Dryers Comparison

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LG DLE2240W Maytag MGDE500VW

General Features

Dryers are divided into two categories, depending on the source of heat that they use during the operation. There are gas and electric units.

Maytag MGDE500VW uses gas burner to create heat and it requires a gas line hookup in your laundry room. This type of dryers turns out to be more cost-efficient during further usage. It dries clothes more quickly and it dissipates heat faster, so reducing the risk of wrinkling.

Electric dryer LG DLE2240W is affordable and easy to install. This type of appliances has a simpler mechanics and it is much easier to troubleshoot or repair. Besides electric models dry clothes more gentler, so preserving the primary look for longer time.

Clothes dryers have a wide capacity range and they come in compact, full-size and commercial designs.

LG DLE2240W with 7.3 cu. ft. capacity and Maytag MGDE500VW with 7 cu. ft. capacity are full-size models (the category`s capacity ranges from 5.5 to 8 cu. ft.) that can easily accommodate large clothes items, like comforters or sleeping bags. They will definitely meet the needs of large families.

Depending on the type of the load, clothes dryers can be divided into top-load and front-load.

Front-load LG DLE2240W and Maytag MGDE500VW are energy-efficient, powerful and economical. This type of dryers treats your clothes gentler, preserving their primary look for a longer period of time, and still consumes less energy, during the operation.

Technical Details

DLE2240W and MGDE500VW feature reversible doors what means that the opening direction of the doors can be easily changed with the help of a screwdriver. This feature provides you with more opportunities and allows to place a dryer on either side of the washer.

Clothes dryers are available in vented and ventless (condenser) types.

LG DLE2240W and Maytag MGDE500VW belong to a vented type and they will be a beneficial solution for private house owners. This type of appliances is more energy-efficient, but it should be installed near a window or wall, which may not be possible, if you live in a flat.

LG DLE2240W and Maytag MGDE500VW come with leveling legs, so the height of dryers can be adjusted according to your needs, especially if you are going to build the units in. They are also beneficial for uneven floor.

Cycle Features

LG DLE2240W and Maytag MGDE500VW include a Sensor Dry option that helps to save time, energy and further costs. Inbuilt sensors define the moisture level of clothes and stop the cycle automatically, when they are dry.

Controls

LG DLE2240W features a front control panel that will be a beneficial solution if you are going to build the unit in or if you are going to place it over the washer. Besides such panel location is better for people with disabilities (according to ADA standards).

Maytag MGDE500VW with rear control panel is convenient, easily accessible and user-friendly. You don`t need to bend over each time you check or change the settings.

General Features

Tumble dryers differ by type of usage and there are: residential and commercial models.

LG DLE2240W and Maytag MGDE500VW refer to the residential type, what means that they are specially designed to fully meet the needs and requirements of modern customers. This type of dryers is convenient, functional, well-designed and easy-to-use.

Other Features

LG DLE2240W is stackable, what means that it can be easily placed on the top of the washer, with the help of a stacking kit. This type of installation will help you to save space and make your laundry room look well-arranged and modern. But note that in order to make a laudry set, both appliances (washer and dryer) should be stackable.

LG DLE2240W and Maytag MGDE500VW are ADA compliant and they meet all the requirements and standards of Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). According to this law dryers should be front-load; the controls should be located at an accessible height (max. 48” and min. 15”); the controls must be operable with one hand and the required force shouldn`t be more, than 5 lbf.

Advantages of the LG DLE2240W Advantages of the Maytag MGDE500VW
  • +Delicate
  • +Stackable
  • +Drum Light
  • +Moisture Sensor
  • +Timed Dry
  • +Normal
  • +Heavy Duty
Show Differences
LG DLE2240W Maytag MGDE500VW
From $890 From $871
General Features
Fuel Type
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Electric Gas
Color
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White White
Capacity (cu. ft.)
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7.3 7
Type
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Front Load Front Load
Series
Performance
Energy Star
-
Usage
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Residential Residential
Technical Details
Reversible Door
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+ +
Venting Type
Vented Vented
Leveling Legs
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+ +
Drum Light
+
Moisture Sensor
+
Drum Material
Painted Steel Drum
Quiet Package
?
+ +
Controls
Control Type
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Electro-Mechanical Digital and Knobs
Location of controls
Front Rear
Lint Screen Location
Door
Control Lock
+ +
Cycle Features
Steam Cycle
?
-
Sensor Dry
+ +
Temperature Settings
5 5
Number of Cycles
7 9
Timed Dry
+
Normal
+
Delicate
+
Heavy Duty
+
Wrinkle Guard
90 minute Wrinkle Prevent Option
Energy
Volts (V)
240 120
Amps (A)
30 15
Other Features
Stackable
+ -
Dry Rack
- -
Extra Large Lint Filter
- -
ADA Compliant
+ +
Dimensions
Width (inch)
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27 27
Height (inch)
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13.6 38
Depth (inch)
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30 32.55
Warranty
Miscellaneous
UPC
48231011532 883049135793