How heavy is a dryer

Most clothes dryers weigh between 45 kg and 60 kg, regardless of whether they are an air-flow dryer, condenser dryer or heat pump dryer. Exactly how heavy a dryer is varies by size and model. For example, dryers with a large fill weight are often heavier than dryers with a small fill weight. The specifications of the dryer will tell you exactly how much it weighs. Dryers almost always weigh less than washing machines. For that reason – if you’re going to stack appliances – you always want to put the clothes dryer on top. This is because the clothes dryer probably can’t support the weight of the washing machine. Also, the chances of the dryer moving from its spot are very low with new clothes dryers. This is because the carbon brush free motor causes less vibration.

 

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An energy-saving dryer has energy label A and uses less energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient dryer, you almost always recoup this investment.
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A quiet dryer makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your dryer near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet dryer.
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A large family requires a larger dryer, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a dryer with a smaller fill weight.
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Where is the sensor in a dryer

More and more clothes dryers have a built-in sensor so that the dryer knows how much laundry is in the drum and exactly how damp it is. Based on this information, the smart dryer can select a wash program and drying time, so your laundry is not dried for too long and is not exposed to heat unnecessarily. In this way you save on your energy bill and your laundry lasts longer too. This sensor is located inside the drum, but its exact location may vary depending on the model and brand. Your dryer’s manual will tell you where the sensor is located. It is important to know exactly where the sensor is, because you will need to clean it somewhat regularly. Only then can the sensor continue to do its job properly and you are guaranteed a perfectly dry wash.

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Where is the condenser of the dryer

In most clothes dryers, the condenser is located on the lower left side of the front of the unit. The condenser is hidden behind a flap that is attached with one or two latches. Still can’t find the condenser there? Then consult the manual of your dryer or ask your supplier. It is important to know exactly where the condenser of your tumble dryer is because it needs to be cleaned regularly. To do this, remove the condenser from the dryer and rinse it under the tap or with a showerhead. With a damp cloth, wipe the area inside the dryer clean, then you can put the condenser back.

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How deep is a dryer

In general, all clothes dryers have more or less the same dimensions, regardless of whether you’re looking at heat pump dryers, condenser dryers or extractor dryers. They are always 57.5 to 68 cm deep. Often, deeper clothes dryers have a larger drum, and therefore more fill weight. In addition, dryers have a standard width of 60 cm and are 84 to 85.5 cm high. These dimensions are especially important if you want to build in your dryer or place it in a closet. The exact dimensions can also be important when you want to place your dryer on top of your washing machine.

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How wide is a dryer

Most clothes dryers are 60 cm wide. Almost all dryers, regardless of whether they are heat pump dryers, condenser dryers or airflow dryers, have more or less the same dimensions. They are 84 to 85.5 cm high and have a depth of 57.5 to 68 cm. If you have your clothes dryer built in, put it in a closet or want to stack it on top of your washing machine, these dimensions are very important. Sometimes half a centimeter can make all the difference. Therefore, always measure the dimensions in advance.

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How does a washer-dryer work

With a washer-dryer combo you can both wash and dry, thus saving space in your laundry room or bathroom. Because you also only buy one appliance instead of two, you also often save money with a washer-dryer combo. Because of the washer-dryer combo, you don’t have to transfer your laundry to another appliance when it’s washed clean and needs to be dried. Just like a regular washer and dryer, a washer-dryer combo has different wash and dry programs. However, washer-dryers often have a smaller fill weight for drying than for washing. In addition, washer-dryers have higher energy consumption and are slower to wash and dry than two separate appliances.

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How long does a drying programme take

A normal drying program takes about 90 minutes when using a condenser or air-flow dryer. Heat pump dryers take a little longer to dry your laundry because they use a lower drying temperature. However, they use considerably less energy and so your laundry lasts longer. Many tumble dryers have several drying programs that vary in length. For example, a fast drying program, or an eco-program that takes longer. Nowadays, many new dryers have a residual time indicator. This indicates how long it will take before your laundry is completely dry.

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