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8.8 cu. ft. 240-Volt Chrome Shadow High-Efficiency Electric Vented Dryer with Steam Refresh, ENERGY

  • Features Intuititve Touch Controls with Memory to save you time
  • Advance Moisture Sensing prevents damage caused by overdrying
  • The Steam Refresh cycle releases wrinkles and reduces odors
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Product Overview

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Helps prevent damage caused by overdrying

Care can be messy. That's why we help you create customized care for any mess with Advanced Moisture Sensing that uses three sensors to track moisture and temperature, adapting drying times to end the cycle when clothes are perfectly dry.

Dryer set in modern, lived-in family laundry room with digital controls clearly visible.

Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory

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.

Front of the dryer with the door open showing the clean white interior.

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, so items are ready to wear in no time.

Clean white interior of the drum showing all four baffles.

Quad baffles

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

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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.

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ECOBOOST option

The ECOBOOST option saves energy by using less heat and extending cycle time. You'll enjoy great drying performance while using less energy (Savings may vary across load type or cycle).

Help prevent damage caused by over drying and spend less time in the laundry room with the 8.8 cu. ft. Whirlpool Cabrio high-efficiency electric steam dryer. It features Advanced Moisture Sensing that senses the needs of each load and adapts drying times, so that every load stops when clothes are perfectly dry. Four shorter baffles bring more balanced tumbling results, even on small loads. And It's a steam dryer with cycles that help reduces wrinkles and odors so that clothes are refreshed without needing to be rewashed. You can buy with confidence knowing this dryer is ENERGY STAR qualified and designed, engineered and assembled in the USA.
  • Enormous 8.8 cu. ft. capacity effectively dries more than four baskets of laundry in one load
  • 23 cycles with Intuitive Touch controls offer simple 'what' and 'how' controls so you can tailor your drying cycles to fit the specific need
  • Dryer drum's powder-coat finish resists chipping and abrasion to help protect clothes from damage
  • Rear panel controls provide convenient access to all cycle and option selections
  • The Wrinkle Shield Plus option with steam helps keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes for up to 140 minutes
  • The Steam Refresh cycle uses water and heat to relax wrinkles and reduce odors from clothes in just 22 minutes
  • 5 temperature settings to handle variety of fabrics from delicate synthetics to heavyweight cotton
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing uses three sensors to monitor temperatures and moisture levels
  • Specially designed sound absorbers and dampeners reduce noise for quieter operation and less household disruption
  • End-of-cycle signal alerts you when the drying cycle has completed
  • Four shorter, baffles tumble clothes in a randomized pattern, allowing items to open up more freely
  • Whirlpool Cabrio dryers are built with American pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the USA
  • Drum light illuminates the interior of the dryer to make loading and unloading easier
  • Reversible side-swing door increases installation options
  • Dryer duct and electrical cords are required for installation and will be offered separately during appliance checkout
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Specifications

Dimensions

Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
56.25
Door Opening Height (In.)
24
Door Opening Width (In.)
24
Product Depth (in.)
32.25
Product Height (in.)
42.25
Product Width (in.)
29

Details

Amperage (amps)
30
Appliance Category
Dryer
Appliance Series
Whirlpool Cabrio
Appliance Type
Electric Dryer
Capacity - Dryer (cu. ft.)
8.8
Color/Finish
Chrome Shadow
Color/Finish Family
Gray
Control Type
Touch
Door Material
Metal
Door Shape
Square Door
Door Style
Reversible
Dry Cycles
Auto Dry,Cotton,Damp Dry,Delicates,Heavy Duty,Permanent Press,Wrinkle Free
Dryer Drum Material
Powder-Coated Steel Drum
Dryer Features
Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal,Automatic Temperature Control,Damp Alert,Digital Cycle Countdown,Door Window,Four-Way Venting,Interior Light,Lint Filter,Moisture Sensor,Sensor Dry,Timed Dry
Dryer Fuel Type
Electric
Exhaust Vent Location
Bottom,Left Side,Rear,Right Side
Included
No Additional Items Included
Lint Filter Location
Front
Matching Washer Type
Top Load Matching
Number of Drying Cycles
23
Number of Drying Temperatures
5
Pedestal Model#
None
Product Weight (lb.)
149 lb
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Stackable
Not Stackable
Stacking Kit Model#
None
Steam Function
Steam
Vent Type
Vented
Voltage (volts)
240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year

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8.8 cu. ft. 240-Volt Chrome Shadow High-Efficiency Electric Vented Dryer with Steam Refresh, ENERGY
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Name8.8 cu. ft. 240-Volt Smart Chrome Shadow Electric Dryer with Steam and Advanced Moisture Sensing Technology, ENERGY STAR7.4 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Black Steel Smart Electric Vented Dryer with Sensor Dry, TurboSteam & Wi-Fi Enabled8.8 cu. ft. 240-Volt Chrome Shadow High-Efficiency Electric Vented Dryer with Steam Refresh, ENERGY
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Capacity - Dryer (cu. ft.)8.87.48.8
Product Depth (in.)32.7530.125 in32.25
Dryer FeaturesDoor Window,Four-Way Venting,Interior Light,Lint Filter,Moisture Sensor,Rear Control,Sensor Dry,Timed Dry,Wi-Fi EnabledDoor Window,Front Control,Sensor Dry,Timed Dry,Wi-Fi EnabledAdjustable End-of-Cycle Signal,Automatic Temperature Control,Damp Alert,Digital Cycle Countdown,Door Window,Four-Way Venting,Interior Light,Lint Filter,Moisture Sensor,Sensor Dry,Timed Dry
StackableNot StackableStackableNot Stackable
Matching Washer TypeTop Load MatchingFront Load MatchingTop Load Matching
Steam FunctionSteamSteamSteam
Product Width (in.)2927 in29
Door StyleReversibleLeft SwingReversible
Vent TypeVentedVentedVented
Voltage (volts)240240240
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Questions & Answers

33Questions24Answers

Will this Whirlpool Cabrio dryer (and matching washer) be on sale soon? We are interested in the...

