Clothes dryers typically reach temperatures of at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit, although exact temperatures vary by model and age of the appliance. To kill bedbugs, which are resistant to insecticides, bedding and other fabrics should be placed in a dryer at a minimum temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes. Alternatively, the fabrics may be in the dryer at a temperature of 118 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.Know More
Placing wet or dry fabrics in a dryer at the recommended heat level kills bedbugs, lice and their eggs. It may take 10 to 15 minutes for a typical dryer to reach a temperature of about 120 degrees. To kill all bacteria in laundry, disinfecting products must be used along with the heat of the washing machine and dryer.
Although it is rare to become ill from handling clothing and bedding that a sick person has used, people laundering such items are encouraged to wear rubber gloves. Pine oil disinfectants and phenolic disinfectants, such as Lysol, can be used on both white and colored items in hot or warm water. Liquid chlorine bleach can be used on white items at any temperature. It should be diluted before being added to the wash. It is not safe for certain fabrics, such as silk and wool. Quartenary disinfectants also can be used to disinfect laundry in all water temperatures.Learn more about Washers & Dryers
The model number of a Maytag dryer is a code assigned by the company to refer to that specific type, size and style of dryer. Since Maytag produces a large number of appliances the design of which changes over time, model numbers are assigned to differentiate them.Full Answer >
According to the official parts list located on Whirlpool.com, the Estate 29-inch electric dryer, model number EED4400WQ0, uses a belt drive, which is part number W10131364. Part number 341241 can also be used as a substitute.Full Answer >
It is safe to clean the lint filer in a GE model GFDN120EDWW dryer. Specifically, clean the lint filter by moistening fingers and removing captured lint before each dryer use. Once the lint filter is cleaned, put the clean lint filter back into place before using the dryer.Full Answer >
Less expensive stacked washer and dryer combination units can be found at The Home Depot and Best Buy. Both sites feature search results that can be sorted by price. There are also price range refinement options that block out specific prices.Full Answer >