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4.0 | 6 Reviews

7.4 cu. ft. Front Load Electric Dryer with Steam Cycles

Whirlpool WED8620HW

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • 7.4 cu. ft. Capacity
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Sanitize Cycle
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38.75"
  • Depth: 31"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.

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Intuitive Controls

Let the dryer guide you to the right cycle combinations or customize up to 36 of your own to get the right type of fabric care for whatever you're drying.

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Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam

Help keep wrinkles from setting into clean, dry fabrics. The Wrinkle Shield Plus option with Steam uses tumbling and steam for up to 150 minutes after the cycle ends or until you open the dryer door for improved wrinkle-fighting performance.

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Steam Refresh Cycle

Release wrinkles and reduce odors with the Steam Refresh cycle. It uses water and heat to get clothes ready to wear without rewashing.

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Dryer Rack

Place bulky or delicate items like sweaters, pillows, hats and tennis shoes on the dryer rack for tumble-free drying. It attaches inside the drum and stays in one place throughout the cycle.

7.4 cu. ft. Capacity Get plenty of room to dry the large loads you washed in the matching front load washer. This 7.4 cu. ft. dryer easily handles bulky items like comforters and sleeping bags.

ENERGY STAR® Certified ENERGY STAR® certified models exceed government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on your utility bills.

Sanitize Cycle The Sanitize cycle provides care for your clothes in the dryer while eliminating 99.9% of common household bacteria.

Static Reduce Option Help decrease static with the Static Reduce option, which combines a spray of mist with tumbling after the load is dry.

EcoBoost Option Use less energy while getting great drying performance with the EcoBoost option. This option saves energy by using less heat and an extended cycle time.

Features

  • 7.4 cu. ft. Capacity
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Sanitize Cycle
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Static Reduce Option
  • EcoBoost Option
Dimensions
Capacity 7-2/5
Depth 31.0 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 54-1/2 in
Height 38-3/4 in
Width 27.0 in
Configuration and Overview
Fuel Type Electric
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
UL UL
Appearance
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Window Yes
Details
Automatic Dry Control Yes
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Drying Rack Yes
Interior Light Yes
Lint Screen Location Front
Moisture Sensor Yes
Quad Baffles Yes
Secondary Lint Filter No
Cycles and Options
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Lint Filter Indicator No
Number of Dryer Cycles 37
Number of Dryness Levels 3
Number of Temperatures 5
Ventilation System
Long Vent No
Maximum Vent Length 64
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Certifications
ADA Compliant ADA Compliant with feet fully extended
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included No
Watts 5400
Features
Stackable Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38.75"
  • Depth: 31"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.

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4.0 out of 5

83% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Worst dryer we have ever owned!

Kenneth1234567 7/30/2019

We purchased this lemon in June 2019. The only way we can dry our clothing is by using the Timed Dry setting on How To Dry. All the other functions in the How To Dry setting do not dry the clothes. example #1 if i set the dryer at What To Dry - Towels, the dryer started at 1:36 and by 1:24 it states it is cooling down, turning off 1:21. The dryer has turned off after 15 minutes and the towels are soaking wet! 8 towels can never dry in 15 minutes! example #2 if I set the dryer at What To Dry - Regular How To Dry Normal the dryer will turn off after 10 -12 minutes. The dryer can be full or half full and the clothes never dry! Every setting I set it at the dryer turns off well in advance of the stated time and it is always wet. It could be half full or loaded! We have had four service calls: Service call #1 - we were told to stop using dryer sheets because it throws off the sensor and to change the dryer vent. Repair man suggested we use the timed dry only! I stated that isn't what we paid for. I stopped using dryer sheets and changed the vent but the problems continue. Service call #2 - repair man said two internal parts were not communicating with each other so he would order them and have them sent to our house. He said they were not in stock so it would take a couple of weeks. Service call #3 - repair man replaced the two parts and said to call if it still malfunctioned. I asked if this pattern continued what would occur. He stated that the next time he would contact Whirlpool Tech and if nothing could be done it would be "swapped out". The service man placed numerous wet rags into the dryer and asked us to check when done. We did and the rags were still wet. Service call #4 - The service man called Whirlpool Tech and the Tech stated it was ". . working as designed". The service man stated we can always put the clothing at timed dry. We paid extra money for extra features and the only option that works is Timed Dry! We contacted Whirlpool customer service and they said ". . . sorry but we repair and not replace and Tech said it is working as designed." What do we do now?
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great features

Jp87 7/12/2019

I bought a month ago and is great! My last one lasted by this brand 14 years!
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5 Stars

Huge

EDK1954 7/5/2019

I bought this dryer along with the matching washer and I love it. Has plenty of cycles to choose from and seems to dry very well. I only wish that it had a buzzer to let you know when the cycle has finished with the drying.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Blows my mind!

Amy Jude 6/13/2019

Let's be clear, my dryer was at least 15 years old. It was obviously time to upgrade! This dryer is AMAZING!!! I paired it with a 5.0 Washer and the size works perfectly. If i put a king size down comforter in by itself, it dries in less than an hour. If I put it in with a comforter, complete set of sheets and some towels, I do need to shuffle the positioning at about an hour, and then within 45 minutes, everything is ready to go! In my old dryer, a down comforter alone would take 4 cycles to dry. The steam cycles are what REALLY sell this model! I've left clothes in the dryer for days thinking they would be a nightmare to iron. No longer! I quickly run the steam cycle and all the wrinkles magically disappear. My ironing has almost been eliminated! This was my choice when ordering, but after 5 days, I realized I should have purchased the smart dryer in this model. I have a very old 4 story house and with the washer/dryer in the basement and bedrooms on the top floor, it would have been a dream to go to my app, hit refresh and then run down to grab a ready load. However, I purchased this model and must give it 5 stars for being exactly what it was supposed to be and MORE than I could have imagined!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great product

Rooster68 6/6/2019

Love my new dryer! Bought whirlpool front loaders 15 years ago so I feel I'm staying with the best! Hoping for another 15 years!
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4 Stars

too new

jpert 4/9/2019

I had this dryer delivered with a new washer 4/08/2019. They are coming back today to give me another dryer. When I turned on the dryer there was a loud noise during the cycle it sounded like there was a sneaker in the dryer. No questions asked they are bringing me a new dryer. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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