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Background and Identification ¶ 

A clothes dryer, tumble dryer, or drying machine is a household appliance that is used to remove moisture from a load of clothing and other textiles, generally shortly after they are cleaned in a washing machine.

Most dryers consist of a rotating drum called a tumbler through which heated air is circulated to evaporate the moisture from the load. The tumbler is rotated to maintain air space between the articles in the load.

Types ¶ 

  • Traditional dryers
  • Microwave dryers
  • Spin dryers
  • Condenser dryers
  • Heat pump dryers
  • Mechanical steam compression dryers
  • Convectant dryers
  • Solar clothes dryers

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