Dryers FAQ

Coast Appliances carries many brands with reputations for reliability, including GE, Bosch, Samsung, Electrolux, LG, and Whirlpool. When deciding on the best brand of washing machine, you must consider your needs and your budget. Talk to a Coast Appliances professional to learn more.

The average lifespan of a clothes dryer is about ten years. Several factors can affect how long a dryer will last, including how often and how heavily it is used. Generally, a higher-quality dryer can be expected to last longer.

One of the most common reasons for a dryer to dry clothes properly is a clogged air duct. Lint can build up in the vent tube over time, restricting airflow and making it hard for the dryer to do its job. An ineffective dryer may also have a faulty heating element or blower. Remember to check your manual and follow manufacturers instructions, and when in doubt always consult a professional.

A dryer that isn't doing a good job drying clothes, or one that makes a lot of noise while working, may very likely need to be replaced. Any dryer pushing the ten-year mark is a candidate for a major breakdown and is also less efficient - and more costly to operate - than a newer model.