If your tumble dryer doesn’t turn on when you press the start button, it may indicate the start switch is defective and will need replacing. Before checking the drive belt, always disconnect the dryer from the mains.
Hotpoint aquarius tumble dryer won’t turn on.
Hotpoint aquarius tumble dryer won't turn on. An absence of an electricity supply can sometimes be due to a power cut in your local area. If overheated the fuse won’t have any continuity meaning the electrical path is broken. If you have to press and hold your start button to fire up your dryer, then on some models the problem may.
If the tumble dryer won’t start when you push the start button the most likely causes are a problem with the power supply, a defective socket or plug, or a blown thermal fuse. Luckily for you that’s where i come in. Removing the back will often just reveal the heating element.
The belt on a dryer is harder to get to than on a washing machine. If the dryer hums but does not start, the start switch is not at fault. If this is the case, the drum will, of course, be prevented from turning and the motor won't be able to run.
One of the most common problems with a tumble dryer is that the belt has snapped, causing the drum to fail to turn. To determine if the start switch is defective, attempt to start the dryer. If the dryer does not respond or make any noise, the start switch could be at fault.
If your tumble dryer stops part way through the drying cycle or won't start at all, this could be due to an issue with the electric supply. If your tumble dryer wont start, the first thing to establish is whether there is any electrical power to it or not. Use a multimeter to test the start switch for continuity.
If there are any indicator lights working then obviously there is power to the dryer, but if not, the first thing to check is the power socket by plugging in something else.