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The fuse themostat blows. Was working...then everything works...no heat.what cause it to blow. All parts and dryer clean...but i was shocked when i put wet clothes in and had contact with drum.

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  • CherylAnn Stacy Oct 23, 2019

    Im sorry...i made it sound confusing. Dryer works...stopped drying. Its been cleaned throught. I replaced thermal fuse....dried 4 loads. I did get shock when putting in wet clothes my hand had contact with drum.???

  • CherylAnn Stacy Oct 23, 2019

    Dryer has quit drying again.

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It appears you have electric dryer, if it were gas, the gas would ground the dryer if you know what i mean. Electric dryer would be 240 volts, which is two 120 volt lines or two hots, should include a grounding wire but evidently there is no ground. Ground, equipment ground, safety ground, is to protect from shock hazards and fire too.

Make sure the machine has a ground connected, it would be in the cord or connect a wire directly to the dryer metal chasis and to a metal cold water pipe or electric service ground and test if it works after grounding the machine. Some dryers are 120/240 volts.

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It seems there is a Short circuit to the drum etc.... which is why the thermostat fuse blew.... DANGER.....Do not try to fix this your self..

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SOURCE: dryer takes MUCH longer to dry clothes than it should

Is the hose crunched down at all in the back
(vent hose)

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer turns, heats up but won't dry

check the outside of your house to see how strong the blowing is if it's weak then it's in the vent tube

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: the tumble dryer is work but is only blowing cold air

sounds like a heating element. not to hard. remove the back and its is right there.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Indesit is70c dryer is not heating?

Take off the back plate of the drier to expose heating elements. There you will find two thermo switches, one with a hole in the middle of it. Push something like a pin into this hole until you hear a click. Re assemble back plate and it should work now

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: My hoover condenser dryer model

Hi Alan....

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If 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.
Check the 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. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape or with an ohm meter to test the thermostat/thermistor. (Should have/show continuity)
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
(Thermal fuse.If it overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace the element go to the following website:
davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm
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