I have failed to empty container which holds the condensed water at bottom of dryer, also filter has not been cleaned for a while....next thing dryer wasn't heating up so i emptied both water (which normally works) container and cleaned filter but still no heat...
what could be the problem??
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Re: Not heating up
I would check the thermo fuse in the back of dryer.. its on the burner towards the top.. use omh meter and check if its good. If you dont have a meter, if very careful and just hook wires togeter and tape so nothing touches and will not short out by touching anything, bypass switch JUST to see if switch is bad! Replace it if bad
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Hi, my dryer has 3 things to check out of which one is more hidden:
- empty the water reservoir
- clean filter in the door
- clean condensor which is hidden below the bottom panel which has to be released through a button behind the door
The last one is less obvious and more difficult to find/reach. Might need to consult the manual.
When you say the filters are clean, do you include the condenser box? (bottom left flap on front panel) If not, take this out, it can be cleaned under a tap or outside hose. The float device in the pump reservoir has to be activated to give the signal that the container is full, there are a few possiblities
1.the pump is broken or blocked and the water is collecting in the base.
2.the drain hoses are blocked, take the drain hose out of the standpipe and blow down it, if is is clear you should hear the collected water in the base gurgle.
3. the float switch is stuck due to fluff build up from waiting too long between flushes of the condenser.
if possible put a very damp teatowel in the machine, once you have checked the above, and check that water is actually being expelled by putting the hose in a bowl.
Hope this helps.
As a matter of fact I have solved the problem. The dryer is now fully functioning again. :-)
I'll try to explain how to fix the problem:
The water that condenses in the condensor (doh!) drips down into a container situated below the condensor. The moist air that passes through the condensor is the same air that circulates via the clothes, thus it also contains some lint that the filter doesn't catch. Over time there will be some build-up of lint and mucus (?), clogging the tank AND a sensor that sends a signal to the electronics to start the pump that evacuates the condensed water to the removable tank in the upper part of the machine. This messes up the function of the water evacuation system.
Alright, pull out the condensor and find a hatch in the 'floor' in the farther part of the compartment. Below the hatch you'll find the container that collects the condensed water. Start by cleaning it as thoroughly as you can. There are a few 'nooks and crannies', take your time, also flush with some fresh water and maybe some gentle cleanser to get rid of the mucus. The pump and the sensor for the pump are located in the left part (viewing from front of the machine) of the container. Try to flush there as well.
If this procedure doesn't solve the problem you'll have to disassemble the machine to also be able to remove the pump and sensor housing. I had to do this on mine. Quite a few screws to remove and keep track of, but pretty straight forward if aren't too uncomfortable with 'fixing things'.
I have some pictures of the 'project' somewhere, let me know if you would like to see them or if I may help you some other way.
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.
I've sorted mine this morning. First, disconnect from the mains - VERY important! Pull out the metal condenser unit at the bottom, and behind it, there's a small hatch in the bottom to the reservoir. This can get gunked up with water, and is very difficult to clean - HOWEVER - I've found a really easy way of cleaning it. I've got a VAX carpet washer with a hose attachment, and I simply sucked all the water out using that. If you don't own a carpet cleaner maybe borrow one. I did this this morning, and my tumble-dryer's still running happily after an hour! It is possible to clean it out without vacuum, but it takes a LOT longer, and the vacuum of the cleaner pulls out gunk that is hard to access. Another place where gunk collects is behind that hatch right at the back - there's a tube up to the right. I pulled out quite a long chunk of lint. However, that wasn't the solution on it's own, I still had to clean out the reservoir as above.
Common faults - 1 Theheating elementscan fail(meaning open circuit) 2 There arecut-outs (T.O.C's)thatmight need resetting 3 Thethermostats (stats)can tripout or burn out (meaning opencircuit) 4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors andpcb's (Printed circuitboards)thesehaveprograms that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcodeshowing you were the fault is. 5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also bethe fault.
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