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Hotpoint Aquarius 1200 WD62 (Tumble drying issue).

Our washing is always damp after it's been "Tumble Dried"! I note that some washer dryers have a long tube coming out of back of machine and through he wall of the house. Is our Hotpoint Aquarius 1200 WD62 meant to have one? It hasn't - the person who installed the machine did not fit one nor mention the need for one. I just wondered where all the condensation goes from the drying process. Is this the root of the problem? Please advise.

Posted by Cajun Aid on

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  • Cajun Aid Aug 14, 2007

    Okay, thanks for the assistance which was useful.

    Can you offer any solutions to eradicate the problem?

    We do run the machine for quite a while before removing the clothes, but they remain somewhat damp.

    Is this to be expected, or should they be bone dry?

  • Cajun Aid Aug 16, 2007

    Thanks Gittos73. Will try your advice and see what happens. Thanks.

  • Cajun Aid Nov 11, 2007

    I will try this later.Thanks.

  • clairewake Oct 16, 2008

    I have just taken the back of the unit apart but where do I look to see if there is a blockage?



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When you open the door at the end of the dry time, is there lots of steam???

if so it can be one of 2 probs, the 1st is check the condensor unit which is on the back of the drum/tank, its a cream/blue colour and will be full of fluff lint. clean this out and retry. if that does not cure it will prob be the 3 way inlet valve sticking causing the machine not to condence

Posted on Nov 08, 2007


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No the steam from the dryer part comes out of outlet tube the same tube were the water comes out hotpoint washer/dryers use a condensing chamber which allows the steam to cool down a pass through it as water does and through the outlet pipe

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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    peter gittos Aug 14, 2007

    no your items should be dry if u take of your lidu will see your heater on the top there will be 2 thermostats replace these only about £10 to replace and this should solve the dampness but u do have to take out half of your washing for it to dry proper try this b4 replacing your stats u might find that this will help alot if your not already doing this m8



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