new dryer not as hot as old
This is a strange story/question, but I need to find out what is happening, so any help/insight is appreciated.
I had an Admiral dryer (lnc7766, capacity plus) that I bought through Ward's in 2000. It worked great. I would set it on a timed dry (never more than 60 minutes) and the clothes would dry and come out hot to the touch, which is what I wanted.
The dryer thermal fuse gave out and the washer seemed to be having some problems, so after 10 years, I thought I would replace them. I bought a Maytag Centennial (7 cu ft drum), and the clothes just never seemed to completely dry. I replaced the Maytag with
a Hotpoint (GE) (6 cu ft drum) and the result was a little better, but the clothes would never come out hot to the touch (I would open the door and check the clothes before the cool down cycle would begin).
So my question is, has something happened to dryers in the last 10 years to cause this difference? I really would like to get a dryer that performed the same way my original Admiral did.
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I am not going to say that the older dryer wouldn’t get hotter than the newer dryer but all three should have dried fine unless there was something wrong. I am not trying to get smart with you but when they designed the machine they were not concerned with if the clothes were hot when they came out only that they would be dry.
One thing I would like to point out is the thermal fuse is designed to go out when the dryer overheats there is a chance that the old dryer was getting too hot.
The point is that if the new Hotpoint dryer is drying the clothes I wouldn’t worry about if they were coming out hot or not.