.

  • Beverley Docherty
    Beverley Docherty Jan 08, 2014

    I've just tried this and it worked. Thanks so much for your help , probably saved me a fortune and definitely saved me some ironing!

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Must be Groundhog Day .. my IS70C has done the exact same ie: started a burning smell then stopped heating - a jammed bra wire didn't help.

I took the small cover off then the cover over the heater/motor - the two thermostats are located above the heater but you have to take the 2 screws out to release the heater element to get to the back of the thermostats. I used a drawing pin to reset it and it worked immediately.

I thank you very much for your help in this matter!

Paul

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  • rocketeer Nov 13, 2011

    Brilliant, this worked for me a treat. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  • DHolland1 Apr 21, 2012

    Superb! Works perfectly. In a week where a woman reversed into me, cat fell ill and hubby away working, was last thing I needed to go wrong. Thank you. :-)

  • tj1934
    tj1934 Jan 01, 2013

    fantastic bit of advise worked a treat thank you very much

  • stu wade Apr 28, 2013

    brilliant, sorted it in 5 minutes.. thanks for the advice

  • lee Johnson Sep 29, 2013

    beauty thx this worked 1st time

  • angelica dawn
    angelica dawn Feb 14, 2014

    thanks, tried it and have now seen i actually need to throw my dryer out. there are some blue & red wires that look like they lead into some kind of spiral coil for heating... well the whole thing was burned out inside!!! i doubt i can fix this on my own so it may be jbest to invest in a new dryer. but thank you that tip was still helpful!!!

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This sounds like the thermostats

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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail(meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) thatmight need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can tripout or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehaveprograms that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcodeshowing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also bethe fault.

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Thank you! that worked.

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I have an Indesit is70c dryer, the drum is turning fine with motor ect... but its only blowing cold air is there a thermal fuse or switch on or inside machine or is the heater element gone???

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