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Caring for your dryer

When you have finished using your dryer 

  • Unplug the machine from the power socket.
  • Wipe around the door to remove any remaining condensation and foreign matter.
  • Clear the lint filter and empty the water tank (if not set up to automatically drain).

Cleaning your dryer

  • Before you start cleaning your dryer, ensure that it is disconnected from the power (ie unplug the machine from the power socket).

Cleaning the control panel and outer surfaces of the dryer

  • Use a soft damp cloth to wipe all surfaces, then wipe dry. Avoid using chemical or scouring cleaners, as these will damage the paint and plastic surfaces of your dryer.

Cleaning the inside of your dryer

  • It is important that you occasionally clean the inside of your dryer. If the drum has any residual dirt or lint stuck to it, remove this and wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Do not leave any metal objects in the drum, as these may cause rust.

Cleaning the lint filter

  • Lint is generally formed during wearing and washing. Fibres (ie lint) released from the clothes during the drying cycle are collected in the lint filter.
  • It is important to clean the lint filter after every load, as the lint produced in the drying process can become a fire hazard if it is allowed to accumulate in or around your dryer.
  • The lint filter is located in the door opening (at the bottom).
  • There is a warning light that will flash at the beginning of every cycle to remind you to clean the filter. The warning light will also flash on and off during the cycle if the filter becomes blocked. The filter should be cleaned as soon as the ‘Lint Filter’ light starts flashing. Lint becomes a fire hazard if left to build up, and will reduce the efficiency of your dryer.
To clean the filter:
  1. Open the dryer door.
  2. Remove the lint filter by pulling it up and out of the filter slot. Open it out and wipe the surface clean with your hand.
  3. Close the lint filter and place it back in the opening. Ensure the filter is fitted correctly back in place before operating the dryer.
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Lint filter

If the lint filter becomes damaged, contact your Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician to arrange getting a new filter. Do not operate your dryer with a damaged lint filter or without the filter in place, as this will cause damage to your dryer.

Emptying the water collection tank:

During the drying cycle steam condenses into water and is collected in the water tank, located at the top left of the dryer. It is important to empty the water tank after every load.

There is an indicator light that will illuminate when the water tank needs emptying. A user warning will also be displayed on the screen (refer to the 'Before you call for service' section). If the water tank becomes full during operation, the dryer will go into ‘Cool’ mode for several minutes, then pause and beep to alert you. Empty the tank and touch start.png to resume the cycle.


You do not need to empty the water tank if you have set up the drain hose to drain the water automatically.

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Removing the water collection tank
To empty the water tank:
  1. Remove the water tank by holding onto the handle and pulling outwards gently to remove it. Ensure that you keep the tank level when it is being removed to prevent the water collected from spilling.
  2. Pour the water down the sink or into a bucket, and then put the tank back in place.
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Tipping out the water condensing tank
  • Do not use the water collected in the water tank for drinking or food processing.

  • Never run the dryer without the water tank in place.

  • If the water tank becomes full, the tumble dryer will pause drying and will sound an alarm. You must empty the water tank before the dryer can continue drying. Empty the tank, replace it back in the housing then touch start.png to resume the cycle.  ​​​​​

Cleaning the condenser:

If the ‘Condenser’ indicator light starts to flash this indicates that the condenser needs to be cleaned. The condenser should be cleaned after every 100 drying hours. The light illuminates when you first turn the machine on, then turns off once the start.png button has been touched.

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Turning the condenser locking levers

To clean the condenser:
  1. Switch off the power supply and remove the power plug before cleaning the condenser.
  2. Open the condenser cover.
  3. Turn the two condenser lock levers 90 degrees then pull out the condenser.
  4. Clean the condenser with pressurised water and wait until the water drains.
  5. Replace the condenser.
  6. Turn the two condenser lock levers to lock the condenser back in place again. Make sure that these locks are engaged securely.
  7. Close the condenser cover.
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Pulling out the condenser
Cleaning the sensors:
  • There are humidity sensors in your machine that detect whether the laundry is dry or not. These sensors need to be cleaned periodically (we recommend approximately four times a year).

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Location of the humidity sensors

To clean the sensors:
  1. Open the door of your machine.
  2. Allow the machine to cool if drying has been carried out.
  3. Locate the metal sensors just behind the lint filter.
  4. Wipe the sensors with a soft cloth, dampened with vinegar.
    Dry the sensors with a dry cloth.
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