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Condenser Dryer Still Filling Room With Moisture

Hi, I have a Hotpoint condenser dryer, which has always leaked hot moisture into the room. I had never owned one of these before, so as it always seemed to fill the container with masses of water, I just assumed that the moisture in the room was normal. However, everyone I speak to who has a condenser tells me it never causes any moisture in the room at all. Since day one mine has caused all windows to instantly mist up and all surfaces in the room to be visibly wet. But it does still produce reasonable amounts of water in the container as one would expect it to. Unfortunately I have only realised this flaw now that my warranty has expired. Can anyone advise on what might be wrong? Thanks, Craig.

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Re: Condenser Dryer Still Filling Room With Moisture

I have a condenser dryer and when i remove the container which collects the water, it is swimming in water as if something is leaking or blocked.Does anybody know what the problem is

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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If all else is ok try ventilation, I know it sounds obvious, however all homes are different and perhaps leaving a window ajar might help. (of course do not leave the house if the window is opened). one other thing try experimenting with different loads as some washers have a higher capacity than the dryer, so for example a 7kg load in a washer would not transfer to the capacity of a 6kg dryer if you could get all the cothes in. Even if the 2 items have the same capacity the wet clothes take up more space, and the dryer is more efficient with some room. Also try a higher or extra spin depending on the type of clothes being washed. Tony

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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Hi, It's a Condenser dryer, so it does not have an exhaust. It condenses the moisture back into water internally and stores it in a removable container, which I need to empty after every use. Cheers.

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All dryers produce moisture. thats what hapens when you heat wet cloths up. the dryers job is to remove the moisture to dry. thats how the automai]tic cycles work by deteting the moisture in the exhaust. i will say there is nothing wrong with your dryer. only thing i dont understand is the containers of water?

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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