Making an Ocean Washer/Dryer Dry Faster


Hi,
I have an Ocean Washer/Dryer combo, and it's the best washer I've ever owned - it takes 3 hours to finish a wash cycle, but it produces amazing results. Thank god for European front-loading washers.
I only wish the dryer was half as good. It takes 3 hours to dry clothes to 95% dryness - my old White Westinghouse finished in 45 minutes.
I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that it's a washer/dryer combo, but I'd like to make it hotter - a lot hotter.
It's an electric, front-loading Washer/Dryer combo. It does *not* have a ventilation pipe for the dryer, this one just uses a tube to get the water out.
It heats up, but obviously not enough. Is the fact that it doesn't have a ventilation pipe and instead relies on getting the liquid water out a testimony to the fact that it can't/wasn't meant to get hotter than it does now?
Basically, I'm looking to either tweak the voltage or replace the heating element with a more powerful model. Does anyone know if this is possible on a ventilation-less dryer?
BTW, who makes Ocean? I can't seem to find anything about it online, it's an Italian brand and it's not (in my experience) cheap quality.
Thanks.
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There's nothing you can do to change the way it works. Where do you live? I'm asking because I'm curious what other brands were available to you when you were choosing a machine.
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Your might be a dehumidifier type dryer. They only heat the air a little.
It takes longer but has the advantage that its almost impossible to overheat or overdry the cloths , no more melted socks cause they were left in too long.
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Well, I'm in the Middle East, Jordan specifically. Dryers are expensive as hell here, and the only options for a good washer + a separate dryer under a grand were the really cheap Beko and some other stuff - so I paid a bit more and got a washer/dryer combo... 900 USD total for it.
I really like the Washer as I said before, but the dryer is terrible. When I first take the stuff out, it's hot and seemingly dry, but as soon as the cold air hits it, all the water vapor instantly condenses and turns to moisture.
I guess it is a dehumidifier type because the water comes out as liquid... Mark, you say it "takes longer" but you know, 3 hours is a LONG time... Is that normal? Is there anything I can do about it?
Many thanks guys...
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There's nothing you can do about it. That's how it's designed. If I were in this situation, I'd make a few drying racks out of PVC pipe and buy a fan.
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