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Clothes dryers

Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$850
Summary: This Whirlpool electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Duct blockage indicator
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W]

The Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the Cabrio WED8200Y[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.

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About This Brand

This brand, known for innovation, markets itself as the brand that cares about the family and the environment. It offers a wide range of choices in lines that include Whirlpool, Duet, Duet Sport, Duet Steam, Cabrio, Cabrio Steam. Some Whirlpool dryers use steam to freshen up clothing or remove wrinkles. Prices for Whirlpool dryers range from $350 to $1,300.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W]
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option No
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Works great- Drum cracked after 11 mnths
2/24/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Works great
Works Quickly
Cons
Low Quality Drum
Best Uses
Comment:
Dries clothes quickly. Drum should never have cracked with only 1 week left on factory warranty. Would not buy another with a plastic drum. It will probably crack again - this time out of warranty!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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