Hotpoint Dryer Troubleshooting

Hotpoint Dryer Troubleshooting. This list of common Hotpoint dryer issues will help you troubleshoot and find the reason your Hotpoint dryer isn’t working as it should.

Some problems are simple fixes that won’t even require a screwdriver and for others, you may choose to hire a professional because they are outside of your comfort zone or level of expertise.

Whatever you decide, safety comes first, and before troubleshooting or attempting repairs, unplug the power source to the Hotpoint dryer.

If you need to purchase new parts, know the manufacturer and model number of your Hotpoint dryer; although some parts may be universal, there’s no substitution for having the right part for that specific make and model.

Hotpoint Dryer Troubleshooting

hotpoint dryer troubleshooting

The following is a guide to troubleshooting problems with Hotpoint dryers.

Hotpoint Dryer Will Not Stop

The thermistor might be defective when the dryer won’t stop. Today’s dryers often have a thermistor.

The control board uses the thermistor to monitor the drying temperature and cycles the heat off and on accordingly.

If this thermistor is defective, it may turn off the heat too early, considerably lengthening drying time. This situation is rare in today’s world of high-quality electronic controls from reputable brands.

The lint filter might be clogged. Dryer sheets and fabric softeners can leave a residue on the lint filter that can reduce the airflow, causing a lower drying efficiency. If the lint filter is clogged or dirty, clean it by using a vacuum cleaner.

Hotpoint Dryer Will Not Start

The dryer drive motor turns the drum and blower wheel to exhaust the moisture from the laundry.

Before replacing this part, first make sure that the thermal fuse, start switch, and door switch is all working properly.

If so and the motor is making a humming noise when you turn it on, remove the belt from the dryer drum and check for obstructions in the blower wheel.

If all seems clear of obstructions on top of the blower wheel, then replace or repair/clean out your motor as needed.

The timer might be defective but is highly likely that one of the other more often defective components is causing the issue.

Clearly check the more commonly problematic parts before replacing the timer. Using a multimeter and using proper wiring diagrams, test to see if your timer has any faults.

Go ahead and replace it if it is indeed faulty, but remember to double-check all other wires before doing so on your dryer.

Hotpoint Dryer Won’t Heat


The dryer igniter brings about the ignition of the natural gas when it hits a burner assembly.

If that does not happen, then your clothes may not be getting sanitized from heat.

To determine if the igniter has worn out, you can utilize the multimeter to test for continuity and see if there is none; if this happens, you should replace the igniter immediately.

The flame sensor of a gas dryer measures heat emitted by the flame. The dryer will not heat if the flame sensor does not function.

Check to make sure there are no other reasons why your clothing isn’t drying completely before checking your controls.

It may be a blockage in the exhaust hose or an accumulation of lint in various parts of your heating system causing problems that cannot be fixed by simply replacing faulty parts, so be sure to look at both of these areas before tackling your problem.

Hotpoint Dryer Spinning Had Stopped

The drum bearing helps support the drum of the dryer. The use of the dryer eventually causes this part to wear out which can cause the dryer’s motor to become strained and stall mid-cycle.

To determine if this is so, remove the dryer belt before testing the drum by hand. If it rotates with little or no resistance, it is unlikely that it has a problem.

However, if it makes squeaking or grinding sounds as well as strain when turned and/or feels difficult to spin, then replace this part with a new one.

The dryness control board shuts off the dryer when the clothes have been dried to their desired level of dryness.

If the control board is defective, it may cause your appliance to stop before finishing a certain load. However, this is rarely the case.

Before replacing the control board check all of the other probable causes that could be responsible for rendering your appliance unable to operate as intended with no success.

When you investigate and determine that none of those problem areas are at fault, replace the dryness sensor.

Hotpoint Dryer Noisy

Drive belts are very long and slender belts that wrap around the drum of the dryer, around the tension pulley, and around the drive motor.

Over time, the drive belt can become frayed or otherwise damaged. If you notice signs of wear or damage on the drive belt, it should be replaced by a trained professional who knows how to work with all of your model’s intricacies in order for the machine to remain in proper working order.

Inspect the idler assembly for signs of wear or damage. Replacing a damaged idler assembly, in addition to replacing the drive belt, might be necessary due to damage beyond what is visible.

Hotpoint Dryer Troubleshooting

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