Hotpoint dryer troubleshooting

Hotpoint DRYERS NBXR463 dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dryer doesn't startDryer is unplugged• Make sure the dryer plug Ls pushed completely into the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check die house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check tiie house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble if only one fuse Ls blown or one breaker nipped.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models)• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shalang/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Greasy spots on clothesImproper use of fabric softener• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirt)' items with dean ones• Use your dryer to dry only dean items. Dirty items can stain dean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely dean• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen w hen the dotiies are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Lint on clothesLint filter is full• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electridty can attract lint• See suggestions in this section under STATIC.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets• Empty all pockets before laundering dothes.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• Try a fabric softener.
• Bounce* Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Overdrying• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP DRY.
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (electric, natural or LP gas), size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts.
ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Clothes take too longImproper sorting• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load Ls a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full• Clean lint filter before every' load.
Improper or obstructed ducting• Check installation instructions for proper ducting/venting.
• Make sure ducting Ls clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
• Check tiie Installation Instructions to make sure the dry er venting is correct.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use two fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads• Do not put more than one washer load in the dry er at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only' one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
Clothes are wrinkledOverdrying• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. Select a LESS DRY or DAMP DRY setting.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Clothes shrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer• To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or nimble dry it.

Hotpoint SUTCD GREEN 9A1 dryer troubleshooting

Problem:Possible causes / Solution:
The tumble dryer won't start.• The plug is not plugged into the socket, or not making contact.
• There has been a power failure.
• The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
• You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer's power cord directly into the socket.
• The door is not closed securely?
• The programme has not been set properly (see Start and Programmes).
• The Start/Pause button has not been pressed (see Start and Programmes).
Drying cycle will not begin. • You have set a delayed time (see Start and Programmes).
• The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
• The water container needs emptying? The empty water message is displayed? (see Maintenance).
• The heat pump filter needs cleaning? (see Maintenance).
• The temperature setting is not ideal for the type of fabric you are drying (see Start and Programmes, and see Laundry).
• The correct drying time has not been selected for the load (see Laundry).
• The air intake grille is obstructed (see Installation, and see Maintenance).
• The items were too wet (see Laundry).
Its taking a long time to dry.• The dryer was overloaded (see Laundry).
Empty water message is displayed but the dryer has only been running for a short period.• The water container was probably not emptied at the start of the programme. Do not wait for the empty water signal, always check and empty the container before starting a new drying programme (see Maintenance).
Empty water message is displayed and the water container is not full.
• This is normal, the: I END OF CYCLE. CLEAN FILTER AND EMPTY THE WATER BOTTLE message is shown as a reminder to empty the container (see The Display and Start and Programmes).
Programme finishes and clothes are damper than expected.
For safety the dryer has a maximum programme time of 5 hours. If an automatic programme has not sensed the required final moisture in this time the dryer will complete the programme and stop. Check the above points and run the programme again, if the results are still damp, contact the Sen/ice Centre (see Service).
The display shows a fault code F followed by one or two numbers.
• If the display shows a fault: Turn off and remove the plug. Clean the filter and the heat pump filter unit (see Maintenance). Then replace the plug, turn on and start another programme. If a fault is then displayed: Note down the code and contact the Sen/ice Centre (see Service).
The display briefly shows DEMO ON {every 6 seconds.
• The drver is in 'Demo' mode. Press and hold both the On/Off and Start/Pause buttons for 3 seconds. The display will show DEMO OFF | for 3 seconds and then the dryer will resume normal operation.
The lights on the dryer control panel are off although the dryer is switched on.

• The dryer has gone into standby mode to save power. This occurs if you have had a power cut or leave your dryer either without starting a programme or after your drying programme has finished. Press and hold the On/Off button and the lights will come on.

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