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The Famous Forry, Home Appliance Technician
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The dryer of my Siemens WDI1440 is not working, although the

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The dryer of my Siemens WDI1440 is not working, although the drum is turning the unit does not get hot. Where do I start, please?

The Famous Forry :

Hi to you from David 'The Famous Forry'.

The Famous Forry :

The problem will almost definately be the heating element or the thermostat. On a lot of modern appliances this element comes complete with the thermostats. I will look now for the part needed and advise you very shortly. (within 10 minutes) Looking Now.

The Famous Forry :

You may remove plug and start removing rear panel to expose heating element.

The Famous Forry :

Element is seperate at £103. There are 2 thermal limiters, one is priced at £33 and the other one is priced at £19. All prices are plus vat. It is more likely to be one of the thermal limiters that have failed rather than the element. Do you have a multimeter to test the devices?

Customer:

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX that and put a multimeter across the components to test continuity, (or lack thereof). Unfortunately the unit is built in so it will take a bit of effort to expose the rear of the machine. I will have to leave this for a couple of weeks as I am going away. Are parts available on line? Thanks for the help.

The Famous Forry :

Yes, parts are available as far as i can see. Good luck and be careful to ISOLATE from the mains electric before attempting any repairs. David, 'The Famous Forry'

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