White Knight Crosslee Compact Tumble Dryer not heating or tripping electric supply
White Knight CrossleeTumble Dryer not heating or tripping electric supply
This video will show you how to identify and replace a faulty heater element on a White Knight CL382WV. This tutorial and, this specific element, fits several White Knight models as well see later on.
There are three main symptoms that can point to a faulty heater element in a tumble dryer:
- The clothes are taking to long to dry;
- The clothes don't dry at all;
- Starting the tumble dryer trips the electric.
You can watch our other videos on how to test elements at the end of this guide.
In this case the machine was tripping the electric.
Replacing heater element on a White Knight CL382WV
1. Disconnect the appliance from the electric supply!
2. Remove the back lid of the tumble dryer to get to the element housing.
3. Always good practice to take notes of where the wires came from, take a photograph!
4. unscrew the Thermostat from the element housing, disconnect the wires from the element and then unscrew the element housing itself from the back of the machine.
5. unscrew the element from its housing.
6. Test the old element for power leakage to earth and compare with the new one. With the multimeter to ohms, the old element registered a reading, meaning a resistance to current between the two measuring points. The new element gives out no reading, as expected of a working element.
7. Proven that the old element is faulty we fit the new one in its casing.
8. Screw the element housing back in place, reattach the ntc sensor to the casing and reconnect the element wires.
9. Screw the back lid of the tumble dryer back into place
10. If we test the machine now, we can see that at low heat - only one side of the element - is drawing 3.5 amps and at high heat - both sides of the element - is drawing 6.5 amps.