You stick a load of laundry in and it comes out so hot it seems like it was about to catch fire in your machine. Or you pull out wet clothes that are dripping puddles of water onto the floor.
You seem to have a dryer heating problem in one way or another, and you could probably use a simple DIY solution to save some big bucks.
Luckily, Hoover and other dryers typically come with a reset button on the thermostat that can potentially fix under- or overheating. Using a screwdriver, you can easily access this thermostat through the back of the dryer.
This post will outline how to find the reset button on different Hoover dryer models and what to do instead if the reset doesn’t fix your appliance.
Hoover Tumble Dryer Reset Button Location
Most dryers come with some type of reset button on the thermostat that you can press when the appliance stops heating correctly.
The Hoover tumble dryer is no different: You can find a small reset button on the thermostat. This thermostat is on top of the heating assembly box at the back of the dryer.
And the best part: It’s super easy to access!
How to Access the Reset Button
Getting to the reset button on a Hoover dryer is actually quite simple! Just grab a screwdriver and follow this step-by-step guide:
- Unplug the power cord! It’ll be much harder to fix your dryer if you give yourself an electric shock or otherwise cause irreparable damage to yourself or the machine.
- Find the silver, curved panel on the back bottom left of the dryer.
- Unscrew the panel from the dryer.
- Underneath the panel, there should be a silver box. This is the heating assembly box.
- Locate the thermostat on top of this box. It will be a black, cylindrical component with wires going to it.
- The reset button will be on top of the thermostat.
Where Is the Hoover Dynamic Next Tumble Dryer Reset Button?
The main difference between the standard Hoover tumble dryer and the Hoover Dynamic Next tumble dryer is the number of available settings. Otherwise, the components should be set up quite similarly.
As such, you should be able to find the reset button on a Hoover Dynamic Next tumble dryer in the same place: on the thermostat.
And in the same vein, you should be able to access it the same way—just remove a couple of panels, find the heating assembly box, and look along the top for the thermostat.
Where Is the Hoover Link X-Care Tumble Dryer Reset Button?
Like the standard and Dynamic Next tumble dryers, the Hoover Link X-Care should share the same layout and components—just with even more settings.
This means the reset button should be in the same location as well, on the thermostat with the heating assembly box.
And just like with the Dynamic Next, you should be able to access it from the back of the dryer using a screwdriver.
What If the Reset Button Doesn’t Work?
Maybe it seemed too good to be true. You took apart the back of the dryer, pressed the reset button, put it back together, and ran a normal cycle. But your clothes still came out either blistering hot or soaking as though you’d thrown them in the bath.
Unfortunately, the reset button will only work if the components are physically intact. This means that the heating element hasn’t deformed, the vents are clean, and the connections around and within other parts are still good.
While it may be frustrating, there are still other relatively simple fixes you can try before you need to call up a technician for an expensive repair. Below are some common reasons to consider:
Clean the Vents/Exhaust Duct
This is the next easiest step you can try.
Your dryer’s heating performance directly ties into airflow both to and from the appliance. Obstructions such as lint and other debris can get in the way of this vital airflow.
It’s also a good idea to regularly check and clean out the vents and lint filter, even when your dryer is working well.
Test the Thermostat
The thermostat itself manages how hot the appliance can get. That’s why a reset can work in the first place: It sets the temperature settings back to what they ideally should be.
However, a reset can’t help a thermostat whose internal or external wirings have shorted or which is otherwise dysfunctional.
Test the thermostat for continuity using a multimeter to verify that it’s working at all. You’ll need to replace the component if there isn’t enough continuity.
Fortunately, you already know most of the steps for doing so! Just follow the guideline above for how to access the thermostat, then undo the connections, connect the new one, and put your dryer back together.
Inspect the Heating Element
As briefly mentioned above, a warped or otherwise faulty heating element can get in the way of your dryer’s performance.
Inspect the shape. If the heater element doesn’t look misshapen, you can then test it using a multimeter. Insufficient continuity indicates that you should replace the component.
Check the Gas Valve
The gas valve controls the gas flow into your dryer and directly affects the appliance’s ability to ignite and heat up. Insufficient gas flow can undermine your dryer’s ability to reach the temperature it needs to in order to heat up clothes.
If your gas valve isn’t working as it should, you’ll need to replace the part.
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Like most other dryers, you can find the Hoover dryer’s reset button on the thermostat. It’s quite a helpful button!
Accessing this thermostat is easy, too—just remove a panel on the back of the dryer and locate the cylindrical component on top of the silver assembly box. This process should be the same in most Hoover models, including the Dynamic Next and Link X-Care models.
If performing a reset doesn’t suffice, you may need to clean your vents and test or replace other components like the thermostat, heating element, or gas valve.
Should none of these fixes be enough, it may be time to call in a professional for a more in-depth electrical appliance repair.