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The thermostats in your
There are several kinds of tumble dryer thermostat employed and each has a different function but, irrespective of function there are three basic types:
Often when thermostats fail they will do so due to a lack of cool air or a sudden exposure to temperature that they were not designed to endure. You can find out more about the most common reasons that tumble dryer thermostats fail in this article. Normal thermostats will simply open or close the contacts when the preset temperature is reached in the dryer. These are most commonly used to switch the live supply to the dryer heating element cutting the element in and out to maintain the set temperature. One-shot safety thermostats are just what they say, they will trip once and not reset so therefore must be replaced to have normal operation of the dryer restored. These thermostats should not, under any circumstances, be by-passed or the dryer used without these being "good" as it can be extremely dangerous and pose a serious fire risk to do so. Resettable safety thermostats will have a small button on them to press, this resets the thermostat if it is not faulty. In more modern and more efficient dryers the use of sensors, commonly NTC thermistors, is becoming increasingly popular. These sensors read the temperature constantly using electronic control units and offer far more accurate temperature regulation meaning a more efficient dryer. Help with diagnosing tumble dyer faults can also be found in out basic fault finding guide for tumble dryers from this link We also have a short video on how to test tumble dryer thermostats, notes about care when fitting new thermostats and more below.
Buying spare parts for any tumble dryer can range from the simplest task in the world to one of the most daunting as you try to pick your way through model numbers, serial numbers, ranges and all sorts of information. We try to make it as simple as possible for you to buy a spare part for your
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