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Hoover Dryer Not Working (How To Fix/Reset)

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You put your freshly washed clothes into the dryer and walk away. You know that when you return, your clean clothes will be nice and dry. But today the clothes are still wet. Why is the Hoover dryer not working?

If your Hoover dryer is not working, the dryer could have a faulty program selector, faulty door switch, faulty temperature sensor, faulty fuse, poor airflow, a faulty control board, or the dryer drum has been overloaded.

It can be very frustrating when your dryer is not working. There are a variety of reasons why your Hoover dryer is not working. This article will help you troubleshoot some of these reasons so you can get back to doing more important things.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety feature on all Hoover dryers. The purpose of a fuse is to sacrifice itself to save the dryer. When the dryer starts to overheat, the thermal fuse will blow, immediately shutting the dryer off.

Thermal fuses are designed to only be used one time. A blown fuse cannot be used again. The dryer will not start again until the thermal fuse has been replaced.

Depending on your model of Hoover dryer, the thermal fuse will be located either on the blower housing or the heating element.

Use a multimeter tool to test the fuse for continuity. If there is continuity, the multimeter will beep. If no continuity is detected, the thermal fuse has blown and needs to be replaced.

Start Switch

If you hear a humming sound when you push the start button, the start switch is faulty. Use a multimeter tool to test the switch for continuity. If there is no continuity, the switch needs to be replaced.

Door Switch

The door switch is another safety feature on Hoover dryers. When the door switch is successfully engaged, this signals to the control board that it is safe for the dryer to begin heating up. A faulty door switch will prevent the dryer from starting.

Drive Motor

The blower wheel and dryer drum are connected to the drive motor. As the drive motor rotates, the wheel and drum work together to remove hot air from the dryer. If the drum or blower wheel is obstructed, the drive motor will not start and the dryer will not work.

Timer and Thermostat

A faulty timer and thermostat will cause the dryer to stop prematurely. The dryer will incorrectly sense that the temperature inside the dryer is too hot and it will shut off. If the timer switch is not working correctly, the dryer will not run the full length of time.

Control Board

The control board is the brain of the dryer. If it is not working correctly, it is not able to send signals or commands to other parts of the dryer. Use a multimeter tool to test the controls for continuity.

Electrical Issues

Sometimes the reason why the Hoover Dryer is not working has nothing to do with the dryer. There could be an electrical reason behind the issues.

Circuit Breaker

The dryer runs on a separate circuit breaker than other appliances. If the panel has overheated or there was a power surge, the breaker will trip, cutting off power to the dryer.

Power Cord

A power cord that has become loose or is damaged will affect the dryer’s ability to operate correctly. Make sure the power cord is tightly connected to the wall outlet.

Inspect the power cord for any visible signs of damage. Exposed wires or burn marks anywhere on the power cord are extremely dangerous. Immediately replace the power cord. It is also a good idea to have a qualified electrician inspect the wall outlet to determine why there are burn marks.

Our appliances conduct a lot of heat while using a lot of electricity. The fire hazard potential is high with a dryer that works properly. A dryer that is overheating is even more dangerous and should not be viewed lightly.

Power Surge

Any surge in electricity is harmful to our appliances. If you live in an area prone to power surges, this could very well be the reason why your Hoover dryer is not working.

It can be difficult to identify which particular component of the dryer has been the most affected. A qualified technician has the resources to investigate the issue easily and safely.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/09/2022.

Hoover Dryer Not Turning On

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You press the Start button on the dryer but nothing happens. Why is the Hoover dryer not turning on?

The Hoover dryer will not turn on if it is not getting power. Unplug the dryer and test the outlet with another appliance to see if the outlet is receiving power. Make sure the circuit breaker is not tripped. Inspect the thermal fuse to see if it has blown.

The most common reason why a dryer will not start is a blown fuse. If the dryer has overheated, the fuse will blow, breaking continuity. The dryer will not work until the fuse has been replaced.

