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Hi Andy. what are you like on Tumble Driers - had much experience with them?

I bought a new Beko DTGV8000 Vented Tumble dryer from currys a couple of weeks ago and its replacing our Beko Condenser which we have had for about 5 years or so. Wanted to get a vented one this time because the room the condenser dryer was in got so hot and damp , so now at least the hot air and moisture now at least is is at least being carried outside through the wall vent now. 

I dont find it brilliant on 'extra dry'  like the last one. OK they come out dry, but not really bone dry, a bit damp sometimes and a couple of times had to put the stuff back in. - I have noticed, and got to wondering if it because now it looks like Beko (and maybe other manufactures do now) have moved the drum sensor(s) to underneath the lint/fluff filter (in a god awful place to get to, to clean now) whereas before there was 2 metal strips at the bottom of the porthole inside the drum. 

With the 2 sensor strips in the drum , the clothes/laundry rubbed against the sensor and if they were wet the sensor would send a signal to the electronics on the panel and stop the machine when the clothes/laundry were dry. - but how does it work in this new way they have done it now where they have put a sensor underneath the fluff filter where the clothes cannot brush past the sensor? - could this have a rubbish effect on drying and just measure the moisture content flowing out of the drum past the fluff filter now would you know?

Now to get the clothes/towels real dry now I have to select 'Towels' cycle and they come out nice and dry now. But I have a feeling this is timed drying and not one of the sensor drying programs. 

whats your view? 


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Hello Andy. Sorry I didn't pay much attention to this as it's tumble dryers and it's only supposed to be washing machine forums. I have thought about opening it up to other appliances but I like the fact that it specialises in washing machines and it's enough work for me just dealing with washing machines :-)

some tumble dryers have different settings for different types of dryness. Our tumble dryer for example allows you to set options for cupboard dry or extra dry for example. If anything I would expect a vented dryer to be a bit more efficient. Also there is a problem when mixing different fabrics that can confuse dryers. So for example if most of the fabrics in the drum become dry but there's just one or two different fabrics that haven't tried yet the dryer can end up sensing that its job is done and stop drying.

Many modern tumble dryers detect dryness via a brush that trails on the drum.

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