4.7
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Model:
WED5200VQ
Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable temperature (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Energy efficient (5)
  • Large capacity (5)
  • Quiet (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bulky items (5)
  • Delicate (5)
  • Everyday clothes (5)
  • Sheets & mattress covers (5)
  • Towels (5)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Heavy duty user (4)
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    • I received a sample (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great dryer!

I have owned this dryer for a year and a half now.  I have used it regularly in that time, and dry several loads of clothes a week.  I have been very...Read complete review

I have owned this dryer for a year and a half now.  I have used it regularly in that time, and dry several loads of clothes a week.  I have been very impressed with the performance of this dryer.  It runs quietly--my landry room is right next to my kitchen, and does not have a door, but the sound is never loud enough to be disruptive or disturbing.  I also like that this machine dries clothes efficiently. I love that I can do laundry in one afternoon and have several loads washed and dried quickly.   It easily dries my large loads of clothes--it has a very generous capacity.  I also like that I can put cloth diapers in and they come out soft and dry later.  I have not had any problems with this machine. It shows no signs of wear, even though it has been through heavy use.  I expect to get many more years of use out of this dryer before having to replace it.  I am very satisfied with this dryer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Trouble From The Start

I bought the Whirlpool Electric Dryer around ten years ago. I bought this type because it was it didn't take up too much space. The dryer seemed to be great for the first year...Read complete review

I bought the Whirlpool Electric Dryer around ten years ago. I bought this type because it was it didn't take up too much space. The dryer seemed to be great for the first year but after that, I started having one problem after another. The dryer was taking longer than usual to dry so I had to change the heating coil. Soon after, the timer dial stopped working. I noticed that my clothes were starting to get hung up in the door hinges while they were drying. The dryer was easy enough to use, but the performance of it was awful. After having the dryer for another year, the heating coil started to go out again. I just decided that I had already spent enough on it and to get rid of it and buy another. I would purchase another Whirlpool dryer again but not this particular model. I would most definitely not recommend it to anyone else. I feel as though it was a waste of money and wish that I had done a little more research on this dryer before buying.

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4.0

Loved it for years

By 

from Dallas, tx

About Me Heavy Duty User

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Pros

  • Adjustable Temperature
  • Easy To Use
  • Energy Efficient
  • Large Capacity

Cons

  • Hard to Clean Lint Filter
  • Leaves Clothes Damp
  • Loud

Best Uses

  • Bulky Items
  • Delicates
  • Everyday Clothes
  • Sheets & Mattress Covers
  • Towels

Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

We paid off this machine with rent a center back in 2012 and after all these years of heavy use in a 4 person family, it's still going strong.
Delicates like doilies tossed in a pillowcase, regular shirts and pants, jeans, towels, blankets, sneakers. All have come out just fine and also dry.
I even stored it for 13 months in a storage unit and it hooked back up and ran again with zero problems.
Only cons are that it's loud, which is common with dryers. And that sometimes you have to run it a long time to get certain loads or fabrics dry.
I'd definitely recommend these machines.

 
5.0

This Has Been A Great Dryer

By 

from Lansing, MI

About Me Heavy Duty User

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Pros

  • Adjustable Temperature
  • Easy To Use
  • Energy Efficient
  • Large Capacity
  • Quiet
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bulky Items
    • Delicates
    • Everyday Clothes
    • Sheets & Mattress Covers
    • Towels

    Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

    We actually bought this dryer used from someone else a few years ago and it is still going strong! I constantly put comforters, sheets, clothes, rugs, etc. in there and they have all done just fine. Everything gets dry as it should. I almost never have to put anything in for longer than one cycle. Usually if I do, it's because it all balled up together in a sheet or something so it didn't get dry properly. It is quiet as well. I use it every day and sometimes for 2-3 loads. It has taken a beating and still goes strong.

     
    5.0

    Best In Class

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    from Monroe NC

    About Me Heavy Duty User

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    Pros

    • Adjustable Temperature
    • Easy To Use
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bulky Items
      • Delicates
      • Everyday Clothes
      • Sheets & Mattress Covers
      • Towels

      Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

      Love my dryer! It gets the clothes dry in one round...every time! Never have a problem. Lint filter is easy to clean. Dependable!

       
      5.0

      Best Electric Dryer I have Owned

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      from WA

      About Me Heavy Duty User

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      Pros

      • Adjustable Temperature
      • Easy To Use
      • Energy Efficient
      • Large Capacity
      • Quiet
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

      • It is expensive.

      Best Uses

      • Bulky Items
      • Delicates
      • Everyday Clothes
      • Sheets & Mattress Covers
      • Towels

      Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

      I have a big family with multi generations living under one roof. So the dryer is constantly in use as the washing machine. This dryer has lived up to the heavy duty usage in my family and I have really enjoyed it very much. It is quiet and drys faster then other leading brands I have owned.

