My condenser tumble dryer has worked fine for 4 of the past five years then despite having an engineer around a couple of times, it keeps cutting out, often within ten minutes of starting the load.. I then have to pull the machine out, press the reset button and wait ages for it to cool.
I have tried all the usual things such as cleaning the filters and cutting the load size. It is located under a counter in the kitchen but is adequately vented as it's worked fine fo four years. I have noted the following: When the drier turns off, the washing is usually steaming and very little water collects in the water collection tank. Is it possible that the condenser is broken or is there a pump that pumps the water up to the collection tank that could be broken ? If there are checks I could do for this, I'd like to know.
Further, as the next step is to chuck the machine out and start again as I am disillusioned with expensive repaimen who haven't fixed the problem, can anyone tell me where I can get a techical manual for this machine so that I can have a go myself, please ?
Check sensor for fluff. We have asko tumble drier and have had to clear this of fluff many times. Take bottom panel off, as if removing filter to clean. Located on left hand side is a plastic cover, grey, secured by one security head screw. Once screw is out carefully remove circular cover uncliping clips. Inside is a sensor with a plastic cage around it, about size of one pence piece, clean fluff out with toothpick for example. This should do the trick. Good luck.
P.S State the obvious, but make sure the pull out box filter is cleaned with a good wash through with water and not clogged!
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F1 Condensate drain overfilling.
1. Check condensate reservoir pump and drain tube.
F2 Maximum drying time exceeded (3hrs) 1. Check for tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse
2. Check ductwork for lint build-up
3. Check hi-limit and cycling thermostat
4. Check heating element
F3 Thermistor fault 1. Open thermistor, replace
2. Bad wiring to thermistor
F4 Too much lint in the lint filter, front housing, or in the condenser.1. Clean lint from lint filter and/or condenser
F5 Fault in the moisture sensor · Lint covering sensor in front of housing1. Bad sensor
2. Bad wiring to sensor
bad element or thermostats , check for continuity with multimeter, the thermal cut off and the hi-lo thermostat. Its electric right? if Gas need to check Flame igniter, glo bar, condenser coils, additionally
This easy to use white Indemnity condenser dryer will make a welcome
addition to any kitchen. The 10 minute cool tumble and reverse tumble
option will help keep creases in your fabric to a minimum. Energy
efficiency ratings & performance: Energy efficiency rating: C.
Maximum drying capacity 7kg. Condenser dryer features: 160 minute
timer. Including 10 minute cool tumble. 2 dryness levels. Manual
control. Reverse tumble option. Reservoir full indicator. Fluff filter.
Size H85, W59.5, D58.5cm. Drying programmes Freshen up cycle.
Manufacturer's 5 year parts and 1 year labour guarantee. Technical
specifications: Energy consumption: 4.48kWh per cycle based on dry
cotton cycle. Energy consumption: 336kWh per year based on dry cotton
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Common faults - 1 Theheating elementscan fail
(meaning open circuit) 2 There arecut-outs (T.O.C's)that
might need resetting 3 Thethermostats (stats)can trip
out or burn out (meaning opencircuit) 4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors andpcb's (Printed circuitboards)thesehave
programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcode
showing you were the fault is. 5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also be