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    Dryer recommendation

    So, the wife and I bought a really nice Kenmore electric dryer on Black Friday. Finallly installed it last week. It does a great job of drying and has lots of features.

    Problem is you cannot hear the buzzer go off unless you are in the laundry room. I have it on high volume but it is very soft. Also, it goes off when load is "almost done". which mean it could be another 10 munites until it is "totally" done. Of course is does not go off then. Duh Out old dryer could be heard all over the house.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to take it back and was looking for recommendations. Anyone purchase a new dryer lately? Good or bad experience?



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    So, the wife and I bought a really nice Kenmore electric dryer on Black Friday. Finallly installed it last week. It does a great job of drying and has lots of features.

    Problem is you cannot hear the buzzer go off unless you are in the laundry room. I have it on high volume but it is very soft. Also, it goes off when load is "almost done". which mean it could be another 10 minutes until it is "totally" done. Of course is does not go off then. Duh Out old dryer could be heard all over the house.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to take it back and was looking for recommendations. Anyone purchase a new dryer lately? Good or bad experience?
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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    So, the wife and I bought a really nice Kenmore electric dryer on Black Friday. Finallly installed it last week. It does a great job of drying and has lots of features.

    Problem is you cannot hear the buzzer go off unless you are in the laundry room. I have it on high volume but it is very soft. Also, it goes off when load is "almost done". which mean it could be another 10 munites until it is "totally" done. Of course is does not go off then. Duh Out old dryer could be heard all over the house.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to take it back and was looking for recommendations. Anyone purchase a new dryer lately? Good or bad experience?
    Keep your wife in the laundry room. Problem solved.



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Is the buzzer going off because of a moisture sensor?



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    I can't believe someone would return a dryer for this reason. Spend a dollar on a kitchen timer and set it wherever you are if getting your laundry out of the dryer quickly is that important to you.



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I can't believe someone would return a dryer for this reason. Spend a dollar on a kitchen timer and set it wherever you are if getting your laundry out of the dryer quickly is that important to you.
    This. Good lord I can't believe hearing the buzzer is that important. Are you that forgetful that you have a load in the dryer??



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I can't believe someone would return a dryer for this reason. Spend a dollar on a kitchen timer and set it wherever you are if getting your laundry out of the dryer quickly is that important to you.
    I give him points for at least using "Dryer" vs "Drier" though. Good job by the OP.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I can't believe someone would return a dryer for this reason. Spend a dollar on a kitchen timer and set it wherever you are if getting your laundry out of the dryer quickly is that important to you.
    Cuz when I buy a $900 dryer (Only paid $425) I dont expect to have to mess with a timer every load of clothes for the next 10 years. Also, every load has a differnt dry time so it is unpredicatble as for a how much time it needs. Most dryers have a mositure sensor to tell them when a load is done.

    Lastly,this is poor design which drive me crazy. Why put a buzzer on a dryer that: 1. Goes off before load its done
    2. You can't hear it if your more than 10 feet away.



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    Since you got it at Sears, they will want (require?) to send a tech out to look at it before they take it on return. I've got a Kenmore (Whirlpool) washer and dryer and it is plenty loud to hear around the house. Plus, it has a 90 minute fluff feature that keeps fluffing the clothes after they are dry. It beeps after each one of those cycles too.



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    Re: Dryer recommendation

    is there anything blocking the buzzer? like some insulation for sound dampening that accidentally also covered the buzzer?
    it probably buzzes before it's done so that you can hear it, and have time to get stuff out while its still going, rather than just stopping and letting wrinkles start.



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