Like the washing machine, the tumble dryer has become very popular and sought-after household equipment. It is one thing to choose and buy a dryer, we were talking about it in this article, but not everyone knows how to install the device properly. However, its normal operation and long service life without the need for professional dryer repair largely depend on how well the drying unit is installed. There are many nuances when installing tumble dryers to be aware of.
Variations of dryer installation
As you know, there are different types of dryers on the home appliance market today. You can buy:
- Vented dryer.
- Condensed drying machine.
- Heat pump device.
Each of these appliances has its own principle of operation, and accordingly, it has its own specifics when connected. The vented dryer performs the laundry drying process by removing moisture through the ventilation system. In the condensed device type, warm air enters the chamber with the laundry, collects moisture there, and then passes through the heat exchanger. Further, moisture condenses in a special tray. This tray must be emptied after each working cycle of the appliance.
Heat pump dryers work on the same principle as condensing units, the only difference is that moist air does not pass through the heat exchanger but the evaporator. Vented drying machines that are connected to ventilation are often installed in the houses and apartments. Condensed type is installed if it is not possible to make an air duct because there moisture is removed into a special container or directly to the sewer.
The right connection to facilities
The drying machine is connected to such facilities:
- air vents;
- drainage and sewage;
There is nothing complicated with ventilation as there is a special ventilation hole in the device. This is the place where a flexible air pipe is connected. It is attached by special clamps that usually are packed in with the unit. The other end of the pipe is led out into a ventilation system. Pay attention that when connecting the corrugated pipe should not bend 90 degrees, since in this case, the dryer doesn’t work properly. Therefore, try to install the duct as much as possible without bends and turns.
If you opted for a condensation dryer, then you should understand that after each drying cycle you will need to empty the container with condensed water. You can get rid of this routine work if you connect the dryer to the sewer. To do this the manufacturer provides a special drain hole that connects to the sewer with a simple hose. The connection method is the same as for a washing machine, so there should be no difficulties.
The last part of the installation is the power supply. The drying machine will not work without electricity, so you need to think about this in advance. Of course, the best solution is to install a dedicated power line to connect the dryer, but if this is not possible, then you can connect the device to the outlet. But, you must understand that this outlet must be grounded, and has a fault-current circuit breaker to protect the appliance from voltage surges.
It’s better to trust all connection works to pros to ensure that everything is done correctly and according to all requirements. You can always call our experienced dryer technicians to get fast and reliable service for your drying device in Toronto.