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My new 1990 Hoover Computer Logic D6538 Tumble Dryer!!
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Post# 1059441   2/2/2020 at 11:23 (1,143 days old) by Washerlad2014 (Teignmouth,Devon,UK)        

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Hello everyone so yesterday I was lucky enough to get my hands on this Hoover Computer Logic D6538 tumble dryer made in December 1990!! Got this for 60 which is not bad at all considering this was the top of the range Hoover at the time! I absolutely love this dryer and I hope you guys do as well!! Enjoy reading :)

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Post# 1059447 , Reply# 1   2/2/2020 at 13:34 (1,143 days old) by iej (.... )        

Interesting that they still had the same design as the halo-of-heat and their 1970s Tumble Dryer Deluxe but with a stainless steel, rather than enamelled drum.

What features did the computer logic dryer have? Was it a proper modern sensor dryer?


Post# 1059502 , Reply# 2   2/3/2020 at 09:47 (1,142 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Great find Spencer , you`ll enjoy using this modern / vintage miracle, one of the first UK built full sensor drying vented tumble dryers!!

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Post# 1059637 , Reply# 3   2/5/2020 at 05:04 (1,140 days old) by Washerlad2014 (Teignmouth,Devon,UK)        
Hoover Computer Logic D6538 tumble dryer

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Hi Iej, at the time when this came out it was one of the first sensor dryers to be made. I'm not that familiar with the programs on this just yet but maybe Chestermikeuk can help with that. Its main feature was that it senses just when the clothes are dry so your clothes will be dried perfectly. The program features on this I'm gonna guess by the picture. You first got 3 load types, load 1 Is "Mixed loads/towels/sheets heavy Synthetics/blankets/bath mats. Load 2 Is "light Synthetics" and load 3 is "heavy items/denim". You also have the option to have the audio either on or off. Then you got your dryness features, i think the first one is "Rotary iron dry" the second one might be iron dry, 3rd one might be extra iron dry and I know the 4th and final one is cupboard dry. Then you got your progress indicators for when it senses the load dryness.

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Post# 1059642 , Reply# 4   2/5/2020 at 08:59 (1,140 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        
Dryness Levels

I think you'll find that the dryness levels are probably as follows:


Rotary Iron: Very damp setting - suitable for items to be ironed by machine, e.g. sheets.

Dry Iron: Damp setting - still moderately damp - suitable for hand-ironing with a non-steam dry iron.

Steam Iron: Dry setting - essentially dry - requiring a steam-iron to remove dried-in creases and wrinkles.

Cupboard Dry: Very dry setting - totally dry - suitable for immediate storing, e.g. in wardrobe/chest of drawers.


Nice machine and well done.


Post# 1059643 , Reply# 5   2/5/2020 at 09:06 (1,140 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        

Oh, and what is ironic, is that the old machines could clearly get away with two or three programmes. Sensible.

Modern machines apparently need about fifteen programmes to do the same job.



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