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I have a beko Dcrs68w drier. Put new heater in but not

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Hi. I have a beko Dcrs68w drier. Put new heater in but not working. One stat open circuit one stat continuity. What can I try?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Few days. Just read another post which suggests I should get continuity on both stats.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes.
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Customer: No.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

Can you confirm that you have continuity between the following three points.

Unplug first ---

From the neutral side of the on/off switch and the common heater connection.

from terminal 3 on KN2 connector on the main pcb and one of the heater tags (not the common)

from terminal 3 on KN3 connector on the main pcb and the other heater tag.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NEutral side of switch assuming blue wire connection is no continuity. Which clour cable is the term 3 of kn2? I have green or brown?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tries both colours to. All points. No continuity between any.
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

Was the switch pushed in - ie on ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Think so but I will try again? What should I get?
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a beeper on your multimeter ie when you put the two probe tips together there is a beep or buzz

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have the buzzer setting.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yep. Switched on. No continuity between any points.
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

OK you should have two pairs of wires connected to the switch, one live in ~ live out and the other neutral in ~ neutral out. With the switch in the on position you should get a beep between these two tags on each pair. If necessary remove the wires (noting where they go) and then check the switch.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Switch is fine. U it operates with power. Drum spins. Just no heat.
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

OK you should then be able to connect between in inlet side of the switch and touch the common heater connection at the heater assembly and have a beep. Power off !!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing mate. No continuity.
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

OK if you follow the cable there is a thermal cutout in the line that should have continuity through it, If that has poped open circuit then this is your problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The cable running through the machine? Between PCB & heater element?
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

Yes that the one, the wiring diagram shows a cutout in that cable line to the heater, it may be actually near the heater.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right! God knows what I have just done but I've taken off the heater. Put it back on. Was reading another post. Tested between neutral on plug and common heater. Got continuity. Turned on. BINGO! So frustrated but happy it is working.
Expert:  bonzaco replied 1 year ago.

Sometimes it is just a loose wire and replugging them reconnects. Glad you got it working. Could I ask you now to rate the information provided so that I can close the job down on the system. Many thanks. Ian