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Miele Wt2780 Washer/dryer Rinse Out Fluff - Mandatory


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Just discovered this forum (looks good) and am passing on some 'advice' from a Miele engineer

He was here to fix (actually, condemn...) a 2.5 yr old Miele fridge/freezer. Not a very helpful or knowledgeable guy IMHO, but whilst on the phone to his boss (to get a diagnosis on the FF) he pointed to our shiny new WT2780, saying "you know that if you don't use the Rinse Out Fluff feature, these break down?" (accompanied by a smirk - the inference being that I was a berk for paying over the odds for an unreliable machine).

He seemed to be saying that the fluff blocks some inside gubbins or something, but as I was keen to get him out of the house as soon as possible, I did not engage in further discussions.

Anyways, paid out for a 10 year warranty the next day, and now always use the ROF feature. So far machine has been fine - though it left me wondering why our previous w/d - a fairly cheap Zanussi, again with condenser drying - did not have any ROF feature... and never broke down in 10 years.

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Thanks for that jayj. I don't know why your post never received a reply, sorry about that. There have been several other discussions about how  varying brands of washer dryer tend to get clogged up. A lot of people seem to have problems where eventually they become blocked with loads of lint that seems to get stuck inside various parts of the dryer section. Places like the dryer's heating chamber, the dryer fan chamber and fan, and even inside the condenser chamber.

As far as I know though, Miele's rinse out fluff cycle can't get rid of the fluff inside most of the dryer section, because you cannot get water inside there. However, it does make sense to use any special cycle designed by the manufacturer to help clean any parts inside. I suspect it may only really clean the condenser chamber, which is where water constantly trickles inside during the drying cycle.

It may actually flush water in at a much faster rate and therefore may help to reduce clogging in that particular part. So it's definitely worth using, even though there are other sections inside the dryer that may eventually get clogged up.

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