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#1 of 3 Old 03-26-2012, 12:23 PM - Thread Starter
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We have a very old dryer in our rental (not kidding, like 15 years old) and it makes so much loud noise. It also leaves black streaks all over our clothes.

I have never had to buy an appliance before, so I was wondering if anyone has insight as to whether it is smarter to buy a new (although cheap) dryer, or try and have it fixed?



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Since you are renting, you should talk to your LL about getting a new(er) one. I highly doubt a dryer that old can be fixed - the parts are probably impossible to get by now.


I would also NOT recommend you buy it yourself, unless you plan on taking it with you when/if you move.

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Unless it's a commercial dryer, I doubt you'll be able to get parts.  I would ask your LL to replace it first, as the black marks are kind of a big deal.  If they won't, just buy a used one off of Craigslist.  Fixing appliances anymore is very expensive, and it won't solve the issue of the marks on clothes.

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