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Common Tumble Dryer Problems – and Solutions!

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As with any household appliance, tumble dryers can go wrong.

 Gloucester based company Power Point have plenty of experience in dealing with issues of most makes of tumble dryer and are happy to be called out to offer advice and carry out repairs.  

As with all such problems, dealing with them quickly when they first arise can save costly repairs or possible replacement at a later date.

Some typical problems:

1. Your tumble dryer doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to.  If you have a condenser dryer, you will need to clean the condenser unit with clean water at least every three months.  Conventional dryers may have a build-up of fluff which should be removed every couple of weeks.  Make sure the vent hose is not blocked or crushed and avoid overloading the machine.

2. If your tumble dryer just isn’t coming on, it may be a power problem.  To simply check that the socket is working, unplug the machine and plug in something else instead, such as a lamp or kettle.  If it is not the socket then call Power Point and they will send someone to check it out for you.

3. If you smell burning, don’t panic.  Although tumble dryers have on occasion been responsible for house fires, it should not be a problem if approached sensibly.  One cause might be an electrical fault and another could be fluff being scorched or possibly catching fire.  Turn the machine off and unplug it.  If you have any doubts, call Power Point and they will have someone with you as soon as they can.

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit their website www.powerpointglos.co.uk

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