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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
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I have a hoover VHC 680F condensor dryer. The start/pause button

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I have a hoover VHC 680F condensor dryer. The start/pause button lights up and flashes but the dryer wont start when you press the button

Are any other lights flashing?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No but the delay start and delicates light up if you press them as normal

Ok so did you replace the control board for the same fault on the dryer?

Also do you have a multimeter to test the thermostats on the back of the dryer?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes as i thought it was most likely. Ive just held the start/pause button in and after about 5 seconds all the other lights flash twice

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry I dont have a multimeter


Ok have you checked the door switch?

If not then you need to access the door switch and check the microswitch on there as if the door switch isnt switching over then it thinks the door is open and it wont allow the dryer to start.

So check that door switch and see what you find and let me know.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok the door switch is working mechanically but I cannot test the switch electronically. Now when i hold the start/pause all the other lights flash together 3 times. it would make sense that the door microswitch has packed up as its never been changed and the dryer is acting as if the door were open


Ok 3 flashes is a water tank full error code.

Try tipping the dryer backwards and see if any water comes out from the bottom as the water chamber at the back may be blocked so its activating the tank switch.

So also worth checking this out as well as this can cause the fault. So try that and see what happens as for this fault it may be either the water tank at the bottom or the door switch.

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