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GE Dryer in Trumbull Ct.
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Post# 677161   5/4/2013 at 07:33 (4,006 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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This one can rotisserie too they're so hot.

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Post# 677172 , Reply# 1   5/4/2013 at 09:29 (4,006 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It's funny that these dryers have this rep. I have one of the very early Hailtons and an early GE. The GE has the original thermostat and runs so cool that permanent press shirts can be dried on High. The Hamilton from the same period, roughly 1953, needs to be set at Medium to safely dry synthetics. Maybe the GE's thermostat is a bit off, just like the owner, who knows? This style of dryer does dry at hotter temperatures than modern dryers, but if clothes are not allowed to overdry, the temperatures at the High setting, are not too hot for cottons which, at that time, made up the bulk of a household's laundry. I think one thing that gives these dryers the reputation of running so hot is that some of them have a very short or no cool down in the timer. The one in the picture above would probably have a 3 minute cooldown, but from using these dryers, I can tell you that the upper part of the drying chamber does not cool down quickly. Because the airflow through these machines is principally through the bottom of the drying chamber, even extended tumbling without heat does not cool down the load after it is dry. While the load is damp, these dryers depend on the moisture in the atmosphere inside to move the heat down to the lower part of the chamber to be carried away by the air moving through the bottom of the machine. While any moisture remains in the load, the temperature of the items being dried does not go that high because of the cooling effects of the water evaporating and the moisture cooling the air and cool air sinks while hot air rises. The weight of the water molecules also increases the weight of the air making it heavier which moves the heat downward to a place of less humidity. These dryers are not like Filtrators where the evaporated moisture has to stay inside until it condenses and the temperature runs high to create a higher thermal coefficient to make condensing the steamy air easier at room temperature. If you are careful and do not set the timer for too long a drying period, these dryers do not overheat fabrics. My main gripe with the GE dryers of this design is that even with new belts, they tumble slightly slower than the Hamiltons, possibly to keep the clothes from rising up higher and closer to the heating element. Because of this the Hamilton dries with fewer wrinkles.

Post# 677178 , Reply# 2   5/4/2013 at 09:58 (4,006 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This one looks very similar to the washer you just won on Ebay....



Post# 677384 , Reply# 3   5/5/2013 at 08:49 (4,005 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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(Clearing throat; preparing to practice Dark Side Jedi Mind Control technique...) "You don't want 250 dollars for that old dryer... you only want 100...after all, we're practically next door neighbors

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