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Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5500X[W]
 
Price range:
$699.00 - $748.00
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Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
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About - Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5500X[W]

The Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5500X[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer models like the Cabrio WGD5500X[W] 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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The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5600X[ ] come from our tests of model Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5500X[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. The untested model has an extra temperature setting.
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 WGD5500X[W]
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 WGD5500X[W]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Junk!!!
2/21/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Four cycles to dry a load of towels! Embarassed to own (and pay for) this machine. I was a die-hard Whirlpool fan before I bought this machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Never buy this unit
1/8/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Wet Clothes
Wrinkled clothes
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this dryer as a unit with the washer. I am very disappointed with the performance on a machine that I spent more money on with the promise that it was better than the others. I have to use at least 2 cycles on More dry for them to get completly dry. All my clothes come out wrinkled even wrinkle resistant clothes. I am actually having to iron my clothes now when I did not have to with my old set. I am at the point I am ready to discard it and take the loss to get another washer and dryer
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Awful Reliability both Washer and Dryer
6/20/2012
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
As a Paperweight
Comment:
I have spent at least twice what I paid in repair bills for the washer and dryer.
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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