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Whirlpool® 8.8 Cu. Ft. Front Load HE Electric Steam Dryer with Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

Whirlpool® 8.8 Cu. Ft. Front Load HE Electric Steam Dryer with Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 523.
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Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and spend less time in the laundry room with the Whirlpool® 8.8 cu. ft. high-efficiency electric steam dryer. This large capacity dryer features Advanced Moisture Sensing that senses the needs of each load and adapts drying times, so every load stops when clothes are perfectly dry. Four shorter, quad baffles bring more balanced tumbling results, even on small loads. And, it's a steam dryer with cycles that help reduce wrinkles and odors so clothes are refreshed without rewashing. Plus, save over $1,700 with the first brand to give you an ENERGY STAR® qualified dryer1.

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  • KEY CONSIDERATIONS
  • ACCESSORIES
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Whirlpool® 8.8 Cu. Ft. Front Load HE Electric Steam Dryer with Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and spend less time in the laundry room with the Whirlpool® 8.8 cu. ft. high-efficiency electric steam dryer. This large capacity dryer features Advanced Moisture Sensing that senses the needs of each load and adapts drying times, so every load stops when clothes are perfectly dry. Four shorter, quad baffles bring more balanced tumbling results, even on small loads. And, it's a steam dryer with cycles that help reduce wrinkles and odors so clothes are refreshed without rewashing. Plus, save over $1,700 with the first brand to give you an ENERGY STAR® qualified dryer1.

why you'll love it...

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory always ask the right questions. Easy “what” and “how” controls effortlessly help you create customized care for any mess depending on load type, size and drying times. Plus, they even remember your last settings to save you time when drying those everyday favorites.

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Advanced Moisture Sensing uses three active built-in sensors to read incoming and outgoing air temperatures while continuously monitoring heat and moisture levels inside the dryer. This helps the cycle automatically end when clothes are perfectly dry and helps prevents damage caused by overdrying.

Steam Refresh Cycle

Clothes are ready to wear thanks to the Steam Refresh cycle. It releases wrinkles and reduces odors without rewashing. Using water and a little heat, items that don't need to be rewashed are ready to wear in no time.

Top Features

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory always ask the right questions. Easy “what” and “how” controls effortlessly help you create customized care for any mess depending on load type, size and drying times. Plus, they even remember your last settings to save you time when drying those everyday favorites.

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Advanced Moisture Sensing uses three active built-in sensors to read incoming and outgoing air temperatures while continuously monitoring heat and moisture levels inside the dryer. This helps the cycle automatically end when clothes are perfectly dry and helps prevents damage caused by overdrying.

Steam Refresh Cycle

Clothes are ready to wear thanks to the Steam Refresh cycle. It releases wrinkles and reduces odors without rewashing. Using water and a little heat, items that don't need to be rewashed are ready to wear in no time.

Additional Features

Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option with Steam

The Wrinkle Shield™ Plus option with Steam helps keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes with intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. Now you can enjoy the added benefit of steam for even better wrinkle-fighting performance.

Quad Baffles

Four baffles tumble clothes in a randomized pattern, allowing items to open up more freely. This helps increase the effectiveness of the dryer for small loads and promote better, more balanced tumbling.

Estimated Time Remaining LED Display

Always have an eye on how much time is left during any cycle with our estimated time remaining LED display. Part of our updated digital console, it illuminates your selected cycles, options and available choices, and lets you know when you can remove items from the dryer.

8.8 cu. ft. Capacity

The 8.8 cu. ft. capacity dryer offers enough space to care for loads from the washer with ease. You'll even be able to dry bulky items like comforters and sleeping bags.

EcoBoost™ Option

The EcoBoost™ option saves energy by using less heat and extending cycle time. You’ll enjoy great drying performance while using less energy22.

Static Reduce Option

Help decrease static with the Static Reduce option, which combines a spray of mist with tumbling after the load is dry.

Sanitize Cycle

The Sanitize cycle provides excellent care for your clothes in the dryer while eliminating 99.9% of common household bacteria3.

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

These dryers are built with American Pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent dryer I bought this dryer and washer about a month ago and I love them both.The tubs are so big it cuts down on my washing time and drying. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over the Moon! I bought this to go in my new house. At first I was a little overwhelmed by the control panel but I found it very easy to use! Glad I bought it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn’t be happier. Bought the washer and dryer set. This dryer is amazing. So quiet. Great large capacity for drying. Easy to use and great value for the cost. First experience with the whirlpool brand and I am extremely satisfied with both the washer and dryer. Will be looking into tiger whirlpool appliances because I couldn’t be happier. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very nice size great for drying those large and heavy and loads quick to dry [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than expected This dryer is HUGE! Quiet operation. Clothes come out dry each time without adding time or additional cycles. I'm happy with my choice! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dryer Love my new Whirpool dryer. Very quiet and large enough to dry big items [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and very user friendly!!! Huge drying drum.. I bought this dryer two months ago, along with it companion washer! So far they are great [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever My old dryer wasn't drying so bought the whirlpool 8.8 HE, and I have never been happier with a drier!. Love all the features [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Just got this last month. Works great and so much easier than my other dryer [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes half the time my old dryer took to dry This is the first time I’ve ever had a matching set of washer and dryer’s LOL. This is day 8.8 rope of Cabrio dryer and it can dry anything and it drives so much quicker. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-05
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Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
No
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
23
Dryer Cycle Selections
How to Dry: Normal, Sanitize, Gentle, Steam Refresh, Timed Dry, What to Dry: Mixed, Casuals, Towels, Delicates, Bulky/Sheets
Dryers Advanced Moisture Sensor
Yes
Dryer Cycle Time Remaining
Yes
Dryer EcoBoost™/Energy Saver
Yes
Dryer Lint Filter Indicator
Yes
Dryer Maytag Commercial Technology Components
No
Dryer Sound Package
Yes
Dryer Option Selections
Damp Dry Signal, Eco Boost™, End of Cycle Signal, Static Reduce, Wrinkle Shield™ with Steam
Dryer Temperature Selections
High, Hot, Low, Medium, No Heat

Controls

Washer Electronic Display Type
Digital
Pedestal Options
No
Washer Drum Material
Powder Coat
Stackable
No
Maytag Commercial Technology Components
No
Washer Sound Package
Yes
Washer Feedback-Status Indicators
No

Style and Extras

Dryer Electronic Display Type
Digital
Dryer Drum Material
Powder Coat
Drying Rack
No
Dryer Interior Light
Yes
Pedestal Options
No
Stackable
No
Dryer Steam Hose Y Connector
Yes
Dryness Levels Selections
Less, Low, Medium, More
Number of Dryness Levels
4

Dimensions

Height
42 1/4
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 Want

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: $47.99
Part # W10044609A
Replacement steam hose kit for your Duet, Cabrio, Performance Series, or Bravos Dryer. Kit is designed for use when purchasing a steam dryer alone, or along with a a washer and washer hose set. The kit contains (1) 5' hose, (1) 2' hose, (1) Y connector, and o-rings.
Outlet Price: $29.99

Warranty Information

A complete description of your warranty coverage, and contact information for service and support.

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Dimension Guide

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

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Installation Guide

Instructions for unpacking and installing your appliance, including electrical requirements and necessary tools.

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Ventilation Specification

This doc provides additional information regarding venting options for residential and commercial dryer applications not shown in the standard product literature.

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Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.

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