wondering if this is a particularly magnificent iteration of the good ole whirlpool dryer or . . .
have to get the wife a dryer for valentine's day - better than a vacuum cleaner right? talk amongst yourselves.
I service a fleet of tenant operated dryers but they are all good OLE whirlpools for the most part. speed queen here or there and the occasional GE which I don't like as much.
Never been inside anything made in this decade so I'm wondering if there really is any such thing as a better mousetrap. There is one of these, looks like a first gen Cabrio on craigslist. It is 7.0 cu ft. and has standard whirlpool lint filter location but the new style door. I reckon this is maybe 10 or 15% bigger capacity than the standard whirlpools on a guess. It claims to be more efficient, but I don't know how you work that out, other than maybe by putting the same size loads from the old dryer in there and there is a little more space to tumble and for air to flow through so you get a little more efficient evaporation and exhaust. Not rocket science but maybe nice if you have extra few inches.
Any trade off in box stability or construction or maintenance access/difficulty with the door extending into the top of the machine.
I can't find any threads about any cabrio dryers which means that maybe they have been reasonably reliable and they are mostly in the under 6 or 8 years old category. but I generally take that as a good sign.
any thoughts appreciated - i'm probably balancing this against something like a frigidaireFEQ332ES
that matches our washer style. (and I regularly sing the praises of these washers on these threads). It is a little out of character for me to get anything that matches but . . . it is valentine's day - and there is a propane one on craigslist.
I love the washers but have never been inside the matching dryer. Can't tell if inside it relies on one of the mainstream drum mounting approaches and parts or has its own approach. Imagine it's not a huge departure from the standard approach, but wondering if anyone has had this apart and how easy they are to dismember. any pitfalls like high wear and or unusually expensive parts.
Thanks for helping with my valentines dilemma (and valentine's day will actually be on Saturday here in RI so you got a little time to help me figure this out.