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Dryer with no heat

My Zanussi WJD 1257 W sometimes has heat in the dry cycle and sometimes does not. I have used the dryer directly after a wash and have had heat and on some occasions no heat at all. The issue also occurs when I use the dryer just on its own. I would say the dryer works only 50% of the time. Why would it work sometimes and not others?

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It sounds like an intermitent Thermostat problem.

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