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Whirlpool® 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Dryer with Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option with Steam

Whirlpool® 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Dryer with Wrinkle Shield; Plus Option with Steam is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54.
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Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and reduce wrinkles with the 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® dryer. The Wrinkle Shield™ Plus option with Steam helps keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes with steam intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. 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 Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option with Steam

Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and reduce wrinkles with the 7.3 cu. ft. Duet® dryer. The Wrinkle Shield™ Plus option with Steam helps keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes with steam intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. 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.

why you'll love it...

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

7.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity

Dry bulky items like comforters and sleeping bags in this 7.3 cu. ft. capacity dryer that provides enough space to care for loads from the matching washer with ease.

EcoBoost™ Option

Use less energy while still getting great drying performance1 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

Help keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes with intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. The process lasts for up to 140 minutes or until you open the dryer door. This model uses the added benefit of steam for even better wrinkle-fighting performance.

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.

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 Nice machine Easy to use and steam is the way to go.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for New Home My wife and I bought this dryer because of the reliable Whirlpool brand, the steam feature, and the energy economy. We could not be more please with how quiet it runs and how fast it dries!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried and True I bought this little over a month ago and it has been a great experience. So good my teenagers don't even complain about doing their laundry very often. It has cut down my drying time so much...added bonus.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Dryer! When my old washer broke, I replaced it with a Whirlpool Duet Washer. I was so impressed with the Whirlpool brand, features and reliability that when it came time to purchase a dryer I sought no other brand than Whirlpool.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duet Dryer This is my third set of Duets. We are sold on these appliances.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great purchased with companion washer to stack in small laundry room. Love how it looks and works
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A OK Works well drying and steam function. The light is a bonus. Lint screen insertion could be smoother.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good dryer! We bought it right after Thanksgiving and have loved it! We haven't used the steam function yet so I can't review that part yet.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Duets I recently purchased my second set of Duets, washer and dryer. My first Duet dryer was 12 years old, had dried 10+ loads of laundry a week and never had a service call. My washer had finally had enough of teenager overloading and I needed a new washer. Although my dryer was still working fine, I decided to get a new dryer at the same time. I only considered a new Duet. I love the new dryer. It's easy to use and drys clothes faster than the old one. Laundry is done much quicker these day.
Date published: 2016-12-17
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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
9
Dryer Cycle Selections
Bulky Items, Casual, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Quick Dry, Sanitize, Steam Refresh, Timed Dry
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, Wrinkle Shield™ with Steam
Dryer Temperature Selections
Air Only, Extra Low, High, Low, Medium

Controls

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

Style and Extras

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

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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Dimension Guide

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

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Warranty Information

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

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Installation Guide

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

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