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Member Since 11 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 10 2014 03:02 PM

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No Heat & bizarre stuff - Miele T1576 (Dryer, Novotronic)

11 December 2011 - 04:16 AM

Hello forum,

for 4 years now we lived happy with our Miele dryer.
(new old stock, the model is older)

Quick summary of symptoms and diag. done so far.
  • Unit stopped drying properly, no previous occurrences, no heat!
  • Upon opening it became apparent that condensation was everywhere
  • exhaust pipe had separated from blower casing (probably due to household move in recent past?!
  • took off top & bottom, cleaned inside, drying for a day.
  • hooked up unit, does not throw an error code.
  • Hmm, smells like burned hairdryer after I shut it off. Back of the drum does get hot.
  • Blockage unlikely, pumped out air volume is plenty.
  • At one time the heating element can be seen glowing dark orange after a few seconds when opening the door while running. After that it works during more test runs.
  • Put machine together completely and connect everything - again no heat!.
  • Touching the drum I feel a slight tingling resonance when plugged in, this time I wonder and measure:
  • Voltmeter shows 50-60VAC between me and the drum - oups!
  • Dryer responds to all control, no problem
I did not see any corrosion, will go over all major terminals tomorrow.
At this point I am a tad uncertain what to assume.
Over the day I had heating element, sensor, thermal resistor etc. in my had...
Now I add faulty connections and possibly fried boards to my suspicions.

  • Any ideas on how to proceed, what the culprit most likely is?
  • This is my first time inside a dryer. I was not entirely sure what I would get into, removing the drum, so I decided to work with limited access and limited space. Is there a manual somewhere for this series Novotronic dryers?
One lesson from this: If your Dryer is being moved over 2500miles, check everything inside :yucky:

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