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No power dryer was not working although heater unit was, howerver whilst testing that power was getting to all parts of dryer motor, accidentally shorted out machine. Have changed fuse in mains plug but machine is still not on. Where are the fuses that would have been affected by this overall short out?

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Thanks for your email. The problem was fixed, the main power board had been affected. Checked for spares and found they were available on line but the mark up prices independents were charging meant that a new machine was the only option.( It would also take 21 days to deliver) However on contacting Miele direct they were extremely happy to send us the part at half the lowest price that the independent were quoting. Their parts dept also checked that we wre ordering the right part.They were very thorough and patient and confirmed that the powerboard would take only 3 days to send. Thanks

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Miele WT945 Dryer Problems - stage by stage fixing (Introduction)


After two years of regular dryer fan seizure, and having called out a Miele technician to fix an unrelated problem on the WT945 (main water heater shorted), I pumped him for more information on the dryer side of things. I have to say he was extremely helpful and straightforward with his advice. So – with much help from the expert – I’ve attempted a complete summary of the dryer problem and its various solutions, which hopefully may be of interest to fellow sufferers. Good luck!


Introduction

Dryer fan seizure seems to be a common problem with the WT945 as it ages. The symptom is (usually) a flashing ‘dryer’ light on the front panel and wet, cold clothes instead of a good drying cycle. If you’re familiar with your Miele sounds, there is also the absence of the high-pitched fan motor noise when drying (although the main drum still ‘tumbles’).

Before you attempt a fix, please be aware of safety issues. If you’re not confident about working on mains appliances with large, heavy moving parts, I would not recommend moving beyond Stage 1. In any case, always work with the power off, and beware of the heater (the long rectangular box sitting on top of the drum) – it can get very hot indeed.

First understand your components. When you take the top off the machine (screws under white plastic caps on each side of the top, about 5 cm in from the front), you will see a very obvious electric motor at the top rear right corner of the unit. This is the fan motor, which (through a rubber belt) drives a shaft that goes into a much larger, flattish unit bolted onto the back of the drum. This larger unit is the ‘fan box’, and hidden within it is the dryer fan that moves the air that does the drying (similar to a hairdryer). The small nylon ‘fan’ mounted on the front of the motor shaft (which cools the motor itself) is a red herring – this isn’t the fan we’re concerned with.

You will undoubtedly drop tools into the machine at some stage. Don’t panic and don’t mess about with magnets on strings etc – it’s far quicker to open the whole front panel which hinges on the right like a door. Take out the detergent tray, undo three Torx screws revealed around the edges of the tray holder, undo the three bolts behind the main door of the machine (these aren’t as fundamental as they look – nothing is going to fall off!). Open the filter flap and unclip the filter drain outlet from the inside of the flap. Open the door by breaking the seal and overcoming the spring clip at the base of the left hand side (can be quite stiff). Access is now pretty easy to the ‘floor’ of the machine to retrieve your tools. When closing the front again, don’t forget to feed the emergency door release plastic tab through the hole at the top of the filter flap aperture, otherwise it will be hidden inside the machine next time you want to use it.

See my next tip 'Stage 1 fix' to start work.

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My crappy Maytag does not spin dry enough. I had a Maytag before this one that was really good in comparrison. It takes much longer in the dryer because the clothes come out so wet from the washer. My...


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Just out of interest is it possible that there is water still left in the unit whilst spinning? That would account for the clothes still being wet. Just in case there is I would advise following my complete, general pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain filter and the drain motor ;-0)
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If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
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) Unplug!!
2) Unscrew 2 Screws on the back at the top. Then take the top off - it needs a bit of force not too much though. I found lfting the back end and firmly tapping the front with the heel of my hand worked and didn't break anything.
3) On the right hand side is a large metal snail sort of shape metal thing with wires on. Make a note of which wires go where and unplug them all. (One of these although I didn't need to buy and replace this http://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/Washing+Machine+Parts/Hotpoint/WD+Dryer+Parts/1605710+-+Hotpoint+Washer+Dryer+Heater+Box.html)
4) You need a Torx scredriver/bitset to take the top of the snail off - it is fidly.
5) When you have the top off you have a fan wheel - I unscrewed the bolt (clockwise to unscrew) and cleaned all the fluff of the fan & housing & pretty much everywhere.
6) Put the fan back on not sittng against the bottow of the housing but raised slightly so that it spins.
7) Put it back all back together.
8) I bought and changed the thermistat (http://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/Washing+Machine+Parts/Hotpoint/WD+Dryer+Parts/1604802+-+Hotpoint+Dryer+Thermistor.html)
9) I also changed the second thermostat which I couldn't initailly find but it turns out it the big wire on the top with the pink connection (http://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/Washing+Machine+Parts/Hotpoint/WD+Dryer+Parts/C00080775+-+Indesit+%252526+Other+Washer+Dryer+Thermal+Cutout.html)
10) Put all the wire back in place
11) Lid back on - plug in and test - Fingers Crossed it works.

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Make sure a garment or excess lint build up isn't stuck in the blower wheel, causing the motor to be physically unable to turn. If the blower wheel turns independently of the motor, or it is stripped on the motor shaft, you should replace the blower wheel. Inspect the drum support system, including the rear bearing, rollers, front glides or belt tension wheel for excessive wear, which could make the drum hard to turn. If the drum turns freely, and you have no obstructions causing any drag on the motor, replace the motor. The motor humming is usually an indication the motor is receiving proper power, but it is just unable to start on its own.

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