Model #DLB3400SBLWH HOTPOINT Residential Dryer

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fire hazard DLB3400SBLWH Hotpoint Dryer


Thank you for your inquiry on your Hotpoint Dryer, Model: DLB3400SBL. From reviewing the details on your model, In order for the heating element to come on with the door open could indicate the element is shorted to ground. If the timer was set on a cycle when the door is opened the timer will provide 120vac to the element and it will get hot if the element is broken and it's shorted to ground. Also if the motor centrifugal switch is stuck closed and the timer is still set on cycle the heater will have 240vac supplied to it and it will glow red. The element will also get hot if the timer is off and the centrifugal switch is stuck closed with the door open. You could have one of two failures. The heater could be shorted to ground or the motor centrifugal switch is stuck closed.


Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the dryer to prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.

If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663.

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for contacting, and have yourself a wonderful day. 

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Gerry 93 -
Sears Technician
May 04, 2015

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