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Whirlpool® 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Dryer with SilentSteel™ Dryer Drum

Whirlpool® 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Dryer with SilentSteel; Dryer Drum is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 34.
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Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and experience quieter tumbling with the 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® dryer. Metal accents and buttons make less noise as they tumble in the SilentSteel™ dryer drum, thanks to a unique sound-dampening material that surrounds the stainless steel drum. Reduce overdrying with Advanced Moisture Sensing, which uses three sensors to read incoming and outgoing air temperatures while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer, so the cycle ends when everything is perfectly dry. For even more efficient drying, four shorter, staggered baffles increase the effectiveness of the dryer for small loads and promote more balanced tumbling. And, it's easy to start drying faster with Tap Touch controls with Memory, which allow direct access to dryer functions and even remember your last cycle and settings for a quick touch start.

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Whirlpool® 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Dryer with SilentSteel™ Dryer Drum

Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and experience quieter tumbling with the 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® dryer. Metal accents and buttons make less noise as they tumble in the SilentSteel™ dryer drum, thanks to a unique sound-dampening material that surrounds the stainless steel drum. Reduce overdrying with Advanced Moisture Sensing, which uses three sensors to read incoming and outgoing air temperatures while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer, so the cycle ends when everything is perfectly dry. For even more efficient drying, four shorter, staggered baffles increase the effectiveness of the dryer for small loads and promote more balanced tumbling. And, it's easy to start drying faster with Tap Touch controls with Memory, which allow direct access to dryer functions and even remember your last cycle and settings for a quick touch start.

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Advanced Moisture Sensing System

Three built-in sensors read incoming air temperature and outgoing air temperature while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer. This helps the drying cycle end when everything is perfectly dry, saving time and energy and helping to prevent overdrying.

Quad Baffles

Get better, more balanced tumbling and increased effectiveness on small loads with the unique design of four shorter, staggered baffles. Now, larger items dry more evenly while smaller items keep tumbling without getting stuck riding the baffles.

Tap Touch Controls with Memory

Start your next load quickly using the sleek control interface of the Tap Touch controls with Memory. This technology allows direct access to dryer functions and even remembers your last cycle and settings to save you time.

Top Features

Advanced Moisture Sensing System

Three built-in sensors read incoming air temperature and outgoing air temperature while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer. This helps the drying cycle end when everything is perfectly dry, saving time and energy and helping to prevent overdrying.

Quad Baffles

Get better, more balanced tumbling and increased effectiveness on small loads with the unique design of four shorter, staggered baffles. Now, larger items dry more evenly while smaller items keep tumbling without getting stuck riding the baffles.

Tap Touch Controls with Memory

Start your next load quickly using the sleek control interface of the Tap Touch controls with Memory. This technology allows direct access to dryer functions and even remembers your last cycle and settings to save you time.

Additional Features

SilentSteel™ Dryer Drum

Metal buttons and zippers make less noise as they tumble, thanks to a unique sound-dampening material that surrounds the stainless steel dryer drum.

Stainless Steel Dryer Drum

Clothes are gently cradled as they tumble around the smooth surface of this drum’s stainless steel construction.

EcoBoost™ Option

Use less energy1 while still getting great drying performance with the EcoBoost™ option that uses less heat and extended cycle times for greater energy efficiency.

Steam Refresh Cycle

Clothes are ready to wear, thanks to the Steam Refresh cycle. It releases wrinkles and reduces odors without rewashing.

Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option With Steam

Get better wrinkle-fighting performance with steam and intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. The process lasts for up to 140 minutes or until you open the door.

Static Reduce Option

Reduces static by combining a spray of mist with tumbling after the load is dry.

Sanitize Cycle

Provides excellent care for your clothes while eliminating 99.9% of three common household bacteria without washing. Bacteria tested were K. pneumonia, staphylococcus aureus and P. aureginosa.

Quick Dry Cycle

Finish drying a small load quickly.

Quiet Dry Ultra Noise Reduction System

Keep operational sounds inside the dryer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the dryer drum, thanks to the Quiet Dry noise reduction system.

Estimated Time Remaining LED Display

Displays the estimated time remaining in the cycle, counting down until it is finished.

Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product I actually look forward to doing the laundry now.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from new dryer Owned about a month. Where I bought it could not install because it was a gas dryer. It needed to be converted to LP from NG. I also wanted to stack it on the washer. I had to do all of this myself. That became a lot of work. Steam feature is nice. It does help with wrinkles.
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love the features on this machine! Does a great job on the mundane items, but struggles with the big bulky stuff (like my king size comforter)
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is my second purchase of a Whirlpooll Duet Set. I had my first one for 10 years, but moved and left it with the house I sold. I have always found them to be reliable and effective. I am so happy to have a brand new set again!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from large drum I have had this 2 weeks and have used it about 8 times. I love the selections and the different options there are. I have the gas (LP) version and it seems to be realy loud and rumbly when the gas kicks on; it may be just that it needs tweeking; I am having it checked to find out. Other than that it runs quietly and dries the clothes in a timely manner. I would rate quality and sound levels excellent but for the rumbly gas, but would up it from good to excellent if it quiets after getting checked out.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Things get Dry! (quietly) replaced a standard drier.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Stainless Steel Drum We previously had an older Duet. Was a good reliable unit but like the controls and the stainless steel drum on the new machine. We use it a lot a the drum will wear better than something coated.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really nice dryer and matches my washer pretty good/ I think my new clothes dryer is going to be a keeper after I get used to all the different settings. It is very quiet and the clothes seem to dry consistently. Only once so far, did a sheet get really tangled up.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This dryer makes doing laundry a whirl! I received this dryer a few weeks ago and I have to admit I now enjoy doing my laundry. My clothes are softer and the wrinkles have been nonexistent due to the tumble feature if you don't take them out of the dryer right away. I am the queen of having that one dress I want to wear in 20 minutes totally wrinkled. The steam feature takes the task of ironing away as you just throw it right in...it's wrinkle free by the time your done applying your make-up. I have an adorable pug that sheds a ridiculous amount of hair...since using my Front Load Gas Steam Dryer my clothes come out hair free as it is all caught in the lint tray. The dryer holds a good amount of laundry as washing my comforter was not a problem for this powerhouse of a dryer. I highly recommend purchasing this dryer...I'm sure you will love it too!
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wrinkle Free! This unit leaves the clothes dry and wrinkle free! The steam option is amazing. No need for dry cleaning many items
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended! Great dryer. Like the steam function.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC Appliance! I have had this appliance for a month (I got it the same time I got the washer and wrote a review on that item). I love this appliance as much as the washer. Both items together was a very good investment. The dryer is fantastic, so many great cycles to choose from and it is very quiet, cannot hear it run at all. Very easy to work, select your preferences, push button(s) walk away and will ring when done. The clothes always come out soft and smelling so fresh. A special added for me is my linen closet, when I open to get a towel, the smell is so wonderful, the fragrance is very refreshing. Thank you for an amazing appliance.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome not having wrinkled clothes! After extensive research, I purchased this washer/dryer combination for the extensive number of features and price I was able to get for the pair. So far I'm pleased with the build quality and performance of the 97 models. I especially like the wrinkle prevention features, including the steam refresh option, which saves me from having to iron my button down work shirts. And boy can the dryer get hot! Towels come out fluffy and clothes wrinkle free with the wrinkle shield options. Hopefully we continue to have a trouble free experience over the years!
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dryer Ever Had to replace an aging Whirlpool and this one is fantastic. Quiet, powerful and fast. Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing Product I have owned this product one month when a metal on metal tapping sound started. The first serviceman said there was nothing wrong. I called Whirlpool customer care and they sent another serviceman. He found that the drum is defective. I asked Whirlpool to replace the entire appliance but they said no. So the repair company ordered the drum and it too was defective. I am now awaiting for another drum. Three weeks have gone by. I am wishing I had never ordered this product. And Whirlpool should be ashamed that can't give good customer care.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dryer!! Best dryer I ever owned!
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking machine This machine dries clothes out nicely. We are very satisfied with the product.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duet Gas Dryer We have had the dryer now for a couple of months. We really like it. It does a fantastic job of drying clothes. Replaced an older Kenmoore dryer with this one.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features everything you want plus I bought my dryer less than a month ago, and I wonder why we didn't buy it sooner! Totally love it, so efficient, and very fast!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait to replace washer now! Love this dryer. Had to replace a 10-year old and now can't wait to have to replace the matching washing. This is our first gas dryer, but it seems to be way more efficient and quicker than any dryer we've had before.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, looks great and is very quiet. We upgraded to this dryer from a 13 year old run-of-the-mill electric dryer. I've never owned a gas dryer before, but I'm very impressed. The matching washer already gets our clothes nearly dry, but this gas dryer does great finishing the job. Our clothes come out with less static and feel fluffier. I also love the sound dampening feature. Buttons and zippers are much quieter than with my old dryer. The auto-drying time sensor gets confused sometimes, requiring slightly damp clothes to go for another few minutes. Overall we are very happy with our new gas dryer.
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge dryer that dries fast and quietly. I really like this new dryer. It's really big and dries quickly. It has a lot of options which is helpful with different types of fabrics. I've been pleasantly surprised by how quiet it is. We have it on a pedestal which makes the height better and less stress on my back.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steam is great I've only had this for 2 weeks. I like the steam feature more than I thought I would. It does a much better job than putting a damp rag in the dryer. I don't like the sounds that go with the buttons.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine! I purchased this dryer (and the washer) in August. There was a delay in shipping because the black color option was not readily available. I specifically wanted a stackable system. The Whirlpool is very easy to use and very quiet. I have used the "Steam Fresh" option a few times and love how it refreshes my clothes~particularly the winter coats that have been in the closet for several months! The dryer is quite efficient and the drying times are much less than my previous machine.
Date published: 2014-10-30
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Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
Yes
Energy Star® Qualified
No
Fuel Type
Gas
Capacity
7.30
Volts
120/240

