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Tumble dryer not heating up

After some advice on my beko condenser tumble dryer drcs68w.

It had made a popping sound and tripped the electrics with a burnt smell coming from the machine. After inspection the heating element was in need of being replaced, I replaced this and it worked fine for 2 cycles, then stopped heating up. The element was replaced again but still no heat. I have now replaced the front thermostat also, still no heat.. The rest of the mechanics seem fine, the drum it turning etc, just no heat. Any ideas?


2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

If you have a Tumble Dryer that is not heating up but the drum is turning ok, then the chances are the thermal overload cut out has tripped. Some older dryers have a red reset button on the back of the casing, just press the reset until you feel it click and you should have heat again.

Most newer dryers do not have an external reset button (this is so you have to call out an engineer), but have what they call a one shot stat which cuts out and cannot be reset. These stats are normally located in or around the heater area and are very easy to replace.

Hope this helps


Answered 31st Mar 2015


Before you start trying to repair it please make sure you unplug it.

It is possible that the thermal overload cut-out has tripped. It is a small mechanism to prevent dryer from overheating. It can be reset by pressing a button. If it clicks when pressed, it means that thermal cut-out had tripped and now you have reset it.

Not all the dryers have reset switch but have thermal cut-out that blows, and you will have to call engineer in this case

I hope this is helpful

SmithTech Ltd


Answered 1st May 2018

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