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Tumble dyer my tumble dryer keeps on cutting off after 5 seconds it cuts off all the other sockets in the house i have tried changing the fuse a few times. Today i put it on and it worked for an hour then it cut off again can it be repaired? if so how/how much would it cost???

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  • xyvonnex Oct 29, 2008

    where is the exhaust at. thanks for ur answer hopefuly it will help.

  • xyvonnex Oct 29, 2008

    its a condenser dryer???

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Oh, sorry i have never worked on a condenser dryer

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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First, you should check the exhaust system, make sure every inch of it is clean on the inside. if it is clogged, there is sensors that turn off your heating element as a safety measure. if this is clean, there is 2 heat sensors, one of them probably needs replaced.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • knvosss Oct 29, 2008

    the exhaust is the air tube that carries the hot air from the back of your dryer to the outside of your house.

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