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A LOT OF PEOPLE FORGET TO CLEAN THE CONDENSER
THIS NEEDS TO BE REMOVED A LEAST ONCE A MONTH AND DUCKED UP AND DOWN IN A SINK OR BUCKET OF WATER TO WASH OUT THE FLUFF AND WHEN DRY RUN HOVER OVER IF YOU WANT TO GET THAT LITTLE EXTRA FLUFF OUT. REFIT JOB TAKES APPROX . 15 MINUTES

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my Bosch condenser dryer has a nasty smell. Help me?


1. outlet vent is it clear and blowing a good amount of air out
if not remove condenser stand upright in a large sink/bucket of hot water and shake up and down to wash out fluff, dry and vac out,
2. clean dry filter
3. if machine is quite old it may need the air ducting parts cleaned out as fluff builds up gets damp and smells,
good luck

Jul 17, 2016 | Bosch Dryers

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remove bathroom sink flange


Turn off the water valves at the back of the sink and place a bucket underneath the drain to catch any water that may run out.
2 Loosen the nuts that hold together the drain tailpiece and the P-trap with a wrench. Disconnect the the two pieces.
3 Unscrew the drain tailpiece from the drain flange. Depending on how the drain flange is held in place, you may need to hold it down firmly as you twist the tailpiece below. Remove the tailpiece and set it aside.
4 Remove the old drain flange. It may come straight out after the tailpiece is removed, or it may be held in place with putty or silicone. If it is held in place tightly, grasp the edge with a pair of pliers and pull until it comes free.
5 Wipe down the sink area that was underneath the old flange. If the metal was discoloring or rusting, clean the porcelain well and dry it to keep the new flange clean.
6 Apply a thin bead of silicone caulk to the underside of the new flange. Push the new flange into the drain hole in the sink.
7 Push the drain tailpiece back up into the sink's drain from below and screw it into the flange tightly. Use a wrench to tighten it up securely.
8 Reconnect the P-trap to the tailpiece and tighten the nuts that hold it in place. Turn on the water supply to the sink and run water through the pipes to ensure everything is securely fastened.
Things You Will Need
  • Bucket
  • Pliers
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Silicone caulk
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Feb 12, 2012 | Kohler Plumbing

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How do you clean a bathroom sink drain with a cable operator?


You will need to remove the cable operator assembly first. Under the sink, unscrew (turn it counterclockwise) the operator with your hand. Then remove the butterly-shaped retainer and use a needle nose pliers to remove the cam assembly...don't get too rough. Pay attention to which way they both fit.

Once the cam is removed, you can remove the pop-up stopper and proceed as required to clean the drain. Re-assemble in reverse order. Do not overtighten the cable operator.

Nov 23, 2009 | Plumbing

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Miele T358C dryer. water not being pumped out of the sump??


TRY THIS:
TRY THIS:
In some cases cleaning the condenser out and drying the unit well will allow the unit to function again. Once a month you need to empty the condenser unit, it is normal for there to be some water in the tubes when you do this, you then have to flush the condenser by pouring water through it in either your sink or tub. Make sure that there is plenty of room around the drier for air circulation; and empty the water container often or reconfigure your pluming arangement to reduce the water left in the container. The circuitry of this unit it sensitive to high humidity and can cause the unit to not function properly. So with condensing dryers you have to work on keeping them clean. Let me know how it goes. Later :?) DRRXR


TIP OF THE DAY--
To reduce the suction draft and drying time your drier and save some cash, remove the lint catcher and take it to the sink. Run water into it, if there is excessive pooling of the water (water not running straight through) then fabric softener is fouling the lint screen. Use a small brush and dish detergent to clean it and then shake off all the water and dry the screen. Remember this tip on future driers and you will make the dryer blower motor last much longer.

Feb 02, 2009 | Miele Novotronic T220 Electric Dryer

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My is70c tumble dryer is leaking water from the main filter at the bottom?


This model is a condenser dryer, at the bottom of the machine if you open up the flap you will see the condenser on the left hand side, the manufacturer recommends that you clean this unit once every month and also empty the reservoir and clean the fluff filter after every use. While this may seem like a lot of hard work there is a very good reason for this. I suspect that your problem is due to a build up of fluff and or gunge in the condenser and bottom of the machine. Remove the condenser and give it a good clean of all fluff, you can run water through it either in the sink or bath as the best way to do this it is very fiddley using just your hands. Next check to see if there is a build up of water in the back the machine where the condenser usually sits, you will have to lie on your stomach and reach into the back of the machine (OBVIOUSLY ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE YOU DO THIS!) along the floor of the machine you will feel a channel cut into the plastic which runs into the sump at the back of the machine, if you have not cleaned the machine properly this is probably blocked and is the culprit. With this blocked the water is unable to travel to the pump that takes the water from the condenser into the resevoir at the top of the machine, and therefore it stays in the machine and can get thrown about onto the electrics and could cause the machine to cut out and trip your electrics! If this is not blocked check the black rubber pipe leading from the pump to the reservoir is not blocked, failing that perhaps the pump (in the plastic case at the back of the machine) is faulty and will need to be replaced.

Apr 29, 2008 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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