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It is true that on the condenser dryers you have to keep the filter clean, BUT, this does depend on the model.
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My last washer-dryer had a flap at the bottom of the machine. This one has nothing. The manual refers to a "filter in the water supply hose".
I've already tried to send you this reply, but I keep getting cut off (the connection was reset).
There must be something wrong with my computer at home, as I can't log into the JustAnswer website any more. So now I'm in an internet cafe. I answered your message (above) yesterday, but my answer seems to have disappeared.
I think you've got the wrong manual. The cleaning and care section starts on p.17, not p. 16. On p. 18 there are instructions for cleaning the filter in the water supply hose. Is this the same thing as the filter in the main inlet hose, which you say I can forget all about? I can't find any mention of another filter in the instruction manual, so what exactly am I supposed to clean? There is no flap or cover on the front of my machine.
As my computer at home is hopeless, I'll try to get back to an internet cafe later. I'm going away on holiday tomorrow for a week, so if I can't get through to you today I'll have to try again on my return.
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I've already tried to reply to this once, but was cut off again, so hope you don't get this message twice.
We do have the same manual. So it's the drain pump which has to be cleaned after all. But as the illustration on p. 18 doesn't show the whole of the front of the machine, I'm not sure exactly where the kick panel is. Is it at the top of the machine, on a level with the detergent drawer?
Also, how often should the drain pump be cleaned, i.e. after how many washing cycles? And if it isn't cleaned regularly, is this really likely to cause a fire? I've heard some dire warnings about this. The cleaning process seems quite a procedure, though. (In my old machine, the filter was easy to locate and clean, and one didn't need a screwdriver!)