Cleaning tumble dryer filters and condenser (video)

Last updated 06/11/2020 14:37

Issue

  • How to clean the tumble dryer fluff filter?
  • "Clean filter" indicator is lit on the tumble dryer display
  • How to clean the tumble dryer condenser?
  • "Check condenser" indicator is lit on the tumble dryer display
  • How often should I clean the filters and condenser?

Applies to

  • Vented dryer
  • Condenser dryer
  • Heat pump dryer

Resolution

Why regular maintenance is important for your dryer:

Performance and drying results - clogged filter and condenser lead to longer cycle duration and unsatisfactory drying results.

Save money and energy-  clogged filters lead to increased energy consumption. 

Longer lifetime – Caring for your machine means it will perform better for a longer time, and you could avoid unnecessary breakdowns.

Safeguard warranty – if a breakdown should occur because you have skipped the basic machine maintenance, machine warranty could be rejected.


Note: Some steps apply only to specific types of dryers:

  • Vented dryers
  • Condenser dryers
  • Heat Pump dryers

You can check the specification in the user manual supplied with your appliance. Download user manual


Cleaning the tumble dryer fluff filters (applicable to all dryer types)

At the end of each cycle, the Filter symbol  comes on the display and you must clean the filter. Clean the filter after each drying cycle

1. Open the door. 

Pull the filter up.

2. Push the hook to open the filter.

3. Use a moist hand to clean both parts of the filter.

4. If necessary, clean the filter with a vacuum cleaner. 

Close the filter.

5. If necessary, remove fluff from the filter socket and gasket. 

You can use a vacuum cleaner. 

Place the filter back inside the filter socket.

6. If the filters are excessively dirty or have limescale, they must be washed under running water or descaled.

Important: Dry the filter before putting it back to the case

After cleaning, you should be able to see through them when you hold them up towards the light.

If you are unable to clean the filters, you should replace them. 

You can buy new filters directly in our Webshop

See the instructional video

 

Cleaning the tumble dryer condenser (applicable to heat pump dryer)

If the symbol Condenser  flashes on the display, inspect the condenser and its compartment. If it is dirty, clean it. Do the check not less than once a month.

Warning: Do not touch the metal surface with bare hands. Risk of injury. Wear protective gloves. Clean carefully to avoid damaging the metal surface.

Note: Do not operate the tumble dryer when the condenser is blocked with fluff. This could cause damage to the tumble dryer. This also increases energy consumption.

Access to the condenser may slightly differ depending on the dryer model, refer to the user manual supplied with your appliance. 

1. Open the door. 

Pull the filter up.

2. Open the condenser cover.

3. Turn the lever to unlock the condenser lid.

4. Lower the condenser lid.

5. If necessary, remove the fluff from the condenser and its compartment. 

You can use a wet cloth and/or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.

6. Close the condenser lid.

7. Turn the lever until it clicks into position.

8. Put the filter back.

 

Cleaning the tumble dryer condenser (applicable to condenser dryer)

If the symbol Condenser  flashes on the display, inspect the condenser and its compartment. If it is dirty, clean it.

Access to the condenser may slightly differ depending on the dryer model, refer to the user manual supplied with your appliance.

Note: Do not operate the tumble dryer when the condenser is blocked with fluff. This could cause damage to the tumble dryer. This also increases energy consumption.

1. Open the door, then open the condenser cover.

2. Turn 2 levers to unlock the condenser lid.

3. Lower the condenser lid.

4. Catch the handle and pull the condenser out from the bottom compartment. 

Move condenser horizontally to avoid spilling any remaining water.

5. Clean the condenser in vertical position over a basin. 

Rinse through with a hand shower.

7. Put the condenser back inside the bottom compartment.

8. Close the condenser lid.

9. Lock 2 levers until they snap.

10. Close the condenser cover.

See the instructional video

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