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      5.0

      long lasting great dryer

      By 

      from pennsylvania

      About Me Frequent User

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      Pros

      • Adjustable Temperature
      • Easy To Use
      • Energy Efficient
      • Large Capacity
      • Quiet
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bulky Items
        • Delicates
        • Everyday Clothes
        • Sheets & Mattress Covers
        • Towels

        Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        use it almost every other day

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Dryer…great durability!

        By 

        from Commerce, GA

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        Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        I bought my Whirlpool Electric Dryer from a cousin of mine almost 9 years ago. She used the dryer for at least 5 years before I bought it from her. This dryer STILL dries my clothes so well. It has enough options to make sure that I dry my clothes correctly too. I can dry my delicates on a lower setting and my towels on a higher setting. It is easy to learn how to use the dial to select the correct drying option. I can fill my dryer full of laundry and it dries all of them evenly. I sometimes have to give it more time, but it is usually my fault for overloading it or forgetting to clean out the lint trap. It dries my clothes quickly every time. The line trap is also easy to use. It comes out easily and the lint is removed quickly. This is a great dryer and a great value too!

        Load Capacity
        I can fit a huge load of towels in my dryer.

        Performance
        Even with a full load of laundry this dryer gets them dry every time.

        Ease of Use
        It is extremely easy to learn how to use the dials.

        Durability
        I've had my dryer for almost 9 years and it was owned for at least 5 years prior to my purchase of it. That's durability!

        Design
        The dryer doesn't take a lot of room in my laundry room.

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        5.0

        Great

        By 

        from ohio

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        Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        This Whirlpool 7.0 cu ft electric dryer is a great addition to your home with your whirlpool washer to match them together. We have had this dryer for many many years and it has held up very well. We have not had any issues with this dryer as it has worked wonderful over the many years of ownership. I would rate the durability of this dryer as a ten because it has held up great with no problems for the many years we have had it in our possession. It is also very easy to use so I would rate that as a ten also. It can hold many clothes which is really great because we always have clothes to wash and dry so it is nice to get them done in one load if possible. I love this dryer because of all these reasons and would not have picked a different one. I would highly reccommend this to anyone looking for a new dryer and just tell them it is a great investment and will be well worth it for how well it performs for you for many years to come.

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        5.0

        Pretty darn good for the price!

        By 

        from Troy NY

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        Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        When we moved into our new home, we were surprised to see that the dryer hook-up was electric, and our gas dryer would not work. The Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer turned out to be cheaper than installing a new gas line, so that is what we went with.

        What a pleasant surprise! This dryer worked better and faster than our previous (and much more expensive) gas dryer. It makes very little noise, is easy on our clothing, and easy on the electric bill.

        Plus the cost couldn't be beat - I would recommend this dryer to anyone with an electric hook-up!

        Load Capacity
        I can put whole comforter and sheet sets in this dryer - and they dry on one run!

        Performance
        Outstanding! Beats out every gas dryer we have ever used!

        Ease of Use
        Very easy to use ... even our teenage sons have figured it out ... and that's REALLY saying something.

        Durability
        Haven't had a single issue yet! Works great!

        Design
        A little wider than expected. Took some wiggly and finagling to get it in next to our washing machine.

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        5.0

        Good price high value

        By 

        from Enterprise, Wv

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        Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        We purchased this after a fire in our home last year. I was kinda weary because it was priced below average. Boy was i ever shocked. I have a large family plus two grandbabies. I wash at least five loads of clothes a day. That does not count all of the bedding once a week and the pets toys and blankets. This thing is great and durable. My husband works in the mines. His clothing is heavy and well oily sometimes even after washing. It has not hurt this dryer in the least. It keeps on going. I noticed also that my electric bill has dropped dramatically since we purchased this dryer. It dries clothing safely in half the time. A load of heavy dark work clothes dries in approximately 25 minutes compared the sixty with my old dryer. WOW! Bot only does that make electric bill lower but what a time saver. It is perfect for people with large families that have to multitask. I hate waiting for clothing to get done when I have a million things to do. Low price, durable, good value and saves you time and money in the long run. I give this %100 rating. Only brand I will ever buy.

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        3.0

        Trouble From The Start

        By 

        from USA

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        Comments about Whirlpool 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        I bought the Whirlpool Electric Dryer around ten years ago. I bought this type because it was it didn't take up too much space. The dryer seemed to be great for the first year but after that, I started having one problem after another. The dryer was taking longer than usual to dry so I had to change the heating coil. Soon after, the timer dial stopped working. I noticed that my clothes were starting to get hung up in the door hinges while they were drying. The dryer was easy enough to use, but the performance of it was awful. After having the dryer for another year, the heating coil started to go out again. I just decided that I had already spent enough on it and to get rid of it and buy another. I would purchase another Whirlpool dryer again but not this particular model. I would most definitely not recommend it to anyone else. I feel as though it was a waste of money and wish that I had done a little more research on this dryer before buying.

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