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4.9 | 42 Reviews

8.8 Cu. Ft. Front Load HE Electric Steam Dryer with Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

Whirlpool WED8500DR

Available in 3 Color(s)

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 1/4"
  • Depth: 32 1/4"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • 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.

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
Energy Star® Certified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Flat Back No
Fuel Type Electric
Pedestal Options No
Sound Package Yes
Stackable No
UL UL
Appearance
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Window Yes
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Control Location Rear Panel
Control Type Electronic Touch
Cycles and Options
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Dryer Temperature Selections No Heat, Low, Medium, High, Hot
Dryness Levels Selections Less, Low, Medium, More
Eco Monitor/Efficiency Monitor No
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Lint Filter Indicator Yes
Number of Dryer Cycles 23
Number of Dryness Levels 4
Number of Temperatures 5
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
Ventilation System
Long Vent No
Maximum Vent Length 64
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Electrical
Amps 30
Hz 60
Power Cord Included No
Volts 240

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42 1/4"
  • Depth: 32 1/4"

  • Features

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

Advanced Moisture Sensing

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4.9 out of 5

100% of reviewers recommend this product.

So many features and quiet!

MR 8/19/2017

Purchased a little over a month ago and so pleased with both the Whirlpool washer and dryer. Each have so many features and get our laundry so clean! I would highly recommend!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Huge quick cleanest lint trap ever

AfflictedNation 8/7/2017

Waited a month and a half for this thing to come in cause it was back ordered. So worth the wait. Prettiest appliances in the while house. And work as well as the look.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Looks great and effective

Sm 7/27/2017

Drys from dropping / love the anti-wrinkle feature

Yes, I recommend this product

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My new dryer

Elea the mommy 3/28/2017

Love how big it is and how it dry also like how it know that the clothes is to hot and stops.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Extra Large Tub--Great for Comforters

LaLa 3/28/2017

I am over the moon at the amount i can dry at one time!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Clothes Dry Faster even with bigger loads

kag 3/20/2017

I used to have to split my towels into smaller loads to get them to dry thoroughly but with this new Dryer I can do a full load and they all come out equally dry and fresh.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great appliance all around!

Rachael 3/14/2017

I got this about a week ago and I'm completely in love with it!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Richard L. 3/14/2017

Works great dries first time every time

Yes, I recommend this product

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Couldn't ask for anything better

yoular2 3/7/2017

I am more and more amazed and impressed with this washer and dryer set more every load I wash they are quiet and the features are amazing and has a great selection of features

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love this new line!

lrmk5550 3/7/2017

I bought this 2 weeks ago.

Yes, I recommend this product

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High Quality! Great item

Rosie 2/27/2017

I bought this over a month agi and im loving it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love this dryer!!

Amy 2/21/2017

I bought this dryer several months ago and I absolutely love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

Jack 2/20/2017

Best dryer I have ever owned

Yes, I recommend this product

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great feaures

sisters3ams 2/20/2017

Dries fast and it is quiet. Works great and easy to use

Yes, I recommend this product

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Sarah 2/13/2017

I bought mine in October. Best dryer I've ever had!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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8.8 cu. ft. Cabrio® High-Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer

Doug B 2/13/2017

Great Dryer...love the steam option.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Dee 2/6/2017

Bought this a few weeks ago. Loving it does a great job.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Amazing

T 1/31/2017

Drys in half the time as my old one

Yes, I recommend this product

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AWSOME!!!

big bill 1/31/2017

WICKED easy and beautiful

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great so far

Keeter 1/23/2017

I bought this about a month ago and so far it's been great! I can fit so much laundry in it and for a family of 6 that is such a bonus! The laundry is clean and that's the most important part. So many features and I don't have to go to the laundromat to wash my comforters.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice set

Ray 1/18/2017

Replaced a 6 month new Samsung set with this one due to recalls and dryer breaking on Samsung. Only used new Whirlpool set a few times so far...very pleased...plus love the color!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works better than the washer machine!!!

Blessed 12/27/2016

It's not that quiet and the drum seems to be rubbing on something inside the drum!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Hugggeeee

Heather J 12/27/2016

I love my new washer and dryer set!!!! It's hugeeee!!! Plus I stay upstairs and it's super quiet!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Big loads dry fast!

Momof3 12/26/2016

Upgraded to this dryer/washer set. Laundry takes less time and clothes are cleaner and fresher than before. Would recommend to anyone. Love the steam feature for quick a quick refresher!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wow!!

Large family 12/12/2016

I have only had this dryer a couple of weeks but I am so in love with it!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fantasic!

Mama Gull 12/8/2016

This dryer is so far ahead of anything I've seen that I'd say there isn't anything that it can't do with a few button pushes. More features than you could ever imagine. So glad it lives in our basement!

Yes, I recommend this product

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best buy, period!

party of 6 12/8/2016

I replaced my older whirlpool dryer with the cabrio model and am blown away with its performance. Yes, this dryer is "beast", as my kids would say. The steam refresh is my favorite feature. Easy to use and gets the job done quickly!

Yes, I recommend this product

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User friendly

Leach 12/8/2016

I love the touch system, as well as how it sets the correct time according to the weight or fullness of the load. It is awesome.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful in red

Deb 12/6/2016

Loads are quick, easy to use, does an excellent job, beautiful to look at

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great buy

Keisha 11/28/2016

The best i have ever purchased

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features but needs a louder cycle end signal.

Mrs. B 11/28/2016

I bought this 2 weeks ago and absolutely love it! The drum is bigger than my last dryer and drys better and faster.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Happy!!!!!!!

Allen 11/15/2016

Works extremely well no problems.Saves on our electric bill clothes come out of the dryer dry no more damp clothes :) can fit a lot of clothes in the dryer it is huge!!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Its great all around

Barb 11/14/2016

Very happy with this purchase

Yes, I recommend this product

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LARGE UNIT

BIG BUBBA 11/14/2016

WORKKS GREAT

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Sue 11/12/2016

I got this 2 months ago and I love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wow just Wow!

Ninja Mom 10/31/2016

We purchased this after having the top of the line exploding Samsung. We are a family of 6 people, 3 pets and a lot of laundry. When choosing a washer and dryer I need power, efficiency, and easy. This set does not disappoint. It has all the bells and whistles. I no longer have to lug our heavy comforters to the nasty laundry mat everytime the cat pukes on it. It is gentle on my gentlest things, and has the power to wash 13 year old boy under garments...yikes! Highly reccommend.

Yes, I recommend this product

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My new washer and dryer

Greg 10/26/2016

Works great!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent features

Pris 10/24/2016

I bought this as a set. Washer and dryer set. I love both sets. Amazing machines.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Mmcstay 10/18/2016

I bought this aboutv3 weeks ago to replace and upgrade from a previous versions on the washer and dryer..laundry goes by quickly because you have such a large washer to wash in. Nice and quiet..I love the steam option for that extra sanitizing. I am still learning the controls and what all I can do..

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best on the market

StrippedHalo 10/18/2016

I love this dryer. I was skeptical about spending the money, but did it anyway. I have the pair, and can't believe I waited this long to get a Whirlpool.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice color and easy buttons

Jeff 10/17/2016

Washer and dryer are great

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Dryer

T the Homemaker 10/17/2016

This dryer is awesome. I have had it for 2 months now and it dry's my clothes in less time then my old dryer. As I have different drying needs I love all the different setting. Overall it is a wonderful dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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