Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW clothes dryer

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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.

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

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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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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Died in less than 6 mos!
Bad Control Panel
Best Uses
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.
Worst Clothes Dry Ever
Large Capacity
Large tub
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
If you try to use the sensing controls you will never dry your clothes. The only way to dry them is to use the timer, so you pay a lot of money for a machine that can only be used as a low end no frills dryer. And a slow one at that.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Best Choice For Me
Adjustable Temperature
Can Vent 3 Ways
Easy To Use
Hamper Style Door
Large Capacity
Lint Filter In Door
Works Quickly
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
I was quite surpised when i had to buy a new dryer at how complicated things had become. I had a kenmore that had a temp sensor and all the features the new ones had, but the new one has a POWER (on/off) switch. So stupid.<br /><br />you must pay attention to the venting or it will not dry your clothes and the delivery guys are a hit and miss. i had a horrible time with the deliver. Were you aware that if you need the dryer to vent left or right you are going to have a hard time finding a retailer to do that? Sears was the only one to offer that setup. i got it all done but if you dont know, they will hook it up straight out the back and push your dryer back near the wall crimping the vent hose and then your dryer is horrible, when really, its not vented correctly. i think it must happen a lot.<br /><br />i wanted lint filter in a drop down door with drum light, this machine offered that as well as the option to vent left or right. it dryes my clothes well with options and has a big drum
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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