Get the most from your tumble dryer and help to keep it working in top condition by carrying out regular maintenance on it.
Now is as good a time as any to give your tumble dryer a once over. Especially with the extended cool spell we’re experiencing, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most from your machine and also ensuring it’s as energy efficient as possible.
A few things you can check to help your tumble dryer perform its best.
Clean The Filter
The tumble dryer filter should be cleaned every time you use your tumble dryer. A clogged filter won’t allow the air to flow freely in the machine and thus causing it work harder to dry your clothes. Working harder = higher cost to you.
Clean The Heat Exchanger
Steam is extracted from the drum of a condenser tumble dryer and is then turned into water via the heat exchanger. This should be cleaned regularly by removing it from the machine and running under water to get rid of any built-up dirt and debris.
Clean The Sensor
If your tumble dryer uses a sensor make sure you wipe the drum every few months with white vinegar or stainless steel cleaner.
Empty The Reservoir
If using a condenser dryer, remove and empty the water reservoir after each load. This way, if you’re drying a particularly large load, you won’t have to stop the operation mid-cycle to empty.
If you’re having any issues with your tumble dryer, do take a look at our Advice Centre for more tumble drying articles and how-to videos. As well as any tumble dryer spares and accessories you might be after to keep your tumble dryer working in tip top condition.