Given the recent high profile Whirlpool Tumble Dryer fiasco ( Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda) and the subsequent fix after the safety warning back in 2015, here is a list of 5 guidelines to help your tumble dryer run more safely.
Fires can by started by fluff building up and around the heater elements and electric motor.
To use tumble dryers safely the fire service say:
Remove lint from the machine after every load of clothes that you dry
Do not cover any vent or openings on the machine
Sweep or vacuum areas around the dyer to prevent fluff build up
Do not use while sleeping or when away from home.
Clean them regularly; either wiping for a wet cloth or condenser models need to have heat exchangers cleaned at least five times a year.