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Duet 7.3 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Steam in White, 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

Product Details

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.
  • 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
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Dimensions: H 38.75 in, W 27 in, D 31 in



Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
51 in
Door Opening Height (In.)
Door Opening Width (In.)
Product Depth (in.)
31 in
Product Height (in.)
38.75 in
Product Width (in.)
27 in


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

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

Q:How does the steam function work? Does it connect to the water with y connector?
by|Mar 9, 2016
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  This will have to be connected to a water supply.

by|Mar 10, 2016
    Q:can i put this in a space with a depth of 35"
    by|Jan 18, 2016
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Yes, this product will fit in that space.

    by|Jan 28, 2016
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      Customer Reviews

      4.5 out of 5
      • 4.5
        out of 159 reviews
      • 88% recommend this product
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      Creates Humidity Problem / Lint Trap Design Flaw
      I loved the idea of this dryer, but frankly, I am now regretting purchasing it. The efficiency was a major plus, but in the summer, with high humidity levels, this dryer leaves our work out clothes smelling musty. It also now looks like the higher humidity problems created a mold situation in our laundry room. In addition, the cleanout trap (bottom right front panel see photo) has a design flaw in my opinion. While we routinely pull out the unit as directed to remove lint, and clean off the back screen, we have noticed lint on a second screen which is located about one inch behind the initial screen. There is no way to access this second screen unless a technician takes the machine apart. This second screen appears to be covered in lint and I am sure is creating a problem. See photo. Seems like a design flaw to me.
      Response from social careNov 9, 2018
      Dear jsflewel, Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your Dryer as well as your experience with our Customer Service. Feedback from our customers is an important source of information. We regret that you are not totally satisfied with your Dryer. We manufacture several different models with various feature and accessory designs while trying to provide appliances that are versatile in meeting the needs of our customers and adhering to increasing governmental restrictions. We are sorry if some operating characteristic or feature is unsatisfactory, and we apologize for any inconvenience this concern has caused you. Thank you.
        Lives up to it's name...like a Whirlpool Should
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We did a lot of research on finding a solution to our venting issues. We own a townhouse and our laundry is located on the 2nd floor. The way the architecture of the original vent pipe was laid out was poorly engineered. From the back of our old dryer it too an immediate 90 degree bend; traveled for 4 ft. along the floor line; another 90 degree bend upwards; the pipe traveled approx. 20 ft. straight up through the ceiling into the attic and out the roofline. The vent less dryer sold our issues and is extremely energy efficient.
          • Recommended
          Dream Machine
          I am so pleased with this dryer. Beautiful looking, state of the art, and energy efficient. Thank you Whirlpool!
            • Recommended
            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.
            • DIY
            • Recommended
            4 found this review helpful
            FANTASTIC! This machine makes my towels softer and fluffier
            I ventured into this purchase knowing that this dryer will take longer to dry my clothes and would require a little more maintenance than my old machine and with that expectation in mind, I'm VERY happy with this product! Everything comes out of this dryer softer and fluffier than any other dryer I've ever used (and I've used quite a few since I moved around a lot for a number of years) and the scent!!! I like my clothes to come out of the dryer smelling fresh and clean! That's why I buy scented detergent! Since this dryer constantly recycles the air, the scent of the detergent/fabric softener does not fade nearly as much as with my old vented dryer. Clothes smell nice and fresh coming out and retain their scent for much longer!One thing about this dryer, which is NOT a complaint, just an observation, is that if you are considering this dryer, you quite possibly might need to rethink how you do laundry. It's harder to get the most energy savings and bang out several loads of laundry in a row with this machine. I generally limit myself to 1 or 2 loads of laundry a day as that's all I have time for after work until I go to bed. I don't use the Speed Mode, I only use Eco Mode as that's why I bought this machine. If you use Speed Mode, you will very likely be able to get more laundry done in an evening than I do.
              • Recommended
              Works Great, Slow Dry Time
