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Hotpoint Dryer Model HTDX100ED5WW: Not heating even though air is blowing and drum rotates.

From early on, this dryer would just "shut down" when a "normal sized" load was put in and the setting for heat was set to "Cottons/Regular" - the highest of three heat settings. After 15 minutes, I could restart it until it happened again, and again until the clothes were dry. Two remedies to this problem were to use the Wrinkle Free medium setting, which would take 2 - 3 times longer to dry each load, and pulling the entire dyer to the center of the small laundry room - thus extending the heat exhaust to about 4 feet (instead of the 12-18 inches direct to the outside vent). Research revealed this problem was normal for this model, so I just adapted as needed. Now, the dryer does no heat at any setting. The drum rotates and air circulates, but no heat. I have a service contract for labor only, but the service techs who they send always seem to diagnose that the parts needed to repair this dryer (and the past one) exceed the cost of the dryer itself (often with multiple parts and kits that have been unnecessary for the repair ... which has usually been a $15 part I could get at an electrical supply store). I suspect this is the same situation.

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If it uses a pilot light check to see if it is lit. If no pilot the electric starter is probably bad. If no pilot does it make light buzzing as it is trying to start, if not the starter is bad.

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the gas coils have a problem. as the dryer heats p the coils on the gas valve are failing causing the dryer not to heat. replace the coils and you should have no problem

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SOURCE: It takes several auto cycles on regular heat to dry a load of laundry when I think it should only take one. What's wrong?

first, check your exhaust, you have to make sure there is no buildup at all inside it. this is the most common problem to cause this. if lint gets backed up, there is a sensor that shuts down the heating element after only a few seconds. hope this helps

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Best way to test the elements and stats is to disconnect each one in turn, and with your meter set on the ohms range ,test each one in turn for continuity, you should get F.S.D.(full scale deflection) on each component.
Another way to test the element, is to bypas the stats, and connect the 240v suplly directly to the element, it should get red hot, but do not leave it on for more than a few seconds..
If it had gone down to earth, then theoretically it should trip the circuit breaker.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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I had the same problem with mine. My wrinkle free setting some how got turned off. As soon as I turned that back on machine kept running and dried the clothes fine.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series (11076822690) doesn't stop running, with heat

its the timer

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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