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Hotpoint Drier model#DLB3600SBLWH

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#1 Pete Laframboise

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

drier sometimes wont heat up and sometimes it will.. could it be a sensor? i took the drier apart and checked for lint buildup and it was clean. i saw 3 of them on the heating element casing.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

check your Venting System

Dryer Vent
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:16 PM


I did that and its all fine. the heating element sometimes works and sometimes doesnt. right now its working. i can only come to the conclusion temp selector switch, timer or a sensor. im not a tech so i cant be 100%

i didnt check the temp. ill have to check it in the morning. what should the temp be at .?



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

oh you told me sorry.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

here's some stories about the Timer in that model:

Inconsistant heat... had heat for one cycle and none the next or heat would stop half way through dry cycle
Removed the screws from the back of the control panel. Unplugged the old timer assembly and the timer knob. Plugged in the new timer assembly and put the timer knob on. Put the back panel back on and screwed it back on. Very simple. The dryer now works like new. It has instant heat right away and everytime it used. The selector knob was also installed by just slidding it on. I absolutely love this website...it's save me so much money in having to pay someone else to fix it. smile.png

Intermittent heat, abirtrary run time
After ensuring all 5 temp sensors were not open, replaced the timer assy by removing the back of the control section. ( 5 screws ) . removed both wire connectors and 1 screw. removed the old timer assy and knob. put old knob on new timer, installed into slots, installed screw and replaced wire connectors. replaced back panel and vent hose, applied power. Works like new

No heat, intermittent heat
Removed timer and put new one in. Perfect! Also replaced belt and it went in perfectly. Vacuumed out the interior too.

No heat on some cycles, wouldn't run a long time, clothes wern;t dry
Pulled the plug from the wall outlet. Removed back on control panel. Removed switch, installed new switch. Very easy. Also had to replace the knob, as it was cracked where it slides over the stem of the timer

No heat
Long eventful troubleshooting. No success. Read your troubleshooting guide. Showed either high temp. sensor or timer. One person commented go straight to timer. So I did. 2 minuite repair, back in service. Thanks

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

so it could be the timer? best guess?



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:11 PM

intermittents are hard to diagnose
just a guess...
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

intermittents are hard to diagnose just a guess... http://www.repaircli...r/Return-Policy


i dont beleive it is the timer. its just a simple clock with contacts internaly i cleaned the contacts and its no change in how the drier acts. oh well worth a shot to try that




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