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4.8 | 327 Reviews

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

Whirlpool WED8500DC

Features

  • Steam Refresh Cycle
  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam
  • Quad Baffles
  • Estimated Time Remaining LED Display

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42.25"
  • Depth: 32.25"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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Intuitive Touch Controls

Let the dryer guide you to the right cycle combinations or customize up to 26 of your own to get the right type of fabric care for whatever you're drying.

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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.

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

  • Steam Refresh Cycle
  • 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 Electric
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
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 ENERGY STAR® Certified
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included No

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

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

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

Advanced Moisture Sensing

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4.8 out of 5

98% of reviewers recommend this product.

Very Satisfied

Re 3/29/2017

I bought this a little over a month ago and have been very satisfied so far. The machine is easy to use and I love all the extra features.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Huge and beautiful

Major 3/29/2017

Bought the washer match to this dryer and I am amazed at how nice it looks and the performance is great. Super Capacity. MADE IN AMERICA!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Dryer!

Brian 3/29/2017

This dryer is Fantastic! It holds a ton and does a great job of evenly drying items without static or wrinkles! Display and controls are easy to navigate and use! Lint trap is very accessible and easily cleaned. Anti wrinkle mode and steam refresh do an outstanding job!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wont find a better dryer

Jack from Florida 3/28/2017

We had previously owned the Duet line of washers and dryers. After 15 years we felt the quality of Whirlpool was such that we looked no further. My wife loves the steam dryer setting and tells methe dryer was worth every penny just for that setting.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Dryer

Paula 3/28/2017

This is the 2nd whirlpool I've had and it is absolutely fantastic. The steam function saves so much time when you just need a quick de-wrinkle.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer ,!

Queen Bee 3/28/2017

Huge capacity excellent features & design

Yes, I recommend this product

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dries quickly!

Vicki 3/28/2017

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and I am please with it's performance

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far, so good

Great 3/28/2017

I have had problems with the matching washer I purchased but so far, the dryer is excellent.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far works great

Lak 3/28/2017

We bought this a month ago and so far it's great!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Kathy 3/27/2017

We have been using this dryer for one month. It is huge and versatile. Great for large families.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I really like it!

Kbeas 3/27/2017

I have had this dryer for a few weeks now and I keep finding new features. I love the steam feature as it really cuts down on the ironing. My towels are fluffy now and they never were before. I am very impressed.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Need only light touch

Auntie 3/27/2017

We have had this set less than a month, but it is the best set of washer and dryer we have ever had. Very quiet and sensitive to touch.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best dryer

Maz 3/25/2017

Best dyer I have used.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great size and features for family

Kytweeter 3/23/2017

I purchased this dryer 3 weeks ago and it was a great purchase. Our family of four with 2 young children accumulates a lot of dirty clothes. With a dryer this size and with all the features, we are spending much less time doing laundry than with our previous set. We are also very pleased with how quiet this dryer is when running. We are very happy with this purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Confused

Marci Busywoman 3/23/2017

So far, I am certainly enjoying our new dryer. However, I am still puzzled or confused on how the cycles work. Items have not come out a little damp, and have not used all the features yet. Overall, I love the ability to do large loads to cut down my laundry time.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Dryer

Wingman 3/22/2017

Bought this great dryer from Lowe's a few weeks ago. This feature rich dryer is quiet and performs flawlessly

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good!

KG 3/22/2017

Only had about a month but I am loving it so far

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love My Dryer

BLincoln 3/22/2017

This dryer is Awesome! it steams out wrinkles in the morning rush. It has this really nice light that turns on when you open it so you can see everything. Easy to use too.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's large and in charge

Mike 3/21/2017

Amazing dryer and can fit pretty much anything

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great product!

Chase 3/21/2017

I purchased this machine for my new home and I love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Jack 3/21/2017

Had a Duet dryer for years. When it was time to retire, we chose this model. The only downside is the Duet fryer came with a rack for the dryer for delicate items and shoes, etc. It didn't. Of course, however, we can purchase it. 1K for a dryer and I think it should include the rack that probably costs all of 5.00 to make.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

DES 3/21/2017

We bought this dryer a few weeks ago and I'm very happy with our purchase! Our old dryer we would have to run through a few cycles just to get the clothes dry! I love this machine!

Yes, I recommend this product

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We love the colors

CC 3/21/2017

First time user so far so good

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Stevie B 3/21/2017

This is a great addition to our home!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Sheryl 3/21/2017

Expensive but well worth it!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love this dryer and its features

Stokered 3/20/2017

I thought my Samsung dryer was great, but my new Whirlpool leaves it in the dust.

