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TUMBLE DRYER DOES NOT GET HOT

TUMBLE DRYER TURNS BUT DOESN'T GET HOT BUT I CANT FIND ELEMENT OR THERMOSTATE CAN YOU POINT ME IN RIGHT DIRECTION PLEASE, HOTPOINT AQUARIUS CTD00P

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  • JonAstle Jul 21, 2008

    Tried this and absolutely works a treat.

    Ordered a thermostat also just as a spare.



    Thank you very much



    Jon

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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

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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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

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Many thanks for this solution.

In my case the motor was not turning the fan (horrid noise) and the thermal cutout tripped.

Was just lining up to buy new element unit when read this post and got it sorted

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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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

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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