Your tumble dryer makes it possible for you to quickly spin and dry your wet clothes at any time of year, no matter what the weather. You can adjust the programme to suit the type of material your clothes are made from and gently dry them without damaging them.
If you use your tumble dryer regularly, parts may of course wear out, which is completely normal. And when this does occur, there's nothing to stop you replacing them yourself rather than investing in a new appliance. If you're finding that your tumble dryer is no longer drying very effectively, this could be due to a blocked condenser or a clogged filter, both of which can trip the safety thermostat. If your tumble dryer won't heat up, this could be due to an issue with the ventilation or a fault with the heating element. A tumble dryer that refuses to turn on is another commonly encountered problem: check that the drive belt hasn't snapped and that the felt seals (on the drum housing) are not fouled up.
A few useful maintenance tips: after each drying cycle, always clean the filter and empty the water tank (if yours is a condenser type dryer). Additionally, try to ensure you clean the condenser once or twice a month by holding it under the shower (putting it back on the dryer when it's still wet won't cause any problems). And finally, never overload your tumble dryer – the stated weight limit in kilos applies to wet clothes!