View Full Version : Wascomat Stack Dryer
08-19-2001, 05:58 PM
Any comments on then Wascomat Dryer? I am thinking of replacing my old dryers.
08-19-2001, 09:14 PM
I have four of the Wasco D530. They are fast. The worst feature is the location of the program switch. It requires three hands, very little ones, to hold the access door, hold a flashlight and wiggle behind a pillar and around some wires to move the tiny toggle switch. The black loading doors capture and display all the dust. The lint drawer will break the wires for the temp probes if you aren't careful how you push it back in. The dryers are fast.
08-22-2001, 12:34 PM
I too have the Wasco 530's. Excellent dryer, they are made by ADC. ADC is not making this model anymore, but the guys at the Clean show said that they would on a special order. The jury seems to be out on the new Wasco TD stacked models.
08-22-2001, 07:04 PM
My Wasco dealer just told me to stick with ADC, as it is too soon to tell if the Wasco will be any good in the long run.
08-23-2001, 03:24 AM
I have 8 (stacks) and their 18 months old I replaced 3 ignitors on 3 of them but that was my fault we had too small of screen on our return air. We replaced with larger screen and solved the problem. I relaced one idler bearing a easy job, but overall they are fast and hot, Only thing that gets to me is collecting coins out of them(two coin boxes per machine) but I guess there could be worst things.
I have 5 WD-530 stacks that were new 2 years ago. The only problem I've had is with one specific dryer, the top unit use to go through glow bars like crazy. ADC engineering was great. They sent me a new mounting bracket and the problem has been solved. That's the only maintenance problem I've had. Getting to the computer is a pain. But that isn't something I do every day. Customers like or hate them. Fortunately 99% love them. They have an anti balling feature that has one of the fins larger than the rest. It seems to help the balling problem on large quilts, etc. The only other issue I have with the units I have is that the burner is 102K BTU. With gas prices as they are these days, that hurts. But you can buy smaller orfices from ADC. I bought them but haven't installed them yet. These smaller orfices bring the BTU down to about 85 to 90 K.