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Whirlpool WED4800XQ 7 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Electric Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  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.

Models: WED4800XQ (White)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$549MSRP
$450Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$500Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$450Lowe's (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$418Abt Electronics (Shipping/delivery $78 or less)
$450AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$4243.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Whirlpool WTW4800XQ Top-Load Washer

Additional Costs:

$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200Shipping and handling (Some companies charge $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$22-$26Drying rack
$35-$200+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 43"
Width: 29"
Depth: 27.75"
Weight117 lbs.
PowerElectric, 120/240V, 30 amps.
StyleFront load
ColorsWhite
Capacity7 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeSide-swing, reversible (can be installed to swing right or left)
Door WindowNo
DrumPowder-coated steel
ControlsAnalog dials
Drying Cycles13: heavy dry, timed dry, damp dry, tumble press, cool down (from timed dry), normal, jeans, very dry, energy preferred, delicate, less dry, cool down (for sensor drying), wrinkle shield
Temperature Settings4: air only, low, medium, high
Sensor dryNo
End-of-cycle SignalYes (adjustable)
Drying rackOptional, sold separately
StackableNo
Other FeaturesInterior drum light
Extra-large top-mounted lint screen
Power cord sold separately
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at Whirlpool.com.

What People Are Saying:

Online user reviews for the Whirlpool WED4800XQ electric dryer are typically positive, with about 80%-95% recommending it. Most call this an efficient and low-cost dryer, saying it's not fancy but it works well. They cite the capacity, spacious interior, available settings and Winkle Shield feature as reasons to choose this machine. Only a few users give the dryer low marks, with complaints focusing on noise levels and the quality of construction.