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Whirlpool WGD4800XQ 7 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Gas Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  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.

Models: WGD4800XQ (White)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$649MSRP
$540Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$600Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$539Lowe's (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$499Abt Electronics (Shipping/delivery $78 or less)
$535AJ 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 Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 43"
Width: 29"
Depth: 27.75"
Weight117 lbs.
PowerNatural gas (electrical requirements: 120V, 15-20 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
Water TemperaturesNo
End-of-cycle SignalYes (adjustable)
Sensor dryOptional, sold separately
Drying rackNo
Other FeaturesInterior drum light
Extra-large top-mounted lint screen
Power cord sold separately
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

User reviews for the Whirlpool WGD4800 gas dryer are primarily positive, with typically more than 90% recommending this gas dryer. Overall, most users judge this to be a basic dryer with sufficient capacity and choice of cycles, making it a good deal for the relatively low price. Many like the Wrinkle Shield option, although a few complain that the top-mounted lint screen is messy to clean, leaving excess lint on top of the dryer. One user complains that converting the gas model to LP requires disassembling the dryer, and two report a burning smell when the dryer is operating, and plan to return the unit.