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I have a zanussi ZTE 170 drier and want to use the drain hose on the rear of the machine instead of the catchment tank. can i have the hose draining above the drier? does the drier pump the water out or is it gravity feed?

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SOURCE: Pump in tank wouldn't turn on

Sounds like you've already figured ti out. The pumps on these fail regularly. I would bet youve got a bad one. If you want to know for sure, check for 110 volts across the two wires at the pump when it is running and supposed to be draining. If voltage is there, but no pump run, order a pump and you'll be back in buisness. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 18, 2007

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SOURCE: dishasher does not drain

If it gravity drains, but the pump does not push out the water.......replace the drain pump. I just repaired an 8-year-old  Frigidaire dishwasher with this very problem, and although it sounded like the pump was operating, it was was just vibrating. I replaced the drain pump and it now works perfectly. I am a service tech with 38 years experience.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Not collecting water in the tank

I assuming it is a condenser dryer ,have you checked the rubber gasket ,to see if it is damaged or has dirt on it that prevents it from making a water tight seal.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: How to clean out drain hose

Believe it or not...I think it is fixed. I used a coat hanger to try to take out as much "gunk" as I could from the drain plug hose. I added warm water and then vinegar to the hose with a medicine dropper to help loosen the "gunk" I also forced air with the medicine dropper and I could hear it in the tub from the pump. Then I knew it was free of "gunk." I ran 3 hot cycles 2 with 1/2 gallon each of vinegar and one plain water cycle. Between each cycle I emptied the drain plug hose and drain pump filter. After the three cycles the water came out clean and not muddy. I also took a spray bottle of hot water and sprayed the "gunk" from around the seal to release it and out of the washer. I alternated with the spray bottle of water and vinegar applied with a small paint brush. I also noticed this "gunk on the stainless steel tub as well. I used the paint brush and painted vinegar on that and sprayed down with the hot water. I then did a load of towels and this morning my washer does not smell and is clean as can more "gunk." what is that stuff anyway? Too much soap or softener? Anyone else have this problem? I was told by the service tech a few years ago that I didn't need to open that door because that is where they service the machine from.....wrong....I was to empty that drain hose from time to time. That was the first time I opened that door and the machine is 4 years old....

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SOURCE: my zanussi TCS 675 EW

posibly a problem with the pump or a lint blockage in the pump chamber

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