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I have 2 Defy Autodry tumble dryers that are not heating up. I have taken the first one in for repairs 3 times just to have it stop heating a few days later. The repairer didn't want to explain what he did or what was wrong. I gave up on fixing it and bought a new one. Now one year later i have the same problem. Is there something i can do without paying someone a fortune to do something simple! regards

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Is this an electric dryer? If so, the most common problem would be a burned-out heating element. There could also be a defective temperature sensor inside. This will need to be evaluated by a qualified appliance repair technician to find the exact cause.

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Both sound like the drive belt to me - I've just replaced mine.
BirdG is probably snapped.
mildew is on the way - the motor will burn through it if left unfixed.
you may be able to tighten it and get more time out of it but sounds like it has a worn patch and will go soon.
(tightening is easy- just remove the fan belt cover at the back,slacken the large bolt below the motor and rotate the motor to push the jockey wheel harder against the belt, then retighten the bolt.
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Can be a few things. Start by resetting your circuit breaker. The dryer motor can run with partial power but the heating element cannot. Make sure your not set to a no heat setting. After those checks you have to get into the mchine to check your heating element and thermostats.

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hi thanks for the question ther is a thermostat on the air duct at the back of the dryer it has 2 wires at ends and 2 wires in the middle smaller ones this thermostat opens to turn off heat and the small wires on this thermostat when the heats shuts off then power goes to the timer and not before if it shuts off on timed dry timer is ok i would vacuum the dryer make sure all the vent right to the outside is clean as air flow restriction can cause this problem thanks the appliance doc

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