Welcome to our website! As we have the ability to list over one million items on our website (our selection changes all of the time), it is not feasible for a company our size to record and playback the descriptions on every item on our website. However, if you are an American with a disability we are here to help you. Please call our disability services phone line at 520-326-7129 during regular business hours and one of our kind and friendly personal shoppers will help you navigate through our website, help conduct advanced searches, help you choose the item you are looking for with the specifications you are seeking, read you the specifications of any item and consult with you about the products themselves. There is no charge for the help of this personal shopper for any American with a disability. Finally, your personal shopper will explain our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and help you place an order if you so desire.

Readers Choice Award
4.7 | 1072 Reviews

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

Whirlpool WED8500DW

Available in 2 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: 42.25"
  • Depth: 32.25"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

See More

 
Image Feature

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.

Image Feature

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
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
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
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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

Watch Video

QuickSelect™ System

Watch Video

ReadySet™ System

Watch Video

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

Extended warranties are usually very inexpensive and can save you thousands in the future. Some can even cover extra costs that result, such as cost of food that spoils when your fridge dies. It's simple and inexpensive to purchase extended warranties and one of the smartest ways to protect your investment.

Appliances can be large, heavy and expensive. You probably don't have the special tools or expertise needed to fix them in a crisis. If you can spare a few thousand dollars without batting an eyelash for new appliances should they break tomorrow, don't buy a warranty. But if you're like most of us, protect yourself by purchasing inexpensive extended warranties when you buy a new product and save yourself big money in the long run.

4.7 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

Stopped working after 1 month

MS 10/3/2017

I bought this washer and dryer pair a month ago. First, they delivered the wrong washer. My husband had to miss an additional day of work to receive the correct deliver a few days later. Then, less than a month after we received this dryer it just stopped working. It just no longer turns on. Just completely dead. We called whirlpool and they said someone would come out today (tuesday) to repair the dryer. We had a 8am-4pm window. Then at 1:30, the tech called and said Whirlpool never notified them of the appointment and they could not come until Thursday. So not only is the product a lemon, but Whirlpool is unwilling or unable to help us resolve the issue.

No, I do not recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Disappointed

Mario 9/26/2017

Bought a matching set in June and the first dryer came without the drum spinning and now the second one lasted a month before it decided to give us problems. Since we've had the repair company out 4 times and the dryer is still not working properly. When will labor and parts be enough to consider our dryer a lemon?

No, I do not recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

like the way you have to dry

barb 7/13/2017

I have always had a gas dryer but my new house does not have gas this dryer is a good as my gas one

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

New Whirpool Dryer

Jamie 7/12/2017

Provides great results

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

The BEST dryer we have ever purchased.

Neal 7/12/2017

This dryer was purchased a month ago. The drying time is short, the capacity is huge, and the steam option delivers the clothes unwrinkled.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Nice Dryer

Annie D 7/11/2017

I like this dryer very much. It has many different setting to select from and my garments come out fluffy.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great Dryer

Tina 7/11/2017

We've had this dryer for about a month and it has performed fabulously!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great Dryer

Mickey 7/11/2017

I bought this dryer a month ago. It works great, leaves clothes static free, handles large loads well.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

GREAT !!

Tammy 7/11/2017

I recently purchased the washer & dryer set. I LOVE IT ! My husband works road construction his jeans are ground in with dirt, mud etc my last washer was an LG & we hated it. He would have to wash his jeans with a pressure washer first then put them in the machine to get them clean. The washer has a huge tub and I love it. The dryer is very nice. Has a lot of different settings that I use. And a time dry. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this set. I am sold on Whirlpool now. as these are the first 2 I have ever owned.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

?

Kid 7/11/2017

I have only used it a few times but seems to be awesome.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Awesome!

Cleanit 7/11/2017

I was very thoughtful, but so glad I purchased my entire appliances brand are whirlpool

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Works great

Mbh 7/10/2017

This is a dryer and it does a good job

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Terrible Set

Gina 7/10/2017

I bought this set- Cabrio. They are terriblee, don't waste your money. the washer does not clean clothes, leaves detergent in them, wrinkles them incredibly. The dryer just wrinkles clothes and intertwines them into a huge mess. My clothes never looked so bad. I had the Whirlpool duets for 12 years prior to these, without any problems.Sent back the Cabrios and went back to front loaders.

No, I do not recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Huge capacity!

Brian 7/10/2017

With a family of 6...we do laundry everyday of the week and couldn't seem to keep up. I'm hoping this dryer can dry towels faster than the last Samsung dryer we had. I also like it being Made in America!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Love the Steam

Gypsy Girl 7/9/2017

So happy I chose this model dryer. I absolutely love the steam feature. Wheneveran article of clothing is badly wrinkled I just put it thru the steam feature and Wolah! It's perfect again.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great Features

DC 7/6/2017

Huge, efficient dryer with great features

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Best dryer ever

buzzinmbj 7/6/2017

I have been using my dryer for about a month and I am pleased with all the different settings I can choose from to make my load dry well.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Love this washer

Valerie 7/5/2017

I bought this washer over a month ago. Wow I can't believe the difference in my cloths. This washer is huge. That doesn't mean cram as much in it as possible. It mean your able to wash a comforter at home and have it come out clean. I'd recommend this washer to anyone who is looking for a new one. You wont be disappointed.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

I LOVE MY DRYER

PEGGY 7/5/2017

I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Excellent Dryer

Grandpa Dave 7/5/2017

The dryer was delivered three weeks ago. I does a great job drying our clothes.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Very efficient

Sweeney 7/4/2017

Love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

Loving it

Chloe 7/3/2017

Love the large loads!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Absolutely love this!

