Washer dryer not heating up on Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, New world and Scholtes washing machines

by / Saturday, 01 March 2014 / Published in Washer Dryers

Washer dryer not heating up? Washer dryers that are not heating up on the drying side are a common fault. this video will show you how to find the fault or faults and repair the washing machine this tutorial is good on Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, new world and Scholtes

Front loading combination washer dryers are vent-less and are called condenser dryers The washing machine heats the air via the dryer heater and a fan then forces hot air through the clothing into the outer drum where a condensation process cools the now hot moist air, this condenses the water vapour using a cool water feed to help condense the vapour. The water is then flushed out by the pump through the drain hose to the sink or through the plumbing lines.

These units are easy to install under cabinets, in closets or anywhere with electricity because of their lack of vents and are very common but are not as efficient as the vented dryers and will not normally dry the amount of clothing that you fit into wash. I suggest always drying small amounts as the air flows through the clothing better and dries them faster.

The parts that normally fail most often are in order of failure rate.

Common terms used for this type of problem on Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, New world and Scholtes washing machines are:

Washer dryer not heating up, washing machine not drying the clothes, washer dryer not drying, Hotpoint washer dryer not drying, Ariston washer dryer not drying, washer dryer not drying properly, Indesit washer dryer not drying.

10 Responses to “Washer dryer not heating up on Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, New world and Scholtes washing machines”

  1. TW says : Reply

    Excellent article, problem was the heating element in my WDD960 and this guide helped me through. I now have a functioning dryer. Bought you a round to say thanks as it saved me a callout charge

  2. Mr D Dickman says : Reply

    Our hotpoint WD680P Washer /dryer is not drying the clothes on either low heat or high heat …no fault light is beeping displayed..would appreciate a some info ..thanks

  3. Mr D Dickman says : Reply

    Above wrong word in the text ..beeping …should have read being displayed

  4. MW says : Reply

    Excellent guide, we have not been using the drying function on our Indent washer dryer for two years. Found the fault was the thermal cutout – One question though; is there anything I can do to prevent the thermal cutout blowing?
    Thanks for the guide!

  5. Keith Barraclough says : Reply

    My partner as a Booking A

    My partner as Hotpoint aquarius WD440 unfortunately the dryer as gone faulty won’t dry the clothes as no heat produced at all can you please advise what the problem could be
    ? Thanks Keith


  6. Tony leech says : Reply

    Hi, I have a hotpoiint ultima washer dryer model wdd 960p when drying mode is demanded, it starts to dry clothes then fault code comes up (F13) & all panel lights start flashing, the heater element is too hot to touch, the fan isn’t working but was initially, I can’t find a heater sensor on the element, can you help me please 😬😬🤔

  7. Abhi says : Reply

    I have HOTPOINT WD440, recently it started tripping main’s RCD (as soon as door is closed).
    When I disconnected pink wire (heater element wire) which goes to brown wire it’s working fine.

    – I tested the continuity of the heater element (by touching multimeter wire on the two big hex copper nut), it seems to be fine and not broken.

    I have never used the dryer but not sure what has gone wrong in the dryer !
    Should try opening the dryer ? If yes then what should I look for after opening tyhe dryer ?

    Thanks in advance for help!


  8. James Sneddon says : Reply

    Hi my Hotpoint Aquarius washer
    dryer keeps tripping the main RCD in my main fuse board once it has been reset drying restarts any idea what causes this ,will replacing the heater fix it thanks.

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