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 in Washers & Dryers
Replacement parts for a GE dryer are available on the GE Appliances website and the Sears Parts Direct website. At the GE website, customers can also return the damaged or broken parts, schedule a servicing and purchase accessories.Full Answer >
Free dryer manuals are available from the Whirlpool website as of 2015. Enter the dryer's model number to access the appropriate manual in either English or Spanish.Full Answer >
Kenmore Elite dryer error codes can be found on the Sears Parts Direct website. The error codes are formatted as an "F" plus a number between 1 and 78, as well as a special "PF" error that indicates a power failure to the unit.Full Answer >
A tumble dryer, also referred to as a clothes dryer, is a machine that uses a rotating drum made of metal to dry clothing using heat and air movement. The interior of the drum is also designed to have low humidity to maximize drying potential.Full Answer >