1. The clothes weren't hot after a load 2. Panel blinked after each cycle-indicating a fault
I picked up the ol screwdrivers and decided to tear it apart.
Remove the top piece.You could skip this but the schematic is on the inside cover and will help you understand the machine. There are two screws on the upper-back that secure this on. Then you have to forcefully slide the piece from the front to the back. It may take a bit of persuading- but it will work (don't pry it up like me and break the plastic guide tabs).
Since this was a heat issue I went for the coils section. Ariston has a two feedback devices(NPT) and one safety cutoff (One Shot) in this machine. The NPT's and are located in the front above the tub and the back on the coil rack. The cutoff is located in the coil rack. Check the cutoff before anything else.
Take off the back cowl cover and duct (from the rear of the machine these are in the lower left hand area) about 10 screws. Leave the 2 tiny screws in the middle installed (be careful of the unfinished edges on the sheetmetal...pretty sharp).
Pry it out and remove the 2 screws from before. You will see the brass cutoff and the black NPT. Pull off the wires and test. The NPT should show some impedance (put your hand on it to warm it and observe it change). The cutoff should show 0ohms. This is what was broken. My pn was 36FX14. I think a company in Ohio makes it (TOD.com) but I just found a UK appliance store to ship an authorized spare overseas air (~20L)
Some websites mention that you can drill a small hole in the back and reset it with a pin..which you can...but you'd be a fool to trust the device. If you shelled out the bucks for this model-you can afford a new switch. Plus your neighbors won't appreciate the smoky fire smell when your place torches.
Causes: Repeatedly cycling wet heavy loads, dirty vents (fluff invasion), and most surprisingly, peeking into the machine mid-cycle (which disrupts airflow and can spike the temperature over the sensor). If you need to peek first set the dial to the fan (for a few minutes) to cool down the coils before opening the door.
This is a great article! I have an Ariston A33V dryer (which is different from the model discussed in the article) and whilst the text is a bit on the tech side for me, it did inspire me to open up the machine. I took off the back cover (the somewhat oval bit that sticks out that is attached with about 10 screws around the rim - only take off the screws around the rim not the six on the elevated part of that bit of metal), and found a dark red reset switch on the side of the heating element (the set of "springs"). Pressing that switch reset the heater and the dryer was heating again. So thank you tjboston for posting this excellent article which helped me fix my problem, even though my machine is a different model.
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i am not a dryer expert,so i can only make these suggestions.
1.make sure the lint filter is very clean.
2.make sure the dryer is sitting level on the floor.(if it isn't sitting straight on the floor,the clothes may not be touching the sensors,causing the heat to turn on & off while drying.
3 do not overload the dryer with wet clothes.
4.pick the right heat setting for the amount & type of clothes.
1. the continuous rotation of the selector knob
2. the action, for the first 4', of the electrovalve and the drain pump
3. the door becomes unlocked
4. the led flashes: the number of flashes indicates the fault code; the code should be read as follows:
· each fast flash (2/3 flashes of the led very close together) represents one code value
· the fault code is evaluated by counting the number of flashes occurring at 3/4" intervals from one another
· stop counting when the washing machine waits the equivalent of approximately 8/9" between flashes
· the procedure is repeated by the appliance cyclically
After you determine which the alarm code appeared we will able specifically to help you.
You have checked a lot already ... thanks for the comlete story. Often the questions here hurt for detail.
Are your clothes getting hot?
Two reasons for not getting dry ...
You need warm air (heat and air) going through your drier to achieve dryness.
Sounds like you have no heat. Are you properly setup on the control panel (you selected heat)? You have physically inspected the entire exhaust sustem including the outside vent, hose and lint trap - absolutely clear ...
Check on the back of the drum for a thermal fuse or relay. Common fault on tubledryers is no power to heating coils becuse of blown fuse or most likely the relay to heating coils is dirty. have to be cleaned about every 2/3 years depending on use.
This isn't an add its two different units that I have installed and are both condensation dryers. Which in my opinion is better for your needs and lacking venting.....LG and Miele also have 15 cycle so now the decision is what your needs and Budget. Prices range from 700-1500 but well worth the money.Bosch Axxis Condensation Dryer (model: WTMC8320US) you can machine-dry clothes without venting hot, moist air (or indeed any air at all). The Axxis Condensation Clothes Dryer condenses the moisture in the hot air to water and releases it through the water the need for ducting and a blower motor to help expel hot air. Ventless dryers make installation easy, fast, and very cost effective. And since little heat is lost when the air passes through the condensing chamber, it takes very little energy to raise the temperature back to optimal drying levels, thereby saving you energy. The Bosch Axxis ventless dryer features the unique DUO TRONIC system with 11 auto dry cycles that tailor the drying cycle to your clothing. And Bosch's exclusive DUO TRONIC system combines two moisture and three temperature sensors to automatically deliver precision drying. This machine virtually operates at the touch of a button to prevent over drying and damage to your clothes. With the stacking unit I think this is your best option due to keeping moisture, and later mold problems due too condensation.
The Ariston Stackable Condensing Dryer ASL75CXSNA is the perfect choice for any home lacking venting capabilities and is the largest condenser dryer on the market, bringing the convenience of a compact laundry system to any home. Wrinkles are minimized with the innovative Pre and Post CreaseCare feature - periodically tumbling the clothing until you come back to remove it - and the handy Bidirectional Rotation of the stainless steel drying drum. Clothes gone musty from long closet stays can be quickly and easily refreshed with the ASL75CXSNA using the intuitive Air Fluff cycle, and the 12-hour Delay Timer allows for freshly-dried loads at your convenience.Key features include: spacious 16-pound load capacity; 180º reversible full metal door; removable lint filter; included stacking kit; Easy Iron option; and electronic Sensor Controls. The Ariston Stackable Condensing Dryer ASL75CXSNA has the high class, top performance, and compact convenience to be a welcome addition to any energy efficient home.Note: This item pairs with the matching Ariston Stackable Washers.
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Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it
Sounds like to me, that you need to check the vent going outside from the dryer. I had the same problem, and found a birds nest in the dryer vent on the outside of my house restricing air flow. If that doesn't fix the problem, look into a new heating element and or thermostats for the dryers. The old ones could just not be getting hot enough anymore. Good luck.