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Magic Chef - 2.6 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Compact Electric Dryer - White

Dry your laundry with this Magic Chef MCSDRY1S electric dryer, which features a compact size to fit into small laundry spaces. The 2.6 cu. ft. capacity and 5 cycles let you dry a variety of fabric types.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      27.5 inches
    • Product Width
      23.6 inches
    • Capacity
      2.6 cubic feet
    • Steam Function
    • Dryer Heating Source
    • Moisture Sensor
    • Color Finish
    Magic Chef - 2.6 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Compact Electric Dryer - White - Front_Standard
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    What's Included

    • 2.6 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Compact Electric Dryer
    • Power cord
    • Vent kit is sold separately and is not included
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 69)


    Electronic controls

    Allow easy program setting.

    2.6 cu. ft. capacity

    Lets you efficiently dry your laundry.

    5 cycles

    Help you care for a wide variety of fabric types.

    Stainless-steel drum

    Provides durability.

    Compact design

    Allows use in small areas, such as apartments, dormitories and recreational vehicles and enables easy portability.

    Vent kit is sold separately and is not included.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

    would recommend to a friend



    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Little Dryer

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Our Magic Chef dryer sits on an Avanti Mounting Bracket, in our bathroom. It has a Magic Chef 1.6CU washer, stored on an appliance dolly, underneath it. The dryer's leveling legs unscrew to attach it to the shelf of the mounting bracket, but, the circumference of the legs and the length of the ledge underneath the shelf prevent all four legs from being attached. We chose to attach the dryer, to the shelf, using the back legs. The bracket is not attached to the wall, but, the set up is very stable. The only accessory we bought for the dryer was a 9' heavy-duty, inside, appliance extension cord, so it could reach an outlet. The dryer itself works very well. We haven't vented the dryer to the outside yet. We use it on the hot setting. Since our bathroom is small this setting makes the room very hot, even when we open the window. So, we keep the bathroom door open when we use the dryer. It takes about 45 minutes to dry four towels and a few wash cloths, or, a queen-sized set of sheets with pillowcases. The dryer isn't very loud. There is a plastic, mesh filter and a fabric filter inside the unit, in the back. These filters must be cleaned after each use. We use a lint roller to clean the fabric filter. There is another filter in the front of the dryer. After 20 uses it hasn't needed to be cleaned yet. This dryer was an excellent purchase for us.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A workhorse package in a pony size

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      First and foremost I must say this machine is whisper quiet. Put it in an adjacent room & close the door, you can barely hear it. It weighs about 50 lbs and shipping weight of 85 lbs because the unit is double boxed! It could have fallen off the back of a truck and no one would be the wiser. It arrived very quickly, and I only paid regular shipping. Unit comes ready to go directly out of the box Simply plug it in, set the heat setting (High or LOW) done so by the push of a button. Then turn the 2nd and final control setting on the unit to the desired length of drying time and voila! Sit back and wait for your clothes to dry. It came with hardware to attach to wall, which I must say is actually very smart on the part of the manufacturer, but I opted for a heavy duty stand that allows the matching top load portable washer to sit under the dryer. So far, all loads dry in 1 hour or less. Essentially the only complaint I have about this unit is that you cannot hear when the laundry load is done drying. This appliance is about the size of an old 20" CRT TV set which is perfect for apartments, dorm rooms even RVs! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a compact dryer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Stopped Working - Horrible Service - Don't Buy!!!


