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Clothes dryers are relatively simple machines, less complex than most washers and with fewer features. Electric dryers are the most common. Gas dryers typically cost about $50-$150 more initially than electric models, but operating costs are lower.

 
 

Electric Dryers

Frigidaire Affinity FASE7073NW 7.0 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$759-$999
The Frigidaire Affinity FASE 7073NW is a relatively large capacity electric dryer that should handle the laundry needs of an average household. It has 10 automatic drying cycles, varying from delicate to heavy duty, plus air dry, a 25-minute quick dry, add-steam (to remove wrinkles and refresh clothing), sanitize and more. Other features include a wrinkle-release option that continues tumbling the load without heat after the drying cycle has ended; an add-steam option to remove wrinkles and refresh clothing; and a 25-minute quick-dry cycle. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Frigidaire Affinity FASE7074NW 7.0 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$760-$1,099
The Frigidaire Affinity FASE7074NW is an extra-large gas dryer that should handle the laundry needs of a most households. It has 10 drying cycles, including Add Steam to release wrinkles and refresh clothes; no-wash Sanitize for items that can't go through the washer; and a 25-minute Quick Dry cycle. A wrinkle-release option keeps the load tumbling intermittently without heat after the drying cycle ends and the end-of-cycle signal is a chime rather than a buzzer. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
GE GTDP280EDWW 7 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Electric Dryer
$433-$599
The GE GTDP280EDWW is a basic electric dryer that should handle most laundry needs for a large household. It has old-school dial controls with simple settings, and it monitors air temperatures rather than moisture levels for automatic drying cycles. There is also an adjustable end-of-cycle signal (off, medium, high) and an interior light. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
GE GTDP490EDWS 7.0 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Electric Dryer
$512-$649
The GE GTDP490EDWS is an extra-large electric dryer that should be able to dry most household items, from delicate garments to large comforters. It has a moisture-sensor system that monitors moisture and temperature and turns off the machine when the load is dry, and the Wrinkle Care Extended Tumble option keeps the load tumbling intermittently without heat after the drying cycle ends. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 60022 6.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Electric Dryer
$400-$530
The Kenmore 60022 is a bas+I15ic, no-frills machine that should handle most drying needs for a small household. It offers three automatic settings (less, normal, more) but without the moisture sensors that are on most energy-efficient machines. It's also missing relatively standard features like an end-of-cycle signal, a fabric softener dispenser or a dry rack. What it offers is basic drying capabilities at a lower cost than most dryers on the market. Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com; in October 2012, this model was not available through Kmart. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 61202 7.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Electric Dryer
$500-$630
The Kenmore 61202 electric dryer is a basic machine that should handle the drying needs of a typical household. It has a moisture-sensor system that shuts off the machine when the load is dry, as well as air-dry and timed-dry settings that can be set manually, plus the Wrinkle Guard option will intermittently tumble the load without heat for up to 40 minutes after a drying cycle ends. Rather than the more common side-swing door, this machine has a drop-down door that can be convenient place to sort clothes or rest a laundry basket. Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com; in October 2012, this model was not available at Kmart. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 68002 7.5 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Electric Dryer
$753-$940
The Kenmore 6800 is a large-capacity front-loading electric dryer that should handle most loads for a typical household, although extra-large items like a king-sized comforter could require a trip to a Laundromat. It has a moisture sensor that stops the machine when the clothes are dry and a wrinkle-free feature that continues tossing the clothing after they're dry to prevent wrinkles. This is a midlevel machine with a variety of drying cycles, but it doesn't have some of the features found on higher-end models, like a steam option for freshening clothes, a door window or a stainless steel drum. However, it does come with a heated drying rack for shoes and a cycle specifically designed to kill bacteria on clothes and sheets. Like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 89032 7.3 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Electric Dryer
$700-$941
The Kenmore 89032 is a full-size electric dryer that can handle large loads of clothes or items like a king-size comforter. While it doesn't have the steam or custom-cycle options found on many high-end machines, the 89032 does include a moisture sensor that saves energy and avoids over-drying by stopping the machine when the clothes are dry. Other features include a wrinkle reduction option (intermittently tumbles clothes after a drying cycle is completed so wrinkles don't set in), an end of cycle signal and an interior light. Like all Kenmore appliances, this dryer is sold only at Sears, Kmart and Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore Elite 8147 7.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$900-$1,411
