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Washer / dryer thermal overload cutout broken. Grrr...

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CheeseBadger Thu 30-Oct-14 14:13:08

Right Mumsnet. I have a Hoover washer / dryer (WDYNS6540 if you want to get technical). I went through a phase of overloading it a bit and then having to reset the two thermal overload cutout switches to get the dryer working. Recently, I can put a single sock in the bloody thing and the cutouts pop out almost straight away.

I've had a root around, and there don't seem to be any blockages anywhere, no broken fans, nothing at all wrong as far as I can tell. Does anyone know where I can get replacement TOCs from? I'm reasonably handy with a soldering iron, and I'm told I'm on a deadline to get this fixed (offspring #1 on way).

Suggestions? Thanks in advance...

PigletJohn Thu 30-Oct-14 16:08:06


there will also be an appliance spares shop in your town, probably not in the high street though.

CheeseBadger Thu 30-Oct-14 16:17:48

Thanks John. They don't have exactly the right model listed in their search tool, but I'm sure I'll be able to eyeball something that'll do the job once I get home. That's useful...

CheeseBadger Thu 30-Oct-14 16:27:37

Bingo! The eSpares search told me to look for a safety thermostat instead of a thermal overload cutout switch, and Amazon took care of the rest for 9 quid. Cheers John!

CheeseBadger Thu 27-Nov-14 13:52:22

Final update in case anyone Googles their way here. New thermostat didn't fix it, so I got out the socket set and found a bale of lint and cat hair inside the fan impeller. Now working.

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