Can you tell me where the front thermistor is located on the appliance please?

Faulty tumble dryer Siemens WT46E389GB not heating or turning

Hello, I am a Siemens tumble dryer WT46E389 owner, and I’m encountering a frustrating issue with it. My appliance has stopped turning, and it no longer produces heat for drying my clothes. Additionally, there’s a persistent humming sound emanating from the motor.

I’m in urgent need of assistance, and I’m looking for a comprehensive troubleshooting guide or diagnostic steps to tackle this problem effectively. Can you provide me with detailed instructions on how to identify the fault and find a solution? Your expertise would be greatly appreciated in getting my Siemens tumble dryer back in working order.

I have a Baumatic tumble dryer model number BBTD H7A1TE which I believe the capacitor has become faulty as the drum won’t turn unless I manually turn it from the top.
My question is Where exactly is the capacitor located on this particular model ?


I have an E60 error on our tumble dryer. It is producing heat some times, but other times the cycle finishes with damp clothes. Similarly, sometimes a cycle runs correctly and clothes are dry after, say, a 40 minute quick cycle.

When I get the E60 error, the door automatically opens.

I suspect a heater problem, rather than a thermostat. Is there a diagnostic mode to test this? If it is the heater, can you point me at a video that assists in accessing and testing it?
As discussed, its a JLDV08, Prod No. 916 093 858.

To confirm, i got ~60 ohms and ~30 ohms from the two heater elements, and both thermostats on the heater appear to have continuity.


Hi there
We recently followed your video on how to service the Beko tumble drier and it was brilliant. Our only problem was that our motor has a tension spring and no reference was made to it in the video so we were unsure how to re-fit it. When we remove the drive belt, I presume it release the tension in the spring and it had unhooked before we noted where it had been hooked!
We put it back in what we thought was the correct location and the dryer worked beautifully for about 5 days and then the drum seized. We removed the back panels again and unclipped the spring and the drum was again able to turn freely so obviously the spring was applying too much tension. We then noticed the plastic retaining bracket on the motor was broken. So firstly, is it possible to get a spare of the retaining bracket and secondly, can you advise where the tension spring is supposed to go. I can email photos if that helps.
Many thanks and we really appreciate the videos – they are great.
Thanks Sue

AEG T65170AV Tumble dryer Not heating

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Prod No: 916095259

Drier, not heating, thought it may be element so purchased a replacement via yourselves and followed the tutorial on replacing the part. The new element seemed to work for a couple of wash loads then failed. Spoke with Paul who got me to check the elements and thermostats on the element block. These all tested fine on ohm meter. Elements appear to be fine / heat goes to the drum area when I run machine on diagnostic. Can you assist me here please. I may need to buy another part if required. If you need further info, please get in touch. Thanks & Regards

Following your advice on some of your videos, I have determined that the issue with my tumble dryer is the capacitor. I have ordered and received a oem capacitor. The issue I now have is finding where the capacitor is on the dryer. I have taken the side and back panels off, but cannot locate the capacitor. It is not near the motor which is where I expected it to be. I have a feeling it might be at the top of the machine (there is a metal panel on the top right hand corner when looking from the front of the dryer) and I can see what looks similar to a capacitor. I can’t figure out how to get at it though, wondered if you have come across this or can offer some advice?


Hi Paul,
Can you please provide assistance, my tumble dryer is turns on and spins but does not heat up. I have opened it up and checked the heater, it has one thermostat which has tested ok for continuity, the heating coils look intact but I am unable to disconnect the cable to check continuity.

Can you tell me if this appliance has more than 1 thermostat if so where it may be located as I could not find anymore.
Also could it be the circuit board?

Thank you in advance.


Checked two rear thermostats and front thermistor as per your vid, all ok. Trying to follow the vid to check the heater, but your commentary seems to be different to the coloured wired wires you actually have your meter checking between. What colours should I be checking between and if it is faulty, what will my meter show?

Hi there,
A tumble tumble dryer I bought to fix was having tripping issues after a few hours use. Found condensation building up in the rear heater housing at the bottom and the air circulation impeller was flicking it up onto the heater unit causing it to trip off the circuit. Stripped down dryer and inspected all air ducts, tested sensors, cleaned condenser everything I could think of plus what’s recommended online. Got it back together and was working a treat, but after a few hours water had built up again in the rear heater housing at the back and at a loss really. Rooms not hot or cold as I know this can effect condenser dryers and it’s ventilated well.
Any advice or something I’ve not thought of?
Many Thanks