The Kenmore Elite 8147 electric dryer is a large-capacity machine that should handle most household laundry needs. Its 12 automatic cycles include the usual range from delicate to heavy duty drying, plus specialty settings like bulky bedding and workout wear. Other features include a moisture-sensor system that turns off the machine when the load is dry; a steam-refresh option to reduce wrinkles and odors; a static shield setting that uses steam to cut down on static electricity; an option that lightly moistens clothes to make ironing easier; and an end-of-signal chime that can be set for soft, loud or off. Like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLE2250W 7.1 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Electric Dryer
$647-$800
The LG DLE2250W is a relatively large-capacity electric dryer that should handle most household drying needs. It has seven automatic drying cycles that use sensors to turn off the machine when the load is dry; an anti-bacterial setting; an end-of-cycle chime (instead of a beep or buzzer); and a Wrinkle Care setting so that after the drying cycle ends, the machine continues to intermittently tumble the load without heat. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLE4801W 7.1 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Electric Dryer
$672-$750
The LG DLE4801W is a large-capacity electric dryer that should handle the laundry needs of an average household. It offers both automatic and manual cycles for drying flexibility, and the automatic cycles use a moisture sensor system that turns off the machine when the load is dry. Other features include a Wrinkle Care option that intermittently tumbles the clothes without heat after the drying cycle ends; a custom program feature that stores favorite settings so they don't have to be entered each time; and an end-of-cycle chime (instead of a buzzer) that can be set high, low or off. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLEX2650W 7.3 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$807-$1,000
The LG DLEX2650W is a large-capacity electric dryer that should handle most drying needs in an average household. It includes steam options to sanitize or to quickly refresh clothes by reducing wrinkles and odors without putting the items through the washer. Other features include an anti-bacterial setting to eliminate many allergens; a sensor system to turn off the machine when the clothes are dry; and a rack to dry sneakers, sweaters, pillows, stuffed animals or other items without tumbling them. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLEX3470W 7.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$987-$1,200
The LG DLEX3470W is a large-capacity electric dryer with a variety of options and features; it should handle the clothes-washing needs of an average household . A moisture sensor turns off the machine when the clothes are dry; a drying rack keeps sneakers and other objects from tumbling while drying; and the steam-fresh cycle refreshes (without washing) up to five garments at a time. (Using steam requires filling an interior container with water.) [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Maytag Maxima MED6000XW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Electric Dryer
$999-$1,399
The Maytag Maxima MED6000XW is a super-sized electric dryer with a selection of cycles and options, making it a popular choice for large households with demanding laundry needs. A moisture sensor turns off the machine when the clothes are dry; a brass Y-connector brings water for the steam cycle, which relaxes wrinkles and refreshes clothing; and the Wrinkle Control setting tumbles the load intermittently without heat for up to 90 minutes after the drying cycle ends. There are also special settings for denims and for small loads. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Maytag Performance Series MEDE500VW 7.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Electric Dryer
$764-$1,049
The Maytag Performance Series MEDE500VW is a large-capacity electric dryer that provides a wide variety of automatic settings for different fabrics and should handle most laundry loads for an average household. It requires a cold-water line (the hose provided is only a few feet long) for its steam function, which relaxes wrinkles while helping to remove odors and stains. The sanitary cycle is advertised as eliminating bacteria on objects like pillows or teddy bears, and a wrinkle prevention setting periodically tumbles clothing without heat for up to 90 minutes after the cycle ends, so items don't wrinkle as they sit. To prevent over-drying or shrinking, moisture sensors turn off the machine when the load is dry. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung DV210AEW/XAA 7.3 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Electric Dryer
$619-$849
The Samsung DV210AEW is a basic front-load electric dryer with a relatively large capacity that should accommodate most loads in an average household. It includes a sensor system that determines the amount of moisture left in a load and turns the machine off when everything is dry, avoiding over-drying and shrinkage. It has an interior drum light to make it easier to see to remove the dry clothes and a wrinkle prevention option that keeps clothes periodically tumbling without heat after the drying cycle has ended. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung DV331AEW 7.3 cu. ft. 9-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$720-$1,199
The Samsung DV331AEW is an ultra-large capacity electric dryer that should handle the drying needs for most households. Sensors detect moisture and automatically turn off the machine when the items are dry, to save energy and avoid over-drying. Two steam settings will either freshen clothing while removing odors or relax wrinkles to cut the need to iron, and the sanitizing cycle is advertised by Samsung as eliminating 99.9% of household laundry germs. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung DV5451AEW/XAA 7.4 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$754-$1,099
