Dryers

This information is provided to our valued customers. All Brand is a service company. We do not sell these products.  Models change frequently.  This is general information about brands, our experience based on their performance, and feedback we get from our clients.

For questions about specific models and features, please call the manufacturer of the product for complete information.

General Tips:

  • Whirlpool is currently producing dryers for the Kirkland, Estate, Roper, Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana  and Inglis labels.
  • Some of these machines can be bought in a 27″ wide and a 29″ wide model. The 29″ version is a very good design with proven reliability over the last 45 years. This model has the lint screen on top, see picture above. The 27″ machine is a newer design and has had problems too numerous to mention including, safety & fire issues. I do not recommend the 27″ design at all. This model is the one with the lint screen in the door.

Dryers with gas for a heat source represent 98% of equipment in the area. Gas dryers usually are more effective in drying clothes than electric dryers.

Machines with the blower motor in back and lint screen pull out on top work the best. These have better air flow, less lint buildup and fewer fires. This is the proven design over last 50 years. They are typically 29” wide. Dryers with the blower motor in the back are better suited for installations with long vent runs. I recommend this type.

Choose Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, Amana and Maytag.

Machines with motor up front and lint screen inside door are prone to more service problems and more fires. They are short lived and are usually 27” wide. These usually made by GE, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Kenmore and Kitchen Aid.

Dryers are available with doors that swing right or left or open downward (called hamper style). I have found hamper style to be most convenient when loading and unloading.

A) Best Buy  B) Good Equipment  C) Just Average  D)  Below Average  E) Not Recommended

Brand Type Manufacturer Our Rating & Comments
Amana 29″ Whirlpool A  Best Buy  Very dependable / Lint screen on top
Asko *Asko N/R  Limited part availability
Bosch *Bosch N/R  Limited part availability / Very expensive part
Electrolux Frig/Electrolux C  Same as Frigidaire
Fisher/Paykel *Fisher/Paykel N/R  Limited part availability / Service issues
Frigidaire Frig/Electrolux  Basic
GE GE E  Frequent repairs / Poor quality / Very expensive parts
GE Stack unit
Haier Haier/China  No part availability
Inglis 29″ Whirlpool/Canada A  Same as Whirlpool
Kenmore 29″ Whirlpool A  Best Buy  Dependable / Lint screen on top
Kenmore/Oasis 27″ Whirlpool E  Not recommended
Kenmore 27″ Whirlpool E  Safety issues / Not recommended
Kenmore Steam Dryer N/R  Not proven
Kenmore Eurostyle HE3 *Whirlpool E  Service issues
Kenmore Stack unit LG E  Part available issues /Avoid this product
Kirkland 29″ Whirlpool A  Same as Whirlpool / Lint screen on top
Kitchenaid 27″ Whirlpool E  Safety issues / Not recommend
LG *LG Electronics E  No part availability / Poor warranty support
LG Steam Dryer Not proven / No part availability
Maytag 29″ Whirlpool A  Good overall / Same as Whirlpool as of Jan, 2007
Maytag Steam Dryer Not proven
Maytag/Bravos 27″ Whirlpool E  Not recommended
Miele *Miele N/R  Limited part availability
Roper/Estate No longer available
Samsung Stack Samsung D  Not recommended
Samsung Steam Dryer Samsung D  Not recommended
Speed Queen Speed Queen C Some noise issues
Whirlpool 29″ Whirlpool A Best Buy  Lint screen on top / Well built / Very dependable
Whirlpool/Cabrio 27″ Whirlpool E Not recommended
Whirlpool 27″ Whirlpool E  Safety issues / Not recommended
Whirlpool Steam Dryer Not proven