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Runs Cold no heat ? Tumble Dryer

Works ok but no heat,only 2 years old,hotpoint want £90 just to look.Thermostat or heating element? Shame to bin it!
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Hotpoint VTD00P

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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail(meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) thatmight need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can tripout or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehaveprograms that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcodeshowing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also bethe fault.



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