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8.8 cu.ft Top Load HE Gas Dryer with Intuitive Touch Controls, Steam Refresh

Whirlpool WGD8500DW

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam
  • Quad Baffles
  • Estimated Time Remaining LED Display
  • 8.8 cu. ft. Capacity

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42.25"
  • Depth: 32.25"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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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 save you time when drying those everyday favorites.

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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 helps prevents damage caused by overdrying.

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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.

Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam The Wrinkle Shield Plus option with Steam helps keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes with intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. Now you can enjoy the added benefit of steam for even better wrinkle-fighting performance.

Quad Baffles Four baffles tumble clothes in a randomized pattern, allowing items to open up more freely. This helps increase the effectiveness of the dryer for small loads and promote better, more balanced tumbling.

Estimated Time Remaining LED Display Always have an eye on how much time is left during any cycle with our estimated time remaining LED display. Part of our updated digital console, it illuminates your selected cycles, options and available choices, and lets you know when you can remove items from the dryer.

8.8 cu. ft. Capacity The 8.8 cu. ft. capacity dryer offers enough space to care for loads from the washer with ease. You'll even be able to dry bulky items like comforters and sleeping bags.

EcoBoost Option The EcoBoost option saves energy by using less heat and extending cycle time. You'll enjoy great drying performance while using less energy.

Static Reduce Option Help decrease static with the Static Reduce option, which combines a spray of mist with tumbling after the load is dry.

Sanitize Cycle The Sanitize cycle provides excellent care for your clothes in the dryer while eliminating 99.9% of common household bacteria.

Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. These dryers are built with American Pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Features

  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam
  • Quad Baffles
  • Estimated Time Remaining LED Display
  • 8.8 cu. ft. Capacity
  • EcoBoost Option
  • Static Reduce Option
  • Sanitize Cycle
  • Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A.
Dimensions
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 - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Appearance
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Window Yes
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Details
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
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified No
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Style: Front Loading

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42.25"
  • Depth: 32.25"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

Advanced Moisture Sensing

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ReadySet™ System

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4.7 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

Ran for less than a week

Todd 10/8/2017

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.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Cabrio: Best Gas Dryer I've Ever Owned!

Celestial Cat 10/4/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quick drying

Chelsey 9/28/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Whirlpool delivers a hot product with this steam dryer

Goonieguy 9/25/2017

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great

None 9/24/2017

VERY happy with it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the size

Ashley 9/13/2017

Just purchased I love the size !

Yes, I recommend this product

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Just darn awesome

Sandi 9/12/2017

I purchased this a month ago and love the large drum size for king size comforters, sleek design, and ease of use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very fast. Dying time

Happy customer 9/10/2017

I have had my dyer for a couple of months and really like it. Very fast drying time

Yes, I recommend this product

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Disappointed

Mario 9/9/2017

First dryer delivered - drum didn't turn so it was replaced with a second dryer. Now 2 months later the second dryer won't heat up to dry. 2 service visits and still now usable dryer. We're going on about a month of use from a 2 month old dryer. We have 3 children and 2 adults with a mountain of laundry to do with nothing but empty promises. Whirlpool should've ashamed. Only thing promised from customer service is expedited parts but no dry clothes. Horrible customer service. Buyer beware!!!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great functionality

ML 9/8/2017

I bought this dryer 3 weeks ago and my only regret is not buying it sooner.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to Use

Keegs 9/7/2017

Have used this appliance for the past 30 days. It's easy to use, and can dry large loads efficiently. I would purchase again.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beauty and the Wash

Ken 9/5/2017

Smart Unit easy to use huge capacity and pretty as a new car.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fast and efficient

Diana 8/28/2017

Love the steam wrinkle remover.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Hot Load in the City!!!

Bendi 8/21/2017

This quiet, huge dryer interior will accommodate a King Comforter with ease. The multiple drying options can be personalized to your individual drying needs.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Hiro 8/17/2017

Bought and used a dozen times, and it is very quiet to operate. also prevents wrinkle on my dress shirts.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet as a Whisper

Bendi 8/15/2017

My new Whirlpool gas dryer is a true gem! It thoroughly dries, even the largest load. It refreshes my clothing to the point of no wrinkles, which means no ironing:) I love my new Whirlpool washer/dryer pair!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Hiro 8/10/2017

It has been 3 weeks and used about 5 times so far. it dries well and very quiet. so far, no sign of any defect or low performance

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful

Nick 8/10/2017

Perfect

Yes, I recommend this product

Very efficient dryer

Erin v 8/7/2017

I am loving this dryers size, efficiency as well as being gentle on our clothing

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice size

Binny 8/7/2017

Love our new washer and dryer! Size is humungous!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Laundry is not a chore

Sharon 8/2/2017

Previously had Samsung took ALL day to wash n dry a load of towels. Now it's a breeze

Yes, I recommend this product

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Worth the money

Bbeatty 8/2/2017

Wow! Thought they were really expensive at first, but it is worth it. My cloths are wel maintained with the steam dryer. I am impressed. I am a very informed buyer and would recommend this dryer for anyone

Yes, I recommend this product

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tub size

Rowangrad 8/2/2017

I can fit a king size quilt in this dryer without cramping and it dries quickly!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Loving my new washer and dryer

