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Recommend a good dryer review site?

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I have repaired my dryer three times in the last 10 years.  I bought it used for $250 about 12 years ago. I believe it has served me well.  It won't shut off unless we manually shut it off.  I have no time to go through the many common and uncommon possible causes, so I decided to put it to rest.

 

Now I have no clue what brand to look into.  I only know I will not buy Kenmore or Frigidaire branded products.  Can anyone recommend a good comparison site that takes reliabilty into account?

 

Thanks!

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..  I have no time to go through the many common and uncommon possible causes

it may be a simple problem

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Yes, it may be a simple problem.  Looking at thelist of possibilities, I do not know how to check many of them.  I feel like I could be buying trial and error parts just to get to the issue.

 

I have ten-year-old triplets... baseball, scouts, play rehersals,... I'm either somewhere with these kids, or on the road driving them there lately :)

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I can't tell you a site, but I think the opinions of some of the professional techs here would be as good as any website you will find, especially consumer reports. It has always baffled me how a whirlpool made kenmore product can be rated way above the actual whirlpool branded one. In my opinion I would go with a whirlpool/maytag style dryer and stay away from GE or Frigidaire products.

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I would be more than happy with the opinions here. This place has never let me down :). Just thought this may be a very subjective question and one that might be over asked.

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I myself really like the Whirlpool Products. They seem to hold up well and when they do need repairing they are usually much cheaper than other brands. Other brands to look at would be Samsung and LG. Many Techs are a little leary of these brands (because they are a little harder to service in some cases) but they seem to be great dryers. Good Luck

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Whirlpool brands... easy to find parts and techs

Samsung, LG..... parts usually less expensive (their official stand is they are not trying to make money from parts)... harder to find techs.

Although I have been and probably still am partial to Whirlpool (mostly because of their glorious past products), my standard statement when asked is "Even the best of these companies make lemons from time to time. There is much cross manufacturing now and the operating principles are becoming more similar even when the manufacturing is different. Your best bet is to not succumb to salesmen's tactics but obtain the model number of a machine you seem to like. Research it online and look for user reviews. You will find many negative comments on just about all of the new machines. You may want to consider the ones that have the fewest negative reviews."

This has worked well for me and avoids the "and you're the one who told me to buy this piece of junk" statement

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I usually recommend one with the least bells and whistles and electronics. Whirlpool would be my first choice. I sell Crosley washer and dryers that are made by Whirlpool and they come with a 1 year factory warranty and a free 10 year warranty on the motor and heating element (parts only) www.crosley.com

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...... come with a 1 year factory warranty and a free 10 year warranty on the motor and heating element ....

better enjoy it while you can....manufactures indicated during the convention they will soon be going to a 90 day warranty.  I guess the retailer will have to take up the warranty slack.

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Thats a great was to boost consumer confidence!

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I too would recommend any whirlpool top loader. The parts are easily obtained and relatively inexpensive.

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I've always recommended whirlpool products

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This may shock some people---but I recommend the LG electric dryer :)

 

LG Heating Elements virtually never fail.

 

I *do* like both of the current Whirlpool dryer designs. However---some of Whirlpool's replacement parts prices have increased---more than 100%.

 

http://blueshiftideas.com/reports/061201ForeignRivalsRisingCostsWillHurtWhirlpoolsMarketShare.pdf

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I suppose Whirlpool has a lot going for them in choosing.  Question... my wife keeps finding deals on Speedqueens.  I had never heard of them until I recently realized they are the brand in our local laundrymat.  Obviously, they seem to have a good commercial line.  Are they anything to speak of for domestic use?

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Looks like it will be the Speed Queen.  Everywhere I look, I see this as low as $649 and as high as $799.  The local "small box" store that is family owned and operated quoted me $599 for both this one AND a comparable Whirlpool.  After reading here and elsewhere about the brand, and seeing that it is made in the USA, I feel this is a no-brainer EXCEPT... I am leary about the lint screen.  I like the steel mesh of the pull-out kind on top.  This one has the pocket at the bottom of the door that you "scoop" out.  The lint screen seems a plastic, flimsy material.  I see it wearing out after continued scraping of finger tips/nails constantly scraping the bottom of the lint "basket".  The narrow opening makes reaching in with fingers and scraping side to side the natural procedure.  Am I concerned about nothing?

 

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By the way, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this site.  I have employed it MANY times and ALWAYS with excellent advice and direction.  I am so wishy washy about buying most anything significant and it really helps to have the knowledge and experience base here.  Thanks again.  Now over to the kitchen appliance forum to talk new dishwashers :)

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im and sorry to say that that dryer will let you down go with the wirlpool ,estate, maytag, amana all built in the same factory and u can find a better price than that  SQ 

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... By the way, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this site. 

... I have employed it MANY times and ALWAYS with excellent advice and direction.

we're listening  :pint1:

 

you mentioned SQ ADG3LR

... then you're looking for a Gas Dryer ?

 

Roper Gas Dryer RGD4640YQ

Made by Whirlpool

$ 449 w/ free delivery

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im and sorry to say that that dryer will let you down go with the wirlpool ,estate, maytag, amana all built in the same factory and u can find a better price than that  SQ 

 

"that dryer will let you down"   Your statement is very vague.  In this very thread, I got a huge "yes" and a vague "no" on the SQ.  I have found overwhelming positive reviews with the SQ.  Please elaborate? 

 

Although price is a factor, a difference of $100 isn't terribly choice-altering for me on a product that has won my confidence. 

The Roper is less expensive, but it is also a 1/2 cu ft smaller.  And the SQ comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty.  I feel the extra $100 has some value to it.

 

Still, I am listening...  is there something about the SQ that I should know?  (still not crazy about that lint screen).

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been in the business for 26 yrs never like this dryer got cheaper made over the years glide problems rollers are substandard  there is a reason there is 3 yrs parts and labor part of the price your paying  and better than 50 percent chance that you will need that extra warranty just my opinon let the other experts chim in but its only one man opinion

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been in the business for 26 yrs never like this dryer got cheaper made over the years glide problems rollers are substandard  there is a reason there is 3 yrs parts and labor part of the price your paying  and better than 50 percent chance that you will need that extra warranty just my opinon let the other experts chim in but its only one man opinion

I took your words to heart and really dug in. Again, found many good reviews over all, BUT... quite a few negative about the particular model I was looking at. Namely, the dials and components and how dealing with the company was difficult.

 

Went back to the store and goofed with the dials and knobs.  Hands down a cheaper feel than the others.  The more I looked, the more it looked to me an internally good dryer wrapped in inferior parts.

 

I bought a Whirlpool. 

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