CLEANING THE HEAT EXCHANGER
Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance, switch off the dryer.
Clean the heat exchanger at least every month, or whenever the heat exchanger indicator lamp
lights up (optional feature, depending on the model of your dryer), proceeding as follows.
Open the heat exchanger flap and put it to one side.
Turn the two locking bars at the side of the heat exchanger towards the
middle, to the horizontal position, and pull the heat exchanger out.
Hold the heat exchanger as shown in the picture. Clean it under running
water by turning it around to reach all sides, especially in front and behind.
Wipe away dust and lint from the heat exchanger seals and plates.
Clean the inside of the heat exchanger plates under running water, from
the front side to the back.
Remove the lint from the heat exchanger housing by hand or with a
damp cloth. Clean the entire housing from the back to the front side,
ensuring that all lint is removed.
Fully insert the heat exchanger back into the housing (TOP or HAUT mark
upwards) and lock it again by turning the locking bars back to their original position.
The heat exchanger does not need to be dry when it is reinserted after cleaning.
Insert and latch the flap again. The flap can only be closed if the heat
exchanger is correctly positioned.
The heat exchanger indicator lamp will switch off automatically when
you start the next drying cycle.
The heat exchanger aluminium plates may become discoloured over time,
depending on the model of your dryer.