Hi, - The first thing to do is UNPLUG THE DRYER! Then remove the heater cover situated on the back panel. It is the curvey shaped panel.
Remove all the screws and the panel may be slightly stuck - just prise it off.
Next - there are 2 small screws holding the heater and thermostats assy onto the back panel. - Remove these to free the assy from the back panel. Be careful not to touch the elements as they break easily.
The problem is probably the Thermostats.
The one on the left is the Overheat Thermostat - You will notice a small hole in the centre of the thermostat. Take a Pin and push it firmly into the hole and you may hear the Stat "click". That has re-set the stat.
Re-assemble the Dryer being careful with the elements.
Now - Why has it tripped? If it has overheated it is because of one or all of the following.
1. The Condenser unit is getting blocked - Remove and clean under running water like a hosepipe or tap.
2. The door filter is not being cleaned
3. Sometimes opening the door to check if the clothes are dry and then not allowing the dryer to cool down can cause the problem. Always allow it to go through the cool down process.
Hope this helps. The Heater and the Thermostats are available as Spares - Terry
RE AQUARIUS HOTPOINT TUMBLE DRYER -TAKE OFF THE BACK PLATE AND LOCATE THE TWO THERMOSTATS - GOOGLE THERMOSTAT PARTS FOR AQUARIUS IF YOUR NOT SURE WHAT TO LOOK FOR BUT BASICALLY 2 CIRCLE THINGS WITH 2 CABLES PLUGGED IN EACH SIDE. UNSCREW THE THERMOSTATS AND THEN UNPLUG THE PLUGS (MAKE SURE YOU PHOTOGRAPH THEM AND MARK THEM LEFT N RIGHT SO U KNOW HOW TO POP THEM BACK. oNCE THE METAL THERMOSTATS ARE OFF. FEEL THE BACK. THEY SHOULD FEEL LIKE THE LID OF A JAR WHEN THE SEAL HAS BEEN OPENED...LIKE WHEN TESTING JARS/ TINS TO SEE IF THEY ARE BLOWN. IF ONE IS NOT "POPPING" THEN....SOUNDS DAFT....BUT DROP IT FROM SAY 18-20CMS AND IT SHOULD POP OUT....MAY NEED SEVERAL GOES. ONCE ITS POPPED OUT AGAIN AND IS "DOMED" ITS RESET ITSELF AND YOU WILL HAVE HEAT AGAIN ONCE YOU REPLACE EVERYTHING. THIS WORKED ON MY AQUARIUS TVM572G.. GOOD LUCK
Thank you TAGTEL, you just saved me £££ followed instructions and has worked a charm! If anybody knows a technique to removing the top section of the dryer perhaps you could post it as i broke two side clips as i was "going in blind" Many Thanks
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For this job, all your work is going to be behind the machine. Tools you'll need is: 1/4 nut driver or drill with 1/4 adapter and a multimeter with ability to check continuity. With the machine unplugged, remove the back cover of the dryer. Once done, the heating element will be located on the right hand side with two fuses on the housing of the element. Test the element and each fuse seperatly by removing the wires and checking for continuity on each component. All parts should show continuity, so if one doesn't its bad and needs to be replaced
Clothes not drying? Thats it? Does the dryer turn on at all? Does it tumble the clothes but doesn't get warm? If it turns on and tumbles but takes a long time to dry, then your heating element is not working. There is a thermal fuse right before the heating element that will open up if the vent becomes clogged and its gets too hot. The thermal fuse is not resettable and will have to be replaced. If the thermal fuse is o.k. then your heating element could be burned out. These two items almost require an electrical meter to read continuity to check them. Make sure the dryer is unplugged before checking these items.
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Hi, I take it from the description taht you have given your T/dryer is a condenser? If this is the case you could be looking at several problems? 1 it could be the large filter underneath the tumble dryer this could be blocked with fluff causing it not to condense quick enough! 2 it could be the water collection pump? Can you her it running? 3 It could be that half the heater has failed causing it not to get hot enough to dry?
Try these hopefully it should steer you in the right direction!
the thermostate is in most cases dryer has the lint screen going in the top its in the back also the thermo fuse is there ck it both one on canister and ck element if is lint screen on the inside remove bottom panel off its all right there
I don't know Hotpoint models but I do know Malber models very well which also have a condensing dryer. The dryer has a fan and a heating coil or heating element, similar to a hair dryer. If you are getting no air flow, then it could be the fan. If you are getting air flow but it is not hot, then it is probably the heating element which burnt out. In the Malber machine, the top cover comes off and you can see an aluminum duct on top with two terminals sticking out the side. These two terminals go to the heating element inside the duct, and the heater element is like the heating element in an oven. You have to remove the duct and then it splits into a top and bottom half, and then you can remove the heating element to replace it. The way to tell if it is bad is to run the machine in a dry cycle and see if there is 110 volts across the heating element terminals. If there is power, but no heat, then the heating element is bad. That element is usually the first thing to fail.
overheat stat is near the heater - maybe moiunted on it. to test heater. disconnect from mains. disconnect all wires from heater - this may mean disconecting at plug and socket. put meter on ohms. put probes on heater terminals. don't know value of heater off hand but propably about 20 ohms cold