      I had purchased a Magic Chef Portable Dryer that worked wonderfully for the first two months then it started thumping and no longer drying the clothes. I contacted Magic Chef as the dryer was under warranty. They scheduled a service call for the following week. The next day I got a call from A & E saying they could not make the scheduled day and wanted to reschedule for the following day. I said that was fine. The customer service person tried to schedule me and the system would not let her do it. So she tried three other days, with no luck. She put me on hold while she talked to a technician. Came back and said no problem. Tried to put in a service date again but with no luck. Put me on hold, this time for about 15 minutes, came back and told me that A&E no longer serviced my area and to contact Magic Chef for another service provider. Contacted Magic Chef and they said that they only authorized A&E to service their products. They are going to look into giving me a refund. Would rather have my dryer repaired as it was great while it worked. After doing some research found out that there are numerous complaints against A&E. Not a single positive review of them. So if you want a product that will be serviced - DON'T BUY MAGIC CHEF!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Glad I bought the extended warranty

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this dryer about a year and a half ago, about 6 months ago it started acting funny. The dial is almost useless because the dryer doesn't do what the dial is telling it. Sometimes it just keeps running even once it gets to the shut-off (big mistake putting a load in when I went to bed because the dryer ran ALL night). Sometimes it runs backwards, so if I set it to run for the longest drying time it runs for about 5-10 minutes and shuts off. The worst part is I can't get them to send someone to my home to fix it because it's considered "portable". Not portable for someone in a wheelchair to try and load into a car to take it in for repairs. For the time being I just set the dial to halfway through the drying cycle so it dries no matter which way it decides to run; to reset the not recognizing the shutoff I have to unplug the dryer for a few hours. Other than that it dries really well.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great little dryer

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've always wanted an apartment sized dryer. I had been looking at them for years and finally decided to pull the trigger. This is a great little dryer. There are some notable things I wanted to mention. First this is a very shallow dryer so you are not going to be able to dry a ton of stuff at once. I have an apartment sized portable washer and if it fits in that washer than it goes well in the dryer. Second make sure the sensor dry is on. That's what is measuring the humidity in the dryer and adjusting the heat. Third empty the list trap half way through and you will notice a tremendous increase in dry time. Also this dryer doesn't come with an indoor lint kit, I knew that when buying it but they are not that expensive. You'll notice that the hose and the dryer connector have nothing to grab onto each other and the zip tie is more of a decoration. I used packaging tape to hold it on and it's been fine. You'll also want it in a room with or near a window or it will get muggy inside. All in all I love the dryer and would recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A tad smaller than I'd like... but works ok

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I paired this with the GE 2.6 cuft portable washer in my condo unit but stacking it on an avanti mounting bracket. I had a combination washer/dryer before and didn't realize how much 1 cuft of dryer space meant. It doesn't fit too much so its better to split up into smaller loads to dry faster. Also, the knob settings are REALLY basic. ECO mode is useless as it just blows cool air. To get hot air, you have to set the timer up to the 200 minute range for max heat. Once it drops down to 100 minutes it starts blowing cooler air. So I constantly have to check on it and turn back up to high heat if still damp. Also the felt pad used in the filter is a pain to clean. I ended up removing it and just cleaning the filter instead.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dry Baby Dry!


      First one arrived damaged and dealing with Best Buy hasn't been the best though the ended up shipping me out a new one. I had a Haier washer and dryer a few years ago and the dryer sucked!!! In that, it left the clothes damp...come to think of it, I had a Midea 2 in 1 and that sucked just as bad. I mean the whole purpose of a dryer whether combo or not is to dry your clothes one would assume, unless it's just me?! Anyhow, this, this little dryer actually drys your clothes!!! And the amount you spend at the laundry mat...coupled with the convenience of being able to do laundry at the drop of a pod...thank you Magic Chef! Oh and I bought the larger of the two, Magic Chef washer and it's awesome!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Never Stops

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It works so well that I can shower and do makeup and my clothes are ready. If I dont have or really just dont want to iron something, I put it in and it comes out good. Clothes are wrinkle free and done quick. You have to use a vac to clean the filter and you dont have to vent unless you want to but it may heat up the room a bit but its cold outside so that great if your doing 2 loads or so but its not too bad. You can get a kit to vent outside a window from amazon. Its not big so that it fits in my small apartment so well. I have a RCA compact washer to go with it. Could not fit my full size washer in this place and dont want to go outside back and forth so boy am I happy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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