The Samsung DV5451AEW/XAA is an extra-large electric dryer that should provide both sufficient capacity and cycle choices to handle the laundry needs of most large households. It comes with steam features to refresh clothes or remove wrinkles and moisture sensors to turn off the machine when the load is dry. It also offers a choice of four drying levels (more dry, normal dry, less dry or damp dry) to customize the drying cycles. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Duet WED9151YW 6.7 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Electric Dryer
$645-$799
The Whirlpool Duet WED9151YW is a relatively large electric dryer that should handle most family-size loads. It has nine drying cycles, a sensor system that automatically stops the machine when the load is dry, and a wrinkle-prevention setting that tumbles the dried load intermittently to stop wrinkles setting in after the drying cycle is completed. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Duet WED94HEAW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$995-$1,400
The Whirlpool Duet WED94HEAW is an extra-large electric dryer with enough space to dry several pairs of jeans at a time, a large comforter or other family-size loads. Features include moisture sensors that ends the drying cycle when the clothes are dry; specialized baffles for more balanced tumbling; a Quick Refresh setting that uses steam to remove odors and relax wrinkles; and a Wrinkle Shield option that tumbles the dryer without heat every five minutes for up to 40 minutes after the cycle ends, to prevent wrinkles. Whirlpool lists the 9-cycle WED94HEAW as similar to an older model, the 8-cycle WED94HEXW; in October 2012, both models were available. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Duet WED94HEXW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer
$899-$1,349
Although the 10-Cycle Whirlpool Duet WED94HEXW electric dryer was available from several retailers in October 2012, Whirlpool has replaced it with the newer 12-Cycle WED94HEAW.
The Whirlpool Duet WED94HEXW is an extra-large electric dryer with enough space to dry several pairs of jeans at a time, a large comforter or other family-size loads. The Quick Refresh setting uses steam to remove odors and relax wrinkles in up to 12 garments. The WrinkleShield feature tumbles dry clothes without heat every five minutes for up to two hours after the drying cycle ends. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool WED4800XQ 7 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Electric Dryer
$418-$549
The Whirlpool WED4800XQ is a basic front-loading electric dryer that should handle typical laundry loads for an average family. It offers a variety of fabric settings, including a Wrinkle Shield feature to rotate the load every five minutes for up to 40 minutes after the drying cycle ends; a sensor system that stops the machine when the load is dry; a large door that can be installed to swing either to the right or left; and an extra-large, top-mounted lint screen. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 

Gas Dryers

Frigidaire Affinity FASG7073NW 7.0 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$854-$1,099
The Frigidaire Affinity FASE 7073NW is a relatively large capacity gas dryer that should handle the laundry needs of an average household. It has 10 automatic drying cycles, varying from delicate to heavy duty, plus air dry, a 25-minute quick dry, add-steam (to remove wrinkles and refresh clothing), sanitize and more. Other features include a wrinkle-release option that continues tumbling the load without heat after the drying cycle has ended; an add-steam option to remove wrinkles and refresh clothing; and a 25-minute quick-dry cycle. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Frigidaire Affinity FASG7074NW 7.0 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$849-$1,199
The Frigidaire Affinity FASG7074NW is an extra-large gas dryer that should handle the laundry needs of a most households. It has 10 drying cycles, including Add Steam to release wrinkles and refresh clothes; no-wash sanitize for items that can't go through the washer; and a 25-minute Quick Dry cycle. A wrinkle-release option keeps the load tumbling intermittently without heat after the drying cycle ends and the end-of-cycle signal is a chime rather than a buzzer. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
GE GTDP280GDWW 7 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Gas Dryer
$552-$699
The GE GTDP280GDWW is a basic gas dryer that should handle most laundry needs for a large household. It has old-school dial controls with simple settings, and it monitors air temperatures (rather than moisture levels) for automatic drying cycles. There is also an adjustable end-of-cycle signal (off, medium, high) and an interior light. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
GE GTDP490GDWS 7.0 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Gas Dryer
$593-$749
The GE GTDP490GDWS is an extra-large electric dryer that should be able to dry most household items, from delicate garments to large comforters. It has a moisture sensor system that monitors moisture and temperature and turns off the machine when the load is dry, and the Wrinkle Care Extended Tumble option keeps the load tumbling intermittently without heat after the drying cycle ends. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 70022 6.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Gas Dryer
$500-$650
