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.
What to consider
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
Tumble dryers have many additional features. It’s worth understanding them, as they’re usually designed to save you time and effort.
Tumble dryer maintenance
It’s important to keep your tumble dryer well-maintained (which includes keeping it clean!) to avoid any costly repairs.
Empty all pockets
As a simple rule of thumb, you should always check the pockets of your clothes whenever you load your tumble dryer.
Don’t overfill your dryer
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 – not doing so can be a fire hazard. Clean the filter before or after every load, but remember not to use 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
Tougher stains and/or remove leftover cleaning products can be removed by tumble old towels or rags (if stains are still visible, then these won’t affect subsequent loads)
Wipe down stainless steel drums using a damp cloth with a mild-non-abrasive cleaner, then remove any residue with a dry cloth