I have looked at this drawer for a long time, used a torch, stuck my arm in etc but can see no switch or lever. So I am stuck. Pls advise.
Yours is a different type to what I am referring then.
Take off the pump cover at the rear of the appliance.. (use a flap head screwdriver) Check the float in the pump housing and also the blades of the pump.
sorry but where is the pump cover, what does it look like and what do I do once I have removed it. please explain in simple language.
This is becoming a bit of a struggle.
I have looked at the back. Bottom right is a plastic panel, off white in colour I would say. There is no clear way I can see to get it off. Certainly no screws visible. So at the moment I remain unsure what to do. re you sure you have the right machine? Sorry to keep at this but I do need to get this fixed asap.
I tried to follow the PDF, got the unit off as you said. There was water in the bottom so I cleaned it out. The float was dirty but seemed intact, so I cleaned that. I could not see the other items in your diagram so don't know what to do there. Anyway I resemble it and tried it out but still not heating up and still showing I need to empty the water. So I remain lost.
i got the casing cover off so can now see the back unit - power unit? u don't know what the pump looks like. i can see a rectangular piece of polystyrene type with a thin plastic piece going vertically through it. at the top the plastic bit presses against a metal trip if you push the polystyrene up and down. I don't know what paddle or impeller you refer as nothing seems to rotate.
ok i found the power unit. then the whitish plastic casing underneath it but can't see the impeller that you say I need to turn by hand. The float seems to move freely.
but how do i get at it. it seems to stop at the hole on the bottom, has brown colour around it...rust? i pushed in a flat screwdriver and it seemed to turn over a little.however at the end of all this how do i know its broken and if so how do I fix it. the whole point of contacting you was to fix it not to have a lesson in dryer parts...sorry if i sound a bit fed up. but at the end of all this i still need to call out someone to fix it.
maybe if you said the bottom bit clips off earlier that would have helped. so i have now removed the clip and found the impeller. if i place my finger on one side and push it does not turn but if i place a thumb and forefinger on each side and test then the whole thing turns.
i am not fed up with you but my inability to make progress, seems a bit drip fed, but i imagine that is my level. i am very grateful for your help. does the 20 pounds i was charged up front not go to you?
anyway what do i do next
If the float is ok; and the pumps impeller is ok; then the pump itself needs testing, to ensure that it is actually pumping water to the container at the top, and the switch needs testing as this is what turns the light on and the heater off...To test the switch you'll need a multimeter or, you can ensure the float chamber is empty and put everything back together.. if the light is still on without the float operating the switch then the switch is faulty.To test the pump.. you can use a multimeter to test the resistance between the contacts of the pump or, once you have tested the switch, use the holes where the tubes go to put sufficient water into the chamber and after replacing the tubes and after removing the water container at the top, with the appliance running, look into the water container holder to see if the pump is pumping water to the container.Paul, you are not an engineer so I don't expect you to understand mountains in a short period.. This is the reason I am being so patient.. I don't want you going out and spending lots of money on parts you don't need.The £20 does not go wholey to me, but a small percentage does.regards
The problem must be the switch then as I have already tried it when the chamber is empty and the red light came on. How do I replace it and which bits exactly? Iam happy to give free advice on finance and investment banking!!
Thanks for all the advice. It hasn't solved the problem so I will need to call out an engineer.