I have a old stackable washer/dryer set...all considering, it's been holding it's own and I've had very little problems. With that, my friend has another set that's newer and I'm wondering if I should replace before that day comes where mine hits the dust [as it's going to happen...it's over 20 years old, who we fooling]. But I have some concerns. For one, it's been sitting out in her garage for at least a couple years, and she doesn't even know if it works. Does sitting out in the garage [we do have harsh winters] matter? When we opened it, was full of those japanese beetles...I assume they can be vacuumed out, but I do wonder if that's not the only thing been in there. She of course won't expect me to keep it if it didn't work, but that requires A LOT...moving it into my home, taking mine out...setting it all up, then finding out. Then if it doesn't work, we have to reverse process and my guess that process will move much slower. And lastly, it's electric, so it has this different exhaust tubing on it than I'm use to and I'm not sure how to work it to my current set up. I have a big, silver tube that leads across the basement ceiling to take the hot steamy stuff to the outside world. Hers has this very narrow, plastic black tube...I can all ready tell you there's no way it's going to reach where it needs to go....so, I'm not exactly sure of a solution to even use it. She's like "duct tape." Uh, I'm pretty sure hot steam is going to undo that fix in no time and my basement isn't set up where I can just keep going down constantly to keep trying to fix it. I really don't understand this tube, it's not even half the size to the silver ones I'm use to. Does the dryer even dry? lol I could really use some guidance here, as I'd prefer not to go through the hassle if it's only going to be more trouble than it's worth. My current set may be old, but it at least works.