This guide provides a large number of helpful articles, grouped into sections, to help you with any questions or how-to needs related to clothes dryers and drying your laundry.
What is a clothes dryer?
A clothes dryer (also called a tumble dryer or just a “dryer”) is an electromechanical home appliance that automates the drying of clothing laundry. Electrical power is used to drive the motor, electronics, and in turn clothing drum that tumbles the clothes as it works.
However, heated air that helps to evaporate moisture in clothing and dry them can rely on natural gas or electrical power. Many households in the USA and Canada use both a washing machine and a dryer, although combination washer and dryer units exist as well.