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4.8 | 55 Reviews

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

Whirlpool WGD8500DC

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: Gas
  • Style: Front Loading
  • 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.

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 Gas
Prop 65 Standard
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
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
Ventilation System
Long Vent No
Maximum Vent Length 64
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Electrical
Amps 15 or 20
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified No

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Features

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

Advanced Moisture Sensing

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4.8 out of 5

96% of reviewers recommend this product.

great features

flea 10/4/2017

I love that when you take out your clothes they are dry and you don't have to keep resetting dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer large capacity

ohtechwiz 1/26/2017

Had this about a month and love it! We can use it to sanitize anything!

Yes, I recommend this product

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does a great job, but awfully big

former front load washer owner 1/18/2017

Have had about a month. Bought with the washer as a set. Wish it wasn't quiet so deep in dimension. 4 inches deeper than the washer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great feature of large capacity

Linda the worker 1/15/2017

I bought a few months ago & was quite easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Front loader vs top loader HE

Bags 1/13/2017

Had around a month so far and like it. Had to explain to my wife the difference between front and top load HE. She was thinking that it would fill up to the top like the old top load we had. As our biggest complaint was not enough water with front loader. I told her this does use more water then front load, which makes the detergent more concentrated with the water. Been two weeks later and she got the point. Made in USA

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Rockys 1/10/2017

Purchased two weeks ago.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's Easy to Use

Dr. G 1/10/2017

We really like the size and how much it holds. Don't like the lint collector. It is a hassle to clean. I have always bought Whirlpool products. They have been extremely reliable. I plan to stick with Whirlpool in the future when I buy my next appliance.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very satisfied

Laura 1/9/2017

I bought 1 month ago so far sa tisfied

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent appliance with minor annoyances

Heeter 1/9/2017

I bought this dryer over a month ago. I like its options and functionality for the most part however the lint trap is NOT user friendly (but the lint trap full warning light IS very user friendly). The dryer also makes a clicking sound routinely throughout its cycle.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Super huge capacity, accurate sensors, and easy to install

Chris 12/27/2016

The capacity this dryer has is incredible. The eco option is great for those times when there isn't a rush to complete the load and want to save on energy. The steam option is great for when I need a refresh on my dress shirts and delicates. There are plenty of cycle features to get just the right setting for the load to dry. The dryer door is a little difficult at times to latch and requires some extra effort; you can't just swing it hard and should slowly push the door into the latch lock.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Large and efficient

Johnny O 12/26/2016

Bought the washer and dryer for the capacity and features and I am very satisfied with the machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I own it

Dryer Lady 12/26/2016

Huge Dryer, holds and dry's large loads like blankets, sheets, and comforters no problem. relatively quite and has a nice chime when the dryer has completed.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent chouce

Gail 12/19/2016

I have had this for about a month and am happy with my choice; what a difference in time if drying!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Has all the Great Features Best Feature is Drum Size

RJammm 12/15/2016

My wife has a dozen of those king size hypo-allergenic feather blankets. In our old dryer, we would have to put them in with tennis balls, run for an hour, pull out, pull apart, repack, re-run for hours. The comforter would come out looking like a stray dog. With this puppy you put it in, hit start, and in about an hour the comforter comes out perfectly fluffed looking like it just came from the dry cleaner. - Best Dryer Ever!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Amazing

Ro 12/14/2016

We can't say enough about this dryer it's huge and we just love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

house wife 12/13/2016

love it

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CG 12/12/2016

I have not yet used the steam option. But the regular drying works well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

Candy Rider 12/8/2016

I really do like this dryer no problems with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Mayra 12/7/2016

I love. So easy to ise

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great gas dryer

Dya 12/6/2016

Works great and looks great

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the look I have gray.Towels and sweaters are so fluffy,

Nan 12/6/2016

I love the look of gray and black.The steam is great for wrinkles in shirts,pants better than ironing!?

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great machine

Curtis RN 12/5/2016

I bought this a month ago and I love it. I never understood why people spend so much on washers and dryers, now I get it. It holds a ton, looks great, easy to set up and use, great for comforters and large loads. Steam function is useful and cool, beats my old technique of throwing some wet laundry in with the wrinkled laundry and turning it on.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet Steam Dryer

Carolg 12/5/2016

The capacity is large enough for king size bedding. It is very quiet and I love the chimes when finished.

