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Everything We Need
In 2011, I moved into my current home and the previous owners had left their washer and dryer behind - which I was more than happy with... until I saw the state of...Read complete review
In 2011, I moved into my current home and the previous owners had left their washer and dryer behind - which I was more than happy with... until I saw the state of the dryer. Opening the door the first time, I thought I was looking into a black hole. This thing was so old the coating had worn off the inside of the drum. I was hesitant to put my clothes in there at all... but I did, as a new dryer was fairly low on my list of priorities if I had one that technically worked, even if it wasn't aesthetically pleasing.Well, this past August when that dryer finally bit the dust I was glad to find this model - it is excellently and frequently reviewed across several websites and is a straightforward machine. I don't need something with a sweater dryer, steam dry, or something that promises to do my taxes. As a matter of fact, this machine has more features and settings than my 25+ year old machine that broke down - but just enough to be useful - like extended tumble and easily selectable temperature settings. The capacity is excellent, it has no problem efficiently drying blankets and towels, and manages even a large load of clothing with ease.Thanks for a well-designed appliance that gets the job done!
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We bought this because it's the closest new model to our old Whirlpool dryer, which gave many years of excellent service. It had a setting like the The "energy preferred" setting...Read complete review
We bought this because it's the closest new model to our old Whirlpool dryer, which gave many years of excellent service. It had a setting like the The "energy preferred" setting leaves clothes damp, especially mixed loads. We called the Abt service department about this, and apparently it is a frequent question. Easily solved by increasing the so called "level of dryness" to "more dry," but one wonders why Whirlpool bothers with a useless setting. It isn't energy efficient, either. The clothes have to be dry. The longer you have to run the unit to do that, the more energy, both gas and electric, you use. This looks like a "feature" required by the ad wonks, rather than something from an engineer. It's not that the dryer doesn't work. It does, but the control labeling "energy preferred" is just there as a selling point, not as a functional setting. Ignore it and you'll be happy.However, once you learn its quirks, it works well. I'm saying I'd recommend it to a friend, but with the caveat above.
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Great Basic Dryer
By Peter G
from Belmont, MA
Comments about Whirlpool White Gas Dryer:
I bought this dryer last month and am extremely happy with it. It is capable of holding a large load and dries my clothes quickly. The controls are clearly marked and easy to use. I had my last Whirlpool dryer for 22 years and am hoping this one lasts that long.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect for me!
I bought this dryer about 2 months ago and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's simple but offers all the things I look for in a dryer without the uneccesary bells and whistles. I love the dry-sense technology and my clothes and linens always come out perfect!
from Mill Creek, WA
We bought this to replace a dryer that we had for 14 years. We wanted a very basic, high capacity dryer with minimal electronics and this was exactly what we needed.
from Ames, IA
It does a great job!
from Buffalo, NY
Bought over a month ago. Drys clothes quickly and thoroughly. Buzzer signals end of cycle. This dryer has the wrinkle feature - if you don't remove clothes right away it spins them so they don't wrinkle. The buzzer reminds you a few more times. Very happy.
By jorge el cito
from Norwalk, Ca.
I bought the this dryer, because I needed a new one and wanted to try a different brand, I'm so happy with it.
from Arlington Heights, IL
I like the various options when drying: timed drying;energy efficient, automatic dry; temperature gauge. The one drawback is that there is no inner light in the dryer. But I have a well lit utility room where this can be overlooked. One other thing I have noticed is that the clothes do not take as long to dry compared to the old dryer.
Great dryer, simple controls, works better than expected
Great dryer, simple and easy to use. my kids and family can now do their own laundry now
We bought this model March of this year. Shortly after we purchased, the dryer started making a loud noise throughout the whole drying cycle. It sounds like a chainsaw. It is that loud. Every time the dryer is used. We had a serviceman come out and he said he that he had been out on call after call because of customers having the same issue with this model dryer. It's a motor issue. He said he could replace the motor, but there was no guarantee it would fix the problem. In fact, he said that a new motor could even be louder. He said they were waiting to hear from Whirlpool to see if they have a better solution, because changing out the motor doesn't necessarily take care of the problem. I'm a little curious about all the positive reviews considering it's a problem with this model, not just us. I'm disappointed that whirlpool did not reach out to customers about this, or issue a recall. We were told we had to contact whirlpool in about a month or two, to see if they have found a solution to the problem. Not happy.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Carol D.
from Pine Hill, NJ
So glad we purchased this dryer instead of getting our old one repaired. Drys so quickly & isenergy efficient.
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