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Post# 510243   4/8/2011 at 13:58 (4,628 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

hi all, As you know I own a white knight sensordry. It takes a 3kg load and has 2 heat settings. Has anyone else got one and if anybody knows anything about it any info would be great. I realy want to know its energy star desperatley.

Many thanks,

Post# 510266 , Reply# 1   4/8/2011 at 15:32 (4,628 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

i have one it's 6-8 years old and works brilliantly but the high heat setting is verry feirce and nearly cooked my bedding when i last used high heat which was 2 weeks after i had it. theese are made in halifax yorkshire by crosslee who made philips dryers and
Tom =)

Post# 510273 , Reply# 2   4/8/2011 at 15:48 (4,628 days old) by ultimafan ()        
I have one too!!!

It's the ultimate no frills dryer! I think it's got a D energy rating, however we tend to cram most of the load in it as we leave jeans and jumpers out, I think it takes around 2.3kw, which is less than most full size dryers. I can never get drying times right, as I've often put things in for 80 minutes and still things are damp, yet other times when I've opened the door mid way the items are totally bone dry.

Post# 510286 , Reply# 3   4/8/2011 at 16:49 (4,628 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
Time dryer?

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Doesn't the name sensordry suggest it's a sensor dryer? Why the cycles knob says 'time settings'?

Post# 510294 , Reply# 4   4/8/2011 at 17:22 (4,628 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

during the cycle it senses teh dryness and shuts off the heater

Post# 510385 , Reply# 5   4/9/2011 at 05:10 (4,627 days old) by SamsungFl (United Kingdom/London )        

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The Sensordry on these dryers is simply more a thermostatic shut off, It dosnt actually sense when the clothes are dry, its just when the temperature raises above a certain level to avoid it from overheating - Most dryers have this feature, but on these its just been re-branded as sensordry technology :-)

Ive had two of these dryers, and to be fair for the little money they cost I cant really say much bad about them, they seem to last a decent amount of time and do a decent job of drying bearing in mind the load is right :-)

Power consumption wise these use 1.6kw in total, the Heater rating is 1400w, and the motor is 200w :-)

We only got rid of our second one because of its size, it just couldnt keep up with the washer and having to sometimes split loads out of the washer into 3 batches for drying, then waiting anything up to 80 minutes for each to be done was rather excessive and time consuming.

Hope this helps :-)


Post# 511803 , Reply# 6   4/16/2011 at 14:13 (4,620 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Thanks for the info,

I find this info really useful. Where could I get a manual for it???


Post# 512150 , Reply# 7   4/18/2011 at 12:44 (4,618 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

does the dryer sense whethe clothes are dry, mine does not.

Post# 512170 , Reply# 8   4/18/2011 at 15:23 (4,618 days old) by SamsungFl (United Kingdom/London )        

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As I said above, they dont actually sense when the clothes are dry and will never finish the cycle early if it needs to because of the mechanical timer. Like I say they just switch the heat off once a certain temperature has been reached and the cycles runs as normal to the end.

In my experience with that system, it proves very annoying when drying sheets and other such items, because they are thinner the temperature rises quicker so after 45 minutes or so the heat would switch off which would often leave the middle of the load still pretty damp where it hasnt had a chance to dry.

I do find it a bit of a con that they call those dryers Sensordry, because essentially it does no such thing. To be fair its just triggered by the thermostat over-heat system, which most, if it not all dryers have :-) Even my 30+ year old dryer has that :-)

Hope this helps.


Post# 516007 , Reply# 9   5/6/2011 at 12:10 (4,600 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
so basic

aren't they??? All they have is a drum, heater, motor, timer and belt

Post# 519525 , Reply# 10   5/21/2011 at 14:19 (4,585 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

more baisic it is the less to go wrong

Post# 519767 , Reply# 11   5/22/2011 at 17:12 (4,584 days old) by ultimafan ()        

It's very basic, and can be bought for under 100quid. It's been a very popular model for a long time with similar built predecessors.

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