Dryers with a capacity of 6.0 to 8.0 cubic feet typically weigh 110 to 150 pounds. Compact dryers with a capacity of 3.5 to 5.0 cubic feet weigh 100 to 120 pounds. Dryers with a capacity of 9.0 cubic feet or larger weigh 150 to 200 pounds.
Dryer weights vary depending on the manufacturer and the materials used, such as stainless steel or powder-coated sheet metal. Standard, full-size dryers typically have the ability to dry a full wash load, while large- or jumbo-capacity dryers work best for large wash loads or bulky items, such as bedding or heavy clothing, such as coats or coveralls.