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Anyone got a Miele condenser tumble dryer?

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TheFurryMenace Sat 25-Mar-17 22:45:00

I really wanted a Miele heat pump one as I hate cleaning the heat exchanger on my crappy Beko condenser dryer, and they are also better energy-wise, but the Miele heat pump dryer won't fit depth wise. However, the Miele condenser dryer will fit. How much of a faff is it to clean the heat exchanger and how often do you have to do it?

20nil Sat 25-Mar-17 22:49:50

Generally love Miele, had two washing machines so bought a dryer too. But the dryers are terrible, notoriously so. Ours was repaired under warranty several times but was never quite right. Miele would not replace it. They were awful. We have a Bosch heat pump dryer and it is superb.

Peonyfan Sat 25-Mar-17 22:51:26

I wouldn't recommend it either, mine has been repaired three times in 18 months under warranty.

TickledOnion Sat 25-Mar-17 22:54:19

I've got one. Had it for about 7 years. I don't think I've ever cleaned the heat exchanger. blush I've removed it which was pretty easy and did wonder about cleaning it but it never looked that bad and the machine still works. I might have a go at it tomorrow.

rabbit123 Sat 25-Mar-17 22:55:05

Our Miele dryer is fine. The condenser unit needs cleaning but only about once every 2-3 months. It's easy to clean, just run it under the tab and then pop it back in - it's quite shallow in depth so it fits under the tap

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 25-Mar-17 22:57:01

Mine is awful. Never again. Takes an age to dry anything at all; needs repairing all the time. I'd pick almost anything over it!

TheFurryMenace Sat 25-Mar-17 23:42:54

Sorry to hear of very mixed experiences. I wonder if the poor ones are a particular model? I am looking at the:


Which has great reviews on JL. Anyone got this one at all?

20nil Sun 26-Mar-17 12:49:28

Sorry, can't remember what my model was but remember a thread on here where lots of people said similar things. Honestly, never again. Go for the Bosch. It is fantastic.

iwanttobemissmarple Sun 26-Mar-17 12:52:06

It's AWFUL. Going to redo kitchen (we've recently moved & whole place needs modernising) & im more excited about getting a vented dryer than anything else.

TheFurryMenace Sun 26-Mar-17 14:19:33

Thanks, but I can't have theBosch, it won't fit either.

Chottie Sun 26-Mar-17 14:22:45

I am on my third Miele tumble drier (been married over 40 years smile ) and I've not had any problems with any model. I love all the different drying programmes, especially the shirt one.

20nil Sun 26-Mar-17 15:14:31

Hope it works out for you. For what it's worth, I have a condenser and it's fine.

Pantah630 Sun 26-Mar-17 16:05:37

I have the T7644C, now had any problems, have had about 5 years. Only done 1 strip down and clean, and then only because I saw a thread which linked to someone doing it. I will probably do it again next year smile

TheFurryMenace Mon 27-Mar-17 21:05:35

Blimey, I don't know what to do now, seems that people have had great or awful experiences. I was all prepared to part with what is a lot of money to me to get something that did a good job, but now I just don't know...

Missingsleepandthecat Tue 28-Mar-17 19:51:06

We have a TDA140C Miele which we got last Feb, its fab!
No problems with it yet, its pretty swift too for a condenser dryer

umberellaonesie Tue 28-Mar-17 19:54:30

We had a condenser which was used once everyday some times twice. It lasted 8years and owed me nothing.
Just got a heat pump one to replace it. Very happy with it

orzal Tue 28-Mar-17 19:58:13

I have an AEG tumble drier. I've had it about 4 years and never had to clean the condenser unit. I've had two Miele fridge freezers and only bought them because they had 4 freezer drawers whereas most fridge freezers only have 3 freezer drawers. The most recent one was bought 18 months ago and was broken when it was delivered. I wouldn't buy Miele again.

Indaba Wed 29-Mar-17 00:11:04

Got new heat pump Miele condenser: takes ages to dry stuff and sheets and duvet covers get all tangled. Not great to be honest.

AverysillyoldHector Wed 29-Mar-17 00:13:38

I've also got an AEG condenser (know that isnt what you asked but anyway...). It is wonderful, very reliable, very economical and I've cleaned the unit maybe 3 times in 3 years.

TheFurryMenace Wed 29-Mar-17 07:23:12

Thanks for the AEG recommendation, what model do you have?

orzal Wed 29-Mar-17 08:41:23

My AEG is a Protex Lavatherm. I'm at work so will have to see if I can find a model number when I get home. There is no model number on the front of the machine. I bought mine at John Lewis online with 2 year guarantee which could be extended to five years free of charge. I had a Creda tumble drier years ago which caught fire (bedding inside caught fire).

orzal Wed 29-Mar-17 16:02:51

My AEG is model number T75280AC. I've just done a search and it costs around £320. I can't remember how much I paid for mine.

TheFurryMenace Wed 29-Mar-17 20:51:40

Thanks orzal, I'll look up that model.

Feckerlino Fri 07-Apr-17 19:50:49

Got a Miele. Didnt even know it had to be cleaned! Had it for 4 years, never had a problem with it at all

Nan0second Fri 07-Apr-17 19:53:02

Aeg protex lavatherm here too. It's absolutely brilliant. Very economical and has brilliant reviews on (where I bought it from at a fab price).

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