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 long does a dryer last

Research by the Consumers’ Association shows that clothes dryers last an average of 11 years. How long that is exactly depends of course on several factors. Like how often you turn on your dryer, how full you fill it and how you maintain it. In addition, the expected life of a dryer also varies by model and brand. For example, heat pump dryers generally last longer than condenser dryers and airflow dryers. A lifetime of 11 years is average, but then of course there are exceptions. Miele dryers, for example, last a lot longer than those of other A-brands. According to the Consumers’ Association survey, Miele dryers have an average lifespan of 16 years.

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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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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 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 a condenser dryer works

Condenser dryers use an electric heating element that causes the air inside the drum to reach a high temperature. That heat air, along with the centrifuge – the hard spinning of the drum – removes the moisture from the laundry. Because a condenser dryer dries at a higher temperature than, say, a heat pump dryer, your laundry dries relatively quickly. In addition, condensation dryers usually have two options for removing moisture; you connect it with a drain hose to the water outlet, or you use the built-in water tank. You have to empty this after every drying session, for example in the sink.

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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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