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Our proline tdv62 is blowing cold is this the heater element that needs replacing or could it be the thermostat please help

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It could be either the element and or the thermostat(s).
The only way to find which one it is , is to meter the element and stats for continuity..
If you have a meter, set it to the ohms range, and check reading, you should get full scale deflection if they are o.k.
If no reading, then it is faulty.
Hope this helps you.
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Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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