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Hotpoint aquarius tdc32 condenser dryer keeps cutting/tripping out after 5 minutes usage. Press the start button immediately after and won't start. Have to give it 10 minutes or so before starts up. Presume it is overheating, but what causes it to trip and is it easily fixable?

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Hi,

It may be necessary to clean the condenser unit/module (heat exchanger). Often lint would accumulate reducing the efficiency of the condenser causing the temperature internally to rise above specs. Thermal cutoff senses and trips the unit.

In some instances, it could be the thermal sensor/thermostat. I think your particular model has two of them. To gain access inside, it would be required to remove 2~3 panelings. A continuity tester is needed to check the thermostats.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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1 The heating elements can fail(meaning open circuit)

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3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning open circuit)

4 Modern tumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) these have programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an error code showing you were the fault is.

5 Faulty connections and burned wires may also bethe fault.

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3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
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5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also be the fault.



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