My tumble drier no longer condenses! Water comes out the middle of the machine.
The water no longer collects in the removable reservoir when I use my drier. It spills out onto the floor via the middle of the drier. I have checked the seal at the back, checked the 'o' ring and valve, and thoroughly cleaned the venting tray - however it all looks fine. What else could it be?
Re: My tumble drier no longer condenses! Water comes out...
I have just read your question on Fixya .com and I have the same problem with my dryer. I know your question was raised some time ago with no answer on Fixya...but I was wondering if you ever got to the bottom of the problem? Like I say I have the same model here in the UK and cannot find anyone who knows what the problem is (without charging me the earth to come look!) Hope you can help...Thanks Simon B, Manchester...UK
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I experienced the problem with a hotpoint TCYM 750, with the red empty water light failing to switch off. After removing the filter and cleaning it, cleaning the condenser and drying anywhere I had access to the machine still didn't heat and the light remained on. Reading the post about the machine having 3 reservoirs it struck me that one of the reservoirs may be hard to access. So I unplugged the machine and tipped it onto its front. The reservoir drained, I pushed the machine back upright and cleared up some water around the condenser. The drier now works properly and the empty water light is off - job done!
This easy to use white Indemnity condenser dryer will make a welcome
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efficiency ratings & performance: Energy efficiency rating: C.
Maximum drying capacity 7kg. Condenser dryer features: 160 minute
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Size H85, W59.5, D58.5cm. Drying programmes Freshen up cycle.
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specifications: Energy consumption: 4.48kWh per cycle based on dry
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1 it could be the large filter underneath the tumble dryer this could be blocked with fluff causing it not to condense quick enough!
2 it could be the water collection pump? Can you her it running?
3 It could be that half the heater has failed causing it not to get hot enough to dry? Try these hopefully it should steer you in the right direction!
it could be blocked up with lint, take out the condenser (silver fin bit) and clean run under a tap if necessary, this is the most important bit of the condenser if this is dirty it reduces the efficiency of the dryer. clean all filters with a vacuum cleaner even remove them and clean where they sit in the machine with the vacuum cleaner. for the reservoir remove a check the inlet is clean and clear. look inside the machine where this is located and again clean and clear this area, then using something long and thin press open the valve that the reservoir mates with (this can often stick with lint and water residue) be-careful though when opened the valve will **** out water so have a few towels to catch it all. and finally raise the front feet a little this will help the water fall to the reservoir. if this does not work the internal tank may have fluff and this would be a big job to get to this and clean it you have to strip the drum out which can be a pain.
My son seems to have fixed my dryer. Although I followed the instructions about cleaning the filter after each cycle and the condenser after ten, fluff had blocked the drainage from the internal reservoir to the water collection bottle. It seems like this will be an ongoing problem, as even cleaning every time, fluff will gradually biuld up. The filter isn't good enough to stop fibres getting into the condenser and then into the reservoir behind it. I expect that taking the cover off the reservoir to clean it invallidates a guarantee if you have one, but that is what my son did and now the dryer is working.
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.
Maybe the pump is bad. With the power off, remove the power wires from the pump terminals. Then connect the power wires to an electrical tester light or meter. Then turn on power and run the machine in a dry cycle. If you get power, then you know that power is getting to the pump abd the pump is bad.