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Wf320 Thanks for the answer. I've tested the heater element and it is isolated from earth and reads 30 ohms between terminals. Could it be the stat thats at fault?

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I would go for a insulation test then at the stage that you gave in your description it sound like itis the heater because it does cut in at that time noffie........

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