Do clothes dryers get hot enought to kill bacteria?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If your dryer is hotter than 190 it will kill all Bacteria.

    Your wash water also need to be 190 or hotter to kill Bacteria, so it is highly unlikely that your water heater is set to higher than 107. So the wash will not kill bacteria.

  • Holly
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    1 decade ago

    Well, you should be accomplishing that in the wash cycle. Garments that can take the heat can be washed in hot water, and what the hot water doesn't kill off, the soap will. People who hang their cloths on the line outside have been managing nicely for hundreds of years. The sun is a great cleaner. Don't waste the money on firing up a hot dryer--use low heat and you will be fine.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well i dont think so dryer would kill bacteri bacteria comes mnay ways my suggestion is to use anti bacteria hanging pills on ur warddrobe

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, 180 degrees kills bacteria, and your dryer has settings that will easily exceed that. We actually have a disinfect setting on ours.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think the hot water in the wash will do that

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yup, It kills dustmites too.

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