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Washer dryerWDL 5290 P UK. Is there a way to ignore the drying

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Washer dryerWDL 5290 P UK. Is there a way to ignore the drying cycle on a hot drying summers or windy day? The previous Hotpoint washerdryer was hot and cold feed, Your fitter used a yellow plastic seal to close the hot feed, can this be left in place long term or should the pipe be closed with a normal type brass fitting.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 4 years ago.



Can you explaine a bit more about what you want to do with the appliance?


Do you just want to use the washer on its own without the dryer coming on.


Also im not sure what you mean about the fill hoses at the back.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Washerdryer used for home washing only. The information user manual that came with the Hotpoint machine gave the impression that a heated drying cycle followed the washing and spin drying cycles. This is a replacement machine and its working and programing of its working were not fully understood. My wife has now discovered that the hot drying cycle can be ignored when programing a wash. As for me I would still like to know if the yellow plastic/PVC cap fitted by the Hotpoint fitter to the now unwanted hot water feed can be regarded as a long term seal to close the hot water feed? The new machine is a cold feed only. Thanks John.

Expert:  Daniel replied 4 years ago.



Ok yes you can just use the washer without setting a dryer cycle which you have figured out.


As to the water pipe all new washers are cold fill only so when you replace a washer which had a hot feed to it you just turn the tap off and that usually seals it.

Now to be honest if it ever did leak the yellow tape wont do anything to stop it so its pointless being there.


What you can buy from the likes of B+Q or a local plumbers is a brass blanking nut. You just screw it onto the unused hot tap and that will seal it and if the tap ever did fail it wont leak.


Ask a local plumbers shop near you or B+Q and they should stock it.