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Old 11-30-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Our beloved kitty, Bambi, got in our dryer and didn't make it out.

We need to purchase a new dryer right away.

I want an electric one with a window in the door that dries in about 30 minutes - 1 hour.

I have never liked the one we had. It is a Whirlpool we got at Home Depot about 3 years ago. It takes about 1.45 minutes to dry!

Would like to keep the price under $700.

How do you like you dryer? What brand and where did you get it?

Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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In my experience, do not buy a Maytag or a GE. Those, once very good products, have significantly gone downhill lately. The online reviews prove it out. I gave up my 25 year old washer/dryer that was working fine for my mother's less than a year old Maytag set and they are junk. We are leaving them with the house up in PA when we sell it.

Is your washing machine a front or top loader? Unfortunately, the time factor of a dryer is mostly set by how well your washer spins the clothes dry. I own a set of the LG front loader washer and dryer (with window in the door of both) down here in SC, but the dryer is just basically a dryer. But because my front loading washing machine spins the clothes so dry, my dryer only runs for about 30 min. and sometimes less. So regardless of the kind of dryer, for the most part it won't make much difference if your washer is a top loader. This is the reason that you will NOT see "Energy Star" on a dryer, only on washing machines...........dryers are dryers are dryers.

That being said, I can recommend the LG brand. I love both of my units! I do own the steam ones, which therefore have a lot of extra cycles, but they do make more basic ones. I actually purchased mine at Queen City over on Independence Blvd who price matched Home Depot's 10% off sale. We just wanted to support a local dealer rather than the big box store. You might want to try that. Plus we got much better installation service from Queen City than we ever had from HD or Lowe's.

So very sorry about your kitty!!! Was he/she just sleeping in there? Or did it crawl in with a load of clothes?

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Old 11-30-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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We bought a place and it had a dryer in it already. The first time I used it a dead bird blew out of the vent outlet. I think it took refuge in there during a storm and the vent got covered with snow. That poor thing.

I have been told that electric dryers that run on 220 Volts are more efficient than the ones that run on 110 Volts, is that true ?
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: central ma
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just in your electric bill so yes go with 220, i havent seen a 120 volt dryer in ages so dont be surprised if you dont find one.
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