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4.4 | 31 Reviews

Cabrio® High Efficiency Electric Dryer with 6th Sense® Technology

Whirlpool WED5550XW

Features

  • 7.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option (up to 150 Minutes)
  • AccuDry Drying System
  • 10 Automatic Cycles

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 43.5"
  • Depth: 29.5"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: No

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AccuDry Drying System Measures moisture and temperature levels to automatically stop the cycle when the load is dry, helping to conserve up to 10% energy.

Interior Drum Light Illuminates the interior of the dryer to make loading and unloading easier.

Wide-Opening Hamper Door A wide-opening hamper door allows you easy access, and the drop-down door even gives you room to fold clothes.

Features

  • 7.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option (up to 150 Minutes)
  • AccuDry Drying System
  • 10 Automatic Cycles
  • 4 Temperature Settings
  • Normal Cycle
  • Timed Drying
  • Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
  • Damp Dry Signal
  • Interior Drum Light
  • Wide-Opening Hamper Door
Configuration and Overview
Capacity 7.4 Cu. Ft.
Dryer Fuel Type Electric
Whirlpool Sensing and Adapting Technology
Advance Moisture Sensing (AMS) Auto Moisture Sensing
Accelercare Axial
Style and Extras
Drum Light Interior Drum Light
Cycle and Options
Number of Cycles 10
Dimensions
Height 43 1/2
Depth 29 1/2
Width 27

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 43.5"
  • Depth: 29.5"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: No

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4.4 out of 5

83% of reviewers recommend this product.

Good dryer

ST 9/27/2015

This is a good dryer, but would not recommend. Door latch is hard to close, and most of the time I have to slam the door shut. Also, auto dry does not dry clothes completely so I have to dry on high for another 10 minutes. Good dryer for the price.

No, I do not recommend this product

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It's great!

Alana 12/1/2014

My Whirlpool drier has everything I wanted. It has a variety of settings without being confusing. It is efficient and reliable, yet the price was very reasonable.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dryer does a great job

Fred47 5/16/2014

The dryer does a great job. So happy that we have it in our home.

Yes, I recommend this product

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My arthritic hands are not happy.

SH57 4/5/2014

I am disappointed in this dryer. My main complaint is the amount of button-pushing that I have to do. If I dry mixed loads, the sensor dryer doesn't do a good job, so I often use the timed cycle. I have to push the button (and I do mean push) once for each minute up or down! And before starting the next load, I must power it off and power it on if it hasn't totally finished including the wrinkle shield. More button pushing.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Drys in record time

MsCherry73 12/22/2013

Drys even large loads in one cycle, offers a wealth of drying options

Yes, I recommend this product

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works well

Jimmy55 11/16/2013

It dries well, has plenty of features and seems to be pretty energy efficient.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Loud

Debora 11/9/2013

I find the start-up and cycle end tones obnoxious. The door vibrates when the dryer is running (excess noise). It makes it sound cheep.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Just Accolades

Chuck80130 11/7/2013

A great buy! We have had energy savings and dramatically shorter cycle times.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fast drying.

Bdyboop 11/7/2013

It would take hours for my clothes/towels to get dry in my old dryer. Now, it only takes a fraction of the time and clothes arent' wrinkled.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Doesn't get clothes dry first time

hbarber 11/1/2013

When we first got this dryer I liked it because it was so much faster than our old one, but it does not always get clothes dry. Except for synthetic fabrics, most things do not get dry unless you set the dryer on the More Dry setting. I don't know about most people, but if I set the dryer to the normal dry setting, I actually expect the clothes to be dry, not still damp. Towels usually take at least two sessions before they actually get dry. I also hate the little tune that plays every time you turn the dryer off and on, especially if people are asleep when I'm using it. The sensor doesn't seem very good, since if you start a partially dried load, the indicator light says the clothes are wet.

No, I do not recommend this product

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The best I have ever owned

Johnny348 6/1/2013

23 three year of washing clothe for 4 people.we have never had a new set of washers,dryers.we have always had handd me down or preowned

Yes, I recommend this product

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overall easiness to use with good quality and my desired per

basko 5/12/2013

I use this product 2 t0 3 times a week and since I am a man living alone, living alone it is highly desireable that this appliance be easy to use. I just load the dryer, turn desired time, hit 2 buttons and it performs to my expectations. It is also quite and notifies me when it completed. Highly recommend. I turned in a new one of a different manufacturer to get this one. lThanks

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good for the price.

MikeT 4/27/2013

Nothing too fancy. Just drys clothes. Good price for the functions. Simple, easy to operate.

Yes, I recommend this product

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More features and easy cleaning

Monty66 4/3/2013

Great to have more choices in drying garments and easy lint removal

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great - good value for money.

GlennOregon 3/31/2013

Great machine for the price. Not fancy, but hey - dries clothes really well, and is easy to use. Only two small suggestions for improvement. When I bend down to get clothes out, I keep hitting the little metal tab that helps snap the door shut. And 2 - worried abouthow much lint gets caught every load on the small filter - wish the filter was bigger.

Yes, I recommend this product

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My clothes were noticably cleaner, whiter.

