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When my dryer has been on for 2 mins the water reservoir light comes on. I have taken the condenser and water container out and cleaned everything. The light remains on even though there is no water in there. I have checked that the floor is level as I have just moved it to a new location.

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There is a lint blockage between the water collection box and the pump

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