All summer I have been drying my laundry on the clothesline out back. My dryer doesn't vent to the outside, therefore I cannot use it during the summer. It gets too hot.
My dryer vents to a little box I purchased from those cheap catalogs. The box has water in it that I need to replenish. So if I needed something to look like it didn't need ironing, I would set the dryer on air fluff and would get the clothes looking fairly decent, then hang them on hangers and let them air dry.
This morning it was cooler and I didn't think a little heat in the house would hurt matters, so I took all the things that needed to look less wrinkled and put them in the dryer. I set it on a permanent press which is medium warm and went outside to hang the towels and socks.
Suddenly I heard a piercing noise that sounded like my smoke detector. I hurried inside and sure enough it was.
The dryer had turned itself off and smoke was coming from the door of my dryer.
To make the smoke detector turn off I had to turn on the whole-house fan. Now I am scared to use the dryer. I cannot remember when we purchased this dryer, but it has been at least 10 years or more. (can any of you kids of mine remember when we got it?)
So I am in the market for a dryer, and possibly a washer (I have noticed little round rust spots on some of my clothes which suspiciously suggests the washer is the culprit). I was just wondering, if you *love* your dryer, what brand you have?
Pollyanna Post Script: At Least I know my smoke detector works. It has been so long since we made "smoke alarm chicken" that I was not sure if it even worked.
have a nice day