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Tumble dryer not drying laundry properly (damper than expected)

Tips-and-tricks Here’s a quick tip regarding something which could create a fault on a modern tumble dryer. Modern tumble dryers usually use sensors to detect the dampness of laundry inside the drum. Lime in our water or cleaning agents can form a barely visible lining on the inside of the drum, which can interfere with the readings. The result could be that laundry can still be a little damp after drying.

I’ve no idea how common a problem this is, and other faults can cause the same symptoms, but if your dryer appears to be working ok except it’s just leaving clothes a little damper than it used to do it’s worth thinking about this issue. If you suspect you could have a problem, use a vinegar-based cleaning product to wipe all around the inside of the drum and its paddles.


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  1. avatar sandralevy says:

    I have tumble dryer ONLY it is not getting hot. Not a washingmachine and dryer combination

  2. The article is about tumble dryers sandralevy. If it’s drying but not leaving them as dry as they used to then it could be related to this issue but if it isn’t getting hot at all it must be a different fault.

  3. we have inherited a 3 yrs old Bellers tumble dryer from the people who we bought the flat from.
    we want to keep it in a cupboard stacked on top of the washing machine.
    It is not a condensor dryer so how can we dry the clothes without having a venting pipe or window nearby?

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