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01/04/2013 at 20:48
And does it work ok in cold weather?
We bought a new one in October, was told it would be fine by the man in Comet (remember them?)to keep it in the garage. But it doesn't work if the 'ambient temp' is below 5 degrees.
I had the repair man out this week and he says it's fine, but that the newer models don't kick in if the room is too cold. So it's pretty useless to me isn't it? If its warm I can put the washing on the line!
Do you think I'm within my rights to ask the manufacturer for a replacement? The retailer doesn't exist anymore. It doesn't say anything in the manual about needing to be a certain room temperature.
01/04/2013 at 21:13
I do know people that keep them in the garage but don't personally know about tumble driers.
I do know that there was a big expose about a lot of electrical appliances not working below certain temps about ten fifteen years ago. So for example my fridge freezer didn't work when it was kept in the garage and the temp fell below 5 degrees. It would turn itself off because it didn't need to cool itself - unfortunately it turned the freezer off as well which did need to be working. We then had to put a heater on near the FF to make it work. It made sound mental but put a heater on enar it and then when it is warm enough it will start working and will be producing its own heat so will keep itslef at the right temp.
I think it is supposed to be some sort of safety/energy saving feature.
01/04/2013 at 21:22
Our tumble drier is in the garage and works in the very cold weather, it's about 3 years old. Our fridge freezer is too but the freezer always stops working in the cold. Could you go direct to the manufacturer for advice? Or maybe put a blanket or sheet over it at night?
01/04/2013 at 21:45
Our tumble dryer - 6 yrs old - is in the garage and works in the cold. It isn't as efficient and we have to put it on longer than normal but it still works. I doubt you would have recourse to the manufacturer, I'd say it was an issue with the retailer, although obviously that doesn't help you.
01/04/2013 at 21:59
We actually have electric in our shed so both tumble dryer and freezer are in there....four years never had any problems. I'd see what the manufacturer says
02/04/2013 at 21:26
Thank you ladies. The engineer did mention that some fridges and freezers do the same thing. I think I'll have to try the manufacturer and see where it gets me. I'll try and draft something this week and might be back for help with wording.
02/04/2013 at 22:00
We have the tumbler and chest freezer in the garage and both work fine, the tumbler sometimes needs to be on a bit longer to get things dry i guess
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