Clothes dryers can be a handy helper in any household. Today’s dryers are no longer power guzzlers. In particular, heat pump dryers are energy efficient and gently dry the laundry. If a tumble dryer has been purchased new, then it must first be installed once. In this tutorial, we show you how to do it yourself.
Installation of a tumble dryer
After choosing a new tumble dryer, the easiest way is to follow the manufacturer’s manual step by step. Unfortunately, the manuals are not always written in an easily understandable way. If a tumble dryer is delivered, then the packaging must first be removed. The packaging is very thick, as it must protect the device against damage during transport.
Many packaging materials are very environmentally friendly and can easily be disposed of through the yellow bin. Some manufacturers also like to take back the packaging upon delivery. By returning the packaging to the material cycle, raw materials are saved and the amount of waste is reduced.
The disposal of the old device
In addition to the packaging, of course, the question arises where the old device can be disposed of inexpensively. Electronic and electrical equipment often still contains valuable materials, but also harmful substances that were important for the safety and function of the tumble dryer. Incorrect treatment and residual waste may cause health damage to these materials. The old device should therefore not be disposed of as residual waste.
Instead, the local collection point should be used to deliver the old device. Here electrical equipment of all kinds can be disposed of. Frequently, however, tumble dryers can also be given away to used stores. If the dryer can still be repaired, then other people will be happy about it. When transporting the old device should be transported child safe. The operating instructions should be read before each use of a tumble dryer.
After that, the dryer must be checked for visible damage before installation. A damaged dryer should not be set up first but exchanged directly. Before connecting the tumble dryer, the connection data (frequency, voltage, and protection) on the rating plate must be compared with the data of the electronic network.
In case of doubt, a specialist should be consulted. The electrical safety of the tumble dryer can only be guaranteed if the dryer is properly connected to a protective conductor system. It is important that the basic security requirements have been checked. The manufacturer can not be held responsible for damage caused by the incorrect connection.
Safety is the alpha and omega
For safety reasons, no extension cord should be used when connecting the tumble dryer. This avoids dangers for the user. An improper repair can also cause unpredictable damage and danger.
If a dryer is improperly repaired or connected, then there is no guarantee against the manufacturer. A defective component should always only be replaced by original spare parts. Only then is it ensured that all safety requirements are met.
Connect the tumble dryer properly
Depending on the model, dryers must be properly connected for them to work. In a vented dryer, the hot and humid air is directed outside via a pipe. For this purpose, a discharge hose is necessary, which leads through an open window, the hot air to the outside. A heat pump dryer is differentiated into the types of condensing dryers and exhaust air dryers. In a Kondsationstrockner this hose is not needed. This is a closed circuit that does not direct the air to the outside. Therefore, these devices can be connected in any room to a power outlet.
|Location||If the dryer is ready for use, then different considerations must be made, which refer to the new location of the dryer. The installation is usually very simple and can be done by any household. For example, the condensate dryer can simply be plugged into the socket and the new drying process can begin.|
|size||However one should consider before they purchase, above all the size. This is very important because a dryer can be purchased in different sizes. To set up the dryer correctly, you should, therefore, know exactly what dimensions are available. The dryer should never be left in a place where it comes in too close contact with other materials. Because the dryer gives off heat during the drying process. That, in turn, can lead to congestion heat.|
|reachability||Also, the dryer should be placed so that it is easy to reach.|
Advantages and disadvantages of the correct location of a tumble dryer
- fits in well with the environment
- does not disturb
- must be near a power source
Which accessories are needed?
When buying a heat pump dryer, every user should check which accessories are present and what is needed. If a laundry room is very tight, then a kit can help. A tumble dryer can safely be placed over a washing machine. It can also be useful that the dryer is placed on a pedestal. The pedestal automatically increases the location of the washing machine. This can make loading and unloading easier.
Very useful are dryer baskets in which wool, sneakers, stuffed animals, or lingerie can be adequately protected during the drying process. The range of accessories is very diverse, so each user should first think carefully about what is needed regularly for the drying of the laundry. An accessory may only be attached or installed if the manufacturer has expressly approved this part. If foreign parts are being cultivated, it is possible that the claims for warranty and guarantee will be lost.
The functioning of the display
The display shows all data of the drying process. Before using for the first time, the operating instructions including the symbols of the dryer should be carefully studied. Depending on the model, a wide variety of programs are available for drying the laundry. From cold airing, outdoor, sports underwear, ECO programs or special programs everything can be adjusted individually.
The display shows not only the current program but also the remaining time. Should the temperature sensor notice that the laundry is dry earlier, then the remaining time will automatically adjust for a high-quality appliance. The settings are often made via sensor buttons or rotary knobs. Many machines have the advantage that they emit an acoustic signal to indicate the end of the runtime.
General tips for installation
Before use, the protective films and advertising stickers must be removed cleanly. The protective foil can be found on the door. The advertising stickers are usually on the lid or the front of the device. However, care should be taken that the rating plate is not removed. This is very important especially for a warranty case.
The dryer must be set up and aligned on a flat surface. Only when he does not shake, then he should be connected to the mains. After transport, the dryer should stand still for one hour before it is started for the first time when the dryer is turned on, the display lights, and shows the default setting. Now it’s time to set the first program of your choice. For many models, the start button must be pressed afterward.
The device should work quietly and reliably and not make disturbing noises. The laundry should be fresh and fragrant after drying. A slightly scorched smell of the laundry is not normal. Here the settings should be checked again. High-quality dryers have the advantage that they show power consumption during a drying process. A closet-dry laundry consumes much more electricity than a dry iron load.