The Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEX[W] is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer
models like the Duet WGD94HEX[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
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.
This product has been terrible since we bought it. I keep a supply of thermistors, thermostats, and thermal fuses on hand to replace because usually it is one of those that has failed. However it keeps finding new ways to break. To have paid this much money to get such a piece of junk is infuriating. I am about to throw it away and get something cheaper and better.<br /><br />DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Dryer is great match to Duet Washer
Easy To Use
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Product has very flexible settings and large capacity. LCD display is easy to read and gives you great guidance. Dryer is very quite and has very easy to clean lint screen. Great parther to the Duet Washer. I have the model WGD97HEXL which has the much better LCD display (very easy to see and read).<br /><br />Cloths even without the steam setting which we have not tried yet come out wrinkle free.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Beware, do not buy this dryer.
This Whirlpool Duet Sport dryer I own has a PF error (power failure) problem that the Technician nor Whirlpool can correct. It makes drying clothes very difficult as the machine fails constantly. The exact same problem is indicated by many, many people on the Internet. I wanted a basic clothing dryer but nooooooooooooooo we need computer boards in everything. (PS - yes, an electrician has certified the outlet and breaker are fine)