Most and Least Reliable Clothes Dryer Brands
To find a dryer that lasts, check CR's reliability ratings based on our members' reports on more than 105,000 machines
Remember the good ol’ days when drying clothes lines swayed outside windows like ghosts in the wind? That practice won’t fly today any more than old-timey washboard scrubbers would for cleaning clothes. Today, a reliable dryer can get the job done dependably—without your skivvies accidentally blowing into your neighbor’s yard.
If you're searching for a new dryer, it pays to pick a model that's less likely to have problems. That’s where Consumer Reports’ annual fall survey tumbles in.
So which clothes dryer brands are the most and least reliable? CR's latest survey reveals the answers, so you’re not hung out to dry. CR's predicted reliability rating estimates the likelihood that newly purchased dryers from a given brand will develop problems or break within their first five years.