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Re: Cleaning

Put the condenser in the shower, and flush it to it is clear off lint. Wipe off the seals with a wet rag.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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Took my hotpoint condenser unit out to clean and know it will not go back Why ?

if it will not go back in it is normally the seal at the end of the unit pull it back out again and make sure the seal is lying in it groove fully.

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Hi, I suggest that you check that all the lint has been removed from the dryer, especially the condenser cabinet area.
Check that the rubber seals around the condenser unit have not been damaged, or dislodged - especially on the inner part of the small door.
Also check that the plates in the condenser unit have not been damaged as this could also be the cause of the leak.
If the two red stops cannot be turned to hold the condenser unit in place, the condenser unit is not installed properly, so carefully remove it, check there are no obstructions where the unit goes, and try to slide it back into place so the red stops can secure the unit in place.
If you have no success after doing this, you may have to get the unit serviced.

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If this is a condenser dryer, it could be the condenser unit that needs cleaning

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I have a slow drip at the bottom of my front load washer door (Maytag Epic Z). It leaks through the bottom of the door and drips down the front of the washer onto the floor. Has done it since I bought it...

Yes the seal might need replacing. but in my experience a simple strand of hair caught on the seal will make it leak. So i suggest that you try thoroughly cleaning the seal fist. If its needs to replaced, its not that difficult, but its kind of tricky. Check if your machine is still under warranty by contacting the manufacturer. hopefully it is and they will change for you for free. If its not under warranty let me know and i'll try my best to give you detailed instructions on how to change it.

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I have a two year old Bosch Ecologixx 7 Tumble Dryer (WTW84560GB/02) whose condensation compartment full indicator is being activated increasingly early, to the point where I am needing to empty the...

I had exactly the same problem and got it fixed by the Bosch repair service today.
The culprit is that in certain areas there may be algae in the air that thrive to grow in the main water reservoir and clog up the water pump that fills the condensation compartment.
(note: There are two water tanks in the Ecologixx 7 - one user serviceable condenser tank up top and the non-user serviceable main water reservoir sealed inside the machine)
This is main water reservoir is located sealed under the water pump under the tumble dryer drum.
Dismantling instructions: 1. remove the top of the tumble dryer first (two screws at the back 2. remove the right side panel with another few screws (looking from the front) 3. disengage the multi-tooth elastic band by twisting the spring loaded roller at the bottom).
After this you have access to the water pump and the Styrofoam float that triggers the empty condenser tank warning.
If the pump is entirely clogged you might need to replace it and the float.
Then clean the bottom water reservoir from the algae infested water with a pump+hose and a bottle washing brush and circulate clean water through the machine (re-engage the elastic band before running the engine) with the Warm-program.
To kill the algae you need to run about 250ml of clear raw vinegar through the pump system by running the machine in the Warm program for 10min and then rinse the excess vinegar out by putting about half a condenser tank of warm water into the machine and running the Warm-programme for 30min. (this will release the clean water into the condenser unit for the self-cleaning function and then pump it back up into the condenser water tank and dilute and circulate the raw vinegar out of the machine).
You should also do a vinegar sanitization run before all extended periods of disuse of the machine by pouring 250ml of vinegar into the large round hole under the top condenser tank (this is where the condensed water is poured for the self-cleaning run).
Run the Warm-program without the condenser tank in place until you can verify visually that the pump is circulating the vinegar through the hose in the top left back corner of the condenser tank opening (there is a overflow drain at the back so everything coming up goes promptly back down into the main reservoir (small hole in the back corner bottom).
Then place the condenser water tank half full with hot water (not boiling) and let the Warm-programme run for 30min to dilute and circulate the vinegar-water solution out of the machine back into the condenser reservoir.

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Water sensor light keeps coming on even tho tank empty have checked hoses and cleaned large filter at front

try cleaning out the condenser unit, instuctions are on pages 2 and 3 of your manual, if you dont have it download it from the indesit website.
fluff and old stuff gathers in it, if you leave it too long it will burn out the thermostat
instructions below.

Step 1

Open the condenser cover

- grip the handle and pull

towards you.

Step 2

Remove the condenser by

turning the 3 catches, then pull

the condenser towards you. (It is

normal for some residual water

to be left in the tubes).

Step 3

Clean the condenser with running

water over the rear side to

remove any fluff deposits.

Step 4

Replace the condenser unit;

make sure that the unit is

securely in place, that all 3

catches are fixed and that the

position arrows on the front end

of the condenser are pointing


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We have a miele dryer T 234 C and a recent has

Hi most likely seals on heat exchanger (condenser unit).
Lock heat exchanger in place.the should no movement at all.if movement you will require a rear seal for heat exchanger.Where heat exchanger seals in condenser box clean with scourer. check bottom of door seal for debris.

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I cannot see how to remove the front panel to take out the condenser unit to clean it on my awz 7303

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One thing that the manual does not show (probably think it so evident that there was no need to mention) is how to open the vent panel at the front bottom of the dryer. Let me save you accidently breaking or cracking it to get it open. OPEN THE DRYER DOOR AND PUSH DOWN THE BLUE BUTTON YOU SEE ON THE LOWER RIM - this will POP the vent door open!! Simple, but not obvious to me!!

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I hate to tell you but get ready for more problems with this drier, it has a bad track record. In some cases cleaning the condensor out and drying the unit well will allow the unit to function again. Once a month you need to empty the condenser unit, this is under the bottom panel at the front of the tumble dryer, you simply pull the panel down, undo the condenser and pull it out (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 and empty the water container often. This curcuitry 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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