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 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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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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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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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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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 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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