John Lewis JLTDH17 Condenser Sensor Tumble Dryer, 8kg Load, A+ Energy Rating, White

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Dry your clothes with admirable energy efficiency using the John Lewis JLTDH17 condenser tumble dryer.
Our A+ rated tumble dryer uses heat pump technology, which works like a refrigerator in reverse, to achieve this unprecedented energy efficiency. So you get all the benefits of tumble drying at a much lower running cost.

This dryer will save you time and money. Our top-of-the-range sensor dryer has an interior light, so you’ll always spot a stray sock that might otherwise get left behind! Thanks to the illuminated display, operation is easy too.

A clear LCD digital display keeps you informed while drying, while 14 programmes include functions for heavy cottons, delicates, easy iron results and wool care for complete drying versatility. The JLTDH17 also incorporates an easy-to-clean fluff filter, filter and tank indicators, and a delay timer function lets you dry clothes when energy tariffs are lower.

Thanks to this machine’s 8kg load capacity, you can handle the drying needs of your entire family with ease when the weather outside is glum. The drum also hosts a reverse-tumble action to reduce creasing by keeping clothes loose as they dry in the stainless steel drum.

The drying action in this washing machine is controlled using electronic sensors, which continually monitor the dampness of laundry to make sure clothes are perfectly dried. It requires no venting so does not need to be plumbed in.

Please note: This dryer uses a refrigerant that is condensed by a compressor. John Lewis recommends against situating this appliance in a garage, shed, lean-to or outbuilding, as the lower ambient temperature could affect operating performance and invalidate the warranty.

Carrying the John Lewis name, our range of machines are economical, well built and well designed. They are developed with the latest engineering and electronic systems and, to preserve your confidence in the value, quality and reliability of our appliances, each comes with a free 3 year guarantee.

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Digital display
Yes - LCD
H84.4 x W60 x D58cm (D64.5cm including controls)
Dryer Type
Drying capacity
Drying performance for a cotton cycle
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Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption Per Standard Cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption Information Typical annual amount used by a 4 person household
Final cool tumble Information Reduces creasing for easier ironing!
Heat settings
Maximum Drying Time Information Maximum time clothes can be dried
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Model name / number
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Reverse action Information Drum rotates both ways, pausing in between, and keeping the laundry separated
Sensor drying Information Works out how much drying time is needed by analysing the water content, thus preventing over drying
Vent Type


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available


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Tumble Dryer Disposal

The charge for this service includes removal and disposal of your old tumble dryer for reuse or recycling.

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John Lewis JLTDH17 Condenser Sensor Tumble Dryer, 8kg Load, A+ Energy Rating, White 3.2 5 13 13
May be A rated but so inefficient at drying! After a year of putting up with this I have very reluctantly decided to swap this for an old fashioned type of drier. The machine is unbelievably slow, I can hardly believe it is economic to run, the absolute minimum for drying anything is 2.5 hours. And then you open the door and the clothes are still damp! So I run it again and often it is on for 4 hours at a time! I try to dry as much as I can on the line outside but I need it for towels etc. What used to take 40 mins to an hour in a C rated machine takes up to 3 hours in this one. I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone with children etc who uses washing machines on a daily basis. 19 June 2014
Disappointing drying results! As with other reviews below, I have found this machine extremely poor at drying clothes/towels etc.! Everything is still damp no matter what the machine is set to. The sensor apparently "thinks" loads are dry! There is apparently no default setting to turn off any sensor. Having everything damp defeats the objective of a tumbler dryer! It may be sold as efficient but it is certainly not effective.I have tried every programme, troubleshooting etc. but get the same damp results. The cable is very short, a few inches too short to reach a plug when it is stacked. The User Manual is poorly translated into English. As I have only had this machine 5 days it may reluctantly have to be returned. 14 February 2014
JLTDH17 tumble dryer Prior experience - Our 15 year old condenser dryer packed up suddenly. It had always dried almost anything and very quickly. After drying it kept clothes crease free until they were removed from it. This JL machine is quiet (good point) but very slow and hardly any water/condensate seems to collect in the container compared to the old machine. When it gets to the end of its cycle the items still feel damp and they sometimes need to be hung in a warm area to finish drying. It does not appear to sense when items are dry and there is no obvious way to alter the amount of heat used. The manual seems to have been translated from another language and is not very helpful. There are too many settings/options. There should be a default setting which gets the clothes dry. Some clothes came out of it so creased that they had to be washed again. We will not keep this machine. 28 January 2014
Some reservations We have had this dryer for about a month. Never owned one before. Disappointed by the quality of the instruction booklet which is truly appalling an I am guessing machine translated. Only dries clothes properly if you put on the extra extra dry function. Otherwise you will need to use airing cupboard. Not sure what it is doing to our electricity bills yet. The low energy consumption seems to be compensated by extremely long cycles. (eg around 3 hours) not sure if this is what to expect from all tumblers. That said a whole world better than a house full of clothes airers with soggy stuff on them. 21 January 2014
Excellent Drier After comparing specifications and deliberating over buying a cheaper drier, I decided to go for this model based on its good efficiency rating and long term operating costs. I am so glad I did. A relatively quiet machine, with a super large drying capacity, I have not regrets in making this purchase. It dries clothes much quicker than the initial drying times displayed per cycle, automatically shutting down when the clothes are sensed dry to the chosen setting. Clothes are much softer than when dried in a conventional drier, undertaken at much lower temperatures, and much easier to iron - in fact a lot of items can be smoothed and folded requiring no ironing! This is definitely a solidly built, quality machine being an AEG/Electrolux, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it and the service obtained through John Lewis. 11 January 2014
BEWARE Door-tab liable to breaking I ordered this product because I trust John Lewis Products and was sadly disappointed when it arrived, delivered by JL with a broken door tab. Made of flimsy plastic it is necessary to activate the machine and was snapped off. Obviously it went back, and as the other JL model has the same design I went for a Bosch. 02 November 2013
Worth every penny! Very well built machine, feels chunky and solid. Very surprised at how quiet it is - looks like a tumble dryer but sounds like a fridge! Easy to use, however doesn't have a separate programme to cool tumble only. The internal light in the drum is surprisingly useful. Drying does take slightly longer, due to the gentle heat pump technology, but results are good and consistent. It gobbled up 4 large bath towels and a dressing gown, took 1hr 35mins to dry. Another good point to note, this machine is definitely very efficient, it makes use of lower temperatures (owing to the heat pump), the room hardly increases in temperature during use, my previous condenser dryer used to make my house quite hot. Overall service from ordering in Milton Keynes store to delivery was up to John Lewis' usual high standards, thanks to the delivery guys who even unpacked it and disposed of the packaging. I won't hesitate to buy the matching washing machine when my current machine packs up! 05 October 2013
Tumble drier Really not keen ! Noisy slow quite dissapointed as John Lewis items normally tip top 01 February 2013
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