Callan 2/21/2013

I appreciate not having my clothes, especially shirts, not tied in knots in the washing machine. It does an excellent job of washing and drying. My laundry room is next to the bedroom on an upper level and the new washer & dryer to not shake the floor.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This product does a great job!

KellyL 2/13/2013

I usually have mixed loads and this dryer does a perfect job with the varying materials. I love the end of cycle wrinkle cycle. My clothes dry quickly and are not wrinkled if I can't get to them right away. I would recommend this product. I did quite a bit of research before purchasing also.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my new dryer, but

JS20 2/6/2013

Purhased the washer dryer pair. The mechanics of both washer and dryer have been great. After drying my clothes hardly any wrinkles.I have left clothes in the dryer overnight and when I got them out the next morning they looked good- no touch up required. I would change the disign on the top of the dryer. Although sleek design--not a box, I would prefer the top of the dryer to be flat. Its design is slanted just a little to the front so therefore folded clothes slide off the top of dryer while in use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This product works well for it's affordable price

Net0408 2/6/2013

This dryer works well for it's affordable price. Not a lot of features and sometimes leaves some wrinkles if there is to large of a load.

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For me not the best

Virgo 11/20/2012

Washer is ok, but if I had to get a new one today I probably would by the older type if I had to again. I wish it had a shorter wash time. Takes to long for one load to wash. Not sure if I can wash small rugs wich I could do in my old washer. Not to keen on the lock feature either. Ok if you have kids I guess. I don't quite get the soil level settings and what that all means.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love this machine!

Nana1218 11/3/2012

I love the large capacity of this dryer and the quietness of operation. Set the control to the proper settings and walk away. Love the extended period of the wrinkle-free setting.

Yes, I recommend this product

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this product easy to use

drivegirl 9/26/2012

Takes a little while to get used to good features of products

Yes, I recommend this product

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I like this dryer alright.

Ruth43 9/26/2012

This dryer does a real good job of drying the clothes. The one I had before was a little more deluxe model, but the dryer does what it is supposed to.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This product has great features.

OLeary11 9/26/2012

We love our driyer. I especially like the digetal dial for putting on the time and the level of heat. The lent trap is very easy to clean and put back. We have not complaints on this dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This product is efficient and does a great job.

Altha 9/26/2012

I like the efficiency of the washer. Using less water saves resources I do not even use as much detergent. I figure since it uses less water it must not need as much detergent. So I have decreased the normal amount by a third and the clothes come out clean. I also like that the clothes are spun dryer than with my old washer. The clothes dry quicker than with my old dryer. I believe that is due to the efficiency of the dryer as well as the fact the clothes are spun dryer in the washer. I am not happy with the design of the washer and dryer. The slope of the top surface is not beneficial. I also find it inconvenient to toss an overlooked item in the washer since the lid locks down once the machine has started.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Product, some slight design flaws

AnnieP 9/25/2012

This is a great dryer. The ability to change settings is great. The dryer tub is very large and holds a full load of jeans with no drying problems. Most of my heavier loads are dry in 50-60 minutes. The ability to select dryer time and the loudness of the timer is a plus. The dryer is quiet and until you hear the timer you hardly know it is running. However, their are a few small design issues that I do not care for. The dryer lint vent leaves lint on the door every time it is pulled out, so the door needs to be wiped clean between loads and the lint trap is hard to clean. The door clip is on the top middle of the opening and clothes catch on it as they are loaded into the dryer. The door opens down which makes it hard to unload clothes into a basket. With limited space the drop down door leaves no room to move around it. It is great if you are folding the clothes right from the dryer. I am just wondering how long till the door wears out from the weight of holding the clothes.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent product, efficient use of electricity, senses the

Hunter57 9/25/2012

Excellent features and form. The dryer senses the dampness of the contents within the drum, and as they dry it continues to sense and when completely dry, it shuts off. Never over dries contents. Lint screen is sturdy and easy to clean. Nice modern look as well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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For a guy to say it easy to run it's easy!

DARRELL007 9/25/2012

Ready appreciate the ease of selectione and the auto sensor feature really takes guess work out and having to keep checking the dryer! Thanks! D

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Just one male's opinion

CraigWT 9/25/2012

It?s a busy world we live in today. I am a male who does his own laundry just because I like taking care of my own stuff. I was looking for something that would not only be basic and easy to operate but something that I would not have to worry about setting the incorrect temperature and burning up my clothes or having them wet or wrinkled when the cycle was finished. This Whirlpool was great; just toss the clothes in, push a button and they are dried to a just right finish. Another positive is that I can?t hear clothes tumble around and I know when the cycle is completed I won?t have to keep checking and resetting for the dryness I prefer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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easy to use,nice and quiet,and does a good job

estaban63 9/25/2012

I am very pleased with the ease of operation. It is an energy saver using the load sensor to use only the amount of water needed for the size load.

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Mediocre Dryer

tnsman83 11/7/2011

This dryer is just okay. I know it is supposed to prevent overdrying, however most times I have to run a dry cycle twice to get my laundry completely dry. I do not overload it. Today's example: I shouldn't have to run 2 dry cycles to completely dry 2 towels and a blanket.

No, I do not recommend this product

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