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    Hey all

    i recently got a washer/dryer as i have limited space and no longer wanted my tumble in my bedroom!

    i only use the dryer when i really need to - like today as its raining

    dont like it, clothes are very creased after drying! - however my question is, is it normal for steam to be coming from it whilst in the dryer cycle? - the machine itself is very hot, the door cant be touched and you can feel the heat walking past it, the steam is coming from the drawer?

    i want seperates again

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    i think this is the norm as they do not have an external vent like seperate dryers

    combi washer dryers use steam to dry, rather than tumble dryers that use hot dry air. it is normal for them to come out slightly wrinkled, slightly hot and slightly wet, although it is not normal for steam to come out of the machine whilst in use (might be a dodgy seal or something).

    we have one - my advise would be:

    1) only use when really necessary as it's really power hungry
    2) only use the dryer bit for the first 20 mins, then take the load out and hang on the radiators/clothes horse - stops most of the wrinkles!
    3) be careful if you have t-shirts with print on them (the one's you have to iron inside out) - i have had a few prints melt due to the steam heat!

    the draw is the point where stuf goes into the washer dryer so it in only normal for steam to find its way out imo

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    PapaSmurf;2472935

    combi washer dryers use steam to dry, rather than tumble dryers that use … combi washer dryers use steam to dry, rather than tumble dryers that use hot dry air. it is normal for them to come out slightly wrinkled, slightly hot and slightly wet, although it is not normal for steam to come out of the maching whilst in use (might be a dodgy seal or something). we have one - my advise would be:1) only use when really necessary as it's really power hungry2) only use the dryer bit for the first 20 mins, then take the load out and hang on the radiators/clothes horse - stops most of the wrinkles!3) be[COLOR="Red"] careful is you have t-shirts with print on them [/COLOR](the one's you have to iron inside out) - i have had a few prints melt due to the steam heat!



    such a good point! already been there!

    thanks for the input :thumbsup:

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    ding;2472960

    the draw is the point where stuf goes into the washer dryer so it in only … the draw is the point where stuf goes into the washer dryer so it in only normal for steam to find its way out imo



    good point, thank you

    Your washer dryer should not have steam coming out of it, if it has you have a problem. If it's coming from out of the drawer either there is too much steam being produced for the condenser to handle or there's a damaged seal inside of the machine somewhere.

    Check that the machine is fully pumping out before going on to the drying cycle, try putting the washing on for a longer spin beforehand if need be. Make sure you haven't overloaded the drum, I never put more than half a drum in for drying.

    You also shouldn't be able to feel the heat when your walking past, I have a washer dryer and the only way I can tell it is on is becuase he drum spins. So I think that your machines having a bit of trouble coping with the load.

    Both my dad and step dad are domestic appliance engineers by the way, Washer Dryers still do dry clothes in the convental way anyway i.e. by heat the only difference being they have a condenser in them and instead of storing the condensed water in a tank it pumps it straight down your outlet hose

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    i always remove half the load before drying so do 2 dry loads to one wash, so coping with the load should not be an issue? its fairly new so still under warrenty, so maybe i will look into getting it seen to?

    thank you for the advice

    loupomm;2473503

    i always remove half the load before drying so do 2 dry loads to one … i always remove half the load before drying so do 2 dry loads to one wash, so coping with the load should not be an issue? its fairly new so still under warrenty, so maybe i will look into getting it seen to?thank you for the advice



    No problem, could I just ask what make the machine is?

    Original Poster

    yeah its an indesit WIDXL 126S

    loupomm;2473541

    yeah its an indesit WIDXL 126S



    Good luck lol

    Indesits aren't very good machines! They must give my step dad 80% of his repairs, my advice would be to extend you warranty if you can. Anyone in the industry calls them Indesh*its that should tell you all you eed to know about them.

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    Oh great! lol
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