Door Switch

The door switch is a safety feature on all Hoover dryers. This switch is what signals to the control board the door is shut and locked. A broken or bent door switch will prevent the dryer from starting.

Start Switch

A faulty start switch will prevent the dryer from starting. The switch could have a loose connection or needs to be replaced altogether. Use a multimeter tool to test the switch for continuity.

Hoover Dryer Not Spinning

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Is your Hoover dryer starting but not spinning? Here are some reasons why this is happening.

If your Hoover dryer is not spinning, the dryer may have a faulty drive belt. The drive belt wraps around the drum and relies on a series of pulleys to complete its rotation. If you can easily turn the drum by hand, the drive belt is defective.

Over time, the drive belt can wear down, becoming cracked or stretched. Along with the drive belt, there are other components that affect the dryer drum’s ability to spin.

Drum Roller and Axle

Drum rollers are what support the drum as it rotates. They must be able to spin freely to work properly. If the rollers are worn out, the drum will not rotate.

The only way to test the drum rollers is to remove the drive belt and try rotating the drum by hand. There should be some resistance when you try to rotate the drum. If there is no resistance, the rollers need to be replaced.

If the drum rotates freely with the drive belt removed and the rollers look to be in good condition, the drum roller axle could be the culprit.

The drum roller axle holds the drum in place while the rollers spin. A faulty roller axle will prevent the dryer from rotating. An early tell-sign that the roller axles are wearing out is when you see marks on your laundry.

Drum Slide Guide

Was your dryer noisy when it did work? This was a signal that the drum slides were going out. They help the drum glide smoothly and quietly. When the guides wear out, the dryer gets noisy.

As the dryer is continued to be used, the drum can start binding. This puts a strain on the dryer motor, causing the motor to overheat. If the motor gets too hot, the motor will shut down and the dryer will not start.

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Hoover Dryer Not Heating

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The Hoover dryer starts but there is no heat. The laundry in the dryer is still wet. Why is the Hoover dryer not heating?

If your Hoover dryer is not heating, the thermal fuse may need to be replaced. The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating. Use a multimeter tool to test the thermal fuse for continuity. If there is no continuity, the fuse has blown and needs to be replaced.

There could be other reasons why the Hoover dryer is not heating. Here are a few more suggestions to troubleshoot to help you narrow down the problem.

Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat cycles the heat to regulate the temperature, preventing the dryer from overheating. If the thermostat is defective, the dryer will not heat at all. Use a multimeter tool to test the thermostat for continuity. If there is no continuity, the thermostat needs to be replaced.

High Limit Thermostat

The high limit thermostat does just as the name implies – it monitors the temperature inside the dryer, shutting it off if the temperature reaches a high temperature.

If the high-limit thermostat is not working correctly, it may turn off the heating element to the dryer and the dryer will not heat at all.

You can use a multimeter tool to test the thermostat for continuity. If there is no continuity, the thermostat needs to be replaced.

Hoover Dryer Not Drying Clothes

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Are your clothes not getting dry? Here are some reasons why your Hoover dryer is not drying clothes.

If your Hoover dryer is not drying clothes, inspect the dryer vent and hose. If hot air is not able to escape through the hose, the dryer will not heat up. Use a vacuum attachment to clean out any lint trapped in the hose. Make sure the hose is not kinked or pinched in any way.

Linter filters are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping the dryer working properly. The filter screen traps lint and other debris from getting into the hose.

Dryer sheets can leave a waxy film on the lint screen that makes it difficult to trap lint. It is important to regularly wash the filter in warm soapy water to remove the buildup.

Vent Hose

The vent hose is how hot air is removed from inside the dryer. If the hose has a clog, is pinched, or kinked, the hot air will not remain in the dryer. The build-up of hot air will cause the dryer to shut off so that it does not overheat and start a fire.