The Kenmore 70022 is a basic, no-frills gas dryer that should handle the laundry needs of a small to mid-size household. It offers three automatic settings (less, normal, more) but without the moisture sensors on most energy-efficient machines. It's also missing relatively standard features like an end-of-cycle signal, interior drum light, a fabric softener dispenser or a rack to dry shoes or similar items without tumbling them. What it offers is basic drying capabilities at a cost lower than most dryers on the market. All Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com; in October 2012, this model was not available at Kmart. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 71202 7.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Gas Dryer
$600-$740
The Kenmore 71202 gas dryer is a basic machine that should handle the drying needs of a typical household. It has a moisture-sensor system that shuts off the machine when the load is dry, but it also has air-dry and timed-dry settings that can be set manually. Rather than the more common side-swing door, this machine has a drop-down door that can be convenient place to sort clothes or rest a laundry basket. And the Wrinkle Guard option will intermittently tumble the load without heat for up to 40 minutes after a drying cycle ends. All Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com; in October 2012, this model was not available at Kmart. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 78002 7.5 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Gas Dryer
$846-$1,058
The Kenmore 7800 is a large-capacity, front-loading gas dryer with a moisture sensor that stops the machine when the clothes are dry and a Wrinkle-Free setting that will intermittently rotate the dry clothing to prevent wrinkles. It should handle most loads for an average household, although extra-large items like a king-sized comforter might require a trip to a Laundromat. This is a midlevel machine with a variety of drying cycles, but it doesn't have some of the features found on higher-end models, like a steam option for freshening clothes, a door window or a stainless steel drum. However, it does come with a heated drying rack for shoes and a cycle specifically designed to kill bacteria on clothes and sheets. And like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 99032 7.3 Cu. Ft. 6-Cycle Gas Dryer
$800-$941
The Kenmore 99032 is a full-size gas dryer that can handle large loads of clothes or items like a king-size comforter. It doesn't have some of the high-end features like steam or custom cycle options, but it does come with a moisture sensor that turns the machine off when the clothes are dry to save energy and avoid over-drying. Other features include a wrinkle reduction option (to intermittently rotate the clothes after a drying cycle ends, to prevent wrinkles from setting in), an end-of-cycle signal and an interior light. Like all Kenmore appliances this dryer is sold only at Sears, Kmart and Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore Elite 9147 7.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$990-$1,411
The Kenmore Elite 9147 gas dryer is a large-capacity machine that should handle most household laundry needs. Its 12 automatic cycles include the usual range from delicate to heavy duty drying, plus specialty settings like bulky bedding and workout wear. Other features include a moisture sensor system that turns off the machine when the load is dry; a steam refresh option to reduce wrinkles and odors; a static shield setting that uses steam to cut down on static electricity; an option that lightly moistens clothes to make ironing easier; and an end-of-signal chime that can be set for soft, loud or off. Like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLG2251W 7.1 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Gas Dryer
$727-$807
The LG DLE2250W is a relatively large-capacity gas dryer that should handle most household drying needs. It has seven automatic drying cycles that use sensors to turn off the machine when the load is dry; an anti-bacterial setting; an end-of-cycle chime (instead of a beep or buzzer); and a Wrinkle Care setting so that after the drying cycle ends, the machine continues to intermittently tumble the load without heat. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLG4802W 7.1 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Gas Dryer
$762-$850
The LG DLG4801W is a large-capacity gas dryer that should handle the laundry needs of an average household. It offers both automatic and manual cycles for drying flexibility, and the automatic cycles use a moisture sensor system that turns off the machine when the load is dry. Other features include a Wrinkle Care option that intermittently tumbles the clothes without heat after the drying cycle ends; a custom program feature that stores favorite settings so they don't have to be entered each time; and an end-of-cycle chime (instead of a buzzer) that can be set high, low or off. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLGX2651W 7.3 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$897-$1,100
The LG DLGX2651W is a large-capacity gas dryer that should handle most drying needs for an average household. It has steam options to sanitize or to quickly refresh clothes by reducing wrinkles and odors without putting the items through the washer. Other features include an anti-bacterial setting to eliminate many allergens; a sensor system to turn off the machine when the clothes are dry; and a rack to dry sneakers, sweaters, pillows, stuffed animals or other items without tumbling them. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG DLGX3471W 7.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$1,077-$1,300
The LG DLGX3471W is a large-capacity gas dryer a variety of options and features; it should handle the clothes-washing needs of an average household A moisture sensor turns off the machine when the clothes are dry; a drying rack keeps sneakers and other objects from tumbling while drying; and the steam-fresh cycle refreshes (without washing) up to five garments at a time. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Maytag Maxima MGD6000XW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Gas Dryer
