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F10 on what brand and, complete model number??
hotpoint condenser CTD 80
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F10 probably means the thermostat has tripped. It's a common fault with these tumble dryers -know of some that have failed at least 4 occasions . I've discovered that it may be possible to fix it by resetting the thermostat: Unplug the machine! Remove the heater assembly (rear of the machine - two screws to remove the spindle cover then another half dozen screws and the heater assembly comes away). Take out the heater - two screws hold it in. At the top are two thermostats - a white one and a black one. The black one has a small hole in it and can be reset by pushing a pin into the hole until a 'click' noise is heard. Reassemble, plug back in and test. Note that even if this fixes the problem the unit will probably show F10 a few weeks later; I think it's just the way these machines are - a design fault. If the above doesn't solve the problem then it may be worth buying replacement thermostats - a kit will include both the black and the white one and cost around £25.
The pin in in the thermostat method may work
I have to go to my appliance store right now. I'll be back on the system in half hour.