Cycle and Options

Number of Dryer Cycles
10
Dryer Cycle Selections
Bulky Items, Casual, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Quick Dry, Sanitize, Steam Refresh, Timed Dry, Towels
Dryers Advanced Moisture Sensor
Yes
Dryer Cycle Time Remaining
Yes
Dryer EcoBoost™/Energy Saver
EcoBoost™
Dryer Lint Filter Indicator
Yes
Dryer Option Selections
Control Lock, Damp Dry Signal, Drum Light (On/Off), Eco Boost™, End of Cycle Signal, Static Reduce, Steam, Wrinkle Shield™ with Steam
Dryer Temperature Selections
High, Low, Extra Low, Medium, Air Only

Controls

Washer Electronic Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
Pedestal Options
Yes
Washer Drum Material
SilentSteel TM
Stackable
Yes
Washer Feedback-Status Indicators
Check Vent, Cool Down, Damp, Done (Clothes Dry), Eco Monitor, Estimated Time Remaining, Sensing, Static Reduce, Steaming, Wet, Wrinkle Shield™

Style and Extras

Dryer Electronic Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
Dryer Drum Material
SilentSteel TM
Drying Rack
No
Dryer Heating Burner BTU
20000
Dryer Interior Light
Yes
Pedestal Options
Yes
Stackable
Yes
Dryer Steam Hose Y Connector
No
Dryness Levels Selections
More, Less, Normal
Number of Dryness Levels
3

Dimensions

Height
39
Width
27
Depth
31
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
51

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Measure Your Space

Width (side-to-side):

Add 1" to each side for air circulation.

Height (top-to-bottom):

For top-loading units, add at least 20" for door clearance.

Depth (back-to-front):

Add at least 6" to depth for door clearance, dryer vents and hookups.

Installation Space:

Requirements for new washer and dryer install: level floor with no more than 1" slope, location supporting a dryer exhaust system and hot and cold water lines within 3' of washer hookups.

Entrance & Doorways:

Measure doorways, hallways and entry points that new laundry pair must pass through.

Choose Front-Load or Top-Load

Front-Load
  • Great washer performance
  • Uses less water than traditional top loaders
  • Safe for delicate fabrics or bulky items
  • Greater capacity than most top-load models
  • Units can be arranged side-by-side or stacked atop each other
Top-Load
  • Offer good value, range of sizes, feature and prices
  • Units come in a range of capacities
  • Can only be arranged side-by-side

Additional Considerations

Important Considerations
Electrical

Confirm that electrical output is sufficient for the location of your new washer and dryer. You will need:

  • A grounded electrical outlet within 4' of the rear of both machines (no extension cord or adapter).
  • A separately designated 30 amp circuit

Set water heater to 120°F for washer.

Gas

Your home should have:

  • A CST internationally approved gas supply line
  • A shut-off valve
Disposal

Haul away is available for replacement product purchases. Unhook and move the unit you wish to be hauled away to an area from which it can be easily removed. Haul Away Details >

Installation

We offer installation options for major appliances that do not require a gas or water hookup, and are not a built-in unit. Eligible products will display the installation service during checkout. Installation Details >

Is Your Dryer Connection Gas or Electric?

There are two dryer types — gas and electric. Similar models look and perform the same, but differ in how they’re set up. Your decision between the two depends on where you will connect your new dryer:

  • Gas: needs an approved gas line with shut-off valve
  • Electric: needs a three-prong outlet with 30 amp circuit
Evaluate Features
Washer

High-Efficiency: save water, energy and the environment with High-Efficiency washers.
Water Level & Balance Sensors: innovative features for less maintenance and worry.

