I have a Hotpoint TDC60P tumble-dryer which has worked fine for 6 years now. I'm now experiencing a problem.
The machine works fine from cold; produces heat & tumbles ok.
However, after about 3-4 minutes the Dryer light extinguishes & the machine loses heat, although it continues tumbling & reversing as usual.
I've purchased (although not yet fitted,) a pair of thermostats for the rear of the machine but I know that there is another 'stat fitted above the door.
Could this front exhaust thermostat be causing the heat fail problem?
If the machine is stopped & then restarted then occasionally the Dryer light will flicker on for a second or two.
Leaving the door open for a period of time & then restarting the machine often produces heat normally with the Dryer light illuminated - at least for a few minutes.
Any help would be appreciated here.