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Post# 526071   6/21/2011 at 15:34 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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Hey everyone well the Maytag Samsung built Neptune gave up the ghost on Sunday so we went out and bought this at Sears on clearance. Usually goes for $700 and we got it for $400. So far I am quite impressed with the speed at which it dries a load. It has "Adaptive drying" where it learns the installation and how the loads are. This dryer keeps up with my SQ washer something the other dryer could not. Here is a few pics

Post# 526072 , Reply# 1   6/21/2011 at 15:35 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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Close up of the panel...control

Post# 526073 , Reply# 2   6/21/2011 at 15:35 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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temp and dryness/options

Post# 526074 , Reply# 3   6/21/2011 at 15:36 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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Post# 526075 , Reply# 4   6/21/2011 at 15:36 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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fabulous stainless steel

Post# 526113 , Reply# 5   6/21/2011 at 19:34 (4,554 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Impressive and good performers if your vent is sweet and short, but the durability is poor in the long run. The cheap front drum slides are one of several major durability problems.

Post# 526124 , Reply# 6   6/21/2011 at 20:00 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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the vent isnt even 7 feet at the most. I wanted the solid pipe but no can do in this area. I am afraid that you might be right since most anything these days dont last more than 6 years. But I am loving this dryer. Very fast and she has adaptive drying and she is learning the installation and how much water is extracted from the clothes. It keeps up with the SQ washer load for load. Very impressive I must say. Perhaps the best dryer I have ever used to date.

Post# 526128 , Reply# 7   6/21/2011 at 20:55 (4,554 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Wow, that is one gleaming dryer drum! Congrats on your new purchase---you got an excellent deal on it. You're going to love the steam features.

Post# 526131 , Reply# 8   6/21/2011 at 21:09 (4,554 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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How does it do its steaming? Connected to water or is there a reservoir to fill?

Post# 526134 , Reply# 9   6/21/2011 at 21:22 (4,554 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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the dryer came with the hoses to connect it to water. I will give it a try and see how that does but I dont think it will replace my iron. This dryer is electric. The Maytag was gas and I dont care for gas dryers. Personal preference and I want to get my whites white again...not a hint o' yellow that I get with gas.

Post# 526920 , Reply# 10   6/25/2011 at 23:35 (4,550 days old) by the7 ()        

How many minutes does it take to dry a normal load?

Post# 526981 , Reply# 11   6/26/2011 at 09:23 (4,550 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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Not long at all a whites load takes about 45 mins and jeans about 50 mins. My other dryer used to take about 80 mins to dry a whites load and 120 for jeans. Towels could run for close to 2 hours. One thing the other dryer would do was add time when it wasnt needed. The GE dryer guestimates the time and displays it. If the load isnt dry at the 9 min mark it displays the chasing leds until it recalculates the time. The first time it did that I thought something was wrong so I checked the manual and no info was to be had about it doing that.
It is very quiet and this dryer has the dual thermistors keeping a tighter temp range. Plus this dryer has the capability of venting up to 90 feet. Suction is very strong at the front. I am very impressed by this dryer.
Towels take about an hour and thats a full load of towels and thick ones at that.

Post# 526990 , Reply# 12   6/26/2011 at 10:10 (4,550 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

Very nice looking dryer, best of luck with your new purchase. I am just curious (nosy) LOL. How come you didn't get a SQ dryer? Did you just want ot try something different? I like it anyway, like I said, best of luck.

Post# 527020 , Reply# 13   6/26/2011 at 13:10 (4,549 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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The yellow doesn't usually happen due to the type of heat but has everything to do with the water temperature and detergent types you use. All of us have dead body mites that are mostly built up in areas like our crotch and arm pits where our sweat glands are strongest.If you wash in cold water,the dead mites do not get washed out. They stay in the fabric and can cause yellowing in the crotch and armpits of items like t-shirts,dress shirts,shorts,briefs,bras and panties.If you wash them in hot or warm water,this discoloration keeps to a minimum.The yellowing can also be caused by over heating in a dryer. Gas or electric.I never have that problem at all and we have lpgas (propane) dryers made by Speed Queen. I use the perm/press or delicate dryer temps for everything but towels,sheets,bedspreads,blankets,quilts,rugs and 100% cotton fabrics.Those are dried at the highest setting.Most of my whites are washed in my Miele on the sanitize setting where the timer will not advance until the wash water reaches 200F.Then,it has a 15 minute wash and three deep rinses before the final 1600 rpm spin.I sometimes need sunglasses because the whites are so white they can blind you!All of my laundry customers have told their families and friends about how clean and bright I get their wash and I stay busy all week long.usually 15 to 20 loads/day. Monday-Friday 6AM-6PM.$3/wash,$3/dry,$5 fold and bag up.I also supply the detergent,bleach and softener so the right type(HE lo sudsing) of additives are used.We have commercial SQs and Wascomats but the washers are not hooked up because the state is rebuilding the sewer lines here and we can't hook the units up to drain until they're finished this project due to completion in '13. Roseanne Barr has her housekeeper drop laundry off to me two or three times a week.They give me a flat $250 a week.Last Tuesday,I spent all day doing wash for her guest house and there was a $500 bill in the back pocket of jeans that were among the laundry dropped off.I called Yvonne,the housekeeper to let her know I had it if somebody was missing it.It belonged to one of Roseanne's daughters who had put it there to make a bank deposit and assumed it fell out somewhere.Roseanne said that she never knew that "laundry folk" were that honest. I told her my karma would be way to heavy not worth the $500.She laughed and has a list of appliances she needs to order for another property she has purchased recently.I'll get together with her and her workers next Friday. we're planning on camping out in Kona where we'll have our boards all waxed up and ready to go.The weather has been unpredictable but rain has been heavy in the evenings instead of during the days.The drought has subsided and everything's green again.

Post# 527065 , Reply# 14   6/26/2011 at 17:23 (4,549 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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Well that's a good question.... Well for a midline SQ dryer went for $460 and it was thermostatic control. I wanted electronic sensor since they are more accurate and are not bothered by humidity. In the long run for the money we paid, the GE was the better deal. The GE had more features and had the stainless steel drum and not the galvanized steel that the SQ dryer had. So for the money I had to go with the GE. Plus the GE has more finesse when it comes to temperatures. This dryer does not bake the clothes like a SQ dryer can.

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