Hotpoint dryer troubleshooting

Ownership of Hotpoint is split between Whirlpool, which represents the brand in Europe, and General Electric, which represents the brand in North America. In 2014 GE claimed it will sell Hotpoint to Merloni.
Save time and money by doing your Hotpoint dryer repair on your own. Just follow the expert instructions you’ll find in the tables below and you’ll see that clothes dryer troubleshooting and basic repair is easier than you might have expected.
Hotpoint HTDP120EDWW dryer troubleshooting
Hotpoint TDC30 dryer troubleshooting
Hotpoint TVAL 73 dryer troubleshooting

Hotpoint HTDP120EDWW dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dryer doesn't startDryer is unplugged• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble if only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models)• Refill or replace tank Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Greasy spots on clothesImproper use of fabric softener• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with dean ones• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely dean• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Linton clothesLint filter is full• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electricity can attract lint• See suggestions in this section under Static.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc left in pod• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• Try a fabric softener.
• Bounce* Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
Overdrying• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to Less Dry or Damp Dry.
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (electric, natural or LP gas), size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts.
Clothes take too long to dryImproper sorting• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full• Clean lint filter before every load.
Improper or obstructed ducting• Check installation instructions for proper ducting/venting.
• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
• Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use two fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loods• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
Clothes are wrinkledOverdrying• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. Select a Less Dry or Damp Dry setting.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Clothes shrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer• To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it

Hotpoint TDC30 dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCheck these things first
"It won’t start"1. Is the machine plugged in and switched on at the socket?
2. Is the timer control set to required time?
3. Is the door securely closed?
4. Has the start button been pressed hard enough? Try pressing again.
5. Has the fuse blown? (Try plugging in another appliance to check)
6. Have you used an extension lead? Many are not suitable. Try plugging the dryer directly into a socket to check.
‘It is taking a long time to dry’1. Have you forgotten to clean the filter? It should be cleaned after each load.
2. Does the water container need emptying? Is the Empty water light glowing? The bottle should be emptied after every load.
3. Does the condenser need cleaning? It should be cleaned every month.
4. Have you selected the correct Heat setting for the type of fabric you are drying?
5. Have the air intake grille or rear vents of the Dryer been obstructed?
6. Were the clothes ‘excessively wet’ when they were put in?
7. Was the correct time selected?
8. Have you overloaded the dryer?
Any other problemHave you re-read this instruction book?

Hotpoint TVAL 73 dryer troubleshooting

Problem:Possible causes / Solution:
The tumble dryer won’t start.• The plug is not plugged into the socket, or not making contact.
• There has been a power failure.
• The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
• You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer's power cord directly into the socket.
• The door is not closed securely?
• The PROGRAMMES knob has not been set properly (see Start and Programmes).
• The START button has not been pressed (see Start and Programmes).
Drying cycle will not begin.• You have set a delayed time (see Start and Programmes).
Its taking a long time to dry.• The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
• The correct programme has not been selected for the load (see Start and Programmes).
• The flexible vent tube is obstructed (see Installation).
• The air intake vent is obstructed (see Installation).
• The permanent ventilation flap on the storm cover is obstructed (see Installation).
• The items were too wet (see Laundry).
• The dryer was overloaded (see Laundry).
Programme finishes and clothes are damper than expected.
! For safety the dryer has a maximum programme time of 3 hours. If an automatic programme has not sensed the required final moisture in this time the dryer will complete the programme and stop. Check the above points and run the programme again, if the results are still damp, contact the Service Centre (see Service).
The ON/OFF light flashes to indicate a fault.• Note down the other lights that are on and contact the Service Centre