I am getting reports that the plastic water container inside the door of Hoover or Candy condenser tumble dryers often needs replacing. Fortunately they are very easy to fit, though you wouldn’t expect that anything would go wrong with one in the first place.
What is going wrong?
Sometimes cracks have appeared somewhere on the container. Other’s say that the plastic had split at the bottom, or that it just started leaking. This part fits right inside the door and collects all the condensed water from the drying process. It is subject to constant heating up and cooling down, which could be why they can crack or become stressed.
They should be designed to easily cope with the heating and cooling, so maybe they just aren’t manufactured well enough? However, let’s not forget that this part needs constant emptying, which involves removing it from the door and emptying it away elsewhere.
When filled to the maximum water level these containers weigh approximately 6Kg. Also, if the door is opened before the dryer has finished the cycle then the handle on the container can be very hot. Maybe many of them are just getting dropped?
Buy a replacement water container
Ransom Spares are my recommended appliance parts company. They have a very friendly and helpful website. If you have any questions or concerns about replacing a water container you can add a comment here, or ask over at Ransom Spares.
There shouldn’t be many questions about how to fit this part. It’s meant to be easily lifted out by the user. The most common questions asked are whether the part will fit a specific model of dryer. As far as I can see the water container is the same for all condenser dryers of this type made by Candy, Hoover, and even Ostein.
Even though they have different entries in the spare parts database they are exactly the same part for all those dryers because they are all made by the same manufacturer and share a lot of their design. However, it doesn’t hurt to make sure and Ransom Spares have an easy to use model compatibility checker on each page. So all you need do is type in your model number to make sure it’s the right one for you.