When the tumble dryer no longer dries properly, the annoyance is usually great. However, the mountains of laundry that have to be mastered are getting even bigger. So what can be done if the tumble dryer reports that the laundry is dry, but contrary to expectations, it is still damp or wet? Don’t worry. In most cases, the dryer is not broken, and the problem can be fixed in no time with simple means.

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Tumble dryer no longer dries.

The first step in getting the dryer working again is cleaning the lint filter. This should be cleaned regularly one way or another, but ideally immediately after each drying process. The lint filter is usually located at the bottom of the door opening in the frame of the machine. Sometimes this is also integrated into the door itself.

Clean the tumble dryer fluff filter

The first step in getting the dryer working again is cleaning the lint filter. This should be cleaned regularly one way or another, but ideally immediately after each drying process. The lint filter is usually located at the bottom of the door opening in the frame of the machine. Sometimes this is also integrated into the door itself.

The sieve is pulled out and opened, all the lint in it is removed. It would have to be checked whether the net is intact and has no holes. If the latter is the case, the network should be replaced with a new one. But even if the frame is broken and the lint can slide past the sieve unhindered through these gaps, a swap is called for. You can find the right lint filter for the AWZ9813 on Screw-Doc as well as for many other dryers. Start the search with the type number (screw-doc) of your device and have all the spare parts listed specifically for your dryer. Please have a look, and we look forward to seeing you! Repair instead of throwing away!

Clean the front temperature sensor

Next, the front temperature sensor should be checked. This is usually located near the lint filter (in its opening). In the present model (Whirlpool), it is on the right front side in the opening of the lint filter. It can be recognized by a slight elevation and a metal surface. If this sensor is stuck with lint, it will return incorrect values ​​, and the program will be terminated early.

Cleaning is very easy with your fingers or a soft cloth. Once the fluff is gone, the sensor will be able to transmit the correct temperature again, and the dryer will dry properly again.

Clean the condenser

The next step in regular service work is cleaning the condenser. This is accessible from the front on all models that do not have automatic cleaning. It is mostly hidden behind a cover that can be unlocked either directly or with a button in the frame. As the name suggests, the condenser lets the moisture from the air condense and leads this water removed from the air into a small water tank (sometimes referred to as a fluff sump).

The cooling fins of the condenser should be free of lint. If you look through the ribs, you should ideally see through the capacitor. It can be cleaned using air pressure or with water, for example, in the bathtub.

Check the condenser drain.

If the condenser is halfway clean again, the last thing to do is to check the water drain for patency. There is a drain at the bottom of the condenser. If it is clogged with fluff, the water cannot drain, and the laundry will not dry out.

After cleaning the drain, the condenser can be reinserted, and the first test run can start. Now the dryer should work properly again, and the laundry should dry again. If this is not the case, there may also be other causes that can be checked in detail:

Does the laundry not warm-up, does the tumble dryer drum not turn or does the dryer report the container is full even though it is not full? No problem, because we have put together instructions for this too! Just have a look at the articles linked below that get to the bottom of the causes of these difficulties!

Remove lint filter
Clean the fluff filter
Check temperature sensor
Location of the temperature sensor
Open condenser louver