Tumble Dryer help needed

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  1. DrWise

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    i have a Indesit idc85 tumble dryer, and i am getting no hot air flow through, it is a condenser dryer. and also the empty water light doesn't seem to be switching off either even though the water is cleared
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Does it have a lint filter that needs clearing
     
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    no lint filter in this model
     
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    Try cleaning any crap out of it/ a bit of contact cleaner on any sensors would be the first thing I'd do.
     
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    Where are the sensors? Can't seem to find em
     
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    Wouldn't have a clue, only worked on 2-3 tumble driers and it was guesswork. "Ahh thats probably a sensor is that, bit of contact cleaner"

    I am by no means a professional just a bloke who occasionally fixes things for family/ friends.
     
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    okay lint filter is cleaned doh
    this model has no sensors, what else could i possibly check?
     
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    When did you last clean the condensor unit?
     
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    Yesterday
     
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    They are a truly awful tumble dryer I'm afraid!

    The most likely cause of your problem is the 2 x thermostats mounted above the heating element, if you have a multimeter they should both be closed circuit when cold. If either are open circuit then replace, they come as a pair at around £15.00. More than likely failed due to not cleaning the filter!!
     
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