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Dryer without drain hose

A dryer without an exhaust hose drains the condensation water from the dryer into the water tank inside the dryer. You will need to empty this tank after each drying cycle. This can be very advantageous if the dryer is located in a place where there is no drain nearby. Are you looking for a dryer without an exhaust pipe? We've listed the best hoseless dryers of 2022 for you below!

Dryer without drain hose

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October

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Dryer without a hose, is that possible?

Dryers are designed to extract residual water from your laundry after it comes out of the washing machine. This produces a humid, warm air that naturally has to go somewhere. Often the moisture is removed by a hose, either to the water outlet or outside, but there is another way. The following is a guide to how dryers get rid of moisture.

  • With a hose to the water outlet; using a drain hose, the moist air is led to the outlet. However, this is only possible if you have a water outlet in the room of the dryer.
  • With hose to the outside: the moisture is expelled to the outside with a drain hose. For this, it is important that you have a window near your dryer. If you do not have a window in your laundry room, you can make a special hole in the wall for this purpose.
  • Collection in a tank: the moisture is drained into a tank, also known as a ‘condensate pan’. If you choose a dryer with a condensate drip tray, you will not need a drain, window or hole in the wall. However, you should be aware that you will need to empty this tray regularly, around every drying session.

Best Dryers Without Hose of 2024

Are you looking for a new dryer without a hose? The top 5 below are the best heat pump dryers with a condensate tray currently available. In making this selection, we looked at things like the energy label, fill weight (how much laundry fits in the drum), noise level and all the different programs. Choose the best tumble dryer for you and your household!

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Best dryer without drain hose

