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How can I fix my tumble dryer's heater?

Hello everybody! I have a serious problem. My tumble dryer is not heating properly. Do you have any idea of the possible cause? I hope it's nothing serious otherwise I will have to buy a new one. Just in case, can you suggest me some good but cheap tumble dryers? Do you prefer a vented or a condenser tumble dryer? Thanks a lot.

Sat, 12/01/2013 - 14:21

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Well, fist of all try to sort the problem out by yourself. If the drum is keeping turning properly but the drier is not heating probably the thermal overload cut-out has tripped. Therefore, look for the reset button that might be under a cover panel or on the back of the tumble drier.

If it doesn't work or your thermostat cannot be reset, I'm afraid you will have to buy a new one or replace the heating element that unfortunately is very expensive.

Sat, 12/01/2013 - 18:39

After reading many tumble dryers' reviews, I've finally decided to buy a condenser dryer. It is more expensive than a vented tumble dryer and I know that the latter uses less energy but I didn’t find comfortable to fit a hose in my wall. Moreover, I don't need to place it near the door or a well-ventilated space. As for the brand I've chosen a Hotpoint compact tumble dryer: they told me that in case of troubles I can call them and book a repair for a low priced fixed fee.

Good luck! :-)

Sat, 12/01/2013 - 21:00
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Actually, nowadays you can find condenser tumble dryers with very good energy efficiency. Anyway, first make sure you cannot fix the heater of your old dryer. The thermostat is quite cheap, about £ 30, so you might try to replace it. But if the problem persists, unless you have paid a maintenance fee, I suggest you to buy a new tumble dryer or you will end up spending a lot of money to fix a problem that will appear again in short.

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 09:47

Well, fist of all try to sort the problem out by yourself. If the drum is keeping turning properly but the drier is not heating probably the thermal overload cut-out has tripped. Therefore, look for the reset button that might be under a cover panel or on the back of the tumble drier.

If it doesn't work or your thermostat cannot be reset, I'm afraid you will have to buy a new one or replace the heating element that unfortunately is very expensive.

Sat, 12/01/2013 - 18:39

After reading many tumble dryers' reviews, I've finally decided to buy a condenser dryer. It is more expensive than a vented tumble dryer and I know that the latter uses less energy but I didn’t find comfortable to fit a hose in my wall. Moreover, I don't need to place it near the door or a well-ventilated space. As for the brand I've chosen a Hotpoint compact tumble dryer: they told me that in case of troubles I can call them and book a repair for a low priced fixed fee.

Good luck! :-)

Sat, 12/01/2013 - 21:00
Tags: 

Actually, nowadays you can find condenser tumble dryers with very good energy efficiency. Anyway, first make sure you cannot fix the heater of your old dryer. The thermostat is quite cheap, about £ 30, so you might try to replace it. But if the problem persists, unless you have paid a maintenance fee, I suggest you to buy a new tumble dryer or you will end up spending a lot of money to fix a problem that will appear again in short.

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 09:47
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