Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5800BW clothes dryer

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Summary: This Whirlpool gas dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
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About - Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5800BW

The Whirlpool Cabrio WGD5800BW is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer models like the Cabrio WGD5800BW 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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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 WGD5800BW
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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not working after 13 months
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Complete Failure Too Soon
Very Long Cycle Time
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Family of 6 this dryer got daily use, performance in the first year was fine - cycle time was long but similar to the washing machine. About 13 months after purchase clothes would not dry and occasionally made loud squealing noise. Technician came to service and he said all the bearings were bad, fan drive belt was bad, fan drive pulley was bad. With an extended service plan, the company decided it was better to reimburse the initial cost than to fix. Very disappointing to have this unit fail after only 13 months of use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
The drum in the dryer goes round & round
Adjustable Temperature
Dryer Window Dbl Glazed
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Everyday Clothes
I'm not a big fan on too many choices, when it comes to laundry options. But in this case, color me impressed. The electronic controls are intuitive and do what is required. I've only used it briefly, but a king size comforter was the real test for me. I expected dryer magic, letting the dryer do all the work, never pulling the article out for a rearrange like I knew I should. So yes, it did not dry every nook and cranny, so I did the rearrange and it was done and done. The everyday loads went through a Normal cycle and were thoroughly dry. The Wrinkle prevent mode is very handy, and able to be set for either 60 or 150 minutes, so anyone can finish the ball game without worries. I installed it myself with no issues. The Use & Care booklet is clean and covers all the topics I'll need for a long and happy laundry life.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
2 weeks old, does not dry
Plastic Window In Door
Sloping Top
Best Uses
Dryer malfunctioning at less than three weeks old. First few loads were light duty and small. No problem. Then I placed a large load of spin dryed clothes in dryer. Dryer turns off before completely drying load. Did this same thing mulitple times with different items, different size loads, trying every single setting. Initially thought user error, but diffently is not true as this point. One single sock slightly damp took three different settings and multiple minutes to dry. Sears repair tech on the way. I would like to return this dryer to Sears. Loss of faith in product at only three weeks old.
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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