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Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW clothes dryer

 
Price range:
$699.00 - $799.00
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Summary: This Whirlpool electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW

The Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the Cabrio WED5800BW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.

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Approximate retail price:
$589.00
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The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Cabrio WED5500BW come from our tests of model Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Similar to tested model but with fewer cycles and features.
About This Brand

This brand, known for innovation, markets itself as the brand that cares about the family and the environment. It offers a wide range of choices in lines that include Whirlpool, Duet, Duet Sport, Duet Steam, Cabrio, Cabrio Steam. Some Whirlpool dryers use steam to freshen up clothing or remove wrinkles. Prices for Whirlpool dryers range from $350 to $1,300.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option No
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW
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2.0
Poor machine
6/14/2015
Pros
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Long Drying Time
Best Uses
Comment:
Must set drying time for more that one hour or clothes will remain damp. Must load lightly. Would not recommend this machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Conrad is right
4/27/2015
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
The moisture sensor does not dry the clothes. Works ok on 70 minute timed dry. Nice looking but really just a low end dryer at medium end price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Died in less than 6 mos!
1/31/2015
Pros
Cons
Bad Control Panel
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this dryer in May along with extended 3 yr warranty. I generally hang clothes outside in summer so didn't use regularly til fall. It died in November. Bad control panel. It is not Jan 31 and the service guy was here for the 5th time and it still does not work and both Whirlpool and Lowe's keep saying he needs to try one more time and then we'll consider replacing it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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