I have a four year old VHC 681B which is not heating up. I have just replaced the heating element after diagnosing a faulty heater unit from the flashing lights. Again the tumble drier is not heating up an the light are again flashing all together. I have cleared lint and fluff from every part of the machine.
The dryer ran, with the drum turning normally for about 15 mins until all the lights started to flash. During that 15mins the heater did not work at all.
I do not have a multi meter. I will get hold of one in the next couple of days to perform the tests you suggest. It is late here in the UK, so I will leave it there for the time being.
Thank you for your help.