Asked by: Jose Nacci
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th June, 2020

What temperature should a clothes dryer reach?

On a low setting the exhaust temperature should average in the 120-125°F range. On medium the temperature should average 130-140°F and on high 140-155°F, depending on the dryer's design. Those temperatures should be basically the same with or without clothing.

Click to see full answer.


In this regard, what temperature does a clothes dryer reach?

125 to 135 F

Secondly, what temperature should I set my tumble dryer? Choose the right setting, or cycle, for your clothes:

  1. Cotton: High heat for towels, jeans, sweats, and other heavy fabrics.
  2. Permanent press: Medium heat for synthetic fabrics.
  3. Gentle: Low heat for delicate items like lingerie and workout clothes.
  4. Air dry: No heat — great for fluffing pillows or refreshing clothes.

In this way, which dryer setting is hottest?

Regular/Heavy: This is the fastest and hottest setting of your dryer. It's best to use this setting when you're drying white or light-colored clothing. Delicates: This setting uses low heat so drying time will be longer, this is the best setting to use for delicate fabrics.

How do I know if my dryer is too hot?

happens, the dryer gets too hot. To determine if the heating element is at fault, first use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it. Next, test for continuity from each terminal to the case.

29 Related Question Answers Found

Is dryer too hot?

Will dryer kill bed bugs?

Does washing clothes kill bed bugs?


Can u get bed bugs from a laundromat?

Is it better to dry clothes on low heat?

Are dryer supposed to get red hot?


Does a dryer kill germs?

Are jeans permanent press?

Will clothes dry in a dryer without heat?


How do you tumble dry in low heat?

Is regular or medium heat hotter?

What is the more dry setting on a dryer?


What dryer temperature kill bed bugs?

Will low heat dryer shrink clothes?