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Whirlpool Cabrio WED5800BW
Price range:
$518.40 - $739.00
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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.

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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Tiny lever broke. Repair $661!
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Behind the soft START button is a tiny, plastic lever that pushes the electronic board. Though I'm a lady with arthritic hands, I managed to break the little lever after 6 years of use. The repair was to be $661, so I bought a Kenmore Elite. The new machine dries like a dream, and is roomier and quieter. It makes me resent the Cabrio all that much more, since I put up with years of the old machine never drying things completely, even when re-started time and again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Adjustable Temperature
Drying Time
Easy To Use
Large Capacity
Works Quickly
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
We have not owned this dryer long but what a differance from the old one. Our old dryer was about 5 years old, but this dryer is quieter and dryes in half the time. So far we are completly satisfied.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
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Door Opens From Bottom
Easy Removal Lint Filter
Easy To Load
Light On Inside
Difficult To Push Buttons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Lid Is Curved
Best Uses
WED5500BWo<br />argh....not happy with this machine, either. my major complaint is that no loads dry completely on the first run. so much for energy efficient. I use common sense for selecting drying temperature and have never used the lowest temp. don't know yet how much will be added to my electricity bill from running more time on each load. store delivery men installed the machine, and they SHOULD know what they are doing vis-à-vis vent tube.<br /><br />the lid is curved, so you can't put much of anything on the top of the machine while you work--it will roll/fall off. that's not a defect; it's the design.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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