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Hi, I have a Hotpoint washer dryer. About a week ago it would not dry, the fan kicked up but would not heat. After testing the element with the multimeter it had blown. I fitted a replacement element and thermostat as it was giving some odd readings so assumed that had caused the element to go. It worked briefly when I was just testing it however when I came to get the clothes out at the end it was still wet and cold. Tried it again and it was blowing cold again. Tested the element and it had blown the replacement. Just after some advice on what to look for next, all wiring seems fine so I am assuming it’s a board fault?

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Hi there Tom. It could be a problem with either a blockage restricting airflow, or something stopping the water trickling into or out of the condenser chamber. Check this article Washer dryer not heating on the drying cycle

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Hi Andy, thanks for the suggestions. I previously didn’t mention that when I replaced the element originally I flushed out the fluff from the rear section of the unit and down into the door seal. I also checked it took it’s water in which it seems to do. I’ve also checked and done everything mentioned in the article you suggested and there appears to be no issues with any of that. Any idea based on what I’ve said, I know it’s difficult when you don’t see it for yourself but anything you can think of would be great.

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