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Posted by IngridO 
June 23, 2017 03:33AM
My partner just brought a front loader washing machine/ dryer as a space saver for our laundry. The wash is great after many years with a hand me down washer that never seemed to throughly clean the clothes. However the dryer....takes about 5 hrs to dry clothes? The shortest cycle is about 2.5 hrs???

I knew they took longer but surely they can't be that inefficient??

Anyone else use a front loader wash/dryer?
Re: Frontloaders
June 23, 2017 04:12AM
Hate to say it, but the washer/dyrer combo units are known to be dreadful at drying.
Re: Frontloaders
June 23, 2017 04:32AM
I have an LG and this is due to space constraints. I find it much quicker to set the dryer separately rather than set it to come on automatically after a wash load. And I find the dry cycle is much quicker if I put a dry towel in with the load, which absorbs excess moisture.

My power cycles are peak' shoulder and off peak, which is from 22:00. And I always use the dryer after 10pm so not sure how long an exact cycle takes
Re: Frontloaders
June 23, 2017 05:02AM
I have an aunt with one of these combo machines & she too has noted the length of time for the dryer to dry her clothes - in fact she now uses a drying rack in her conservatory. Not much help sorry.
I have always thought too that I would have an absolute load of wet washing waiting to be dried as some days I might do 2 or 3 loads of laundry - so the machine would be going constantly smiling smiley
Re: Frontloaders
June 23, 2017 03:23PM
I have an ordinary front loader and it is very efficient at washing the clothes. I don't have a dryer. However, if I did ever decide to have a drier, it would be just a normal one because they can be fixed upside down on the wall above the washing machine, thus saving space.
Re: Frontloaders
July 11, 2017 04:18AM
My friends have a combo washer/dryer and they never use the dryer option because it takes so long.
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