Tumble Dryer Buying Guide
Tumble dryers provide a quick and convenient solution to drying laundry when time and space is limited, making them a must-have appliance for busy households. When deciding which tumble dryer to buy, there are lots of factors to consider; you’ll need to think about your budget and the space that’s available, and whether you’ll benefit from any additional features too.
Features to Look Out For
Today, tumble dryers come with lots of additional features; it’s worth understanding these when shopping around for a new appliance, as they’re usually designed to save you time and effort (which is never a bad thing!).
Tumble Dryer Maintenance
It’s important to keep your tumble dryer well-maintained (which includes keeping it clean!) to avoid any costly repairs.
As a simple rule of thumb, you should always check the pockets of your clothes whenever you load your tumble dryer.
Avoid overfilling your tumble dryer too. Overloading your machine isn’t just inefficient (you’ll almost certainly be left with a few damp patches!); heavy loads also strain the drum belt, which can lead to breakdowns.
Cleaning a Tumble Dryer
You should clean out the lint filter regularly; in fact, not doing so can be a fire hazard. Clean the filter before or after every load, but remember never to operate the dryer without the lint filter in place.
To Clean the Lint Filter
Open the door and pull out the lint filter from inside the drum.
Remove any lint from inside the space; you can use a flexible, pipe cleaner brush to clear out the filter compartment.
Clean the lint filter and reinstate it. Visit Samsung Parts to buy a new lint filter online, whenever you need a replacement.
To Clean the Drum
If your tumble dryer has a powder coated drum, stains can be removed with an all-purpose cleaner. For tougher stains, or to remove any leftover cleaning product, tumble old towels or rags. If stains are still visible, it’s worth noting that these won’t affect subsequent loads, so continue to use your tumble dryer as normal.
Wipe down stainless steel drums using a damp cloth with a mild-non-abrasive cleaner; remove any residue with a dry cloth.