the average life of a dryer these days is 9-12 years. you will spend around 200 to have someone come out and fix it. this is at the point where its a 50/50 chance. there is a good chance you will have another problem soon.
That's exactly what my husband thought! So I am guessing, you feel like getting a new dryer would be the best solution.
What dryer (gas) or electric would you recommend? Please advise on a specific model and make if you can.
it depends on what all you want out of a dryer.
they have some models with the steam option. as far as a brand i would suggest something from whorlpool. there dryer design has not changed in quite a while and is built much better than some of the newer brands. as for the models, as i said this depends on what you want the dryer to do. one thing i always tell people to keep in mind is as you add more options you have more things that can fail. also some models that are similar but just have a few different heat cycles are really exactly the same inside and just look like they have more to offer. in the dryer lines i believe that less is better. its job is just to dry clothes and is really all that any of them do in the end.
sorry that was whirlpool
Do you recommend gas or electric?
this is a good popular model
as far as gas vs. elec. goes, it used to be that gas was cheaper to run but i dont believe that is true anymore. the only real difference inside is that the electric has an element which costs around $120 and gas only has the igniter and coils which are cheaper to replace when they fail.
i also seem to do more repairs on elec compared to gas
Thank you so much for all your valuable information. Looks like I will be buying a new gas whirlpool dryer. The model you recommended above is gas, correct?
let me see if it is available in gas
this would be it in gas
if you go to www.whirlpool.com you can view the different gas models side by side
Thanks again. Have a good evening.
thank you. you do the same and your very welcome