You should know if what you really need is a new dryer or whether the time has come for upgrading your washer and dryer set.
It only makes sense to go for just a dryer in case your dryer is broken or has stopped performing properly. Next, you should decide whether it’s important for you that your washer and dryer match or not.
If you want a matching set, you may want to replace your washer as well. At this point, the brand is critical because if your dryer kept performing nicely for a decade, it’s better to take a look at the most recent models the brand has released. However, if the dryer couldn’t even survive a couple of years, then look for a different brand.
Keep in mind that a washer and dryer coming from the same brand doesn’t necessarily mean that their quality and performance are the same too.