I struggled with this machine for almost 2 years.
The sensor dry does not dry you clothes to a point where they can stay in the machine ready for you to collect them. The machine does such a poor job at venting the steam that your clothes are affected, and the sensor dry will come on and off all day if you let it. This is obviously an expensive way to dry your clothes and after a while I stopped using half the controls on this machine. However using the manual controls where you select a time wasn't much better and I found I was putting loads on for an hour longer than I used to in my old machine.
If you are thinking of using this machine in the garage, don't bother unless the air is bone dry. I found on humid days my machine would flash the lights on and off and would not let me use it, or it would not turn on at all. The fact the machine doesn't vent the steam away properly adds to the increasing humidity in my garage, making the problem occur even in winter. This began within a month of owning the machine, and I called the helpline to have someone to look at it, but then canceled my appointment because my machine has decided to work again and I didn't want to be charged for the call out. This was the start of a machine that had these electrical quirks quite often.
After 2 years it finally broke and I opened the unit to find out that the steam hadn't been extracted and vented properly - the electrical boards and wires within the machine were soaked, and this is (i suspect) what finally killed the machine.
I wouldn't recommend this machine to anyone. Because of this machine I will only buy condensers from now on.
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