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LG TDC70040E - Tumble Drying for Dummies !

24.07.2006 (25.07.2006)

Easy to use, no risk of over drying, lots of useful extras .  .

None so far .

Recommendable Yes:

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User's ManualExcellent

Cleaning & MaintenanceVery easy

SafetyVery safe

How much did you pay?£750 for a set of washing machine and dryer

Any repairs?None

Special features?Loads - see review

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Dimensions: 85.0 x 59.5 x 60.0 (H/W/D) cm

7kg Drying capacity
4.83KW energy consumption
63dB noise output
Energy Rated - C

• Reverse action drying
• Wide opening door
• 19 hour start timer delay
• Electronically assesses the exact moisture level and ensures accurate drying results, prevents over-drying and excessive energy consumption.
• Final cool cycle
• Easily accessible filter
• Airing cycle
• Filter full indicator
• Water reservoir full indicator
• Optional drain function
• Reversible door (left or right hand side opening)
• End of programme sound (pleasant !)

I've only had this machine a couple of days, but I'm already in love with it. It's the first time I've been out and bought a Tumble Dryer before (having been given them previously) and to be honest, I chose the matching washing machine and bought this to make the set (LG WM14331FD - the set cost £750 from Comet as a package deal). But it's fabulous !

You don't tell it to tumble for an hour, or 45 minutes … you tell it what you're drying (cottons, synthetics etc.) and how dry you want them (iron dry, airing cupboard dry, dry or extra dry) and it then weighs the load and gives you an estimated finish time. The machine then constantly tests the moisture levels of the air in the machine and stops when the clothes are at your desired dryness … excellent ! No over drying, no wasted energy, no coming back to the dryer to find things are still damp.

You also get this great gadget that looks like a grill pan stuck to a coat hanger. You stick the coat hanger end into a hole at the back of the machine and put your trainers or delicates on the grill pan. The dryer then dries and turns the drum as usual, but the grill pan stays horizontal and doesn't move. Hey presto - dry trainers that haven't bashed the drum into the middle of next week and delicates that still look good.

The dryer comes with a drain pipe so you can have the water drained away rather than filling up the water reservoir.

The end of cycle sounds is a pleasant "cuckoo" sounds that's load enough o hear but not so load as to disturb. The machine overall is fairly quiet and doesn't seem to throw out any more heat that any other machine I have ever used. Not pleasant in this weather (July) but also not unbearable.

The drum even has a light inside so you can see what you're doing and you don't miss any wayward socks ! There's also an easy to operate child lock.

So far, I can't say anything against this machine. Easy to use, quiet and efficient, whilst pleasant to look at and reliable.

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Marans 24.07.2006 15:42

This sounds good. Can you tell me what the rating on it is? I'm always looking for things that are more economical to use than the one I have now. Emma.

BlackMan93 24.07.2006 15:06

Quite a good review!

atticusuk 24.07.2006 15:01

This thing sounds too intelligent for its own good.

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EAN 5017173140568, 8801031757305
Manufacturer LG
Width in cm 60
Height in cm 84, 85 cm
Construction Freestanding
Maximum Loading Capacity in kg 7
Type Condensor
Control of Drying Electronic with Sensor
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