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Tips for using your dryer

To dry your laundry thoroughly, first check the drying symbols on the washing label. This way, you can be sure that your sweater is allowed to be dried in the dryer and at what setting. Respect the maximum load capacity and clean the dryer regularly. You can read here what you should pay attention to when using your dryer.

Listed tips

Dryer tips

The most important tips when using your dryer are:

  1. Check the drying symbols in the washing label.
  2. Spin your laundry beforehand.
  3. Close buttons and zippers.
  4. Respect the load capacity of the drum.
  5. Clean the dryer regularly.

Tip 1: check the drying symbols

Drying symbols dryer

To prevent your favorite laundry from shrinking, always check the symbols on the label on the inside of your laundry. Clothes that are not allowed in the dryer can be left lying or hanging to dry. For example, you should never hang a woolen sweater to dry on a rack, because it will stretch. Always keep to the regulations.The most important drying symbols can be seen here.* Symbol 1: Dryer at low setting* Symbol 2: Dryer at high setting* Symbol 3: Don't put in the dryer* Symbol 4: Dry lying down* Symbol 5: Hang to dry

Tip 2: spin your laundry in advance

Miele dryer

Make sure to let your washing machine spin at a high speed (at least 1,400 revolutions per minute). Your laundry will be dryer when it comes out of the washing machine, and won't have to stay in the dryer for long. That's better for your laundry, it'll be dry faster, and you'll also save on energy costs. Note: wool, silk, and other delicate laundry aren't suitable for this.

Tip 3: close buttons and zippers

Display Miele dryer

To protect your clothes and the dryer, close all your buttons and zippers. This way, your laundry will stay beautiful longer and your dryer will last longer. Of course, don't forget to sort your laundry and dry your jeans and delicate laundry separately. The rough denim of your jeans ensures that your other laundry wears quickly.

Tip 4: stick to the load capacity

Dryer with laundry

It seems like a no-brainer, but we all stuff the drum a little too much sometimes, which can eventually have unpleasant consequences. Try to stick to your dryer's recommended load capacity: a packed drum not only dries your laundry less, but can also damage the dryer. Also make sure that you don't use fabric softener for clothing that goes into the dryer. The substances in fabric softener get stuck on the sensors in the dryer and can cause malfunctions.

Tip 5: Clean the dryer regularly

Clean dryer

To ensure that your dryer dries efficiently, keep the lint filter and condenser clean. You should clean the fluff filter after every cycle. You can do this by removing the filter from the dryer and removing large dust particles. You should clean this thoroughly every month with a vacuum. The condenser is located at the bottom of your dryer. If you have a condenser dryer, rinse it. With a heat pump dryer, the condenser is built in and can be cleaned with a vacuum.

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