whitegoodstrackworld: vented or condesor tumble dryer?
Our existing condensor tumble dryer has just died. Well actually, I killed it. The top door hinge got loose and the door wouldn’t shut easily, so I kicked it and it fell off. Hey-ho, it was free (used) 5 years ago.
Either way, it needs replacing. It worked fine, but unsurprisingly, when it was on it kicked out a lot of warm damp air. Warm is good, damp isn’t. It could be that the old dryer just wasn’t working as efficiently as it should have been. Is it worth getting a hole drilled through the wall and getting a vented one? Certainly less hassle in the long run as the reservoir wouldn’t need emptying.Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Used to have vented which broke them bought a cOndensor one as its new home was under the stairs. Kenwood one, great bit of kit but definitely doesn’t remove all moisture from the warm air it’s pumping out. Now built a nice shiny bike/log/tumble dryer store and it’s much happier outside!Posted 4 years agocranberryMember
I’ve got a condensor ( AEG ) and it has been excellent.
Note that they don’t work well at all if the are situated somewhere cold like a garage.
Most should come with a hose so that you can bypass the built in reservoir and put the waste water directly into a waste pipe.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
Bosch condenser here. Far more efficient than they used to be. It provides useful heat in our enclosed porch and despite that not being heated we have no issues with damp or condensation. I was convinced vented would have been better but now I think my ideas were a bit out of date.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
Go for whatever has the best rating. They have been through the same tests. I had a condenser for the last 5 years and, provided you cleaned all of the filters/traps regularly, never gave a problem.Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
Siemens condensor here, under the stairs, it re-uses heat and warms the hallway. I was very reluctant to buy it as I hate the idea of any kind of damp air kicking about, but, the air really is perfectly dry and the heat we’ve paid for stays in the house.
They’re more expensive to buy though, a LOT more expensive for a good one so, if I had an outside wall it would kinda depend on how much money I had on the day…Posted 4 years ago
Shiny new condensor dryer arrived on saturday 🙂
So, connecting the drain. The drain hose is tiny, about half the diameter of a washing machine drain hose. Any suggestions how to connect it to either the washing machine drain hose, or the under-sink waste pipe?Posted 4 years ago
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