Hotpoint Ultima Tumble Dryer DWF60

25 Feb 2012
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United Kingdom
I have an Hotpoint Tumble Dryer which is constantly asking I empty the condenser bottle which is not used since the maching is vented and emptied to the adjacent washing machine outfall pipe. The dryer runs for probably 1 minute then shuts down because I suspect it thinks the condenser bottle needs emptying. All filters a re clean etc.
Anyone any ideas please? :(
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Can you post the right model number cos the model you have given is a dishwasher. And you say yours is vented but condenser blocked.
Check the pump at the back is it working. Pour water into the chamber and see if it pumps it out.
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Seems to have cracked it with priming it thanks. Many thanks for the levitation tips too, might try that on the wife!
Hi guys, me and the missus have been a bit stuck with this one ourselves. I'm a keen, but rather unknowledgeable diy-er. Please talk me through the steps of checking the pump, please, and tell me what you did to solve the problem, as it seems identical to ours.
Thanks so much for your time,
At the back left hand corner down the bottom is a cover over the pump. Unclip it that's the pump underneath
Thanks, Rocks1 for your reply. Which is the chamber I put water in to test the pump, please? I guess it needs to be poured in as the dryer is operating? It only operates for 1 min before stopping with "Empty bottle".
The chamber is under that cover. The pump is there too. Check under the pump the band under it is poss split.
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How do I get inside this? I have tried and failed. It's very soft plastic, so will withhold my usual "brute force with a screwdriver" method until all else fails!
Thanks guys. (I'm no engineer, as I'm sure you now realise!)
The two lugs at the top of the pump , put a screwdriver behind it and lever forward. Then lift cover off.
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