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Hotpoint Aquarius Dryer TL61

Every time I turn on the dryer the fuse trips. I have disconnected the drum from the motor and tried running the motor without the drum at the end of the heating cycle when no heating is on and sometimes the motor runs, but as soon as I turn the dial for heat , the fuse blows again. I have examined the heating elements and they all look in good condition. Can you suggest a possible cause of this problem?

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  • warblehey Aug 12, 2008

    It seems that I have an overload of power that is tripping my fuse, however I still don't know what might be causing this and I still have no suggestions for checking possible faults.

  • warblehey Aug 16, 2008

    I have done further checks and all thermostats are OK. Fuse is working.
    I have islolated the problem - seems that the supressor was faulty and causing a short circuit every time the dryer was switched on. I have now removed the item and although it will work withiut it, I will be replacing it, so as not to upset the neighbours!
    Thanks for your suggestions.

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The problem is with your power outlet...call electrician!!!

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If you think your washing machine may be faulty, check the following points before calling a Service Engineer. These checks could prevent a charge being made for the Service man's visit if the machine is found to be in perfect working order. Initially check the filter on your washing machine and clean if necessary, your manual should detail this procedure. If your machine will not start or complete the programme, check:

  • The plug, the socket and the switch, if necessary, with another appliance.
  • The fuse in the plug.
  • That the door is closed.
  • That a programme is accurately selected.

If water will not enter, check:
  • The hot and cold hoses are correctly connected to the relevant caps and that these are turned on.
  • That a suitable programme has been selected.

If water will not drain, check:
  • That the outlet hose is not kinked or raised more than 40° from the floor.
  • If you wish to remove articles when the water will not pump out, place the end of the drain hose into a bucket on the floor and allow water to drain out by gravity, noting that more than one bucketful may be present. Hook the hose into the sink again and try the spinner before removing the articles - if this fails most of the water can be baled out with a cup.
  • If the above method fails to remove the water then the pump is probably blocked - do not open the door, but contact your nearest Service Engineer.
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Better if you take it to a local repair shop to check on the power supply.

but if in case you have the casing opened, please check the circuit that is being fed by the fuse, look for a wounded wire or a loose wire. if you have a circuit tester better so that you will be able to trace where the short is comming from.

hope this helps.

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Better have a techician to check all electric wires. Somewhere there is a short circuit.

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Check that you do not have a short in power circuit, for example in the switch.

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Check the thermostat that regulates the heating cycle if its in good condition and the thermal fuse. If the fuse is blown you will want to replace

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The power supply is not able to generare the particular temprature to heat the heating element as required.and so the pressure that gets exerted to genrate an extra heat blows down the fuse.

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    inside the fuse ther is thin wire of copper that is not able to handle the load. connect thick wire manually instead of that thin wire, and then connect it in some another socket and check. keep me updated.

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