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Whirlpool 8.8 cu.ft Top Load HE Gas Dryer with Intuitive Touch Controls, Steam Refresh
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Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and spend less time in the laundry room with the Whirlpool® 8.8 cu. ft. high-efficiency gas steam dryer. This large capacity dryer features Advanced Moisture Sensing that senses the needs of each load and adapts drying times, so every load stops when clothes are perfectly dry. Four shorter, quad baffles bring more balanced tumbling results, even on small loads. And, it's a steam dryer with cycles that help reduce wrinkles and odors so clothes are refreshed without rewashing with the Steam Refresh cycle.

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory always ask the right questions. Easy "what" and "how" controls effortlessly help you create customized care for any mess depending on load type, size and drying times. Plus, they even remember your last settings to sav

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Advanced Moisture Sensing uses three active built-in sensors to read incoming and outgoing air temperatures while continuously monitoring heat and moisture levels inside the dryer. This helps the cycle automatically end when clothes are perfectly dry and

Steam Refresh Cycle

Clothes are ready to wear thanks to the Steam Refresh cycle. It releases wrinkles and reduces odors without rewashing. Using water and a little heat, items that don't need to be rewashed are ready to wear in no time.

Capacity 8-4/5
Depth 32-1/4 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 56-1/4 in
Door Opening Height 15-7/10 in
Door Opening Width 22-1/5 in
Height 42-1/4 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 39-1/2 in
Width 29.0 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Flat Back No
Fuel Type Gas
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - .
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Window Yes
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Location of Controls Rear Panel
Automatic Dry Control Yes
Drum Material Powder Coat
Drying Rack No
Heating Burner BTU 20000
Interior Light Yes
Lint Screen Location Front
Moisture Sensor Yes
Quad Baffles Yes
Secondary Lint Filter No
Steam Hose Y Connector Yes
Cycles and Options
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Lint Filter Indicator Yes
Number of Dryer Cycles 23
Number of Dryness Levels 4
Number of Temperatures 5
Ventilation System
Long Vent No
Maximum Vent Length 64
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Ventless NA
Energy Star® Qualified No
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes
EcoBoost /Energy Saver Yes
Pedestal Options No
Sound Package No
Stackable No
GPC Code 10003692
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IsOrderableUnit true
Product Type EA
UDEX 1100790836
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Number of Dryness Levels 4
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Average Rating

out of 5 ( 165 Reviews)

0-5 of 165 Reviews |

Ran for less than a week

by: Todd

Location: Vickery OH

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 10-08-2017

Great drier for the less than a week it worked. Now heading into over two weeks waiting for it to be repaired. Luckily I hadn't gotten rid of the old one and reinstalled it this weekend since we have no idea when the new one will be repaired.

Cabrio: Best Gas Dryer I've Ever Owned!

by: Celestial Cat

Location: California

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 10-04-2017

This Whirlpool Cabrio 8.8 cu. ft. High~Efficiency Gas Steam Dryer is a gift from on high! It's just the two of us, but I am full time caregiver for my dear mother, who is bedbound, and suffers from late stage dementia with incontinence. By now you have no doubt figured there is a lot of laundry, with heavy duty stains ~ so I am constantly laundering bedding and clothing. I bought the Cabrio washer~dryer set when Mom came home from a physical therapy hospitalization, and they hold up and perform superbly through several loads every day. Everything is clean and fluffy soft, and the steam feature on both machines does an amazing job! How a machine can do such a great job AND be high efficiency with use of utility resources of gas and electricity, is euphemistically beyond me. That's why I always buy Whirlpool. I've had whirlpool appliances for most of my many decades, so I know I can trust Whirlpool products to do their jobs, and them well. When I can find the time, I look forward to trying out the Alexa compatibility ~ if only I could teach Alexa/Echo to load the machines for me and fold the clean clothes! :-D Thank you, Whirlpool, for great products and interesting innovations! < 3

Quick drying

by: Chelsey

Location: Ruffsdale pa

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-28-2017

I'm am very happy with how quick and even this dries. I also like the santitize option for blankets and towels.

Whirlpool delivers a hot product with this steam dryer

by: Goonieguy

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-25-2017

This dryer is awesome! It is very efficient and has all the bells and whistles you could ask for! It has huge capacity and with the steam option gets my clothes wrinkle free and soft like a kitten! I love it!

Works great

by: None

Location: Bellevue,ohio

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Submitted: 09-24-2017

VERY happy with it
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