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Maytag Performance Series MGDE500VW 7.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Gas Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  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.

Models: MGDE500VW (White)


(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$944Lowe's (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,049Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$849Abt Electronics (Estimated typical delivery $0-$78)
$883AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

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(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
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Additional Costs:

$100-$350Optional Pedestal
$15-$25Optional Stacking Kit
$0-$75+LP conversion kit, dryer vent kit/parts
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$60-$150+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 32.6"
Weight158 lbs.
Depth (door open)52.6"
PowerNatural Gas (electrical requirements: 120V, 15 amps.)
StyleFront load
Capacity7.2 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeSide-swing, reversible (can be installed to swing right or left)
Door WindowYes
DrumPowder-coated steel
ControlsDigital, with electromechanical dials
Drying Cycles9: bulky items, heavy duty, normal, sanitize, delicate, timed dry, quick dry, rapid refresh steam, custom refresh steam
Water TemperaturesYes
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Sensor dryNo
Drying rackYes
Other Features90-minute wrinkle prevent option
Control lock
Display estimated time remaining
Interior light
Direct feed Easy-Plumb water hookup
Power cord and venting typically not included
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports recommends this gas dryer, rating it very good in the categories assessed -- drying performance, capacity, convenience. There aren't many user reviews online, but they are primarily positive, with users describing this machine as quiet, easy to use and quick, with many praising the steam cycle for refreshing wrinkled clothing.