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Maytag® 8.8 cu. ft. Extra-Large Capacity Dryer with Steam Refresh Cycle

Maytag® 8.8 cu. ft. Extra-Large Capacity Dryer with Steam Refresh Cycle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 601.
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For the best Maytag brand has to offer, this high capacity dryer is packed with features that make light work of heavy loads. This model boasts a stout 8.8 cu. ft. capacity that's made to dry 21 towels in a single load, and the PowerDry cycle that gets your toughest loads completely dried faster2. Plus, this large capacity dryer with steam-enhanced cycles and options has brains to match its brawn. Moisture sensors mean you can count on it to get clothes the right amount of dry, while the extra interior fin creates a random tumbling pattern and keeps clothes moving for exceptional drying performance. And to top it off, this dryer is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A. with a 10-year limited parts warranty1.

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Maytag® 8.8 cu. ft. Extra-Large Capacity Dryer with Steam Refresh Cycle

For the best Maytag brand has to offer, this high capacity dryer is packed with features that make light work of heavy loads. This model boasts a stout 8.8 cu. ft. capacity that's made to dry 21 towels in a single load, and the PowerDry cycle that gets your toughest loads completely dried faster2. Plus, this large capacity dryer with steam-enhanced cycles and options has brains to match its brawn. Moisture sensors mean you can count on it to get clothes the right amount of dry, while the extra interior fin creates a random tumbling pattern and keeps clothes moving for exceptional drying performance. And to top it off, this dryer is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A. with a 10-year limited parts warranty1.

why you'll love it...

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Advanced Moisture Sensing on Maytag® top load dryers makes sure every sock and shirt gets the right amount of dry. Sensor strips inside measure the moisture levels around your fabric, while inlet and outlet sensors determine air temperatures to stop the load at just the right time. It's the formula for exceptionally even results every time, even for the largest loads3.

Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam

Don't let wrinkles cramp your style. With the Wrinkle Prevent option, the dryer keeps clothes tumbling after the cycle has ended. A fine mist of water combines with heat to create bursts of steam that help reduce wrinkles.

Rapid Dry Cycle

Waiting for the dryer is no fun. Get small loads like that must-have outfit dry quickly with the Rapid Dry cycle on Maytag® top load dryers.

Top Features

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Advanced Moisture Sensing on Maytag® top load dryers makes sure every sock and shirt gets the right amount of dry. Sensor strips inside measure the moisture levels around your fabric, while inlet and outlet sensors determine air temperatures to stop the load at just the right time. It's the formula for exceptionally even results every time, even for the largest loads3.

Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam

Don't let wrinkles cramp your style. With the Wrinkle Prevent option, the dryer keeps clothes tumbling after the cycle has ended. A fine mist of water combines with heat to create bursts of steam that help reduce wrinkles.

Rapid Dry Cycle

Waiting for the dryer is no fun. Get small loads like that must-have outfit dry quickly with the Rapid Dry cycle on Maytag® top load dryers.

Additional Features

Sanitize Cycle

When you need a way to get rid of everyday bacteria on items you don't want to put through the washer, the Sanitize cycle has you covered. The cycle removes up to 99.9%4 of three common household bacteria.

Maytag® Commercial Technology

These dryers are built to last thanks to the Maytag® Commercial Technology we put under the hood. They come standard with a durable, heavy duty motor, premium rollers and a 5-rib belt that keeps them humming along year after year.

10-Year Limited Parts Warranty1 on the Drive Motor and Dryer Drum5

We don't just tell you a Maytag® dryer will get your clothes dry for years: we confidently back our dryers with a 10-year limited parts warranty1 on the drive motor and drum.

American Pride

We take pride in building strong, reliable appliances for your home. From Marion, Ohio to you, these dryers are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good So far so good with the appliances. Machines work great. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dryer! I bought this dryer a month ago and love it. Drys fast and gets the job done. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! I bought this dryer recently and it's been great. It is energy saving even though it seems like it wouldn't be. It dries clothes and blankets with ease! Great Product!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Very quite and love it . Love how it holds good amounts of clothing [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast I love the size, I can put in huge loads and they clean and dry without issue. The steam is nice to keep clothes smooth with wrinkles. I do not use all the time, but nice feature to have for the extra cost. I can dry 20 towels in under an hour. My old dry would take two hours at least. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I just recently bought this to go along with my new washer and so glad I did! I love it! The steam feature is great! It has knocked the time that my clothes spend in the dryer down considerably I am enjoying it very much. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic dryer So happy with this dryer. It gives me a lot of options for my drying needs. Great design and I love the look. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the size I bought this a month ago and immediately bought my son and daughter in law one as well as did all my bedding in my home [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Dryer Bought this a couple weeks ago, and you can fit a house inside. I went from a 1989 gas dryer my wife would never put any of her cloths in, to this new Maytag w/steam that she now puts 95% of her cloths in. She loves the steam feature to get wrinkles out. Now I'm able to get more room in my basement/ laundry room since I don't need all the drying racks for my wife and 2 daughters. It used to take 2 hours to dry 6 towels, now I can do 3x that amount. No problems yet. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoy having the large dryer Clothes are dry first time did not have to run Second cycle [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-18
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Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
No
CEE Tier
Tier I
Energy Star® Qualified
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Fuel Type
Electric
Capacity
8.80
Amps
30
Hz
60
Volts
240

