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Maintenance and Cleaning
You must disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply, before you can carry out any cleaning or maintenance work.
Cleaning the condenser unit
Clean the air condenser periodically, 3 or 4 times a year depending on how frequently the dryer is used. Pull out the condenser, holding it at the top, and remove all fluff. Clean it with a brush and rinse it under the shower if necessary.
Use only soap and water and then dry thoroughly. From time to time, apply a little wax furniture cream with a soft cloth. Important: do not use methylated spirit, diluents or similar products.
Cleaning the filter
The tumble dryer cannot operate efficiently with a clogged filter. The filter collects all the fluff which forms during drying and it is therefore essential to remove and clean this filter after each drying programme.
Also clean the outside, removing all fluff. Clean the rubber seal round the porthole door and the seal of the condenser in the inner door with a damp cloth.
Emptying the water reservoir
Water extracted from the laundry condenses inside the machine and is collected in a reservoir. The reservoir must be emptied after each drying cycle to ensure efficient operation when the machine is next used. If this is not done a safety device trips: pilot light on the control panel comes on and the programme stops, leaving the laundry damp. The reservoir can be emptied even in the middle of a programme.
You should not be alarmed by the amount of fluff which collects on the filter; this is due to normal wearing of the fabrics dried and not to incorrect operation of your machine. Rubbing of the fibres during normal wear and washing forms fluff. If laundry is dried on a line, this fluff simply flies away, whereas inside the tumble dryer it collects together and swells considerably as a result of the drying action.
The reservoir must be re-inserted correctly. Handy tip: The condensed water may be used in a steam iron or to top up a battery, etc. In this case it must be filtered (e.g. through a coffee filter).