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Hi there from David, 'The Famous Forry'
Hi your problem is most likely to be the element. I can talk you through removing and checking and then replacing
ok, but im not brilliant at diy so bear with me please
Ok I will. Are you ready to begin?
Ok. Remove the plug and double check you have isolated your appliance from the ELECTRIC supply.
done, the dryer is sitting in middle of kitchen and not plugged in to the mains.
Ok do you have a few tools, philips screwdriver, various sizes
Please remove the screws from the back panel and bunch in piles of where you unscrew from. First pile will be back panel etc etc. If you have a digi cam to post pics to me of your progress this would be of GREAT help
this might seem like a daft question but the back panel seems to have another panel attached to it and the top of the dryer is also screwed to the panel, do i take it all off or just the screws around the side of the back panel
Yes you take off the small panel attached to the big panel, screws seperate, then the lid and then picture if you can please
I cant gethe panel off, the smaller panel also wont come of, there is a small clip attached to it on the left that seems to stop it coming off. The big panel wont come past the bottom attachment with the hoses, again i cant seem to find a clip etc to get it removed and the big screw in the middle is more like a nut
The rounded metal panel is the one you need off as this is where the element is. This definately comes off. How many screws can you not get out?
i have every screw for the rounded panel out and its still stuck fast, ive tried to run a flat screw driver around to loosen it but nothing. The only screw i cant get out is the big round nut type on the back panel just above the rounded panel
No just the smaller curved panel right now
If all screws are out it should come off?
On the picture I can see you have missed a couple of star shaped screw. Please remove these and it will come off
ok will have another go...lol its like its glued on
i have already removed them
the 2 small ones
I am on my break till 3.15 now so get this panel off and you will see the element and thermostats. Take some pictures and post on here so I can see them. Be carfull not to touch the element as they are very delicate wave gaurd card and brake easilly , if it is not already broke! Speak soon. You can carefully vac out as much fluff as you can also.
i got it with a bit brut force, some water was in it and have taken some pics....enjoy your break x
can you see the element enough in the pics?
Hi sorry I dd not get back when planned , Daughter in law just gave birth ......at Last!!!!!. Will continue tomorrow or when you can get back.
Congratulations, we can continue tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your night xx
Ok . I'm back to help you.
Hi from David 'The Famous Forry'
Do you have a multi meter?
The element looks OK. Did you say that water was inside the casing when you opened it? What I would like you to do is blow dry all around the heater area with a hair dryer and ensue there is no moisture around. Then once your satisfied all is dry, re-assemble and switch on to see if problem is cured. This may havejust been the damp causing it to trip. I have to go out again now but hopefully for not to long. I will look to see how the re-assembly went and if it is working or not. Back soon regards David. 'The Famous Forry'
I dont have a multi meter. I will blow dry and then reassemble and fingers crossed as my washing is pilling up :)
OK I will look for you as soon as I get back. Great working with you. Thankyou regards XXXXX XXXXX for the pictures. A great help.
all assembled and its working so far, i have put a few light things in to see how it goes, there is a very slight burning smell when it first went on, i will keep an eye on it and hopefully thats it fixed. Thanks very much x