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Does anyone know the KW hrs of electricity use for my washer and dryer when they were new?

I want to know approximately how much electricity my washer and dryer are using to know if I should get new ones. The washer model is LA5580XSW2 and the dryer model is 110.66101691. Thanks.

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Christi Colba
There is no silver bullet for dryer efficiency, it is just eye-glazing-over stuff. For optimium dryer efficiency make sure you use the automatic dry mode, preferably choose a model with moisture sensing. Check venting for lint all the way out to the exhaust. Check the exhaust flap isn't blocked by a weed or somesuch. For moisture sensing models clean the sensors (parallel metal strips an inch or two long in the drum) with isopropyl alcohol every now and then. Make sure vents into the dryer are clear and air movement isn't restricted (by a solid closet door for example); we don't think about it this way but dryers are pumps that pump air from the inside of the house to the outside of the house. For turns in the venting, use proper elbows, don't rely on the flexibilty of the venting tube. Make sure venting isn't crushed, use metal venting in preference to plastic venting (more efficient and safer). Start the process with a high efficiency washer with a fast wring speed.
by Christi Colba
August 8th, 2009
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