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Hoover Tumble Dryer Problems and Troubleshooting

If you have a busy life and no outdoor drying space your tumble dryer is not so much a luxury as an everyday necessity. If you're having Hoover tumble dryer problems, read on for a handy troubleshooting guide which will help you get your appliance up and running in the shortest possible time.

So What's the Problem?

Your Hoover tumble dryer keeps cutting out - It's possible that you've overloaded the machine. Try removing some of your laundry and running the cycle again. Oddly enough tumble dryers can also fail to run smoothly if there's too little in them. The best way to overcome this issue is to use the 'time' dry program.

However, the most common reason for a tumble dryer to cut out is that the thermal switch has tripped. If you have an older machine there may be a red reset button at the back. In more modern tumble dryers, an access panel needs to be removed to access the button. This makes sense, as the engineer needs to diagnose the underlying reason for the cut-out. Continuing to use an appliance that's regularly overheating isn't safe.

A Hoover condenser tumble dryer not drying - Condenser tumble dryers have gained in popularity in recent year. This is mainly because they don't need a vent to the outside. While this does grant you more flexibility about where to put them, condenser dryers are more complicated, so there's more to go wrong. Possible causes of Hoover condenser tumble dryer faults that cause the machine to not dry range from the simple to solve, such as fluffed up filers or dirty, blocked or full condenser chambers through to more complex issues. If the tumble dryer isn't heating up it's possible that the heating element is faulty, or once again that the thermal switch has tripped.

You Have an Error Code Showing

Modern machines are very helpful in as much as they do their best to tell you what the problem is. Here are some of the common Hoover tumble dryer error codes.

E03 - The condenser tank is full. If emptying the tank doesn't solve the problem, it's possible that there's a fault in the float switch assembly or wiring.

E04 - The program selector is faulty. If switching off, switching back on again and reselecting the program you want doesn't work you'll likely need to call an engineer.

E05 - There is a fault with the temperature sensor - Call an appliance repair centre and book a technician to establish exactly what the problem is.

E06- The main electronic control unit is faulty - It may need to be reprogrammed or replaced.

E07 - Poor airflow - Unlike the two faults listed above, where the first thing to do is call for repairs, in the case of airflow there are a couple of things you should do first. Clean all filters and check the condenser too. If it's full or blocked this can be detected as an airflow problem.

E08 - Hoover tumble dryer error code e08 is what you'll see if there is a problem detected with the thermal fuse or its wiring.

There are, of course, other error codes, these are simply the more common ones. As an alternative to error codes, a Hoover condenser tumble dryer with all lights flashing is also indicating that it needs attention.

Keeping Your Appliance in Good Order

Cleaning filters and emptying the condenser unit regularly. using the machine within the optimum load weight range and NEVER opening the door midcycle will go a long way to maximizing the lifespan of your appliance. If a problem does develop it's best to get it looked at promptly. Arranging Hoover tumble dryer repair in London only takes a phone call and you can be sure that the engineer will do all they can to complete the repairs in the shortest possible time. Putting off repairs can result in a minor fault becoming more serious and most importantly of all, a faulty tumble dryer could be a safety risk.