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Whirlpool Duet WGD88HEAW
 
Approximate retail price:
$1200
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEAW although it may differ in price and features.
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About - Whirlpool Duet WGD88HEAW

The Whirlpool Duet WGD88HEAW is a gas dryer available from Whirlpool. The Duet WGD88HEAW typically costs $1200 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on gas dryer models like the Duet WGD88HEAW.


Stainless-steel drum:
A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.

Steam option:
Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEAW were applied to untested model Whirlpool Duet WGD88HEAW, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEAW
Approximate retail price:
$999.00
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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 WGD88HEAW
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 WGD88HEAW
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3.0
Good average dryer
6/18/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Bed Sheet Roll Up
Damp Bedsheets
Leaves Clothes Damp
Wrinkled Bed Sheets
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
Upon CR's recommendation, this natural gas dryer replaced our Whirlpool Gas Dryer which had a cabinet fire last January, 2014. This is our fourth Whirlpool/Kitchenaid brand dryer. Its performance is OK. However it definitely has trouble drying bed sheets or comforters. Compared to our previous dryers, this one rolls up the sheets into one sheet ball. At the end of the cycle, the sheets are compacted into this ball and come out wrinkled and damp, thus requiring additional drying time. This occurs on the casual cycle as well as the timed cycle. Typical load is four pillow cases, and one each of fitted and unfitted sheets from a queen and twin size beds. The ball is generally formed around one of the fitted sheets. It also does this for blankets and comforters. Otherwise, the drying performance is OK for almost all other items.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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