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Clothes dryers

GE Profile PFDS450EL[WW]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1400
Summary: This GE electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Steam option.
• Stainless-steel drum
• Drying rack.
• Custom programs.
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - GE Profile PFDS450EL[WW]

The GE Profile PFDS450EL[WW] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the Profile PFDS450EL[WW] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
About This Brand

This century-old brand offers dryers under both the GE and GE Profile lines. GE is an industry leader in laundry centers. GE's latest models provide an exterior drying rack, allowing you to hang clothes to dry, a permanent rack within the dryer, and reverse tumble. Prices range from $320 to $1,000.

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Features & Specs - GE Profile PFDS450EL[WW]
info Stainless-steel drum Yes
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack Yes
info Custom programs Yes
info Steam option Yes
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User Reviews - GE Profile PFDS450EL[WW]
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1.0
DO NOT BUY!!!!
11/10/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down Consistently
Hard to Clean Lint Filter
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought the GE Profile Steam Dryer about 5 years ago and had problems since day 1. Literally- first time I used it there was a horrible metal on metal screeching sound- called GE and waited a week for a repairman only to find out there was a manufacturer's defect and they did not include a bushing in the dryer. Since then, it usually needs repairs every few months for bushing replacements, or because the drum has become misaligned (I don't understand how...). Good thing is, I have the matching washing machine, which is on a similar repair schedule, so I save money by having both machines repaired at the same time. 2 birds, one stone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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