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I have a Heller CD55 clothes dryer, it turns on, draws in air (i think) but doesnt turn or dry my clothes

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Hi there i have one that is doing the same thing and once i opened the back i saw that the belt has broken off hope than has helped you.

  • shaun_belle Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem the dryer turn on but the drum does not spin, i have pulled the back covered off and found the belt was broken does any one know where i can get a belt? and possiblhy the diagram to show me how to fit the belt?

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Sounds like a broken drum drive belt.. Ours does this about once every 6 months.. When it was in warranty the first few times we'd wait the 3 weeks for Heller to post the belt (and the second time, a replacement overheat-cutout sensor, as I was getting sick of having to open the back up and reset it) to the local service place.. Then I got sick of that, and we just take teh 15 min drive to our local appliance parts place, and pickup a 'CPD 7 RIB' (part no 0198300011) belt from a fairly new model simpson dryer, which has exactly the same belt..

I probably wouldn't suggest trying it if you're not a home handyman, as it means pulling the back off, and disconnecting a few wires and undoing a few mounting bolts to get the new belt around the drum, but it's only a 10 minute job if you know what you're doing..

If you want to take it to your local service place, just make sure they realise that they don't have to go to the hellar importer to get the replacement belt - a current model simpson belt fits fine :)

PS, they're 192cm long, 1cm wide, 7 'ribs'..

--DG

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  • maggiemac77 Mar 16, 2012

    If ours spins, and air is coming from the vent but doesn't dry clothes as doesn't seem to get hot enough, what might that be?

  • Damien Gardner Mar 16, 2012

    Maggie: does it get hot at all? if it's not actually getting hot, then dollars to donuts, it's the overheat cutout switch inside the back.. If you're confident with a screwdriver, *DISCONNECT FROM POWER*, then remove the back panel, see the little black push button at the top just to the left of centre - press it down, and you'll hear it click. Re-install the back panel, and reconnect to power, and it should be good to go.. You may find that it'll blow again next time you have a big load, or it fills with fluff.. Ours got to the point that I drilled a hole in the back cover to get at the button - but that's not overly safe, as that button is *LIVE* when power is connected.. We ended up selling ours for 50 bucks on ebay, and buying a 'real' brand.. :)

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You can get a belt from this number 1300 767 041 or they can tell you where to get it, but be careful we put our own belt on now the dryer keeps losing it heat, there is some button in the back, like a saftey switch that keeps setting off.

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Mine broke too and i cant find the drive belt for it anywhere online. does anyone know where to buy one?

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