All Brand Service, Inc.

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New Product Recommendations

Dryers

I recommend a 29" dryer with the lint screen on top.

 

 

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:

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.

 

29" Machine on the left
with lint screen on top

27" Machine on right
with lint screen in door

      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

 

Clean lint screen before every use.

Lint build up is the primary cause of dryer fires.