Miele T358C dryer. water not being pumped out of the sump??
Sump is under the condenser, this fills with water and then the machine goes to cold spin and the alarm lite goes on indicating the removeable pan is full...altho the machine has been plumbed to dump water out of the vent at the rear.. I bought it old second hand.
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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
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It can be mechanical or electrical malfunction. I would check tank microswitch, float and lever.
Below is explained how the condensate drainage system works and that will facilitate fault detection.
The warm and cold air circuits cross inside the heat exchanger, which results in a thermal exchange which condenses the humidity contained in the warm air. The condensation which forms in the heat exchanger is collected in a sump, from which it falls by gravity into a tank. When the water in the tank reaches the max. level, the level of the water in the sump increases, which causes the float to move upwards, thus actioning a microswitch; The microswitch for dryers with electronic board sends a signal to the electronic circuit when the tank has been filled, switches off the appliance and lights a pilot lamp which indicates to the user that the tank is full. The microswitch with electromechanical control switches off the dryer (the timer motor is powered and ends its cycle) and lights a pilot lamp which indicates to the user that the tank is full.
Check the condenser coil to make sure it is cleaned out, also make sure the condenser fan is no dropping out. Next check to make sure the water fill valve is not seeping water past into the sump tray if so than it will not freeze, Water will get cold but not cold enough to freeze check water temp in sump tray with a thermometer to make sure it is getting down to 32 deg.
By putting it on the "fast spin" program the water should drain out. if not you have a blockage so check the following
first keep it simple, ensure outlet hose is not blocked or kinked....but if not follow these steps
To sort this isolate from mains
take off back inspection panel.
tilt machine forward- get sum1 to hold it for u.
The sump is the black hose attached to drum.
place a basin under this and loosen jublie clamp using star head screw driver/ 8mm socket,
pull sump downwards and remove any blockage.
note the plastic ball is part of the sump assembley.
refitt the sump again and tighten clamp, pull down firmly on sump to ensure fitted correctly
if there was nothing in the sump it is sumthing jamming the pump, hairgrip, nail, etc.
tilt machine forward as above with a basin ensuring isolated from mains power
pump is attached to other end of sump hose, right side of machine as you look in the back.
using flat screwdriver lift plastic tag up and slide pump assembley to the left releasing it from base of machine
clip of plastic cover from top of pump
remove wires from pump
u should now be able to turn pump around so u can see 3 hex head screws
Hi, I see this is under the dryer section, i am assuming its a washing machine or washer dryer. If its leaking from the dispenser during the filling stage, this could be a blockage in the dispenser or as simple as the water pressure is too high,
If it leaks during the spin on the rinse cycle, this is generally a blockage on the outlet area (normally the sump hose/filter) remove the filter if fitted and check for blockages, if ther is no filter on this appliance, you will need to check the sump hose, this is located under the machine, mormally a black hose from the tank to the drain pump, remove from the tank end and look in there, Finally it could be a blockage at the end of the waste hose (grey one) it quite often gets blocked at the sink end. Hope this helps. Regards Sussex engineer
Check the hose for clog up as well as your sump pump. Have your hose unclogged and let it run. Check the sump pump if this is running. And if it is, and still no water goes out. Open the sump, and check the impeller for defect. Impeller is the one that turns around to push the water out. If it is defective, you must replace it to make it run. Once you are done, power it up and start it.
you have a blocked filter, unplug from mains, take off back panel you will see a black sump hose coming from the tub to the pump, tilt the machine forward and put a dish or bowl under sump unscrew clamp and pull off slowly to release any water in the drum. You will find a blockage, also what appears to be a ping pong ball dont throw away it is meant to be there.