Pair the GE GTD72GBSNWS top load matching gas dryer with your favorite GE washer, available in two finishes: Diamond Gray or White. This dryer comes with a total maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft., enough to handle up to 15 towels in one drying cycle. Enjoy the large capacity in a reasonable size. This dryer weighs only 118 lbs., and measures 30.5 inches deep, 46 inches high and 27 inches wide. The reversible glass door gives you the opportunity to place it in many different room configurations, and the interior light helps you look for specific articles of clothing when the cycle is done. Enjoy the flexibility of placing your dryer anywhere with up to 120 ft. venting, designed for optimal airflow, wherever you choose to place it. With 12 different dry cycles, you can choose the right kind of drying for different kind of fabrics, from delicates to bulky/comforter, to mixed loads. The Sanitize Cycle reduced up to 99.8% of common household bacteria so you can keep your loved ones safe. Avoid repeatedly having to set up your dryer with the My Cycle Settings which lets you save your personal preprogrammed settings for future use. The GE GTD72GBSNWS comes with Sensor Dry which helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. With Quick Dry, you can dry a full load in less time so your clothes will be ready in no time. This dryer lets you choose from four different drying levels and four different temperature options. Heat up your clothes and release set wrinkles with the Warm Up feature. Never forget when it’s time to clean the vent with the Check Vent Alert, so you can keep your dryer functioning at its best. The GE GTD72GBSNWS does not come with accessories.
The GE GFD55GSSNWW is a front load matching gas dryer with a large maximum load capacity of 7.8 cu. ft. Use the optional stacking kit model GFA28KITN and pair it with the perfect GE washer. Weighing only 135 lbs., and with True32 Closet depth at 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, you can place this machine in the tightest laundry spaces. Have even more flexibility in placement because it has a reversible glass door that you can see through. The LED interior light lets you see even more clearly so you can find every little article of clothing. The vent can be extended up to 90 ft. long and you get 4-way exhaust options: rear, right, left and bottom for even more installation flexibility. With 10 different dryer cycles, you can choose the right type of care for your every laundry need from delicates to bulky/bedding. This dryer is smart home enabled with Built-in Wi-Fi so you can control and monitor your laundry with any smart device. When in a hurry, you can finish small loads in 23 minutes or less with Quick Dry. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. Sensor Dry helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Vent Sensor alerts you when it detects blockage and restricting in your vent. Enjoy 5 different temperature options, four separate dryness levels, timed dry and other GE dryer features like My Settings, delay dry and much, much more. The GE GFD55GSSNWW does not come with accessories.
The Electrolux EFME627UTT comes in an attractive design and is packed with must-have features. This vented electric drier has a massive maximum capacity of 8.0 cu. ft., so it can take on piles and piles of laundry in less cycles. Stack it on top of your favorite Electrolux washer or put it on top of a pedestal to add height (model number EPWD257UTT). It weighs just 130 lbs., and measures 31.5 inches deep, 38 inches high and 27 inches wide, the perfect size for closets and smaller laundry spaces. It features a reversible round door that lets you look inside to watch the drying action. With Luxury-Design® Lighting, loading and unloading clothes is easier because you can see the inside of the drier clearly. Your guests will never know you are doing the laundry with the Luxury-Quiet™ Sound System. Packed with so many wonderful features! Equipped with 9 unique dry cycles for every kind of fabric and load. Handle anything from delicates to heavy duty in ease. The Instant Refresh Cycle removes wrinkles and quickly refreshes fabrics with steam in 10 minutes. Know when the cycle will end in 90 seconds with Predictive Dry™, so you don’t have to keep checking if the cycle is done and you can get it out in time before creases and wrinkles set. Special sensors monitor the temperature and dampness level during the cycle to prevent over drying or under drying with the LuxCare® Dry System. With Perfect Steam™, the steam comes from the bottom up to release wrinkles and reduce static to keep your clothes looking great. The Extended Tumble Option helps in keeping your clothes wrinkle free by continuing to tumble even after the cycle ends without using heat. Keep lint off your clothes every time, all the time, no matter when you clean your filter with LuxCare® Lint Shield. The Electrolux EFME627UTT do not come with additional accessories.
If you’re in the market for a new drier, consider the GE GFV55ESSNWW. This front load matching electric drier features a large 7.8 cu. ft. maximum capacity so you can fit in your largest loads including beddings, comforters and large jackets. You can stack it with your GE washer or set it up on the matching pedestal model number GFP1528SNWW, sold separately. Weighing 132 lbs., and measuring 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, you can fit it in smaller laundry rooms or closets comfortably. The long vent capability of up to 200 ft. and four-way venting gives you freedom in placement along with the reversible glass door. It’s smart home ready with Built-in Wi-Fi and so you can control the drier and get alerts right on your smart device. The Vent Sensor alerts you when it detects blockage and restricting in your vent. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. Convenience features like the LED interior light helps make your life easier. Enjoy 10 different dry cycles which include delicates, bedding, mixed loads, bulky items and more. Using My Settings, you can customize and preprogram cycles that you can use again later for a quick and convenient laundry job. With Quick Dry, you can dry a full load in less time so your clothes will be ready in no time. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. The Wrinkle Care extended tumble reduces wrinkling and creasing by continuing to tumble at the end of the cycle with no heat, preventing wrinkles from setting in. With Quiet-by-Design, your guests will never know you are doing laundry in the next room. With 5 temperature settings, you can give each type of laundry the best care they need. The GE GFV55ESSNWW does not come with any accessory.
With a massive capacity of 8.0 cu. ft., the Electrolux ELFE7637AW front load matching electric drier lets you spend less time on laundry and more time on things you love. Weighing only 139 lbs., and measuring 31.5 inches deep, 38 inches high and 27 inches wide, this vented drier will fit perfectly in smaller laundry rooms and closets. Stack it on your Electrolux washer to save even more space or put it on top of matching pedestal model number EPWD257UTT (sold separately). It has a four-way venting option to give you even more flexibility in placement. The reversible glass window lets you look at the drying action and With Luxury-Design® Lighting, loading and unloading clothes is easier because you can see the inside of the drier clearly. Choose from any of the 11 dry cycles to handle every job you throw at it. Get garments ready in 15 minutes with Fast Dry. The Extended Tumble Option helps in keeping your clothes wrinkle free by continuing to tumble even after the cycle ends without using heat. Air Dry handles clothes with low heat to protect your most delicate garments. With 5 temperature options so you can give every load the right kind of dry. The Balanced Dry Technology prevents temperature spikes to keep fabrics cooler throughout the dry cycle. Special sensors monitor the temperature and dampness level during the cycle to prevent over drying or under drying with the LuxCare® Dry System. Know when the cycle will end in 90 seconds with Predictive Dry™, so you don’t have to keep checking if the cycle is done and you can get it out in time before creases and wrinkles set. With Perfect Steam™, the steam comes from the bottom up to release wrinkles and reduce static to keep your clothes looking great. The Electrolux ELFE7637AW does not come with additional accessories.

Types of tumble driers

There are several different types of tumble drier, and not all are available with a condensation tray. Below you can read exactly what the difference between the different clothes dryers is.

Heat pump dryer

The majority of clothes dryers sold today are heat pump dryers. This is because they have a longer life and dry a lot more economically than the alternatives by using a very low drying temperature. This keeps your energy bills down, is better for the environment and also makes your clothes last longer. Almost every heat pump dryer is in energy class A+, A++ or A+++. Most are very energy efficient and have energy label A+++. Almost all heat pump dryers have a reservoir, but be sure to check this to be sure!

Condenser dryer

The condenser dryer uses a high temperature when drying your clothes, so it is less energy efficient. When using a condenser dryer, your laundry will wear out a little faster and your energy bill will be a little higher. Most condenser dryers are rated class B. Almost all condenser dryers have a water tank that needs to be emptied after each drying cycle, but be sure to check when you buy. They also only have an exhaust hose to the outside, so they do not have a condensation tray. Because of their high energy consumption per cycle and lack of a water basin, we do not recommend this type of tumble dryer.

Conclusion

The heat pump dryer and condenser dryer are tumble dryers without a hose. Both types, in most cases, have a condensate tray that needs to be emptied once in a while. Of these two types, the heat pump dryer is the most economical. It uses a lower temperature when drying, which means it consumes less energy and will last longer with your laundry.

Tip: If you choose a dryer with a self-cleaning condenser, you will not have to clean the condenser yourself. This keeps the dryer energy efficient. Only heat pump dryers have a self-cleaning condenser.

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