$1,069-$1,499
The Maytag Maxima MGD6000XW is a super-sized gas dryer with a selection of cycles and options, making it a popular choice for large households with demanding laundry needs. A moisture sensor turns off the machine when the clothes are dry; a brass Y-connector brings water for the steam cycle, which relaxes wrinkles and refreshes clothing; and the Wrinkle Control setting tumbles the load intermittently without heat for up to 90 minutes after the drying cycle ends. There are also special settings for denims and for small loads. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Maytag Performance Series MGDE500VW 7.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Gas Dryer
$849-$1,149
The Maytag Performance Series MGDE500VW is a large-capacity gas dryer that provides a wide variety of settings for drying different fabrics and should handle most laundry loads for an average household. It requires a cold-water line (the hose provided is only a few feet long) for its steam function, which relaxes wrinkles while helping to remove odors and stains. The sanitary cycle will eliminate bacteria on objects like pillows or teddy bears, and a wrinkle prevention option periodically tumbles clothing without heat for 90 minutes after the cycle ends, so items don't wrinkle as they sit. To prevent over-drying or shrinking, moisture sensors turn off the machine when the load is dry. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung DV210AGW/XAA 7.3 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Gas Dryer
$710-$949
The Samsung DV210AGW is a basic front-load gas dryer with a relatively large capacity that should accommodate most loads from an average household. It includes a sensor system that determines the amount of moisture left in a load and turns the machine off when everything is dry, avoiding over-drying and shrinkage. It has an interior drum light to make it easier to see to remove the dry clothes and a wrinkle prevention option that keeps clothes periodically tumbling without heat after the drying cycle has ended. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung DV331AGW 7.3 cu. ft. 9-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$810-$1,199
The Samsung DV331AGW is an ultra-large capacity gas dryer that should handle the drying needs of a typical family. Two steam settings will either freshen clothing while removing odors or relax wrinkles to cut the need to iron. Sensors detect moisture and automatically turn off the machine when the items are dry. The sanitizing cycle is certified to eliminate 99.9% of household laundry germs. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung DV5451AGW/XAA 7.4 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$855-$1,199
The Samsung DV5451AEW/XAA is an extra-large-capacity gas dryer that should provide both sufficient capacity and cycle choices to handle the laundry needs of most large households. It comes with steam features to refresh clothes or remove wrinkles and moisture sensors to turn off the machine when the load is dry. It also offers a choice of four drying levels (more dry, normal dry, less dry or damp dry) to customize the drying cycles. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Duet WGD9151YW 6.7 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Gas Dryer
$721-$899
The Whirlpool Duet WGD9151YW is a relatively large gas dryer that should handle most family-size loads. It has nine drying cycles, a sensor system that automatically stops the machine when the load is dry, and a wrinkle-prevention setting that tumbles the dried load intermittently to stop wrinkles setting in after the drying cycle is completed. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEAW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$1,079-$1,499
The Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEAW is an extra-large gas dryer with enough space to dry several pairs of jeans at a time, a large comforter or other family-size loads. Features include moisture sensors that ends the drying cycle when the clothes are dry; specialized baffles for more balanced tumbling; a Quick Refresh setting that uses steam to remove odors and relax wrinkles; and a Wrinkle Shield option that tumbles the dryer without heat every five minutes for up to 40 minutes after the cycle ends, to prevent wrinkles. Whirlpool lists the 9-cycle WGD94HEAW as similar to an older model, the 8-cycle WGD94HEXW; in October 2012, both models were available through retailers. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEXW 7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer
$989-$1,499
Although the 10-Cycle Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEXW gas dryer is still available from several retailers in October 2012, Whirlpool has replaced it with the newer 12-Cycle WGD94HEAW.
The Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEXW is an extra-large gas dryer with enough space to dry several pairs of jeans at a time, a large comforter or other family-size loads. The Quick Refresh setting uses steam to remove odors and relax wrinkles in up to 12 garments. The WrinkleShield feature tumbles dry clothes without heat every five minutes for up to two hours after the drying cycle ends. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool WGD4800XQ 7 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Gas Dryer
$499-$649
The Whirlpool WGD4800XQ is a basic front-loading gas dryer that should handle typical household laundry loads. It offers a variety of fabric settings, including a Wrinkle Shield feature to periodically rotate the load for up to 40 minutes after the drying cycle ends; a sensor system that stops the machine when the load is dry; a large door that can be installed to swing either to the right or left; and an extra-large, top-mounted lint screen. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]