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Anyone got a condenser dryer?

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Frances
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Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby Frances » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:11 pm

We're looking at washer dryers, which seem to tend to have condenser, rather then vented, dryers. I'm very wary as our last condenser dryer used to discharge a load of steam directly into the kitchen, and we eventually found that it had removed a huge amount of plaster from the wall behind it...I don't know if we had a rogue one or if condensers are notorious for discharging steam into the room?

I'd be very grateful to hear others' experiences :)

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby girlinleeds » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:54 pm

we have a condenser and never had a problem with steam, i though they work so you didnt get steam, we just have to empty the water drawer regulary as if you forget the clothes dont dry

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby Johanna21 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:05 pm

Ours lives in a cupboard and has never been any problem either.

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby Dora » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:07 pm

Mine has been fine too. Was it too close to the wall perhaps? X

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby Frances » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:16 pm

Thanks all :) Not sure about the distance, maybe that or it may have been a dodgy one, it died about 18 months after I bought it...

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby Kirstyh » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:28 pm

never had a problem with ours, it is in the garage. All you have to do is empty the water drawer and keep the filters clean of fluff or it doesn't dry properly xx

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby sim » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:11 am

Hmm. Anyone got any brand recommendations then as ours is pants (it is a cheap and nasty hotpoint through so I'm not surprised....)

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby Mareth » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:29 am

I have a condenser dryer, it's grand, but tbh I'd much prefer a vented, they're just so much more efficient.
I did have a washer dryer in a house I lived in before and I'd never have another, I was terrible. In my experience they just never actually dry properly, or even close.

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Re: Anyone got a condenser dryer?

Postby JenKyleKaitlinRoo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:15 am

I have a hoover condenser dryer and its great. We've had it 4 years now and its still as good as it was when we got it. Our last hotpoint the ball bearings went on the drum and it was soooo noisy. No problems with steam or damage here either.

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