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My Miele 1520 dryer stopped working today. My daughter was doing the laundry and a lot of lint had accumulated in the filter and I'm wondering if there is a thermal overload fuse that blew. There is no power getting to the dryer (no lights come on at all). I checked the voltage at the outlet and I have 240V. Also, as a double-check, I plugged the dryer into the outlet which serves the washing machine...still no luck. I've seached on-line for a service manual or spare parts but I'm not finding a thing. Any help would be appeciated. Thanks, Tom.

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HI,

If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

  • Priya darshan Aug 06, 2008

    There is no service manual available for your model anywhere.The only to get the manual is to contact Miele customer support and tell them to email you a copy of it..

    Please CLICK HERE for the contact details.


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