Condensing Tumble Dryer

How does it work
09:15 Mon 08th Oct 2007
 
Best Answer


No best answer has yet been selected by brain1. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.

1 to 5 of 5

By using massive amounts of cold water.

The steam produced is passed over coils of constantly running cold water, condenses into water which is run away.


A massive veryunfriendly waste of water.

Not sure of exact figures but each dryer load uses hundreds of gallons.
Wet air fed through condenser - water falls out to collector - clothes come out dry. Buy a good quality one and no issues with steamy windows etc. Need to empty the water collector every few goes.

Doc Spock - Does not need any water plumbing in!

Used one for 4 years now without any problems - buy and enjoy...
i havent got a clue what spock is on about either !
i have one too and have no problems.
The condensers are usually air-cooled. When the steam condenses it gives up its latent heat of vaporisation and heats up the incoming air. This reduces condensation in the room and saves electrical energy.
Condenser tumble dryers differ from the usual vented ones in that they don't need to have a vent/hose going from the back of the machine to the outlet in your wall to take the steam out of your house.
This is handy because it means you can position the dryer anywhere you want.
The water from the drying process is collected in a tank which can be emptied when it fills up.There's quite a bit of info about this type of tumble dryer at http://www.condensertumbledryers.org.uk/

1 to 5 of 5

Related Questions

Just got a condensing dryer and when emptying it and cleaning the filter it seems to make me wheeze and cough. Is it possible very fine fibres are ejected into the room to do this? Does anyone else...
Since getting a condensing tumble dryer 4 months back, my clothes smell of mildred/meldrew/mildew does anyone know why or if I am in fact correct to link this to the new tumbler...? many thanks...
How much space do I need around a condensing tumble dryer?
I'm still looking for an A rated silver coloured condensing tumble dryer.......preferrably with a hose to drain the water from the condenser tank. Any help appreciated, my search has only found B...
We have a 4yr old condensing tumble dryer, it is cleaned as per the instructions ie filter and water container after each load and condenser washed out weekly under the tap (lately with the garden...
Good day ABers! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. During a drying cycle the tumber stopped and the alarm went off indicating that the filter needed cleaning. Having replaced the filter with a new...

Latest posts