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Dryer capacity Was hoping you'd be able to tell me if my current dryer would dry a full load from a new LG 3.5 cu. ft. washer. I'm trying to avoid spending money i don't really have. I'm considering buying the pair at $1300 vs. just $630. GE Heavy Duty 5-cycle Dryer w/auto dry control, model: DDE7500GALWH Thanks, Kerin hike2alpine@yahoo.com

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  • hike2alpine Nov 14, 2008

    Thank you so much! Same for the LG 3.6? I wrote 3.5 by mistake. So glad you responded so quickly!

    Thanks again,

    Kerin

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Yes, a full size dryer as yours is easily capable of drying a full sized load from the washer you mentioned. The wash tubs in the new model washers and dryers still maintain a standard size. For example, the front loader dryer that I purchased to match my front loader washer is completely identical to earlier standard models without all the fancy packaging. I could have saved some money and purchased only the washer, but...the wife needed a matching pair.

Now, you will still have to properly sort items to ensure they dry efficiently. A copy of your dryer owner's manual will describe this to you. I'm not here to give you lessons in how to dry your clothes, but if you do not own a copy of your manual and would like to refer to it, you can obtain a copy at geappliances.com. Just look under the "Service and Support" section for "Use and Care Manuals". Just type in your model number and your owner's manual is availble in a downloadable .pdf format.

The point I'm attempting to make here is that although you can place a full load from your washer in the dryer, if you do not properly separate certain items, they will not dry properly. I did not want you to think this was a cause of the appliance.

In addition, make sure the dryer vent ducting is properly cleaned and not clogged anywhere. This can also contribute to longer dry times.

I know you were only asking a simple question. I just wanted to be thorough in case additional question may arise. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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