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Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

Leapy
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Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

With all this cold and damp weather, I've invested in a heat-pump self-sensing tumble dryer.

It works fantastic as it constantly monitors the drying status and reduces the time accordingly.:-)

However, I don't know when it finishes, as I don't always hear the end "BEEP".

So, how can I clearly know, when it has finished, if I don't hear that final "BEEPUndecided

Any thoughts or suggestions? Roll_eyes

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jab1
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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

@Leapy Does it not have any indicator lights? Does the door not auto-lock whilst it is in operation?

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

It's stopped making a noise and going round and round?

 


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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

I think mine beeps once (whilst in use and nearly finished).

Then beeps 3 times in a row to essentially say "I've finished now, so remove your clothes".

Don't know what model I have, but I can check when I go into my front garage.

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

Our tumble drier, but only when its windy. 

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jab1
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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

@Leapy Another suggestion: RTFM.😁

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

I don't like my self sensing tumble drier. I knew just how long most load of drying would take. The problem now is it switches off because it senses clothes are dry but the thicker bits like waistbands and cuffs are still damp and and it won't dry continue to dry even on a higher setting because it doesn't sense enough dampness.

Minivanman
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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

Had to look that one up @jab1 

Now I'm LMSO. 🤣 

PS. Sorry @Leapy 😉


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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

how about one of these.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sound-Activated-Alarm-Electronics-Electronic-DIY-Kit/153361182652?_trkpar...

 

(no.... that is not a spam url ! ! )

 

 

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

Yes I know what RTFM means, this is 2020, and not 1920 and now the internet exists.

I don't know where my manuals are, and yes I know I can work out the model number and Google 'model' and manual.

Had to do that before.

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

@Alex My comment was jokingly aimed at @Leapy , not you

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

I have a washer/dryer and it annoyingly bleeps five (?) times every minute to tell me the clothes are dry.  I have no idea why it has to bleep that many times and that frequently since there is a light indicating that it has finished.  My microwave oven also bleeps four (?) times when it reaches the end of the set time.  Does anyone know why three bleeps are not annoying whilst four or five are?  Perhaps it's like the rule in speech writing that you should list three things (or if you are new Labour just say the same thing three times: "Education, education, education.")  I think the idea came from the ancient Greek orators and Hitler used it a lot in his speeches.

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@shutter wrote:

how about one of these.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sound-Activated-Alarm-Electronics-Electronic-DIY-Kit/153361182652?

(no.... that is not a spam url ! ! )

 


 Thanks @shutter a very constructive suggestion and better than other ones 🙂

A  sound activated alarm kit might just do the trick 🙂

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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

We just have a simple tumble dryer, there is a dial which allows you to set how long you want it to run for, I just put the washing in, select the time, look at the clock on the wall and remove the washing when the time is up...

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Alex
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Re: Self-sensing tumble dryer challenge

Yep @jab1 I know - sorry about my earlier post.

Likewise, mine is just a simple timer as well (which my brain can just about handle).

When I put the washing machine on, it was overflowing. Thought there was a blockage and managed to twist some of the waste pipes underneath which sorted it.