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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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Fire crews say a build up of fluff had collected around the motor of the dryer, which caused it to melt and catch fire.
Even a small increase in product inlet moisture from 24 percent to 27 percent on a wet weight basis increases the load on the dryer by 27 percent.
This means that the performance of hot-air dryers varies between summer and winter.
6Never switch the dryer off with a hot load in the drum - that is a fire risk.
For instance, World Dryer introduced it's SMARTdri Plus energy efficient and high-speed hand dryer into the market.
In this way the dryer can be run continuously for many days before it too must eventually be stopped and cleaned.
Energy Star certified clothes dryers now are available nationwide through major retailers, it has been announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.
A good sign of ineffective desiccant is when the dryer is not consistently producing -40[degrees]D dew point process air.
Dyson's founder, James Dyson said: "Instead of painfully slow evaporation, the Airblade hand dryer creates a high speed sheet of air, which literally scrapes water from hands.
The Dyson Airblade hand dryer uses a 400mph sheet of unheated air to scrape water from hands like a windscreen wiper in 10 seconds.
Running costs can quickly outweigh the initial investment cost, so a more expensive but more energy-efficient dryer, treating, for example, 15 kg/hr of granules, should pay for itself in under six months.
To clean the exhaust duct, shut off the gas and unplug the dryer, then pull the dryer away from the wall and disconnect the duct from the dryer.