How a Condenser Tumble Dryer works

by / Wednesday, 03 December 2014 / Published in Tumble Dryers

This video will show you How a condenser tumble dryer works & How to diagnose problems and find the fault

the difference between the two types of dryer are

  • Vented tumble dryers work by expelling warm, damp air through a hose and out of an open window or a vent installed in an external wall.
  • The condenser tumble dryer removes humidity by using two separate air flows. Air re-circulates inside the machine and is heated. Then it is passed through the damp clothes where it picks up moisture. Damp air is passed through the condenser in one direction while the room air is passed through the condenser in the other direction. This causes the moisture in the air to condense into water which is then pumped to the water tank or out through the hose.

32 Responses to “How a Condenser Tumble Dryer works”

  1. Audri says : Reply

    my mother bought a tumble dryer indesit ldc75 secondhand. with no instruction book. Its always worked fine until someone mentioned the container. Now we’ve found out what that drawer at the top is for. However, the container has never collected any water in it. so going on you tube it would appear its the pump? is there anything i can do to test that it isnt something else?

  2. Dave Izzard says : Reply

    I have a hoover VHC 392T tumble dryer, and it has stopped heating also with the filter care light on, ive cleaned the filter and also removed and cleaned the condensing unit, but i still have the same fault! Any ideas?
    Regards Dave

    • john says : Reply

      make sure water tank empty take the back of the dryer check conductivity in the thermal fuse if not change it

  3. Al-Braichi Abdulsatar says : Reply

    my Tumble dryers AEG T56840L error code E80

  4. John says : Reply

    Have whirlpool condenser dryer with error codeF02
    Model no. AZB7570. Could you please what this problem is

  5. Shelley says : Reply

    My daughters used the tumble dryer when the drum started smoking? Why is this happening?

  6. Steve says : Reply

    I have a Zanussi ZDC67560W tumble dryer. Just not working. Turn on via selector switch, no lights, nothing turning? The drum moves freely and the condenser and filters are clean / empty? Is there a common fault with this model? Had it 4 yrs. it has in the recent past made a few noises when switched on?!

  7. Rob says : Reply

    I have a hot point Aquarius dryer which wont start all it is doing is tripping the main rcd for the house when you press start and nothing else happens apart from loss of power to all sockets as a result any advice please

  8. Paul William says : Reply

    My candy codenser dryer has code e15 on the display what fault is this can you help
    Thank you

  9. Irene says : Reply

    I have a Candy Grand 8kg condenser tumble dryer & all the lights are flashing on the front.
    Both filters & the water container have been emptied & cleaned but the lights are still coming on.

  10. Tanina Nugara says : Reply

    My bosch
    Axis door catch needs to be replaced on my dryer. Is this a fairly easy part for me to replace?

  11. Julie Webb says : Reply

    My hotpoint condenser dryer.,is not collecting the water in the plastic container I’m finding it being gathered at the bottom of the dryer. Could something be blocked.
    I’ve cleaned the condenser and cleared fluff can’t understand why it’s not collecting the water in the container drawer. Why would it be going to bottom of dryer at back of condenser unit.
    Thanks Julie

    • Julia Garlick says : Reply

      Hello Julie i am having the same problem. Might you be willing to advise what the solution was?

  12. Sarita hamlton says : Reply

    Hi I have a Candy 9kg condenser tumble dryer and all light have started flashing? Please advise

  13. naz says : Reply

    hi i have an Indesit IDCE8450BSH condensor tumble dryer. a button from one of my babies outfits got stuck in the drum ‘frame’. my husband removed this and since then when we switch the dryer on it seems to make the right noise etc for a few minutes and then stops and flashes with the error code F04. please can you help?

  14. Alison Hyde says : Reply

    Hoover Aqua Vision 7kg sensor condenser
    DYC-8713BX -AUS
    Loud whining noise on rear lower right side

  15. Sebastian says : Reply

    Bosch dryer series 6 wtg86400 shows E03 error code. All works fine but after each cycle 5 minutes stops showing icon full water container. But container is empty. What can cause this problem? How to enter test mode if it exists?

  16. Susan Fisher says : Reply

    Hi I have a Indesit condenser dryer and the drum won’t turn smells of burning could you please advise. Thank you

  17. Brian Sheppard says : Reply

    Hotpoint CDT00p Start Swith not staying on?

    The machine will not run if start switch released. I have changed the relay on cct board behind front panel and is still the same. it has been intermittent for several months then got worse, sometimes by holding switch and turning timer made it work but that has stopped now. Any ideas.

  18. Sharon says : Reply

    Error code e15 on my grand vita o tumble dryer

  19. Martin says : Reply

    I have a Candy GCH981NA2T that seems to actually work fine. No errors showing. However it stopped producing hot air. No condensed water at all.
    I’ve checked all sensors. No apparent problems.
    The compressor seems to start, and gets really hot as it should.
    Any ideas on what could be wrong?
    Hope to be hearing from you soon.

  20. Jo says : Reply

    Needs steps on how to run diagnostic test on electrolux front load dryer ffse5115pw3

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