Pull the dryer out from the wall and inspect the hose. Make sure the hose has a clear path to the vent. Use a vacuum to remove any lint or debris in the hose and the vent.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/09/2022.

Hoover Dryer Keeps Beeping

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You have a load of laundry ready to be used but the dryer keeps being. Why does the Hoover dryer keep beeping?

The Hoover dryer will keep beeping if the start button was not pressed, if the dryer has completed the dry cycle, or if the dryer door was left open. The dryer will continue beeping to signal to you that it cannot complete the selected cycle.

We can become very concerned when we hear beeping coming from the dryer. Thankfully the reason for the beeping does not always signal a serious problem.

Oftentimes the dryer will beep after a recent power outage or power surge. The surge in electricity overwhelms the dryer and it simply needs to be drained of the excess electricity.

Unplug the dryer and let it sit without power for at least 10 minutes. Afterward, plug the dryer back in and see if the beeping has stopped.

Hoover Dryer Keeps Stopping

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You selected the dry cycle you want and pressed the start button. The cycle starts and then the dryer stops. Why does the Hoover dryer keep stopping?

If your Hoover dryer keeps stopping, the weight limit for the dryer has been exceeded. Items such as towels, and blankets weigh much more when they are wet. These items may need to be dried separately in order to reduce the amount of weight put on the dryer drum.

A heavy load will also cause the dryer to overheat. The items in the dryer will not be separated enough to get sufficient airflow. The internal thermostat in the dryer will detect a high amount of heat and will start beeping before it turns off.

Separate the items in the dryer and start the dryer again. If the beeping continues, turn the dryer off and let it rest to cool down before starting again.

Hoover Dryer Keeps Tripping

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Is your Hoover dryer continually tripping the breaker? Here are some reasons why this is happening.

The Hoover dryer will keep tripping if the dryer is not receiving an adequate supply of electricity. Unplug the power cord and inspect it for any visible signs of damage or burn marks. Make sure the dryer is plugged into an outlet that provides the voltage needed by the dryer.

Dryers are also connected to their own breaker because of the amount of electricity they require. Make sure the breaker is not tripped and is not bogged down by any other appliances.

If the dryer continues tripping, the dryer is overheating and needs to be inspected by a licensed professional. A dryer that overheats presents a serious fire hazard.

Is There A Reset Button On A Hoover Dryer?

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We love reset buttons. You press a button and it clears everything out. Is there a reset button on a Hoover dryer?

No, there is not a reset button on the Hoover dryer. You can, however, reset the dryer by unplugging the dryer from its power source. Let the dryer rest without power for at least 10 minutes. This will allow the dryer to clear out any glitches or stuck commands.

Sometimes refreshing the dryer is all that is needed when the dryer is not working correctly. Unplugging the dryer is especially important if there was a recent power surge. The surge in electricity can cause the last command to become stuck in the control board’s memory.

How To Hard Reset Hoover Dryer To Factory Settings

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A hard reset of the dryer will wipe the dryer’s memory clean. Any potential error codes or stuck commands will be erased. If there is not a reset button, how do you hard reset a Hoover dryer?

Disconnecting the dryer from its power source is all that is needed to reset the dryer. The accumulation of electricity within the dryer’s control board can cause the dryer to not work correctly or not work at all.

Depending on the model of Hoover dryer you have, you can select a sequence of commands that will put the dryer in a self-diagnostic mode. The dryer’s control board will inspect all components of the dryer and will alert you to any issues.

Step 1: Turn the control dial clockwise and then press and hold the first command option closest to the control knob.

Step 2: The control display lights will light up.

Step 3: Once the lights are illuminated, press the Start/Pause button.

Step 4: The dryer will run through the diagnostic process and will reset.

You can hard reset a Hoover dryer to factory settings by unplugging the dryer or turning off the circuit breaker supplying power to the dryer. Let the dryer rest without power for at least 10 minutes. Plug the dryer back in or flip the breaker on.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/09/2022.