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Maytag MEDB855DW Clothes Dryer
MEDB855DW
This Maytag electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• Steam option.
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
• Drying rack.
• End-of-cycle signal.
External Dimensions
Height: 44 in Width: 29 in Depth: 33 in
Description
This Maytag electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• Steam option.
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
• Drying rack.
• End-of-cycle signal.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Drying performance

Drying performance

This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 6-lb. load, predominantly cotton, which includes jeans and towels; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

 /  5
Convenience

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.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.

 /  5
Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity

Capacity as claimed by the manufacturer.

 /  5
Height

Height

The exterior height of the dryer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

 /  5
Width

Width

The exterior width of the dryer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

 /  5
Depth

Depth

The exterior depth of the dryer, rounded up to the nearest inch. The measurement is performed with the door closed. Be sure to allow a few extra inches of clearance in the rear for the vent duct if needed.

 /  5

About

The Maytag MEDB855DW is part of the Clothes Dryers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Electric Dryers models like the MEDB855DW 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 6-lb. load, predominantly cotton, which includes jeans and towels; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

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.

Noise Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.

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