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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 filters

Cleaning the Door Lint Filter

  • Lint is generally formed during wearing and washing. Fibres (eg lint) released from the clothes during the drying cycle are collected in the lint filter.
  • It is important to clean the door 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.
  • A warning light will flash at the start of every cycle to remind you to clean the door lint filter, then turns off once you touch **Insert Image** to start your cycle.
  • The warning light will flash on and off during the cycle if the door lint filter becomes blocked. When this occurs the door lint filter should be cleaned immediately.
  • The door lint filter is located in the door opening (at the bottom).

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To clean the door lint filter:

  1. Open the dryer door.
  2. Remove the filter by pulling it up and out of the filter slot. Open it out and wipe the surfaces clean with your hand.
  3. Close the 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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  • The door lint filter must be cleaned at the beginning of each cycle. Lint becomes a fire hazard if left to build up, and will reduce the efficiency of your dryer.
  • If the door 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 door lint filter or without the filter in place, as this will cause damage to your dryer and is a fire hazard.


Cleaning the Condenser Filter and Evaporator Grid

To maintain optimum performance of your dryer the condenser filter and evaporator grid must be cleaned. A notification will appear on the display panel when the condenser filter requires cleaning.

  • The condenser filter is located below the door on the left-hand side.
  • The evaporator grid is located behind the condenser filter.

To clean the condenser filter:

  1. Switch off the power supply and remove the power plug.
  2. Open the condenser filter cover.
  3. Turn the four condenser lock levers 90° then pull out the condenser filter.
  4. Remove rear filter and wipe the surface clean with your hand.
Important-Icon.png If you have stacked your dryer using a Fisher & Paykel stacking kit, slide the stacking kit tray out prior to opening the condenser filter cover.

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Turning the condenser filter locking lever

To clean the evaporator grid:

With the condenser filter removed you will be able to see the evaporator grid. If the surface of the evaporator grid is dirty, clean it carefully with a vacuum cleaner using a dusting brush or a narrow crevice nozzle. Be gentle and do not bend the fine metal fins.

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Pulling out the condenser filter



Cut Hazard. The surface of the evaporator has sharp edges and contact may result in injury. Handle with care when cleaning the grid and always keep blades away from fingers and body. 

  1. Replace the condenser filter.
  2. Turn the four condenser filter lock levers to lock the condenser filter back in place again. Make sure that these locks are engaged securely.
  3. Close the condenser filter cover.


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.

If the water tank becomes full during operation, the dryer will pause, display a user prompt and beep to alert you. You must empty the tank before the dryer can continue drying. Empty the tank, replace it in the housing then touch **Insert Image** to resume the cycle.

Note-Icon.png 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.
  • 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 unless the drain hose has been installed.

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Tipping out the water from the condensing tank


Cleaning the Sensors

There are sensors in your dryer that detect whether the laundry is dry or not. These sensors need to be cleaned periodically (we recommend approximately four times a year).

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 soft dry cloth.


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Location of the sensors





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