Would it be safe to put a 15 pound weighted blanket in the dryer?

The washing instructions say that it is safe to machine wash and dry, but I can't help thinking that something so heavy would damage a tumble dryer.

Would it be safe, or would it damage the dryer?

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  • I would suggest taking it to a local laundromat if there are any worries. The equipment there is built for industrial use and could handle the weight. A small or normal sized dryer may struggle. It might put stress on the belt. Overall wash it alone to avoid extra weight. 

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  • 1 month ago

    it sounds a bit too heavy

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  • 1 month ago

    depends on what the maximum capacity of the dryer is 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Read your owners Manual. 

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  • Edwena
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    1 month ago

    Take it to a washerteria/commercial washer and wash it in their machines. In the past we have washed large paint tarps/drop clothes in those machines and dryers without a problem. Nothing as dirty or heavier than a big drop cloth, unless it would be a big tent/awing.

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  • 1 month ago

    If your dryer was built before the 2000's (belt driven) you can put 50 lbs. in it.

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  • 1 month ago

    You would be surprised what wet clothing weighs. If it says what it says, then it won't damage it. Put it in alone.

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