As you may have seen or heard via National media over the past week or so, Whirlpool UK (who now own the above brand names) have initiated a modification project on some of their vented and condenser dryers. If you own a Hotpoint, Creda or Indesit tumble dryer and need to know if your particular model is among those affected, you can check it out here – just click on the large yellow ‘Check Your Model’ button when you reach the page.
Whatever make of dryer you own, it’s worth having a read over our Guide To Good Care & Maintenance below.
The Multibrand Guide to Good Tumble Dryer Care & Maintenance
With winter fast approaching, tumble dryers tend to be relied on more heavily than through the warmer months of the year and as it’s an appliance that no one really wants to be without, it’s good practice to make sure that they’re kept running effectively by following these simple steps:
- Don’t overload the dryer. If clothing is packed tightly into the drum, air will not circulate correctly and the clothes will not dry.
- Allow the dryer to complete its cycle. The final 10 minutes are a cool down period which protects clothes from creasing and allows the machine itself to cool down before the next load is dried.
- Remove and clean the fluff filter at the end of every cycle. The filter normally drops into a pocket on the inner door panel or is located inside the machine at the bottom, just in front of the drum.
- If your dryer is a condensing type, remove and check the condenser unit on a regular basis. If there is a fluff/lint build up on front and inside the condenser, wash it out under running water until the fluff is completely removed. Refit the condenser securely before using the dryer again.
- NEVER use a tumble dryer without the filter (and condenser where appropriate) fitted securely in place.
Lint build up on the filter and condenser will extend the time it takes for clothes to dry, increase running costs and could lead to breakdown of the appliance if poor airflow through the machine causes the safety thermostats to trip out.
Here’s a handy video guide to dryer maintenance and while this particular one was produced by Hotpoint, most dryers are similar in build so the same procedure applies.
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