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The new dryers have a motion sensor. It turns on when it detects your hand and then turns off when your hand goes away. This way it saves electricity by not continuing to run once you're gone (like the old automatic ones did).

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Just purchased 2nd hand Miele novotronic w310. Does machine automatically stop? Cycle ends, anti crease light on and machine just tumbles clothes makes odd noise, then tumbles again. Is the normal?


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