AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Dismantling Process | Aeg, Electrolux, John lewis, Zanussi Tumble Dryers

How to Disassemble and Clean an AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Machine?

In this guide, we will walk you through the comprehensive process of disassembling an AEG heat pump tumble dryer and cleaning it.

Please remember that we gave useful information about common problems with the AEG heat pump tumble dryer.

identifying common problem areas. This process is essential for the upkeep and longevity of your AEG, Electrolux, John Lewis, or Zanussi heat pump tumble dryer machine, and understanding it will enhance your ability to address any potential issues promptly.


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Maintaining the Filters

The most common issue people face with their tumble dryers is poor filter maintenance. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your filters are vital for the machine's proper functioning and longevity. Here are detailed steps on how to access and clean the filters:

  1. Begin by locating the first filter. It's usually situated in a convenient spot for easy access.
  2. Next, find the release button at the front of the machine. Pressing this button will open the panel.
  3. Once the panel is open, lower it to reveal another filter. This filter, like the first one, requires regular cleaning and maintenance.
  4. Apart from these filters, the machine also contains a matrix. This matrix needs occasional vacuuming to remove any accumulated dust.
  5. Lastly, a small filter leads to the water collector to prevent debris from entering. It's critical to clean this thoroughly to avoid any blockages.

In the process of disassembling the machine, these filters need to be removed. Therefore, you should clean them thoroughly during this process and ensure the entire machine is clean.



Removing the Heat Pump Tumble Dryer's Lid

The next step in the disassembly process is removing the machine's lid. Here's how you can do that:

  1. Start by locating the two screws at the back of the machine. These need to be removed.
  2. Note that there's also a screw inside the water dispenser that attaches to the lid. It's essential to remove this screw first before proceeding with the two screws at the back.
  3. Once all three screws are removed, you can easily take the lid off.



Disassembling the Tumble Dryer & Accessing the Pump

Once the lid is off, you can begin disassembling the machine.

  1. Start by removing the two top screws on each side of the machine.
  2. Follow this by removing the screws on each side of the machine at the back.

To access the pump:

  1. Remove the cover. Note that there is one screw in the center and, in some cases, another on the side.
  2. Removing these screws will grant you access to the pressure switch and the pump.

Once you've removed the back screws and the top two screws, the panel should lift up and come off. Repeat this process on the other side of the machine.



Identifying Parts on the Machine's Side

On the machine's side, you will find several critical components:

  • The motor, which drives the machine.
  • The pulley wheel, which is attached to the motor.
  • Support wheels on each side of the drum, which help in the movement.
  • The compressor, which plays a role in the machine's cooling process.
  • The capacitor, which stores electric charge. Be sure to discharge it before handling to prevent any electric shock.



Removing the Front Cover & Panels

To remove the front cover:

  1. Locate a few screws inside the compartment and one hidden screw on the side.
  2. Undo these screws.
  3. Open the door and press the button to reveal two more screws - one on the right and the other on the top left.
  4. Remove these screws and ease off the locking bracket on each side. This will expose the cooling fan.

To remove the side panel:

  1. Undo the top screws and the ones at the back.
  2. The panel should lift up and come away.

On this side, you will find the cooling matrix and heating matrix, which are located inside a box.

Once you've disassembled the machine, remember to remove all the dust and give it a thorough cleaning. With the machine in test mode, you can test the pump to ensure it's functioning properly.

Although our aim is to guide you through dismantling and identifying the errors of AEG heat pump tumble dryer in this guide, we would recommend you watch the whole video to learn more information about common problems.


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1. AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Dismantling Process | Aeg, Electrolux, John Lewis, Zanussi Tumble Dryers

1. AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Dismantling Process | Aeg, Electrolux, John Lewis, Zanussi Tumble Dryers

2. Removing the Lids and Panels

2. Removing the Lids and Panels

3. Inspecting the Drum and Belt of AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

3. Inspecting the Drum and Belt of AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

4. Testing the AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Compressor

4. Testing the AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Compressor

2 Responses to “AEG Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Dismantling Process | Aeg, Electrolux, John lewis, Zanussi Tumble Dryers”

  1. Mrs M Stephenson says : Reply

    My Zanussi condenser Lindo 100
    Will not start I have cleaned it stripped it down etc and it just won’t start in the past I have used You tube to help get it started which has previously worked but this time not
    I have cleaned both filter back and front
    Could you advise please

    • Hi , I just had a good look at this machine when you open the door if you look at the top of the door there is a plastic pin this locates into the frame of the chassis of the tumble dryer behind the panel is a micro switch if this pin is not activating the micros switch you will be unable to start the machine. This is the first thing I would be looking at.

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