Dryer

Wrinkle Reduction Options: convenient options that help keep wrinkles out of clothes.
Moisture-sensing Cycles: moisture-sensing technology monitors dryness levels for efficient drying.

Choose Your Accessories

Pedestals: Create an area for storage and raise the front-load washer and dryer for more convenient loading and unloading.
Cleaners: Keep your new washer fresh by removing residue and odor left behind by water and detergent using Affresh™ Washer Cleaner.

Pick a Color and Finish

Most models available in: black, white and stainless steel.

Washer Maintenance Guide

Because all clothes washers have the potential to accumulate some amount of mildew, bacteria and odor after a period of use, we recommend that you perform the following simple routine maintenance:

  • Always follow the instructions in the use and care guide for your washing machine.
  • Always leave the washer door or lid open between uses to help dry out the washer and prevent the buildup of odor-causing residue.
  • Promptly remove laundry after the wash cycle has completed to avoid odor and rusting of metal objects on garments. Wet fabric left in a closed space is particularly conducive to the development of odor.
  • Use only the amount of detergent recommended on the detergent container. If your washer is a high-efficiency machine, use only HE detergent, not regular detergent.
  • Choose the warmest wash water temperature that is safe for the fabrics you are washing. Use of warm or hot water washers sometimes (not exclusively cold water washes) does a better job of controlling the rate at which soils and detergent accumulate.
  • Regularly clean your washing machine. If specific cleaning instructions are not included in your use and care guide, it is a good practice to run an empty cycle (without laundry) once a month using hot water and liquid chlorine bleach or a commercially available washing machine cleaner, such as Affresh™ Washer Cleaner.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of mildew, bacteria and odors in washing machines, including the following:

  • Not all of the water immediately evaporates after a load is complete.
  • Washing machines generally are kept in somewhat closed and damp environments, such as laundry rooms and basements.
  • The laundry that is put into washing machines has a wide variety of organic materials.
  • Modern high-efficiency washing machines use less water and are more tightly sealed when the door or lid is closed.
  • Modern high-efficiency washing machines are designed for use with specially formulated, low-sudsing high-efficiency ("HE") detergent. Regular detergent may cause excessive suds in high-efficiency machines, and excessive suds can leave a soap film that is conducive to the development of mildew, bacteria and odor.
  • Over time, laundry habits have changed, including the use of less bleach, more fabric softener and more frequent cold water washes. These habits may increase the rate at which detergent and soil residue builds up inside the washer, which in turn may result in undesirable odor.

Replacement Parts

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Accessories You'll Want

Part # W10606694A
For 20K BTU Dryers with lint screen in front door area. Natural gas to LP conversion kit. Includes installation instructions. Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Outlet Price: $24.99
Part # 4396013RB
The great thing about this item is that its venting system allows the wall vent to protrude up to 2-1/2" without having to be trimmed. The kit includes an extension collar that allows it to have a universal 4-1/2" clearance. This installer kit does a wonderful job of utilizing loop systems and DuraSafe™ patented snap-lock fittings. Packaging includes 4-foot vent section that attaches to a close elbow, one 4-foot vent section that attaches to a wall offset, and an extension collar. Total length of this item is eight feet. Keep in mind that additional vents can be snapped between sections for longer runs.
Outlet Price: $34.99
Part # XHS1000XX
Adjustable clothes rack allows you to conveniently hang garments straight from the washer or dryer. It is collapsible and removable for quick, easy storage. It assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with a Phillips screwdriver. The rotating arms pivot independently to accommodate various configurations. It also easily attaches with scratch-resistant magnets to most full-size washers or dryers.
Outlet Price: $69.99
Part # 1903WH
This remarkable smooth rolling laundry storage cart conveniently stores between your washer and dryer. Containing 3 shelves it creates ample room for storage of laundry products such as detergents, softeners and stain-treaters.
Outlet Price: $67.99
Part # 20-48KITRC
This gas dryer hook-up kit fits most major gas dryer brands. The kit includes everything you need for easy installation: 4' stainless gas dryer connector, (1) 3/8" and (1) 1/2" fitting, (1) extra 3/4" fitting, pipe thread sealant, leak test solution, and installation instructions.
Outlet Price: $39.99

Warranty Information

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Installation Guide

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Use & Care Guide

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Dimension Guide

Detailed dimensions of your new appliance with space requirements for the area surrounding it.

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Ventilation Specification

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