Tumble Dryer Thermostat Kit

Stock Number: ES487865

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If your dryer is blowing cold air then this thermostat kit could save you hundreds of pounds on a new tumble dryer. We get consistent customer feedback on how easy this tumble dryer thermostat kit is to fit so you can feel confident that this is a repair that you can do yourself.

When you order this kit you'll get 2 tumble dryer thermostats.

This kit is a spare part for select Ariston, Creda, Crusader, Electra, Hotpoint, Indesit, Jackson and Proline tumble dryers.

To prevent failure of your tumble dryer thermostats please use the following guidelines:

  1. The disc of the stat must not be touched.
  2. Do not terminate the dryer cycle early. Your dryer needs the last 10 minutes of the cool down cycle to occur in order to clear residue heat in the dryer airflow.  
  3. Blocked airflow will cause the thermostats to fail. Make sure you're not overloading your dryer and regular clean your lint filters after every load and empty the condenser (if you have one) as recommended by the manufacturer.
  4. If your front duct thermostat isn't working it will cause unnecessary stress on this part causing failure.

How to fix a dryer that's not heating up

This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.

Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (197 customer reviews)
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  • what I wanted

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    By - newport gwent

    I'm not an expert repairer but I did what the web site asked for make/model and then there I could choose the right part it also suggested other things in that area that could be at fault whjch was helpful delivery was fast and fitting was a doddle
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    By - llanelli

    very easy to fit, took picture of how they were wired before removing old ones as recommended on the web site, thanks for the help
  • Worked a treat

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    These thermostats are the same as the original equipment and worked a treat first time. Dryer up and running in 10 minutes. However, diagnosis is the key and if you have a dryer that doesn't heat up you really need a multimeter to determine if the problem is the heater, the thermostats, the control system, or something else. Your video shows nicely how to change the heater and the thermostats but not how to find out what the problem is. Identifying correct replacement part on the website was very easy and delivery was very quick but cost was very high and I expect the manufacture of the dryer only paid a few pennies for these thermostats.

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  • Q Hotpoint Dryier TC71p 2 Answers

    The drier stops after running for a few minutes and you have to wait before it will start again. What parts do I need

    By Duggles - 13 February 2010

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      sounds like the starter relay needs to be replaced this might work but ask a spares part man frist cause they will cost you about £35 so ask 1st

      By carperman2k - 24 May 2010

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      Hi Duggles, it sounds as if you need to give the condenser box a clean. Check out the last question on this page for help: http://www.letsfixit.co.uk/html/tumble_dryer_faq.html

      By Rory eSpares Staff - 09 April 2010

  • Q is the green spot the 106 thermostat or the 130 ?? 1 Answer

    By Dave - 08 January 2014

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      We recommend that both are changed together as this will prevent two of the same type accidently being fitted. The one with the spot we believe is the overheat cut out so will have the higher operating temperature. The other without the spot will be the lower temperature cycling thermostat.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 08 January 2014

  • Q Order Code 5045381456638 17/12/13 I have a Creda TCR14 tumble drier 1 Answer

    Old thermostats in my Creda are KSD 301 with numbers 105 and 130. They have no colour code dots. The new thermostats in my order received two days ago are marked YELLOW 1488 23-13, and GREEN 1582 23-13. Which of the two new thermostats should replace which of the old ones please ?

    By James22 - Southampton - 20 December 2013

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      One thermostat is a overheat cut out that will trip and need to be replaced if it overheats and a cycling thermostat that cuts in and out as it reaches and maintains the drying temperature. If you replace both thermostats at the same time you will use one of each type This will ensure your appliance is working correctly and safely.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 20 December 2013

  • Q I have received two new thermostats for my Hotpoint drier but not sure they are identical or need to be fitted in a certain order. If so what? 1 Answer

    By Jimmy - Merseyside - 13 December 2013

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      These parts should replaced for the same type, one has a coloured 'spot' between the terminals and must be replaced with one with a spot on.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 13 December 2013

  • Q Hotpoint T/D trips mains switch but not the washer/dryer circuit trip switch. 1 Answer

    Dryer runs for 10 -15 mins then trips main circuit breaker and not the washer/dryer circuit breaker. Circuit breaker will not reset. Can leave it for a while and it will run again for a few mins. Any ideas would be great. Thanks.

    By iampierre - Dublin Ireland. - 14 October 2013

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      If your drier is a condenser drier it is likely water is getting onto the heater element causing an earth leakage current and tripping the RCD on the fuse board. Check the condenser water is draining corectlly and not blocked by fluff.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 15 October 2013