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Aquarius 1200 wd62 - Dryer not working

The dryer on our machine is not working. The drum turns and the heating element in the top of the machine heats up fine but the heat is not getting to the drum, so the wet washing tumbles but stays cold. Could it be some sort of fan or blower that is not transferring the heat down to the drum?

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  • Julie Steggals Jul 30, 2007

    We found the problem - some wires had shaken loose. Now it works OK.

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Most likely it is some sort of blockage in the vent, although it could be a bad blower. Check the lint filter and vent openings for a blockage.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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