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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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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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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What is allowed in a dryer

The item’s care label will tell you if it can go into the dryer or not. The care label is a recommendation from the manufacturer on how best to handle the product. The pictograms of a square with a circle inside are about drying. Are there two dots in there? Then the product can be dried with a normal drying program. Is there only one dot? That means that the item can only be dried at a low temperature. If there is a cross through it, it is best not to put the item in the dryer. Sometimes, however, the label is no longer present or legible. In that case it is useful to know that in principle everything that can be washed at 60 degrees can be put in the dryer. Always separate your synthetic fabrics from cotton, as they require different drying programs.

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How high is a dryer

The height of a clothes dryer varies between 84 and 85.5 cm. In general, all dryers have more or less the same dimensions, regardless of whether you are looking at heat pump dryers, condenser dryers or extractor dryers. They are standard 60 cm wide and have a depth of 57.5 to 68 cm. These dimensions are very important if you want to build in your dryer, place it in a closet or put it on top of your washing machine. With washing machines, there is a little more variation in the dimensions, so find out in advance how wide your new dryer may/should be.

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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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What is a condenser dryer

Condenser dryers are, next to heat pump dryers, the most sold type of dryer in the Netherlands. Because they do not work with a heat pump but with an electric heating element, the average drying program of a condensing dryer is shorter than that of a heat pump dryer. The condenser dryer dries with a relatively high drying temperature. In purchase, the condenser dryer is usually cheaper, but because of the use of the heating element, they do not dry energy efficiently. Most condenser dryers have energy class B, which makes them more expensive to use than heat pump dryers. With a condenser dryer, water can usually be drained in two ways; with a drain hose to the water outlet, or it is collected in a built-in reservoir. If you use the reservoir, you will need to empty it after each drying cycle.

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