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Whirlpool WED4900X[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$580
Summary: This Whirlpool electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• End-of-cycle signal.
Dividing line
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About - Whirlpool WED4900X[W]

The Whirlpool WED4900X[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the WED4900X[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.
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 WED4900X[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 WED4900X[W]
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4.0
A good performer so far
6/4/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Dries Clothes Thoroughly
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Has Loud End Of Cycle Buz
Large Capacity
Noise Level Seems Reasona
Wide Door Opens Down Prov
Cons
Wrinkle Shield Function I
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
Overall I am pleased with the performance of this dryer after 10 months.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Noisey Without Clothes In It
5/31/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
This dryer is quite loud even without anything in it. My laundry area is in the middle of my house and I can hear the noise in every room. I didn't have any problems with getting the items dry. If your laundry area is in a basement or an area where noise isn't a problem it would probably be ok if you have a limited budget.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
IT STINKS!
4/6/2013
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
I thought I was buying someting RELIABLE. I've had it for 14 monts, have spent $350.- on repairs and it STILL DOES'T WORK!
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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