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Ultima Condensor Dryer

I have a Hotpoint Ultima Condenser Dryer model TC71, since yesterday there is no heat from the dryer. I need to know what this fault could be, and is it easy to replace.

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  • Amaru Nov 19, 2007

    Washdoctor- Nice nick name. Thanks for your help i will try this out and feedback my results


  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    no heat

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  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    my dryer is blowin cold air and not getting hot can u help please nigel



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Leaking water coming from under the dryer,I clean door & dryer filter before dryig plus the water container is firly slid into place.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008


Fixed it. I managed to find out the problem was, it was the two heat sensor at the back of the dryer. Once changed it was ok.
Lets see how long they last.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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On the back of your dryer you have a heater behind the protruding panel... Either you heater element has gone, but most like the thermal cut outs have blown...these are located in the same area..they are small and round looking and are connected to them are wires either side. Anyways check the conitunity of the termal cut outs using a tester if no continuity then they are no good... hope it helps...

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