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Hello- It sounds like you need new coils for the gas valve. These are pretty cheap and easy for a Tech to change but you would need someone out to make sure that is the issue. Hope this helps, best regards.

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Where will I find the heat reset button on my tcm580 condenser dryer

Hello Mandy, I am not sure what you mean by a heat reset button; perhaps explaining what the problem is, I may be able to assist you. Are you referring to the dryer motor's overload reset button? As a safety feature, a dryer has a high-limit thermostat and either a thermal fuse or thermal cut-off fuse.

In the event of poor air flow where there is no proper ventilation to the heating element- the internal temperature of the dryer exceeds its high-limit, the dryer will shut-down; once it cools off, you should be able to run it again.

However, if the thermal fuse (located on the blower housing) or the thermal cut-off fuse (located on the heater housing) goes, the dryer heating element will will not heat up or the dryer will stop running altogether.

Please note, a dryer will have either a thermal fuse OR a thermal cut-off fuse, but not both.

By-the-way, there has been a recall on certain models of HotPoint Creda, and Indesit tumble dryers due to a fire hazard risk; I am sending you the link...If your dryer is manufactured by HotPoint model TCM580, then your dryer maybe affected. Read the info in the link- it'll give you instructions on how to determine if your specific dryer is affected and what to do.

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My dryer stop heating, what are the possible reasons?

possible reasons for dryers to stop heating are as follows in order of how frequently i find them occuring

(1) !!!!!!! clogged dryer vent someplace !!!!!! (includes ext. lint traps) if i had a penny for how many times ive heard "Ohh i didnt know it had one of those" id sure be a millionare now!!
(2) overloaded !!! "no mam you cant put that whole beds sheets set in there at once " this of course causes over temp safety to shut heat off
(3) problem with either gas supply or electric supply to machine
(4) thermal safety switch defective (sometimes refered as thermocouple)
(5) door switch interlock problem
(6) blower drive belt broken
(7) drum drive belt broken
(8) drum rolller problem (causes #6 and#7) look for forign objects stuck in there

before working on your own dryer i ask you to consider the number four cause of home fires in americia = clothes dryers !!!!

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Stops once started

Dryers generally have a high limit switch close to the heating element. Without knowing make and model I can't be specific. Some have a manual reset button; others work as a fusible link and must be replaced. They may trigger because of overheating. Try and clean-out the dryer vents and vaccume up as much stuff as you can. Remember, dryers cause about 30% of house fires.

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Tumble Dryer intermittent squeal, then stopped heating, now black soot underneath

Dryers are susceptible to lint fires in their exhaust vents. You should be checking the exhaust vent at least once a year and clearing any blockages. If the exhaust vent becomes blocked, the dryer will heat up significantly and the lint could catch fire if there is enough heat build-up. If you don't clear the exhaust this will almost certainly happen.

Fire needs a source of heat (red hot heating elements), fuel (lint) and oxygen (the exhaust fan blows air at the blockage).

You should be able to replace the burned out heating element if you are comfortable doing the wiring. You can pay a repairman if you like but wiring is only so much common sense. Photograph the wiring before you start for a post repair check. Replace the element and any burned wires. Make sure the connections are tight and that there are no loose wires. Only the ground wire should be bare.

A Dryer uses 220V AC (in North America) like a stove and some water heaters. This is enough voltage to kill even hardy souls who laugh at 110V (usually enough to kill but not guaranteed to).

When you check the vent, check that it has some sort of safety rating. Not all flexible vent is fire-resistant. This scared me when I saw it on YouTube or somewhere.

Why did your smoke detector not go off when the element melted?Good thing to know if your utility charges less for power in off-peak hours. My mother often runs hers at night when the rate is very low.

My dryer runs from sunrise to sunset but we use an electric one in the winter months.

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Hotpoint dryer gas heats up for a few minutes then stops heating

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Lets see, you have power to the gas assembly so the fuse is good and the ignitor will fire up. But she won't fire off again. The flame sensor is working because the ignitor is coming on and off. That means the control thermostat is working so everything is working. So what's the problem. Simple.933a1bb.jpg The solenoid coils heat up and quit on these machines with a little age. Very difficult to diagnose unless you know the trick.
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I have a Whirlpool dryer with LP gas, 7 1/2 years old. It will fire up once or twice after started then the next time it is supposed to fire it will make a buzzing sound. No heat. It will not produce heat after this until it sits for awhile then the same thing, will fire once or twice then no more. I replaced the ignitor and this did not solve the problem although it did have a consistent firing for about 3 minutes immediately after I replaced the part. then it started buzzing again and would not fire anymore. The propane line doesn't appear to be the problem either since it will work initially. Also the gas water heater in the house works fine.

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Gas dryer intermittently heats.

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