Does your tumble dryer get too hot when in use? It could be down to a number of factors.
- If it shows an error code, consult your manual to check the reading of the fault.
- Does the room it’s in have good ventilation? If it doesn’t, try opening a window when the dryer is in use. The ideal room temperature is around 20°C.
- If the dryer is built into a closet, or in a room that’s too small, you may see condensation building.
- Are you overloading your machine? This is a common cause of overheating, so check your manual for advice on its capacity. Clothes should be able to move around freely. As a rule of thumb, a standard 6kg drum will fit around 17 cotton shirts. A 7kg tumble dryer will fit about 21 cotton shirts.
- Check your filters. If they are full of lint, the air can’t flow properly. Remove the filter and rub away the lint before replacing. Check your manual if you’re not sure how to do this.
- Take a look at your vent hose. Make sure there are no kinks and that it is not full of fluff and lint. Check your manual for further information on cleaning a vent hose.
Refer to our online troubleshooting guide or your manual for further advice on your tumble-dryer concerns.
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