You get what you pay for
We bought the dryer from Aldi 5 years ago, although it has been 5 years, the fact that how fast the machine deteorite against how rarely we use it seems to be quite unbalanced. The inner filter started to fall off after only a few times of using, seems like the plastic nob wore off much too quickly. I put up with it because there's too much trouble taking the whole thing down off the wall and back to Aldi. However, this month, it stopped working. It is not uncommon that white goods goes dead after 5 years of usage, however I need to reiterate t...hat I seriously rarely use the dryer, the total times annually the dryer been put to use is less than a dozen. Considering this facts, it might be fair to say that the quality of Sterling 6kg Dryer is not that satisfactory.
The drum came loose, screws strippef
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Good cheap dryer - simple but effective
This was the cheapest dryer going when I bought it and its has put in three solid years. Its not about to won any beauty pageants but it does the intended job and has run without a hitch for years. It makes a big difference to have a dryer in Melbourne. Its very simple to use and was extremely cheap to buy.
Not the Greatest
This dryer would have to be one of the worst dryers for a family. This dryer would suit a couple or a single person. It dried clothes well but you can't put a full load in otherwise it takes hours to dry them, maybe even still wet after a full cycle. So you can only put a small or half load in at a time. If you pause & open the door to check clothes, you may not be able to start the dryer again for a while, maybe even over an hour. It's as if the dryer needs a long break when it may have only been on for half an hour. It doesn't have a setting ...for how long you want the dryer to be on for, only how dry you want the clothes which is fairly annoying. The only thing I like about this dryer is the anti-crease setting which actually works great, no need to iron!
I find cheaper equipment is as good as the big name brands even if you have to improvise,If you find this dryer to slip in the cold weather. Always unplug from main power,remove the back plate and replace the spring you find on the belt tensioner with a slightly shorter one from the hardware store,This will pull the belt tighter and should eliminate your slipping problem,this same technique could work with other machines.Be careful not to use too short springs as this could put too much strain on the appliances.
It melted itself, thus stopping the motor from spinning
This dryer was not fit for purpose!
We bought our ALDI Sterling Dryer 3+ years ago.
It was Always Horrifically Noisy! Above and Beyond!
Anyhow, used it, until ONE day, it just wouldn't start. (It was hardly used, as there's only my husband and I at home) and we live in sunny Qld.
When my husband looked at it, to consider repairing it, he found the motor had seized because the fan had melted itself to the body.
I have contacted ALDI. I sent photos. My query was sent onto their repair folk. They want us to send it to Melbourne!
There was no mention of Excess Noise in Manual. I FIRMLY believe my dryer was faulty from word go.
Do not buy
worked for a year then died
would not by any capital equipment from Aldi
The unit looks brand new. We are shifting home and are throwing it out.
It was hardly used and I could not find the purchase document
Hopefully the metal can be recycled rather than land fill
Waiste of money
Not recommended to anyone I bought it few years ago and never work I put clothes inside for 1 hours and sometimes more and still the same wet not dry even if it's not full with clothes same results. It's worst product I ever purchased waste of money and electricity too .Never buy it
Does the job
It's nothing fancy, but the price tag is reflective of that. I usually just use the 1 hour cycle. There are options to have a light air dry or more heat. It's not intelligent enough to know when the clothes are dry, so you have to just keep checking. It's good for winter when nothing dries for days or when it's raining for days on end.
DO NOT BUY!!
Today I went Aldi to buy a clothes dryer. It was a reasonable price $269 so I brought it home set it up and as soon as I turned it on it didn't work. The machine wasn't tumbling the instructions didn't help either. I ended up returning it. And getting another one from Harvey Norman. What a long day!!
Stirling Dryer 6 KG
Terrible !! DO NOT purchase the Stirling Dryer. The lint filter keeps coming out and because the dryer only dries in one direction sheets end up I a big ball and don't dry. Worst purchase ever !! This is the worst dryer I have ever had and will never recommend anyone purchase this. Money wasted.
Leaking water - new 6.5 model
Only run it a few times and found it is leaking so will probably return it. Have never known a dryer to leak water before.
The controls on it make it look like a sensor dryer but it is not - the "modes" are just different run times - well featured for the price though.
Disappointing as we are usually happy with Aldi gear but it seems that dryers are not something they do well.
Great item but you need to install with an exhaust tube
This machine works well but you need to install it with an exhaust tube so that the steam is directed outside your laundry. If you do not do this the condensation gets into the control panel and it will not switch on until it has dried out. (approx 20 mins in my case) If you direct the steam outside of your laundry you will not have the problem of machine not starting. It really works great. Thanks Aldi for an affordable dryer.
Perfect for the money
I bought this secondhand for $60. It works great with little noise or vibration. The filter is a bit fiddly to use. We only use it sparingly because we like to dry our clothes naturally so cannot vouch for reliability but nothing has gone wrong at all. For value for money it's great.
Took three hours to dry anything on high. Six months then just stopped working. Under Warranty with proof of purchase, rang Aldi, no responsibility, got handed over to suppliers......still waiting for response to our complaint. Don't buy anything from Aldi!!!! Buy from where they back their products. Just want our money back.
I've had this dryer for 12 months and the heating element has stopped working. I contacted the company - Global Source Trading as it is still in warranty and initially they refused to honour is as I didn't have the receipt. I had the transaction as proof of purchase as well as the warranty card, so they've eventually agreed to fix it. I first contacted them 2.5 months ago and they keep telling me (when I contact them to follow up) that they've ordered a part but it's still not in. So I have had no dryer for 2.5 months. Not worth buying.
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Questions & Answers
Is the circular "felt" part of the filter made of asbestos?
|Category||Clothes Dryers and Condenser Clothes Dryers|
|Energy Rating||2 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||265 kWh per year|
|Features||Child-Safety Lock, Lint Filter and Wall Mountable|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Dimensions||840 x 595 x 545 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2010|
|Discontinuation date||Jun 2014|
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