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Old 04-20-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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Poor dry performance on splendide 2000

My combo washer dryer (Splendide 2000) is literally taking forever to dry one large towel, already ran for 120 min last night and less than half dry (it is getting warm/hot). I canít see a lint trap or anything to clear. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:59 AM   #2
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Is it a vented dryer?? Our's is vented, and we have a few towels that are very thick - takes a long while to dry those. Almost everything else drys fairly well with the vented dryer.
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My combo washer dryer (Splendide 2000) is literally taking forever to dry one large towel, already ran for 120 min last night and less than half dry (it is getting warm/hot). I canít see a lint trap or anything to clear. Any thoughts?
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Where does it vent to?
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It is, it vents on its back in the upper left, to the outside. I can feel some air/heat coming out of it but not what I would expect.
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My combo washer dryer (Splendide 2000) is literally taking forever to dry.........
I had one of those on my 54' Sport Fisher, years ago, & it was the most useless thing on the boat!
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I have a. 20’ vent line in my boat. Once a year I clean vent line of accumulated lint. It’s surprising how much of a difference it can make.
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What did you use to clean it?
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It is, it vents on its back in the upper left, to the outside. I can feel some air/heat coming out of it but not what I would expect.
I think you are going to have to get that hose off and blow it clear.
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Try unhooking the vent hose on the back of the unit and do a load with it off to see if the hose is your problem. Ours works well if you load it properly.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #10
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A vented Splendide doesn't even dry well when it has no vent hose at all. These just have very modest drying capability. It is the nature of the design.
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Didnít Bruce Baird post about having to get into the guts and clean out some condenser on the back and it worked after that.? If I recall, he did his PM on his a bit ago and posted it on that page he has over on Facebook
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Are you sure it is drying?
It may be obvious, but wasn't to me.
If the load is off balance, as one towel would likely be, the Spendide keeps making noise like it is drying, but the selector valve jumps to a strange place, which is its indication of an out of balance spin.
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It is, it vents on its back in the upper left, to the outside. I can feel some air/heat coming out of it but not what I would expect.

There is no lint trap. Clean the vent hose. If you can, remove it and rinse it out. A minimal accumulation can have a significant impact on drying. If the hose is the cheap mylar hose, or has any deformities, squashed, or has really sharp bends, anything you do to reduce the resistance to air flow in that vent will improve the drying. McMaster has a blue PVC vent hose that is good quality, not cheap, but it is crush resistant and smoother inside than "dryer vent hose". Check at the machine's vent connection if you can get access, there could be a lot of accumulation of lint. I use a 4" hose brush on a flexible spring cable, looks like a chimney sweep brush. Very effective.
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If it's a 110 volt unit like ours it is not going to dry well. There's a reason home dryers are 220. We have a clothesline in our flybridge.
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Finally dried, perhaps this is normal as I don’t usually do the laundry. Will take apart and replace the vent hose next time I have a project weekend.
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If it's a 110 volt unit like ours it is not going to dry well. There's a reason home dryers are 220. We have a clothesline in our flybridge.
That has been our experience after living with a Spendide for 11 plus years. We like the washing part. The only time we use the drier is after we shower and itís raining out. We throw our two towels in the drier for 20 minutes and they are dry. No wolfe, wet smells.
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Vent hose length and how may bends seems to make a big difference. When redoing some plumbing behind the unit, I shortened up the length (very little sag) and reduced the bends to 2 sweep 90s. Seems to have made a noticeable difference. I don't think the fan is anywhere near as strong as a normal home dryer, and it is the air flow after all that carries the moisture from your clothes away. Strongly advise cleaning the vent hose annually if you use it a lot.

As a reference point, it takes about 2.5 hours per load as long as I don't overload the machine.

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What did you use to clean it?
Donít laugh. My shop vac with 10í Of vinyl hose attached to it and taped to my boat hook.
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Our Splendid vented combo unit has a slide up and out lint trap on the rear upper left corner. If it is not clean it does take a long time to dry. Clean and much improved drying time.
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Our vented Splendide unit works fine- we keep the vent line clear, and clear the junk tray every 6 months or so.
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