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I have a Hotpoint dryer model # dlb1550blad. In the timed dry position the element heats but dryer motor does not engage when start switch is attivated. even tho dryer motor does not engage the dryer is still heating.

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  • j_m_nvestmen Sep 15, 2010

    Found problem...motor clamp had come loose and lodged in motor switch..in turn I think it burned out the push to start switch.

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Hi,
Dryers have a belt that turns the drum, I think dryer belt being broken or slipping badly, burn out motor, or worn support parts.

  • Dryer have a belt that rotate the drum, If the belt worn out or broken, it can not move the drum then you just need to replace it.
  • You can check motor by hearing buzzing sound, if the belt has the problem. If you do not hear any sound from the motor then you may have to replace it.
  • Try to move drum manually (by hand), if it is hard to turn then problem with the idler pulley, glides, or drum rollers.
I hope this will solve you problem

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Hi.

If problem was the thermal fuse the thermal fuse should blow stopping the element. The only condition when the element stays on with blown thermal fuse is when the element is shorted to ground, and stays always on.
The fuse can be tested reading Ohms with multimeter, if good at room will read zero Ohms or very little impedance. If it is open, it is gone.

Also ensure that the problem is not a broken belt, in that case motor will start. The belt is accessed removing the screw that hold the upper panel and tilting the top on the hinges.

Other probem may be the wiring to motor, or the motor itself.

If you need to call a technician call the number listed on the owners manual.

Here all parts and diagrams.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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