              I have used this dryer for 7 years in a restaurant to dry towels, since we had no way to vent the dryer. I don't really care how long it takes, about 3 hours for a large load, so it is great to have the electric savings. I would say we work this machine very hard on a daily basis and have not had a problem, until now. It is squeaking. Probably needs new rollers. I think a seven year workout with minor issues is very fair for a dryer. Overall, very pleased.
                • Recommended
                Sorry dryer:(
                I have owned this dryer for about 2 years and no longer than 2yrs., the clothes are not drying all the way and it started making this loud noise as its drying the clothes. My husband took it apart to find that in the back one of the wheels is floppy and needs to be replaced already, seriously!! :(.
                Response from Social CareJan 28, 2019
                At Whirlpool, we are constantly working to improve our appliances and our service, and it is only through feedback from customers like yourself that we are able to do so. We have documented all of the concerns you have mentioned, for review by our managers and engineers. Our managers and engineers do regularly review our files, to look for areas in which we can improve our products. However, if you feel that the unit is not working as designed, we suggest for an accurate diagnosis and satisfactory addressing of any malfunctioning component that may be contributing to your concern that you email us directly at Whirlpool_Reviews@whirlpool.com Thank you for your review
                  Awesome energy saver, biggest time waster
                  I would give 5 stars for the innovation and energy savings, but I would give it 1 star for the time that is needed to clean the lint from the system due to poor design. That's why I averaged it to 3 stars. Explanations: + Very low energy consumption thanks to the heat pump, and since it does not push any air outside, the cool indoor air does not leave the house in summer, the warm indoor air does not leave the house in winter, plus using this dryer reduces the demand on my baseboard heaters because of the heat that it produces. - Lint is quickly accumulating being the screen and is not reachable in any way. So after the first year of use, I paid roughly 100$ for a technician to come, unmount the entire dryer in piece to be able to access the evaporator to clean them. Now, every year I would need to pay a technician to do that again, or learn to do it myself. Without doing this yearly of the evaporator, drying time can almost double. So costly yearly deep cleanings and weekly cleanings of the hybrid care filter sums up to many hours of time every year.
                    Care points
                    I've owned one of these units since 2015. I love the dryer overall--like that it's gentle on my clothes and that it saves on energy costs. I don't mind the somewhat longer drying times and the extra filter to clean out. However, over the last year, the unit started taking longer drying times and getting the clothes less dry. The first thing to check is a little fan vent on the back of the unit--vacuuming it off can solve this problem. However, my problem was lint accumulated in the cabinet itself. Like any other dryer, this one should be serviced annually to remove the accumulated lint. If you don't, you'll probably see big increases in drying times, because the heat pump condenser operation is slowed by all the lint around it insulating it. The back fan is intended to allow the condenser to cool, but if the condenser itself is covered with lint, the fan does little good. So, either get it serviced, or if you are handy, find the youtube instruction videos and clean it out yourself. Sometimes lint can also build up behind the screen behind the extra filter on the unit's lower right. That's really difficult to get to, but I cleaned it out by shooting water from a kid's water gun through the screen. My filter cartridge plastic warped over time (allowing some lint to get by), and it's difficult to find a replacement part specifically for it (whilrpool parts provides it with the whole casing unit in which the filter fits, but that's more than $80). If they are reading this, they, I'm asking that they provide this replacement option.
                      • Recommended
                      Dryer -takes too long
                      I have had this dryer for 2 years. We built a passive house, no vents. But now after struggling for 2 years I am venting an electric dryer ! The reality is it takes 3 hours for normal loads. Towels ? 3+ hours, Jeans and Cotton tees ? 2.5 hours. For this family of 5 I am done trying to make it work. I love whirlpool but HATE this dryer !
                      Response from Social CareOct 12, 2018
                      At Whirlpool, we are constantly working to improve our appliances and our service, and it is only through feedback from customers like yourself that we are able to do so. We have documented all of the concerns you have mentioned, for review by our managers and engineers. Our managers and engineers do regularly review our files, to look for areas in which we can improve our products. However, if you feel that the unit is not working as designed, we suggest for an accurate diagnosis and satisfactory addressing of any malfunctioning component that may be contributing to your concern that you email us directly at Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com Thank you for your review,
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