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Hotpoint TDC62P Condenser Dryer no heat

Have replaced the thermostats again, worked for about 5 minutes before blowing cold again. My husband wonders if we have put the thermostats in the wrong place? Should it be orange wires to the green spot thermostat please? We have a multimeter if you can tell us what the voltage should be at the thermostat. Also could the problem be due to another component, such as the element or dryness sensor, and if so why do the thermostats keep blowing? Your help would be much appreciated.
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  • woodies00 Jan 06, 2009

    Many thanks for all your help.


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Re your on going prob with dryer.
You should be reading 240v at the heater and stats.
To be sure the stats are faulty or not, you need to remove the connections to them and test for continuity through them both.
Set you meter on the ohms range, you should get full scale deflection if they are o/k
if you do not get a reading, then they are faulty.
The orange wires should be on the left side stat, and the blue on the right side stat.
It is possible you have got the stats the wrong way round, the one with the green spot on should be on the left. They are rated at 130c for the green spot,and 106c for the other one.

To be sure you have the right stats, the partnumber should be 1701774.
It is imperative you have the right ones fitted, as they changed the part number depending on the date code of the dryer.
If the stats are o/k then it is possible that the pcb is faulty.
Hope this clarifys things for you.
Good luck.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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