How Hot Does a Clothes Dryer Get?

The internal temperature of a GE clothes dryer can reach around 135 degrees F when the machine is set to operate on the "high" setting. The actual temperature that a clothes dryer operates at depends on the condition of the machine and the setting used.

Electric tumble dryers can also experience temperature variations based on the size of the load being dried and the amount of moisture in the clothing. The evaporation of the water from the clothing can reduce the internal temperature of the tumble dryer, and a blockage to the airflow from the dryer to the ducts can impact the temperature as well.