It is important to clean and maintain your dryer regularly. A clean and well-maintained dryer ensures less energy consumption and simply performs better. The dryer needs this extra attention because of the combination of electricity, dust and water. In fact, these 3 components together could possibly become a fire hazard. The tumble dryer is the number one appliance that could potentially cause a house fire. It’s safe to say that proper maintenance of this appliance is very important.
It is important to remove the lint from the filter(s) (in the door or in the inner edge of the door) after every drying cycle. The compartment where the filters are placed should also be made lint-free with some regularity. If you don't, lint can end up on the inside of the dryer. This will increase energy consumption and can cause serious damage to the dryer. If lint ends up on the parts of the dryer that become hot, it could even cause a fire.
Cleaning the filter(s) should be done regularly. You can easily clean the space where you insert the filter(s) with a cloth or, for example, with the hoover's crevice nozzle.
Simply rinse the removable filters with water and clean them gently with a dish brush. The water should be able to flow through the filter. Afterwards, the filter should be dried thoroughly before you place it back. You can speed up the drying process by wiping off the filter with a cloth.
Do you use fabric softener? Then cleaning the filter with water is even more important. Using fabric softener creates a thin layer on the filter. It is important that the water flows through the filter so you can see that the layer is completely gone.
Heat pump dryers as well as condenser dryers have a condensation tray. This is where the moisture is collected during the drying process. Is the dryer not connected directly to the drain? We would advise you to empty the condensation tray after each drying cycle if that’s the case.
The condenser (heat exchanger) of heat pump dryers and condenser dryers also need regular maintenance. Sometimes the dryer will indicate with a light that this needs to be done. In any case, clean the condenser after every 20th drying cycle.
The dryer's manual will tell you exactly what is the best way to clean it. Sometimes the condenser is easy to remove from the dryer and you can clean it with the shower head. Also remember to clean the area where the condenser is placed with a cloth.
With heat pump dryers, it is usually a different story. You can often use a hoover to clean the condenser and air vent. Also don't forget to clean the filters placed near the condenser.
Sometimes your dryer's filters are damaged and need to be replaced. In this case, cleaning is pointless.
These filters for your dryer are of course available at Fiyo. Some examples of the most common filters are.
- Filter by condenser for a.o. Bosch, Siemens tumble dryer 12022801
- Condenser filter tumble dryer for a.o. Aeg, Electrolux 225 x 160 x 9 mm 1123156000
- Beko filter holder for condenser incl. foam filter tumble dryer 2977430200
- Filter (foam filter, foam filter, sponge filter) from condenser for miele dryer 7070070
Always check the type number of your dryer before ordering. The type number can be found on the dryer's type plate. Most dryers have the type plate behind the door.
Do you have an outflow dryer with a drain hose? Then it is important to clean it regularly. You can usually use a hoover to do this. Take the hose out of the dryer and clean the inside of the dryer.
Is there too much dust on the inside of the hose? Then the hot air cannot be discharged properly and the dryer will consume more energy. In that case, it would make sense to replace the hose. We sell the drain hose along with other dryer parts at Fiyo.
Tips for getting the most out of your dryer:
- The outside of the dryer is best kept clean with soapy water and a soft cloth.
- Check your dryer's user manual to see if there is a moisture sensor in the drum. This sensor sees whether the laundry is already dry. Clean the sensor with a damp cloth so that the sensor can continue to do its job properly and the dryer does not run unnecessarily long.
- Make sure the area where the dryer is placed is adequately ventilated and that a smoke detector is installed. Avoid running the dryer when you are not home