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Whirlpool Duet 7.3 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR

Discontinued Whirlpool

Duet 7.3 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR

  • Advanced Moisture Sensing helps save time, energy & overdrying
  • Sanitize Cycle eliminates 99.9% of 3 common household bacteria
  • Help keep wrinkles from setting in, up to 140 mins w/ steam
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Product Overview

Help prevent damage caused by overdrying and experience quieter tumbling with the 7.3 cu. ft. Whirlpool 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. Plus, you can buy with confidence knowing this dryer is designed, engineered and assembled in the USA And save over $1,700 with the first brand to give you an ENERGY STAR qualified dryer.

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  • 7.3 cu. ft. capacity easily accommodates bulky items like comforters, sleeping bags and pillows
  • 10 cycles, including Normal (cotton), Bulky, Heavy Duty, Towels, Sanitize, Steam Refresh, Timed Dry, Quick Dry, Delicates and Casual (permanent press) offer drying options to handle a variety of fabrics
  • The drum’s stainless steel construction presents a smooth surface that helps deliver ultimate gentleness, cradling clothes as they tumble
  • Front panel controls with a Tap Touch interface, cycle indicator lights and Estimated Time Remaining provide convenient access to all cycle and option selections. Plus, this dryer even remembers your last cycle and settings
  • Steam Refresh cycle uses water and heat to relax wrinkles and reduce odors from clothes in just 22 minutes. It's ideal for those items you’d rather not rewash
  • 5 temperature settings to handle variety of fabrics delicate synthetics to heavyweight cotton
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing System. Sensors read incoming and outgoing air temperature and monitor 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
  • The Quiet Dry Ultra noise reduction system keeps operational sounds inside the dryer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the SilentSteel dryer drum
  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam. Help keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes for up to 140 minutes. This model uses the added benefit of steam for even better wrinkle-fighting performance
  • End-of-cycle signal alerts you when a cycle is complete
  • Laundry pedestal, XHPC155, enhances ease of use; stacking kit, W10298318RP, provides increased installation choices (sold separately)
  • The EcoBoost option saves energy by using less heat and extending cycle time. You’ll enjoy great drying performance while using less energy
  • The Static Reduce option reduces static by combining a spray of mist with tumbling after the load is dry
  • Built with American pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the USA
  • Dryer duct and electrical cords are required for installation and will be offered separately during appliance checkout
  • Click Here for details on the services included with Delivery & Basic Hook-up and Installation options for Major Appliances
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
Door Opening Height (In.)
Door Opening Width (In.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Appliance Series
Whirlpool Duet
Appliance Type
Electric Dryer
Capacity - Dryer (cu. ft.)
Chrome Shadow
Color/Finish Family
Control Type
Door Style
Dry Cycles
Cotton,Delicates,Heavy Duty,Permanent Press,Speed Dry,Wrinkle Free
Dryer Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Dryer Features
Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Time Remaining Display,Damp Dry,Door Window,End-Of-Cycle Signal,Four-Way Venting,Front Control,Interior Light,Lint Filter,Moisture Sensor,Sensor Dry,Steam Function,Timed Dry
Exhaust Vent Location
Bottom,Left Side,Rear,Right Side
No Additional Items Included
Lint Filter Location
Matching Washer Type
Front Load
Number of Drying Cycles
Number of Drying Temperatures
Pedestal Model#
Product Weight (lb.)
Stacking Kit Model#
Steam Function
Voltage (volts)
Washer Features

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ADA Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year

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Customer Questions & Answers

How does the steam function work? Does it connect to the water with y connector?

Asked by: Leslie
This will have to be connected to a water supply.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-03-10

can i put this in a space with a depth of 35"

Asked by: kc
Yes, this product will fit in that space.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-01-28
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Customer Reviews

Duet 7.3 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 63.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comforter Gets Bunched Up This dryer is great, except when I put my comforter in to dry it always wads up in a ball. This doesn't allow the whole thing to dry if I don't open up the door and undo the blanket every fifteen minutes or so. Other than that, it's great
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better in one big way We had the Kenmore Elite dryer made by LG - they went back after three days in our home. This Whirlpool dryer is a bit noisier, the control panel LEDs shine light through the adjacent indicators and the lint filter is a bit clunkier than the LG. That aside, this is a better dryer because the water for the steam comes from a y-connection directly into a valve in the dryer. Bingo! That is far superior to the competitor's goofy pan you have to fill in the sink. Also, some might not realize, but the round doors are easier to load than the giant square ones. Good Job Whirlpool.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Very happy with my purchase [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far! We've had this for a few months now. It really is great. It dries quickly and holds a lot. I have used the steam cycle a few times to quickly refresh clothes that I let sit for a while and it does a good job. Absolutely no complaints other than it may have more features than I will ever use but we are very happy with our purchase.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Dryer! We purchased this dryer and matching washer about six weeks ago, and I am so happy we did! We did extensive research not only on the machine themselves, but also by talking to Whirlpool Customer Service and a local authorized Whirlpool service provider. I was impressed with the customer service I received and with the reviews on this dryer, so we made the plunge. We were majorly burned by another brand, so we were very skeptical about what brand to purchase. I can honestly say that the positive reviews on the product, the features it offers, the excellent customer service I received, and now, the performance of the machine itself, we made the right choice.
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needed Services in less than 30 days The dryer stopped working within the first 30 days. I called for service and it took 8 days for a technician. He said it was a bad breaker and we would need an electrician. He was gone in 15 minutes and never pulled the unit away from the wall. We had an electrician test everything, the same day, on our new home and determined it wasn't the breaker. We called service again and they had called Whirlpool and knew what the problem was. It took 2 weeks to get the parts and another week before the technician could return. We had to go to a Laundromat the entire month of December. It is 45 days later and we are happy with the dryer, but hope nothing else goes wrong.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, Quiet, and Sings This model is an upgrade for me from one of the very first front load Whirlpool dryers. It is dries quickly, has tons of options, an improved lint catcher (over my old model,) and it has nice musical notifications when the cycle is complete. I'm also very pleased with the matching washing machine.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Whirlpool It is amazing how little effort it is to select the proper settings for the different type of clothing and the steam cycle is fantastic if you forget to remove the load, a little steam and the wrinkles are gone! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-07-11
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