Yes, I recommend this product

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As good as it looks

KangiBOB 12/5/2016

Well balanced high efficiency dryer Very friendly and frustration free

Yes, I recommend this product

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Washing Queen 12/5/2016

I got this about a month ago! It is awesome! I wish I would of done it sooner! Features are awesome!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love our new dryer!

Les 12/5/2016

Bought this for our new Florida home. Love our new dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Your Next Dryer

Bob 11/29/2016

I purchased this dryer about a month ago and very pleased with the performance to date.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great look and features

Daimond 11/28/2016

Love the look of this dryer and it works great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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heated air intake gets really hot!

Gordon 11/28/2016

Maybe the error is on my side, but when I select pre program options: (what to dry button) "casuals" and (how to dry button) "normal" the heat is on the hot side. The heat is high enough that pillow cases and running shorts will melt when they make contact with the heat intake grate. They way to fix this is to change the grate to a material that does not conduct so much heat. The temporary fix for my family is to separate clothes on the slightly delicate side to be dryed by themselves on low heat. That translates into more dryer cycles.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Scott 11/28/2016

Have had a month. Very Pleased with all features

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent

Asootosh 11/22/2016

I bought this month so happy.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Mom on the go 11/21/2016

This dryer is basically very good. The only feature that I'm not thrilled with is the steam refresh. It makes the clothes a bit too wet and there is a musty smell when I use it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great machine -performance, speed, sound and looks great too

Tony 11/21/2016

Replaced a Bosch front load dryer (gas) with the Cabrio- love the steam feature- clothes are not as wrinkled. Large capacity and very quite, had three weeks and love the many features.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wrinkles in this product

Disappointed 11/15/2016

This gets slightly higher review than the companion washer because this does the job but it takes a long time and clothes come out quite wrinkled. I have had this dryer about a month. Still trying different settings, including the steam setting but find the clothing comes out much more wrinkled than my previous dryer despite the fact that I remove them as soon as the cycle is complete. Also this dryer takes twice as long to get the clothing dry than my previous dryer.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Loving my new dryer

Kat 11/15/2016

Best dryer I love it. Big capacity and so easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good

Big JOE 11/15/2016

dries faster

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Excellent dryer

LNB 11/15/2016

Bought our new washer and dryer a little over month ago and we love it. The features, the size, the looks. Easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy and efficient to use

Ed 11/12/2016

Easy and efficient to use

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Great dryer!

Phil 11/11/2016

Purchased approx 2 months ago for my mom. Had a chance to use it. Dries very quickly - 30 mins tops. Easy to program and very effiecient. My mom loves it. A great buy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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love the large capacity!

tifflo 11/10/2016

our dryer broke so we were on the search for another one. my husband loved this drywr and i loved the capacity. we bought the set and i am so grateful that I don't have to go to the laundromat to wash my bulky comforters!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very efficient. Good options on panel.

none 11/8/2016

I bought this as a matching dryer with the Cabrio washer in the grey color. Very happy with both models.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great product

julie 11/1/2016

Ive owned this for about a month and it is very large and dries good.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great feature!

Julian Medina 10/31/2016

Very satisfied with my appliances!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Nancy 10/31/2016

This dryer is able to easily handle all my laundry needs, including my king size comforter. I no longer need to go to the laundry mat to wash my bedding. I would definitely recommend this machine!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fast

Marci 10/27/2016

This dryer is awesome it dryes the clothes fast it used to take twice as long with my old dryer

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my steam dryer

Ellie 10/26/2016

My last gas dryer lasted over 20 years. Changed it out because I wanted a new set.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good capacity

Mascota 10/19/2016

Yes

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Great dryer. Happy we made the decision to buy!!

Jay M 10/18/2016

We are so happy with this dryer. It dries our clothes the way a dryer should.Clothes come out dry the first time and we don't have to run it again because they are still a little damp. It has a large capacity which is great for our family. It looks great and plays a little tune when the cycle is done. We were able to get it on sale which made us happy about the price as well. Great value! Great product! Made in the USA! Highly recommended!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like it

Wash a lot 10/17/2016

Work much better than our previous Samsung.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Jax 10/17/2016

Much quieter than the last one.

Yes, I recommend this product

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