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Hotpoint Aquarius Wdl520 Dryer Issue

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Hi All,

I have a Hotpoint ADL520 washer/dryer. Recently the dryer stopped drying properly and now the washing comes out hot and steamy and still very much wet.

I have seen a post on here regarding this issue with another model of machine, so I started taking the washing machine apart to look for the condenser. I can see two water hoses coming in to the machine, one goes to the heater element (I think - a grey metal horn shaped box on top of drum?) and the other goes into the back of the drum assembly (well into the plastic case which surrounds it). SO is the condenser all part of the drum assembly, Do I need to take the entire machine to bits as I can't see a way of getting any further without doing so?

As you can probably tell i have not taken a washing machine apart before :)

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HI, it sounds like it's this article - Clothes Coming Out Of Washer Dryer Hot And Steamy, Still Wet If the dryer isn't filling up with water then chances are there's no cold water going into the condenser chamber which could be caused by a faulty solenoid or a blocked condenser but you shouldn't have to strip much down to deal with it. I don't recognise the description of the hoses, a UK washer dryer should have water going to the soap dispenser and a very short hose going to a plastic container condenser on the back of the drum.

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