Lou 7/3/2017

Great product!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great overall dryer

Ryan the geek 7/3/2017

I bought this about two weeks ago and honestly it has been great. The steam isn't setup just yet, but I will be hooking that up in a few weeks. The capacity is nice and the auto sense is good. The only time I've felt damp laundry was with some sheets and the sheets tangled inside the fitted sheet. They still weren't wet, just slightly damp. Otherwise, the drying time is great and it works as advertised.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great so far!

Care Bear 7/3/2017

My other LG dryer died, so I went with Whirlpool. This dryer is bigger than my old one, and with steam. So far it is awesome!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great dryer

Matt 6/29/2017

We bought this about a month ago, we were having issues with our old dryer not drying well. This dryer is perfect for large families, it dries well, clothes remain wrinkle free, and it is quiet and easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great dryer

Jhicks 6/28/2017

We've had this a few weeks and I have cut my laundry loads in half It's great

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Good Machine

Doug 6/26/2017

I bought this a month ago and have loved it.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

My New Best Friend

Geyeah 6/26/2017

Plenty of room to dry comforters. Handles larger loads efficiently

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great Features!

417land 6/26/2017

This dryer replaces another brand that was advertised to be a large capacity dryer. Not so.....it was so small. This Whirlpool model truly has a large drum. I can easily dry my comforter without it coming out wrinkled or still wet in spots. Love the steam feature and also being able to set it to buzz before the clothes are completely dry. I can pull things out that I don't want to shrink.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Large capacity

Misty 6/26/2017

So far I love this dryer. It is large enough to dry a king comforter. Clothes come out wrinkle free.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Awesome dryer

Love it! 6/23/2017

Great features. Love all options and eco boost feature.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Fantastic Equipment

Lefty 6/22/2017

We have owned this equipment for just under a month. It works great and is all that we expected it to be.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great dryer

Ed 6/22/2017

Wish i had one of yours all along.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Perfect!

Mom of Five 6/21/2017

This dryer replaced a 17 year old Whirlpool Gold that would no longer heat up. I love this machine! It's PERFECT! I bought it with it's companion washer and now I am actually happy to laundry. The drum is huge and it has a ton of settings, but very easy to use. I really enjoy the steam function as it help reduce wrinkles. It's very efficient and so quiet. I highly recommend this dryer to anyone.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

cycles are so long

Maggie 6/21/2017

You have to hire a plumber to hook up water to have steam in dryer and we have to call when we get time cause it really needs to be vented out the side in our condo. we should have done more investigation prior to buying

No, I do not recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great Dryer

JD 6/21/2017

Quiet, spacious, and easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great features!

Jen 6/20/2017

I bought this about a month ago and it does the job and more! I love the fact that I can use a special drying rack and air dry sneaker or anything that should not be tumbled.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Absolutely love!

Kris 6/20/2017

Bought this and made my life simple and stylish all at the same time!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Love it!

Tkh 6/20/2017

I would have given it a 5 but the only negative is that you need to make sure you measure if you have a small laundry room because this pair is big! It has an extra 2-3 inches in the back.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Super dryer

Becky y 6/20/2017

I love my new dryer. I got it three weeks ago. It has a huge tub .

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Great features

Carjac 6/19/2017

I bought the washer and dryer 2 weeks ago and love them.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great product

Brenda 6/19/2017

I bought my set about a month ago, i love it! It saves so much time, water, and money!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Best Ever

Bullfretwell 6/19/2017

Love this machine. It's the best one we have every owned. The steam is great when you forget to unload right away.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Love it!!

Terra 6/19/2017

I bought the matching washer and dryer and absolutely love the capacity of both! I can finally wash blankets and comforters without them getting tore up.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Large capacity

Max 6/19/2017

only had a couple of weeks but so far so good

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Big Washer

Incredible 6/19/2017

The dryer has done a good job from the beginning. It dries clothes well and has many good features.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Works Great

Rog 6/16/2017

Works great, been having it for a month now.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Great Clothes Dryer

Mr. Tom 6/15/2017

Easy to use, its almost like the dryer has its own mind. Clothes come out dry and ready to wear.

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels

 

Love it!

smv0208 6/14/2017

We ordered this dryer along with the washer for our new home and we are so happy we did. Both are HUGE so we can even fit our king-size comforter in them. I love how easy the controls are and how quiet it is. So far, very happy with this purchase!

Yes, I recommend this product

Design

 

Easeofuse

 

Features

 

Innovation

 

Performance

 

Quality

 

Soundlevels