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Bosch Condenser Dryer "Clean Container" (secret flap door)

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by klaani, 9 Nov 2010.

  1. Malcolm Bond

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    We have a WTE84103GB/08, which kept stopping after about 5mins with the container warning light lit. Whoever discovered the secret flap well done and thankyou. I thought the warning light was a problem with the top water tank, but couldn’t find any switch associated with it. Anyway found the flap at the bottom of the condenser box and managed to get it open eventually. Full of horrible gunge. Thanks again. Bondm
     
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  3. Daniel@Israel

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    Worked for me as well, great tip! I found it easier to open the door by pulling first on one flap and pulling the door slightly up so that flap stays open and then doing the same on the other one
     
  4. Parapaul

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    Have a Classixx 7 - just under 2 years old - had same problem with water container warning light coming on and stopping machine - serviced the areas that should be kept clear - didn't solve the problem - found this forum - have followed the "instructions" - found the secret panel - a bit awkward but managed to remove it - small screwdriver and a knife - reservoir below was full of water and gunge - cleaned it all out - have now completed 3 drying cycles and still not had to empty water container - very many thanks to the person who posted the information
     
  5. jack8

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    Thanks for this post and others that followed it with clues on how to fix the Container Full (when it wasn't) error and causing washing to only partly dry. Cleaned all the bits as suggested in manual, with no solution. Found this 'secret panel flap' post and with a fair amount of patience involved got the flap opened and cleaned out handfuls of slimey gunk. Working well again. Have a two year old machine and the same explanation worked. Brilliant.
     
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    SparksAreFlying, we have a Classixx7 too. Your comment gave me confidence that this model also had a ‘secret flap’. Found it and cleaned out the newly found compartment. Fingers crossed this will do the trick on our 5-year old, previously trouble free machine.
     
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    +1, works with maxx8 as well (a lot of stuff accumulated over the 8 years we have it), thank you!
     
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    This cure solved the issue for a few weeks - then back to the old problem - did realise that you didn't have to keep emptying the reservoir, just press the start button again - did check the "secret flap" but all was clear - opened the back of the machine - plenty of (torx) screws - different sizes - need to remember where they go - found a couple of tubes to blow clear - didn't resolve the problem - eventually gave in and called a fitter - diagnosis was a blocked pump body which was soon cleared - fairly easy to get to - will be doing the job myself next time - think you can access the "secret flap" once the motor has been removed - takes about an hour all told with so many screws to undo, to gain access via the side panel - was advised to use the garden hose to flush the condenser matrix as just flushing the air tubes is not sufficient to totally clean the unit as the kitchen tap hasn't got enough pressure to clean out the narrow passages
     
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