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Dryer heats but no condensing of steam

Hi, machine washes clothes fine but dryer can run for hours without drying them. When door is opened while drying, there is excessive heat and excessive steam i.e. no condensing occurs. Noticed that there is not the trickle of water at the drain that I would normally expect to see during drying cycle, but cold water is certainly entering machine during washing cycles and pump is working fine. Any advice appreciated.

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The cold water feeds for condenser cooling and for wash cycle drum fill are controlled by separate solenoid valves (manifolded together at the cold water inlet hose union). When the solenoid on my condenser coolant valve failed a couple of years back, I got symptoms like yours. A new pair of valves isn't expensive to buy and is a trivial job to fit. If this is what has been happening, suggest you also inspect the insides of your dryer fan and of the pump - neither of mine took really kindly to having been cooked for hours on end. Alastair.

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