What To Do If Your Tumble Dryer is Not Heating Up

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    Video Transcript: What to Do If Your Tumble Dryer is Not Heating Up

    Welcome to BuySpares, this video will show you what to do if your tumble dryer isn’t heating up.

    Important: Before replacing a part in any electrical appliance, you must ensure that it is first unplugged from the mains.

    If your tumble dryer isn't heating up, it's likely that the heater may have tripped and needs to be reset. This video will show you how to reset your heater and prevent this from happening again.

    The reset button is usually situated under the back panel of your tumble dryer, which you'll need to remove by unscrewing it. Sometimes it may be on the back panel, so you won't need to remove it.

    To reset the heater on your tumble dryer, press the red button in - if it has tripped you should hear a click.

    A possible cause of your tumble dryer tripping is opening the door before the dryer has finished its cycle, this will cause the fan to stop but the heater will still be hot.

    The door filter should also be cleaned out regularly, or it won't allow air to circulate through the dryer which will cause it to trip. You should also check inside the drum to make sure there are no lumps of fluff blocking it up.

    The condenser box at the bottom of the dryer can also get fluff trapped in it, so you should clear it out regularly by running it under a tap.

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    Many tumble dryers have a "cool down cycle" to prevent damage at the end of drying. Always allow the dryer to complete a cool down cycle as an interruption can result in overheating and causing it to trip.

    * All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.