E.Veruto 7/31/2017

I bought this item a few weeks ago, I was nervous at first as it was our first big purchase for our new home. I have a 4 year old, very active, ice hockey playing, sweaty boy and a 6ft tall husband whose clothing is very large. It used to take me several loads with our last washer and dryer but I can now fit so much more clothing and be done faster. It's a large machine yet extremely gentle on my clothing as well. I am incredibly happy with my purchase!! Only "complaint" is that my 5ft self struggles to reach all the clothing at the bottom but that's normal in my world.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great performance

Liz 7/31/2017

This is my first dryer purchase and I couldn't be happier with it. Does a great job drying, has many different features, and is very easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

Joe 7/31/2017

I bought this 3 weeks ago and I am very pleased

Yes, I recommend this product

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Burns Clothes

DW 7/26/2017

Dryer came with our new house one week ago. My wife was very excitedifficult due to the features, but dryer began burning clothes on second day of use. Use of either of the top two Temps results in melting/scorching, and vent grill is now covered in a layer of melted fabric. On high heat, top of dryer becomes hot enough to burn skin. Cannot recommend this product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Excellent dryer!

Jeffrey 7/26/2017

We bought this dryer recently (as a set) and both work well. Great features and lots of space.

Yes, I recommend this product

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big dryer drum

ml 7/24/2017

washer and dryer are big enough to do all are blankets glad we do not have to go to laundry mat any more

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer!

Ruth 7/24/2017

Works great. There's an option for whatever I need. Quiet too!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best Dryer

Laura 7/20/2017

This is the best dryer I've ever owned. So many amazing settings, great sensing that is actually accurate and wonderful large capacity. I can actually fit a bed comforter in here. I've Very happy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Steph 7/18/2017

I like it

Yes, I recommend this product

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huge capacity

meg 7/18/2017

Bought 1month ago and laundry has become a pleasure! I can now do three times the amount of clothes I used to do! I really love the cool features as well, like steam refresh and sanitize.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This dryer is awesome!!

T. Thomas 7/18/2017

Bought the set (washer & dryer)in February and to date no regrets!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfection

Will 7/18/2017

After countless online reviews looking for the features and quality i needed, I decided upon my current 8500 whirlpool dryer. This dryer is huge in a good way. It can hold tons of laundry that can be completed in 1 load versus multiple. The steam feature is awesome leaving clothes fresh and clean. Finally , this dryer is dead silent . Sometime I have to look at it just to see if it's on since I can't hear it operating . Overall, I'm very impressed with whirlpools latest dryer and can't wait for another whirlpool appliance hopefully a washer .

Yes, I recommend this product

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sidewinder 7/18/2017

works well with all features

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Jo 7/18/2017

I bought this in April I believe and I have no complaints. Got the washer also and they both have not let me down. The space is amazing in these!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best So Far

TC 7/17/2017

This is our 5th dryer, 3 electric and one gas the steam function seem to take out more wrinkles and leave the clothes in a better condition than the last electric we had

Yes, I recommend this product

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Exellent

EL 7/16/2017

Excellent Dryer. Large capacity and will turn off when the clothes are dry. Save energy.

Yes, I recommend this product

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High capacity High quality

Dra Jackson 7/13/2017

One of the largest capacity dryers in the market. Does an exceptional job at drying sbd the additional notifications when clothes are damo and when the cycle is finished are an added bonus.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very happy with my new gas dryer

Barry 7/12/2017

Ease of use And many features make this new appliance a joy for my family to use. Very glad to own my new Whirlpool.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome features/terrible performance

A Hernandez 7/12/2017

The machine Is beautiful. It's features are wonderful. We love the "touch-up" feature. Within 2 days of receiving the machine it displayed an error code and dI'd not work. We had 2 different technicians come and provide 2 different diagnosis. We were without a dryer for approximately 2 months. The dryer has worked fine for approximately 2 months and again stopped working. A technician will be out next week. We have a large family and being without a dryer is difficult. We'version always been satisfied with Whirlpool products but have been extremely dissatisfied and frustrated this dryer.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Love the features

Lady Bugg 7/11/2017

I purchased the washer and dryer last month and love it. I love the large capacity. I am able to dry comforters with one cycle and not wrinkle.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love the size of this dryer. Nothing I put in it wrinkles!

Seasoned laundress 7/11/2017

I was looking for a dryer that could handle bedding and towels as well as my clothing. This dryer manages everything beautifully. It is easy to use and cost efficient.

Yes, I recommend this product

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High Efficiency is correct!

Wildcat Hacker 7/11/2017

We have had our new dryer for a few months now and it has been nothing short of the perfect choice for our family. The efficiency and capacity are excellent and some of the features like steam cycle and wrinkle free are a wonderful help when doing delicate and casuals.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Megan 7/11/2017

I bought this dryer about 3 months ago and I am very pleased with the purchase. The dryer is huge and holds so much. It also has a lot of features and most importantly dries everything great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful appliance!

Pauls 7/11/2017

This appliance does everything for you. I love my new dryer

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet and great cleaning power

Lee 7/11/2017

Should have boaught them a long time ago.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Weebs 7/11/2017

Bought this in May and it is able to reduce the number of loads previously required

Yes, I recommend this product

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Still under review

Jamz 7/11/2017

We bought our "set" 4 months ago and so far it has melted two blankets (the steam clean or sanitize setting is way too HOT and burns the delicate soft blankets) The ETI Board has already failed and had to be replaced prompting us to purchase an extended warranty. Dry times seem average, and the dryer does adjust dry time as the dryer senses the load is dry. All and all even with the problems I am adjusting to the new cycles and dry times and I am happy with our purchase ....providing NOTHING else goes wrong. Review to be continued at one year of ownership.

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