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Whirlpool Duet WED96HEAW
 
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$998.00 - $1,483.90
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Summary: This Whirlpool electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Steam option.
• Stainless-steel drum
• Duct blockage indicator
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - Whirlpool Duet WED96HEAW

The Whirlpool Duet WED96HEAW is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the Duet WED96HEAW 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.
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 Duet WED96HEAW
info Stainless-steel drum Yes
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Duet WED96HEAW
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Good dryer but...
1/4/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
Purchased as part of the duet pair based on the CR report. Washing machine is good, dryer by comparison is average. Biggest complaint is that the dryer tends to ball up the bedsheets into one round mass in the dryer. This means that you have to manually separate the items during the cycle for them to dry completely. This needs to be done 80% of the time. If you don't the outside of the ball of sheets will be dry and the inside wet.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Overall a good dryer
9/29/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Owned it for about 5 months, bought it with matching washer. Have not had any issues. Love the large drum, dries clothes quickly and easily. Have it on a stand, which makes it easier to reach. Also like that it shows you when outside vent is blocked. Overall a good drier. I thought I would use the steam function more often, but it is not that great. It works, but you still have to iron -- bummer... Hate to iron :-)
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
2nd one in 30 days and needs repair >:(
7/24/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Loud
Unreliable
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
Bought it as part of the Whirlpool washer dryer pair from Sears on Consumer reports recommendation. This is the second unit we have had in the first 30 days and it is tearing itself apart! Had the first one replaced under Sears 30 day replacement policy. 2nd one is now loud, vibrates harshly, and shuts down as soon as it warms up. Service person is coming out to try and fix. Totally unacceptable to have 2 of the same unit simply not work from day one!
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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