If the drum has stopped revolving in your tumble dryer you’d think the motor was the main suspect, but the fault is more likely to be a broken drive belt. This article shows you how to tell which fault you may have, and advises on the various related issues.
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This article is about faults that can cause a tumble dryer to become noisy. Due to the way dryers are designed many tumble dryer noises can be difficult to fix because you may need to strip the entire dryer down to get to some parts. This article gives general guidance without specific stripping down instructions.
If your tumble dryer isn’t heating up, and laundry comes out cold and wet you generally need to call an engineer, but there are a few things you can check.
If your tumble dryer wont start, the first thing to establish is whether there is any electrical power to it or not. If there are any indicator lights working then obviously there is power to the dryer, but if not, the first thing to check is the power socket by plugging in something else.
Beko are urging anyone who believes they have an affected model to stop using it immediately and disconnect it from the wall socket as a precaution.
White Knight say one of the electrical connectors fitted to 1800 White Knight Condenser dryers (built in Oct 2010) has been discovered to be sub standard, and can potentially lead to overheating of the appliance. They are warning it could create a potential fire hazard.
I keep hearing about children getting trapped inside washing machines or tumble dryers. It’s a serious issue and something many of us might never even think of but a little awareness could prevent a tragedy.
If you want to stack a tumble dryer on top of a Hoover washing machine or a washer-dryer then you need a stacking kit ( Why do you need a stacking kit? ).
Condenser tumble dryers don’t use a vent hose, and should turn all the steam into water. But because they create heat when running, a condenser dryer will heat the air around it and the moisture in the air will condense on any cold surface such as tiles or even other appliances near by – especially if used in a garage near a freezer as mine is.
Ideally a vent hose should be as short as possible. If you want to extend the length of a vent hose on a vented tumble dryer you should be aware that vent hoses are designed to be a specific length by the manufacturer. This length is likely to be the maximum length that the dryer can be vented without potential problems. It will be technically possible to somehow connect two vent hoses together or otherwise extend its length but the problem is, will the dryer be able to pump the hot moist air right to the end of the extended hose? If it can’t, the dryer could at best be inefficient and at worst overheat.