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Post# 545336   9/23/2011 at 10:17 (4,461 days old) by wringersteve ()        

Our new Amana gas dryer was delivered this morning! The inaugural load of towels was dry in half the time it took in the Hotpoint electric that it replaced.

Post# 545341 , Reply# 1   9/23/2011 at 10:32 (4,461 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Nuttin like a good ol' Whirlppol dryer!! Congratulations!!!

Post# 545439 , Reply# 2   9/23/2011 at 17:28 (4,461 days old) by wringersteve ()        

Thanks, appnut. It's a dandy!

Post# 545904 , Reply# 3   9/26/2011 at 11:20 (4,458 days old) by KenmoreGuy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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I'm glad you like it Steve! As many others (and I too) have said before, I think that is probably the best-bet in new dryers right now. I love tried and true designs that work!


Post# 545928 , Reply# 4   9/26/2011 at 14:33 (4,458 days old) by drewz (Alexandria, Virginia)        

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I purchased this dryer and matching washer for my cleaning staff at one of my properties and they take on some heavy use but they are great basic machines, they will out last any of those fancy front load jobs.

YEAH AMANA! (aka Whirlpool)

Post# 546930 , Reply# 5   10/2/2011 at 17:15 (4,452 days old) by Toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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How can it be twice as fast when the heat inputs from gas and electric are basically the same?

Was the electric dryer using 120v?

Or more probable, was the vent line cleaned and unplugged of blockage?

Post# 546960 , Reply# 6   10/2/2011 at 19:13 (4,452 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Yes the heat inputs are very similar, although the HP had two heaters and one could have been bad. And the WP 29" dryer has always been a little faster than most GE & HP dryers as they have much better blower and air flow designs.

Post# 547658 , Reply# 7   10/5/2011 at 20:50 (4,449 days old) by eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

gas is always hot right now!!!!

Post# 554801 , Reply# 8   11/7/2011 at 14:20 (4,416 days old) by Jsneaker ()        
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I am interested in why "Mr. Combo" feels the old-fashioned "blow-through" airflow system in the 29" Whirlpool-made dryers is better than the pull-through vacuum system of my wonderful 1989 27" Lady Kenmore? Most every load I do in my gas dryer(never repaired once!)dries in about 35 minutes, including the 10-minute cool-down. I mostly use medium temperature also, and it has electronic sensor "Soft Heat".

Post# 554802 , Reply# 9   11/7/2011 at 14:25 (4,416 days old) by Jsneaker ()        
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Joe-did you or anyone for that matter, ever actually see one of those toy Frigidaire pink washers you have on your profile? MY GOSH if I only knew those ever existed, my beloved Dad would've gotten it for me!


Post# 554803 , Reply# 10   11/7/2011 at 14:37 (4,416 days old) by drewz (Alexandria, Virginia)        

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yes, it is my basement, it was just taken out of the box about 5 years ago, the box dated May of 1961.  It does function however I have never put water in it, as it is brand new and flawless.  Just keep looking you will find one they are still around.

Post# 554858 , Reply# 11   11/7/2011 at 18:08 (4,416 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Hi Jason the 29" WP dryers do pull the air through the dryer as do all modern dryers. Only a few dryers ever blew the air through under slight pressure, old Norges before about 1980 and Westinghouse dryers before 1964 did this. The main problem with blowing air in is that you end up with heat, moisture and LINT escaping everywhere there is the slightest air leak.

Post# 555111 , Reply# 12   11/8/2011 at 14:42 (4,415 days old) by spookiness (Alexandria VA)        

I love my 27" Whirlpool, but when it becomes time to replace, I want to convert to gas.

Post# 555248 , Reply# 13   11/8/2011 at 21:08 (4,415 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Why wait to start saving money and the environment? Your current dryer could last 30 years, instead sell or donate it to someone that doesn't have the option of gas and keep the economy going by replacing it sooner.

Post# 555273 , Reply# 14   11/9/2011 at 00:26 (4,414 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

The 29 inch gas is faster than the 29 electric,  When we moved here we had a gas hookup my brother now has the electric kitchenAid. Even the horrible Frigidaire gas was much faster. I have a Kenmore 29 inch gas now. The gas version does get up to high temp much faster than the electric counterpart.  As wringersteve posted it is very noticeable with a large load of towels. alr

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