Question about Dryers
This dryer is only blowing out cold air, and when I pulled the thermostat at the back out it appears to be burnt out on one side. I am having great difficulty in getting any sort of price to replace the part and re-install it myself, or even find the nearest spare parts supplier closest to my area (Doonside, NSW)
Make sure that all filters are properly cleaned, and that the air inlet and outlet vents are clear. Make sure water container is empty.
The best way to clean the filter at the bottom is to run cold water through it, this will clear out all the lint.. Make sure you have the correct stats ( there are many for the hotpoint range) and that you have them in the correct position on the heater back plate.
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Posted on Dec 16, 2008
SOURCE: dryer blowing cold
Check the following to address this issue.
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Make sure that both poles of your circuit are live - An electric dryer uses 220 volts to the heating element, but taps into only one pole (110 volt) for the motor that spins the drum. Check your circuit breaker to make sure that neither pole has tripped.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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