Cycle and Options

Number of Dryer Cycles
11
Dryer Cycle Selections
Bedding, Delicates, Denim, Heavy Duty, Normal, PowerDry, Rapid Dry, Sanitize, Steam Refresh, Timed Dry, Wrinkle Control
Dryers Advanced Moisture Sensor
Yes
Dryer Cycle Time Remaining
Yes
Dryer EcoBoost™/Energy Saver
No
Dryer Lint Filter Indicator
Yes
Dryer Maytag Commercial Technology Components
Yes
Dryer Sound Package
No
Dryer Option Selections
Energy Saver, Audio Level, Wrinkle Prevent w/Steam, Damp Dry Signal, Static Reduce
Dryer Temperature Selections
High, Low, Extra Low, Medium, Air Only

Controls

Washer Electronic Display Type
Digital
Pedestal Options
No
Washer Drum Material
Powder Coat
Stackable
No
Maytag Commercial Technology Components
Yes
Washer Sound Package
No
Washer Feedback-Status Indicators
Check Lint Screen, Check Vent, Done, Estimated Time Remaining, Good Air Flow, Sensing, Steam

Style and Extras

Dryer Electronic Display Type
Digital
Dryer Drum Material
Powder Coat
Drying Rack
Yes
Dryer Interior Light
Yes
Pedestal Options
No
Stackable
No
Dryer Steam Hose Y Connector
Yes
Dryness Levels Selections
Low, More, Medium, Less, Normal
Number of Dryness Levels
5

Dimensions

Height
43
Width
29
Depth
32 1/4
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
56 1/4

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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 Need

Part # PT600L
This Electric Dryer Power Cord is a UL-listed accessory that measures 6-ft L and features a 4-prong, 30-amp design with an adjustable strain relief bracket. The cord has ring terminal connectors that ensure a safe connection. This is a universal item that can be used across several brands; check to see if your model number is compatible. Installing this accessory will require basic hand tools, but no disassembly of the dryer or repair experience.
Outlet Price: $28.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # PT400L
This Dryer Power Cord is a UL-listed accessory that measures 4-ft L and features a 4-prong, 30-amp design with an adjustable strain relief bracket. The cord also has ring terminal connectors that ensure a safe connection. This is a universal item that can be used across several brands; check to see if your model number is compatible. Installing this accessory will require basic hand tools, but no disassembly of the dryer or repair experience.
Outlet Price: $24.99
Part # PT220L
This Dryer Power Cord Kit is compatible with most standard, free-standing electric dryers. Measuring 4-ft long, this dryer cord accommodates a connection in your designated laundry space. The 3-prong, right-angle plug with an adjustable strain relief bracket ensures longevity of the cord, and the heavy duty insulation makes for long-lasting durability by preventing kinking and cracking. UL-Listed for household safety. Replacing this cord will not require tools, disassembly of the appliance or repair experience.
Outlet Price: $22.99
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 # XHS1000XX
This Laundry Appliance Hanger Rack connects to the side of your washer or dryer for hanging clothes. This is a universal accessory that can be used across any brand appliance. This adjustable rack extends up to 79-in. Hanger arms are 12-1/2-in. long. The rack requires 3-in. clearance side to side to fit between the washer and dryer or between the rack and the wall. Maximum weight limit is 20 lbs. This convenient rack collapses for easy storage. Installing this accessory will require basic hand tools and novice installation experience.
Outlet Price: $69.99
Part # W10704365
This Universal, midnight gray, 4 way vent kit is to be used when venting is in positions other than the back of the dryer.
Outlet Price: $59.99
Part # 72017
This universal White Appliance Touchup Paint can be used to correct scratches and chips on several brands and models; check to see if this paint matches your appliance before ordering. Includes an applicator brush (bottle holds 6-fl.-oz.). Special shipping and handling is required for this item.
Outlet Price: $7.49
Part # W10044609A
This Steam Dryer Hose Kit includes the hoses and adapters needed to replace your existing steam hose assembly. This kit includes (1) brass adapter, (1) 3-ft hose, (1) 5-ft hose and (4) o-rings. This is a universal accessory that can be used across several brands; check to see if your model number is compatible. Replacing this accessory will require basic hand tools, some disassembly of the appliance and novice repair experience. You must unplug the dryer or shut off the house circuit breaker for the appliance before installing this accessory. Also make sure you turn off the water supply.
Outlet Price: $24.99

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