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creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby shaungriffies » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:54 pm

hi guys i have a problem with creda t601 cw there is some heat but not much the heating elements go warm then cool back down within about 10 seconds then warm back up again, then cold it would seem that only the top element is getting warm, there is also a clicking noise about every 5 seconds. "HELP" please
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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby Penguin45 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:53 pm

Thermostats not functioning correctly - 17011583 is the correct kit, it's in the shop@ facility on the site. Possibly the timer - weak timer contact can give simlilar symptons.

Do not run the dryer without the rear cover attached - the air flow is affected and the stats will quickly overheat, not to mention that you are exposed to an electrical hazard.

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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby shaungriffies » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:54 am

Penguin45 wrote:Thermostats not functioning correctly - 17011583 is the correct kit, it's in the shop@ facility on the site. Possibly the timer - weak timer contact can give simlilar symptons.

Do not run the dryer without the rear cover attached - the air flow is affected and the stats will quickly overheat, not to mention that you are exposed to an electrical hazard.

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thanks for the prompt reply Penguin, one last question were abouts are the timer & contacts is there a way of testing them
many thanks
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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby iadom » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:02 am

1701583 is the stat kit. :wink:

Can also be caused by the door frame mounted stat failing.
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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby shaungriffies » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:19 pm

thanks for your help guys i haven't tried any of yor advice yet been busy
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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby JackyF » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:30 pm

I have the same problem. Before I change the thermostats above the heating elements, can you tell me what impedance they should be when cold? Mine are currently s/c. Just want to know if this sounds normal or broken before I order the parts.

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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby Penguin45 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:42 pm

Thermostats should be normally closed, ie virtually zero resistance when split from the circuit.

Power off, first.

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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby cockney steve » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:47 pm

There should be no impedance....a thermostat is a switch, not an inductor :wink:

As it's a heating device, you'd expect the thermostat to be closed,and therefore zero RESISTANCE at room temperature.


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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby Penguin45 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:51 pm

Evenin' Steve......... :waving:

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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby cockney steve » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:48 pm

Hi, P.45 :D ....been playing auto-electrician/mechanic all week,as my mate's employee broke his ankle on slippery decking (decked him, alright :twisted: )
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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby JackyF » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:48 pm

Thanks Steve,

That was exactly what I wanted to know (and should have been able to think through for myself!). Presumably broken thermistors are o/c at room temp so it looks as if mine are OK.

I put it all back together to tidy the kitchen for tea-time and of course it works now! Maybe it just needed a good hoover out.
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Re: creda advance t601cw drying problem

Postby cockney steve » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:12 am

That's great! but thermistors and thermostats are two different things!!!!!

Thermistor is a solid-state device, the resistance of which varies with temperature.
Thermostat is a switch which operates at a designated temperature.



That's great! but thermistors and thermostats are two different things!!!!!

Thermistor is a solid-state device, the resistance of which varies with temperature.
Thermostat is a switch which operates at a designated temperature.

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