Tumble Dryer and Spin Dryer Help & Advice

  • How to Use Your Tumble Dryer Condenser Kit 01/11/2017

    This guide shows How to Use Your Tumble Dryer Condenser Kit

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  • Tumble Dryer Installation Guide 20/05/2013

    First – What type of dryer to choose

    Everyone has different requirements they are looking for in a dryer, but a lot of people don’t realise that where you intend to site your dryer is very important.  Each type of dryer needs to be in an area where there is a free flow of air to allow the cool air to be taken into the appliance to start the drying process.  However, the temperature of the area where your dryer will be installed is also important.  

     

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  • Tumble Dryer Buying Guide 30/04/2013

    Advice on which Tumble Dryer you should buy

    As with any new appliance that you are considering purchasing, you need to do your homework first.  Identify the type of dryer that will best suit your needs, and have a budget in mind.  It is a good point to bear in mind that buying cheap may be a false economy in the long run, as the tumble dryer may not be as efficient as you want, and may also wear out much quicker that you expected.  You may also find that you have to replace parts fairly often as well.

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  • Fault Finding on Tumble Dryers 17/04/2013

    Before you can think about finding the reason for a fault, or to carry out a repair, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of how this type of appliance works.

    There are a few types of tumble dryer on the market including the condenser dryer, the heat pump tumble dryer and the vented dryer.  A very brief description of each version follows:

     

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  • Thermostat Failures on a Tumble Dryer 16/04/2013

    Reasons why a thermostat fails

    The rate of flow of air through the tumble dryer can and will affect the operation of the dryer, and may well cause a failure of the thermostat itself.

    In a normal drying cycle, the drum will rotate, and may even reverse the rotation.  They cycle will depend on the settings you choose, but a timer will be slowly counting down the drying time, either mechanically or electronically.

    Cold air is drawn into the machine, this passes over or through a heater and into the drum.  The clothes will then be ‘tumbled’ through the heated air.  The resulting cooled air will then be either passed out through a ventilation hose, or through a condensing element.

    If the air is blocked and not allowed to pass through the appliance, this will have an effect on the operation.  The tumble dryer can overheat and the safety mechanism will be tripped into operation, cutting off the power to the appliance.

     

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