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Hoover condenser tumble dryer VHC 180 - empty water light will

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Hoover condenser tumble dryer VHC 180 - empty water light will not go off so dryer not working. How do I clear the valve/filter
Hi sorry to hear that, howl old is your dryer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

2008. I think this happened once before and the 'valve' was blocked by lint. I also think the engineer showed me how to clear it - can I remember or did I take notes. No to both!

Hi Olivia,
this is caused by a bad sensor, on this model you cant clean that sensor you need to replace it. Its the sensor that monitors the water container.
Its easy to replace with just a few basic hand tools. I will help you if you want to do this.
The best place to get that part is Espares.
I have listed all their contact info below for you, even if you have an engineer do this it will cost far less if you already have that part;-)
If you will rate my service to you thus far as ok or better, before closing this page, I will be able stick with you until this fixed.
Please note it won't cost you anything more to rate, and it WILL ensure your question won't time out or end unexpectedly, then you can always contact me the very same way at no additional cost;-)
Thank you Olivia and have a wonderful day!
Tech Michael
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I assume this is the correct part:-


Hoover Tumble Dryer Water Container Valve for VHC 180/180


Hi yes that looks like the one ;-)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Michael - just to let you know that I was able to take the old part off the dryer and give it a good clean. As I suspected it was clogged with lint. I just put it back once clean and the dryer is now working fine.


Thank you for helping me find the right place to start.


I have already rated as Good.

You are very welcome you got lucky with that one;-)
Have a great day!
Tech Michaael