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Tumble Dryer Safety Advice

It is essential to ensure your tumble dryer is maintained correctly to reduce the risk of fire.

This means regular checks to ensure the tumble dryer does not get blocked and stays running efficiently, this video helps explain the areas to check to keep your dryer working safely and reliably.


What You Will Need:

  • Vacuum Cleaner


  Step 1- Safety Advice

Safety first: Always unplug an appliance before carrying out any work

 Step 2-Checking The Dryer


Fluff and lint come's from your clothes when drying, it collects in the tumble dryer and if not cleaned out it can make its way to the heater and catch fire.

We recommend checking your filters after every use to ensure they are kept clean, also check there are no rips or tears in the fine mesh as this will stop the filter from working correctly leading to a build-up of fluff and lint inside the machine.  


 Step 3-Cleaning the Filters

With the ducting in the door, it's important that any fluff or lint is taken out, so it's a good idea to use a vacuum with a crevice tool attachment and vacuum up all the lint and fluff that you can from the duct.

If you have a condenser tumble dryer then fluff and lint may well end up in the condenser itself.

So you can remove the condenser and give it a thorough wash making sure all the water comes from the back end to the front end and run enough water so that it runs clean.

We recommend cleaning out the condenser every single month, making sure it's fully dry before replacing it back into the machine.

We also recommend that every year you take the top of the cabinet of your tumble dryer off examine inside for any fluff or lint that may have collected and use a vacuum cleaner to remove if required.

We also recommend that you don't turn on your tumble dryer at night when you're asleep or if you're out of the home as if any problems occur you won't be there to rectify them.

If you need any other help for your appliances you can find more videos from Mat and the team at eSpares, who are always on hand with appliance repair advice in your time of need.

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