Seeking workhorse dryer - doesn't need to be pretty!
(X post from appliances - realized belatedly that I should post here.)
I'm seeking an inexpensive (less than $500 if possible) dryer for our 'secondary' laundry room in the basement. We have nice, 2 y.o. higher end W/D in a main floor mudroom that we use for our regular laundry. The basement laundry is now used for things like cleaning rags, beach towels, and really mucky stuff (like when DS plays football in the mud.)
Our older dryer, a Maytag, konked out and we can't get a replacement part. (Tried, but it's a 16 y.o. dryer.) We used this dryer fairly often, every other week or so, so we want something reliable. But looks don't matter and bells and whistles aren't needed (like the little chiming song on my new LG.) The Maytag washer is also 16 years old, so we may replace it at the same time. (It works, but the lid has some rust spots, so we'll see if we can get a good package deal.)
So... any suggestions for a hardworking dryer that doesn't need to impress anyone but me and the cleaning rags?
If it matters, we have a gas hookup.