Is it worth repairing a tumble dryer?

Is it worth repairing a tumble dryer?

After a quote, consider the 50% rule. If your dryer will cost more than 50% of its original cost to repair and is over 50% of the way through its lifespan, then getting a new dryer is often more cost-effective.

Why has my Indesit tumble dryer stopped working?

A Brief Troubleshooting Overview The heat switch on your appliance may be defective. Or the heater fuse may have tripped. The thermal overload can also be subject to cutting out. An Indesit tumble dryer not heating up could also be due to a faulty heating element or the thermostat not functioning properly.

Where is the thermal fuse on a Indesit dryer?

The fuse is located near the dryer’s blower housing. There are two leads going to the thermal fuse. Gently remove the wires by grasping firmly on the female end of the stake on connector and pull it towards you.

Why is my Indesit dryer not getting hot?

To clean your Indesit dryer filter simply open the door of your appliance and look for the fluff filter (located in the bottom of your door opening). Failure to empty the water container can result in your Indesit machine not heating (your clothes may still be wet at the end of the drying cycle).

How long do Indesit tumble dryers last?

Tumble Dryers Should Last for Around 10 to 15 Years.

Why do tumble dryers stop working?

Your tumble dryer might not be able to dry laundry completely if the lint filter is clogged. The lint filter gathers fluff and fibres from clothes and needs to be cleaned after every drying cycle. The lint filter is located on the rim of the door. A blocked filter drawer or condenser may cause longer drying times.

Why has my tumble dryer suddenly stopped working?

A faulty or broken thermostat can make a dryer stop working. Replacing the fuse or the thermostat will allow the dryer to work again. A blown thermal fuse from overheating indicates an additional problem, such as improper ventilation.

How do I know if my thermal fuse is blown?

Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse.

How do I know if my dryer thermal fuse is bad?

Multimeter Test Remove the two wire leads from the thermal fuse and touch a multitester probe to each wire terminal on the fuse. If you get a reading of infinity, the fuse is fine. Any reading less than infinity indicates a triggered thermal fuse you will need to replace.

Why is the dryer blowing cold air?

One of the most common reasons your tumble dryer decides to blow out cold air instead of hot is, rather ironically, because it has overheated. If your tumble dryer does not have a reset button it is likely you will need to replace your thermostat and thermal overload cut-out (TOC).

Why is my dryer running but not heating?

Common reasons for an electric or gas dryer not heating are a tripped circuit breaker, clogged vent, and no gas flow. Other potential reasons include a faulty thermal fuse and broken heating element.