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How hot does a domestic tumble dryer get? Does it vary

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How hot does a domestic tumble dryer get? Does it vary according to the programmes?
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It varies, are we talking electric, gas? What type
Generally it will be between 125 to 135f
So 51-57 degrees Celsius depending on the cycle you select. There may be slight variation between different types (gas/electric) but usually all within that range
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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
So on this link it says 175 c? https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/tumble-dryers/article/tumble-dryer-faqs#howhotdryer
That could be referring to the temperature of the flame or element. But that is not actual temp, that’s almost 400 degrees! To keep this in perspective most thermal limits (safeties cut out at 200 and up) to keep from overheating.

You can expect a residential dryer to be
125-140 on low
150-170 on high
That’s Fahrenheit.
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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Yes I’m sure you’re correct! Thanks