Dryer Selection Question

Old 10-01-02, 12:36 PM
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Hi, Our electric dryer died, it came with the house when we bought it. There is a propane line hookup in the basement so we are looking into a gas dryer.

I'm looking for a recommendation as to which make & model dryer to purchase. We are only looking to spend about $300-$350.

Old 10-01-02, 02:27 PM
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Hello sunrise71. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Within your price range and depending upon your area, you should not have any difficulties selecting any brand and model of your choice.

Selection will be a personal choice based upon your needs and the options offered and your desire to have those opitions and selections. The option features will add to the basic price. Some features are worth having while others are rarely used.

Regardless of brand in that price range, in my opinion, all machines are basically the same. No specific brand will be mechanically better than the other.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, which may be available online.

It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years and or during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.

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Old 10-07-02, 11:28 AM
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Brand of dryer is all up to you of what you want, and what your budget allows you..

I strongly suggest the Maytag lines...

Maytag uses high air movent, and lower temp. By doing this, it will let your clothes dry faster, and cooler.. It's not going to "Toast" your clothes to get it dry.

I stay away from the Whirlpool style. (Lint filter pull out on top) The air flow don't go across the whole load.. Air flow comes in the back and flows over to the otherside back out the back! To get the drying results on this style is brining up the air temp higher.... I'd say that going to "Toast" your clothes and they won't be around long.

Yes, Maytag may cost a little more than GE's or others.. but it's built well.
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Thumbs up Consider used

Look in the local paper for a dryer less than 5 years old in good condition, sometimes you can buy them for less that $100.00
People are always selling due to moving where no gas is avalible, combining households, etc.
This allows you to buy a mGood quality used machine for less than a cheapo machine would cost you new.
I have one of those "whirlpool" design dryers, and although not the best, but for $30.00 I'm not too worried about it LOL

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