Asked by Sue May 5, 2020
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, for questions concerning pricing, please call HD.com customer service at 800-430-3376 any day between 6 a.m to 2 p.m EST. They can answer your question, or transfer you to your local store if needed to answer your question.

Where is this made?

Asked by dhg March 28, 2020
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in a factory

Where is the lint filter located on this machine/model (the 8500) is it inside the door on top or somewhere else on the

Asked by MsTony March 18, 2020
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The lint filter is located at the bottom of the opening where you put the clothes. It is very easy to clean & Replace back in its spot.

What compatible pedestal can be used with this dryer?

Asked by Ck February 13, 2020
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I did not buy a pedestal with my dryer, so I am unsure which is compatible.

Can the gas dryer be adapted to use propane or is it solely natural gas?

Asked by Patti January 23, 2020
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Patti, this is an electric dryer. You can not change it to work on gas.

Does an additional part need to be ordered for the steam feature?

Asked by Kat November 26, 2019
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You need to attach a water hose to your water outlet in order to make steam. I bought a hose package compatible with this dryer.

1. As the dryer can be vented from the back or either side, do I have to request at the time that...

Asked by Phyletia October 15, 2019
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Vent is fixed on back

How wide and tall is it?

Asked by Rich July 25, 2019
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Rich, you can find the dimensions under the specifications section of this link. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Whirlpool-8-8-cu-ft-240-Volt-Chrome-Shadow-High-Efficiency-Electric-Vented-Dryer-with-Steam-Refresh-ENERGY-WED8500DC/205596948

Can I install a regular electrical cord to it.

Asked by Elsie January 31, 2019
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Elsie, please visit https://bit.ly/2GvqNRR and refer to pages 4 and 6 for more information on the electrical requirements for this Whirlpool® Dryer.

How do I purchase the drying rack and steam kit (hoses and "Y" attachment, etc.) for this model?

Asked by KolieBug27 December 20, 2018
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Customer Reviews

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Its has amazing options and works so good
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I love this dryer! After our last Whirlpool dryer died on us after a solid 10 years of use, buyin...
I love this dryer! After our last Whirlpool dryer died on us after a solid 10 years of use, buying another was a no-brainer. We have now had this dryer for 6 months with near daily use and no complaints. I love that there are 6 different settings for heat (including no heat) and that the time can be set for up to 2.5 hours, which is very helpful for heavier things such as large bathmats or drying delicates on super low heat. The dryer is also very quiet, which is great for overnight loads since the laundry room is close to our bedroom. We are also really looking forward to trying out the steam setting once we move next month. A couple of small things I've noticed, the finish on the dryer will scratch if you aren't careful, so don't set anything on top that could scratch it (not sure what caused the scratches on ours, but it was definitely our fault and it's not really noticeable). Also, there is no way of turning on the light in the dryer when the door is closed, which is no big deal but would have been a cool feature.
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Purchased the dryer on 11/23, received on 12/20. Used dryer three times then the problems starte...
Purchased the dryer on 11/23, received on 12/20. Used dryer three times then the problems started. We contacted Home Depot who forwarded us to Whirlpool. Whirlpool had tech here in two days. Found out the main control panel and main control board were defective. Their response: We can order the parts and it will take about 2-3 weeks to repair. In the mean time you can call home depot and maybe they can help you sooner. So buying a product from Whirlpool means you can either let your laundry stack up or spend your free time at the laundry mat. Bad Product = Long Wait for Repairs = DO NOT BUY A WHIRLPOOL PRODUCT AGAIN!!! I will update this as it moves forward...….
by MRH
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Had it 3 days before the steam setting allowed extra moisture into the mother board - frying it. ...
Had it 3 days before the steam setting allowed extra moisture into the mother board - frying it. It’s now been 3 weeks and it’s not fixed. Wouldn’t recommend unless you enjoy hang drying your clothes. Whirlpool customer service sucks!
by Kasey
Response from WhirlpoolTeamMay 9, 2018
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were in need of a repair for your Dryer. We are glad to hear your warranty was able to assist you in covering your repair for your Dryer. If you are in need of any other assistance after your repair, feel free to email us at Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com with your name, address, phone number, model/serial number and a brief description of what you are experiencing. WhirlpoolBrand
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So far sooo Good!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I saw my kids had this washer and dryer set and knew I was going to buy it. It was so impressive and economical at the same time. Truly energy efficient machines! Love the chrome finish. I look forward to doing my laundry now.
by Steph65
Great Dyer clothes and bulky comforters
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