Yes, I recommend this product

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The Cabrio

Cooker 3/20/2017

Extremely happy with this dryer. Love the options, look, and the effectiveness of dryer clothes. Very quiet while running and love the alarm feature when clothes are finished.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Em 3/20/2017

Love the dryer is works pretty fast too.

Yes, I recommend this product

very efficient

momtotenkids 3/20/2017

Replaced my old drier with this one. It is so efficient compared to my last one. Dries fast and my teens love the quick steam to refresh their clothes.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the steam refresh

Lisa 3/20/2017

I bought this set a couple weeks ago. Only complaint is the dryer doesn't get as hot as my Maytag Nuptune I had

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far it has been great. I love the extra all features it

Dee 3/18/2017

As your example says I brought it about 1 month ago and I'm happy I did.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it! Needs deep space

Bev 3/17/2017

Have not used the steam dry yet but look forward to using it Very happy with the size of the tub Should have measured before purchasing. Needed to make accommodations to fit in my tight laundry room but still able to open the door leading to the garage and had to remove the door to the kitchen

Yes, I recommend this product

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I especially love the steam feature on my dryer

Miss Clawdy 3/17/2017

I purchased the dryer along with my washer and I am so glad I did.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best Dryer I have ever had

Carolyn 3/16/2017

I love this dryer - tons of space and can fit large items. The features are really helpful and make it easy to use. The steam dry option helps my husband's pants look great for work. Great purchase for sure!

Yes, I recommend this product

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LOVE IT LOVE IT

Sheryl 3/15/2017

Very large plenty of room for comforters.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the steam option

Patr 3/15/2017

The steam and wrinkle guard help prevent a lot of ironing.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent dryer

Jan 3/15/2017

Large dryer love the steam feature has great variety of settings

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Theresa 3/14/2017

I love this dryer!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use and very quiet

Bobo 3/14/2017

I purchased a pair a month ago and I am very happy with my purchase. The quality is excellent and the touch panel is intuitive and easy to use, even for kids.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Efficient

allaboutcats 3/13/2017

I really like the capacity of this dryer. The operation is extremely quiet and and dries clothes quickly and with much less wrinkling than I've experienced before. The dryer has cut my workload by more than half. The control panel is easy to read and navigate and the end beep sound is acutally pleasant to hear. I love the chrome shadow finish on the dryer. I've had this dryer for approximately 3 weeks so only time will tell. Other than that, I'm perfectly happy with my purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love

NCrodeochic 3/13/2017

I bought this dryer a few weeks ago and I just love it. The setting for static works great. All the features are awesome and drying is done in one cycle even on bedding unlike my old dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Large capacity is great for my family of 5

LRW2005 3/9/2017

I bought this a little les than a month ago. Love the color and capacity. It's allows me to do large loads Towels and it doesn't take all day to dry.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good

SS 3/9/2017

I have had this new set for less than a month. The dryer had done a great job, love the capacity. Love the options available to use - I have not used the steam feature yet. The only negative comment I have, is at time it will wad bigger items - bedding- and dry the outside and then you have damp items inside the rolled up pile. I have also had mixed loads that it will finish, but some of the larger items are still damp.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Whirlpool Toploader

pookymonky 3/9/2017

I love my new washer and dryer set. After owning my other for 21 years it was definitely a change and had to get use to hearing the chimes. But Love love love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use and has wonderful features.

Busy Mom 3/8/2017

We purchased this dryer to pair it with a washer that was bought back by the manufacturer due to a recall. Our old dryer worked well but did not have as many features and had a smaller capacity. I had the other brand just over 3 years so it was not that old but compared to my new Cabrio it was obsolete. So far I am completely satisfied and the steam refresh is fantastic.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the features!

Robert 3/8/2017

Bought this dryer about a month ago because the control board went out on the older one. So Far it has been great and my Wife loves the steam feature a lot on the dryer. Also has very good size that would be great for a big family.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's great

Chriskaysdad 3/8/2017

I love it

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Highly Recommend

PatriciaAnn 3/8/2017

Bought the Cabrio washer and dryer set for my daughter and son-in-law October, 2016, for their new home. My washer and dryer stopped working almost at the same time in February, 2017, and it was a no-brainer to buy the same Cabrio washer and dryer set for myself. Love the steam setting on the dryer...be sure to buy the dryer with this functionality. Huge amount of room in dryer which dries sheet sets, towels and or blankets all together, time saver for a busy family and or busy working professional.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Mom of 3 3/8/2017

I love it. Cuts my laundry time in half! The best.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Nina 3/7/2017

I bought this a month ago it's been working great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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