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Hotpoint dryer stop working

Hi,
What is wrong! was drying clothes, open to check if was dry, took some sheet out almost, done, close the door, press strart again...nothing.
I did smell a funny plastic smell...
so, check the breaker, check if nothing clug, the barrel still turn, so try to open the back, hahah can't go further!
what can it be? can anybody help?
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    Terry Knapper May 11, 2010

    Do you have the model number. Can you smell the heater getting hot even though the drum is not turning? - Check & get back to me

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Have a CTD40p dryer 802120398
machine not working ,has power from mains to back of machine and where the wires go to down the inside front also the on/off light on machine not lighting up, printed circuit looks ok
any ideas

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I have a hot point dryer Model Number 74038bb.
The thing is making a funny noise like something is scapping against it when the dryer is going. then it started to get really hot the other day, almost to hot, Now it's not getting hot at all. but the drum is still turning, is there any thing i can do? please dont tell me that its the Heating Element, I dont have a clue of what one looks like or the money to buy one. hope you can help me
thanks Ronnie hopeless


Posted on Aug 02, 2008

  • xpguy Aug 02, 2008

    I have a hot point dryer Model Number 74038bb.


    The thing is making a funny noise like something is scapping against it
    when the dryer is going. then it started to get really hot the other
    day,





    I turned it off for about hour, but left it plugged in. i opened the
    door and the heating element was still glowing with the dryer turned
    off. it was getting hotter & hotter to the touch.i turned it on
    and





    the drum is still turning, but there is no heat what so ever.

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If its the same as my dryer CTD40 (or similar) then you have to remove the sides to check into the dryer if anything is stuck, i had a plastic burning smell once and found it was one of the runner wheels had dislodged and was scraping on the drum just re-aline the wheel if it is that, they do come off easily if the dryer has been moved, as i found out. also you will find that the sound of the dryer will change, (scrapeing noise) dont let an engineer lie to you and tell you the bearings have gone, (when i say engineer i mean when you call one out NOT Fixit engineers)
Good luck

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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