View Full Version : Dryer choice ?
11-09-2003, 03:56 AM
I am planning to buy some dryers. I found somebody in this forum suggested ADC. Are they really good ? I have considered Dexter dryer. Seems to me dexter has more BTU and higher air flow number per pocket than any other dryers on the market (forgive me if I am wrong). Does this tech data make any difference on the drying performance. Any comment or recommendation ?
11-09-2003, 04:25 PM
You are right on JamesWash! Common sense will tell you that there are really only two things that dry clothes... heat and air... The Dexter dryer has more BTU than any other dryer (more heat) and more CFM (more air) than any other dryer. The cross-axial air flow and perforated dryer basket is what allows the dexter dryer to push so much air and heat through the dryer. The Statistics show that customers really value turnover time... The Dexter dryer will get customers in and out of your store faster than any other dryer... The only downside is the price of Dexter dryers... it would be a good idea to be on the lookout for good Dexter dryers in the back of the Journal magazine...
11-10-2003, 03:30 AM
I owned Dexter dryers in two of my mats and I can say from an owners perspective, don't waste your money.
It is true they dry great and the customers will love them. They are cheaply made, use thinner sheet metal, can't handle lint, to name just a couple. After three months of new dryers I had holes in the drums of two dryers because the sheet metal tore. At both stores I had a 1/4 thick layer of lint deposited on my roof after a year. I was constantly cleaning lint out of the coin drops because it was jamming the coin drops, and I had computer board problems due to lint getting in and on the board. We cleaned the lint compartments daily and sometimes twice a day to take care of the problem, but it did not help. We had older ADC dryers at one store and Huebsch dryers at another, never this kind of lint problem. I guarantee you will have lots of problems with them.
11-10-2003, 12:38 PM
I also had Dexter dryers in two mats, and would not recommend them to anyone. While more BTU's and CFM's sound logical, the Dexters will cost you a LOT more in service. I have since replaced with Heubsch and ADC - and am very happy with both.
11-10-2003, 01:03 PM
Thanks for your input. I have some follow-up questions for you so I might better understand your problem.
1. What is the age of your Dexter Dryers?
2. What is the vent pipe diameter used for your Dexter Dryers?
3. How far did your pipe travel before it exited the building?
4. Did you have any unique obstacles when venting? (ex. any 90 degree turns)
5. Did your ADC and Huebsch dryers you made reference to have computer boards?
6. What dryers did your Dexter Dryers replace?
Thanks again Alexx5000...
11-10-2003, 07:14 PM
My dryers were three months old when I had the drum holes. The lint build up began immediately and got worse over the first year. I had standard 8 inch vent pipe, which went stright up throught the roof and made one turn downwards after exiting the roof. This was and is a standard install. My vent pipe went maybe 6 feet at the most before exiting the building. I replace ADC dryers at one store and Huebsch at another. The ADC dryers had computer boards, the Huebsch did not.
I hope this helps.
11-10-2003, 08:45 PM
Bought wasco TD 30/30 this year. Probably won't buy anymore. They make a lot of noise, lint is a pain, and there are a lot of problems with questionable codes (ie there is some kind of problem)
11-10-2003, 11:30 PM
I have 12 of the Maytag 30# stack dryers and no problems. They look good, are very quiet and my average dry times are 20 minutes (of course that is with the Neptune washers).
11-12-2003, 01:21 PM
I have one mat with ADC radial airflow dryers and one with Wasco TD3030's. ADC all the way. All they make are dryers and it shows with the great quality of their product. The TD3030's are good for the customers -- fast and hot -- but very sensitive and fussy for owners.