Question about Dryers
I have a hotpoint aqaurius condenser model CTD40. the light telling me to empty the water keeps flashing even though it is empty. I can get the dryer to work and its hot air coming through but its stops the cycle after 3-4 mins with the light still flashing...I have emptied the filter at the bottom and the filter in the dryer and am still getting no joy - Any ideas????
There are three water reservoirs - one at the bottom behind the condenser, a second at the back bottom of the machine and then a third at the top which is the one you would normally pull out to empty.
There is a hole at the bottom of the filter in the first reservoir (at the back of the condenser) which leads to the second reservoir at the back. If the hole gets clogged up with lint/muck then the reservoir at the back does not fill up.
So to solve this, unplug the machine, take out the condenser (front left bottom of the machine) reach through to the back and mop up the spare water with a towel and check that the hole to the back reservoir - you can feel this it is towards the right side at the back of the machine is clear from muck.
Once you have cleared it, water will flow to the second reservoir and then (once you switch on the machine) up to the main removeable reservoir at the top.
Hopefully this helps. GB
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Not sure but try this..it workd with my Whirlpool dryer. Remove the condenser (clean it with water and a toothbrush too coz it will probably be clogged up) and pop a tea towel in the hole where the condenser was. Tip the dryer on its side and any trapped water will run out onto the tea towel or the floor OR the water reservoir where it should have gone in the first place......
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
There is a pump which pumps water up to the top collector - located behind a small back panel. either the pump has failed or is blocked with lint
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
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