The door opening handle had just broken on our old Zanussi TD-534 vented tumble dryer and assuming the realistic repair timetable exceeds our clothes drying schedule, we may be in need of a replacement. ;-(
We have repaired it a few times now, from new bearings in the motor, I turned a new belt tension / idler, replaced the rear bearing spigot (they actually make / sell that bit saving having to replace the whole drum) and a couple of drive belts. It currently also needs the front felt drum-seal and we have that waiting to go on.
The problem we had last time when looking for a replacement machine was actually finding something that was vented and with a vent port on the LHS and wasn't likely to self combust. ;-(
So, where are we now with condensing / de-humidifying (non gas) dryers please?
If any waste heat came into the kitchen, rather than being blown outside then that would be ok (especially in the winter <g>) and we already have a dehumidifier out there (again for the winter) that we could turn on if any new condenser dryer didn't condense all it's moisture. The tumble dryer also sits over the washing machine (on a shelf) and so we could easily plumb-in the condensate drain.
Daughter recently bought us a Bosch washing machine to replace the Zanussi we salvaged from being scrapped (at 13 months old, from Freecycle) after that finally died after about 8 years or so.
So, makes, models, suppliers and personal recommendations please?
Cheers, T i m