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Indesit BHWD129 washer dryer not drying properly

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by bowdent, 9 Aug 2017.

  1. bowdent

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    Hi

    I've been scouring the forums and looking for a solution but as yet, not joy. Can anyone assist?
    We've had our washer dryer for a couple of years and it has recently stopped drying properly. It seems to not be getting as hot as it should, and then seems to cool down as it goes through the cycle (still warm). Consequently, when the cycle stops, the clothes are coming out really quite damp.

    It seems to go through the wash and spin cycle fine.

    I've taken the top off, cleaned the fan that was covered in lint. I've also cleaned out the condenser (again, filled with lint). I blasted water in there and looks to have gotten everything out.

    There are no error codes or flashing lights.

    I'm at a loss as to what to try next. Any advise or tips would be most welcome. :)
     
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    It could be a faulty heating element, but you need to ascertain that there is supply voltage across the element terminals & that it remains there throughout the cycle.
     
  4. bowdent

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    Ok, thank you. I've taken the top of the machine off today whilst it was drying. The fan is definitely working and the housing with the heating element in is very hot.
    To ascertain if there is voltage throughout the cycle on the heating element, I assume I connect a volt meter to the connections and monitor for fluctuations. Should it remain consistent throughout, or should I expect it to turn off and on depending on the temperature?
     
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    Yes, your thoughts are correct, the voltage should drop away intermittently when the thermostat/themistor or other temp. control components open to control the temp. & switch on again when it closes.
     
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    Ok, thank you. I'll run the cycle later whilst measuring the voltage and report back on how I get on.
     
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    dryer heater look anything like this on top?
     

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