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4.8 | 39 Reviews

Duet® Steam 7.3 cu. ft. Front Load Electric Dryer with Wrinkle Shield Plus option

Whirlpool WED86HEBC

Features

  • Preserves the Perfect Fit with Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Quad Baffles
  • Quick Refresh Steam Cycle
  • Tap Touch Controls with Memory

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38 1/8"
  • Depth: 31"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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Preserves the Perfect Fit with Advanced Moisture Sensing Preserves the perfect fit thanks to Advanced Moisture Sensing and quad baffles on select models. Three built-in sensors read incoming air temperature and outgoing air temperature while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer. This helps the drying cycle end when everything is perfectly dry, saving time and energy and helping to prevent overdrying.

Quad Baffles Larger items billow out for better drying, while smaller items keep tumbling without getting stuck riding the baffles. The unique design of the four shorter, staggered baffles increases the effectiveness of the dryer and promotes better, more balanced tumbling.

Quick Refresh Steam Cycle Tumbles 2-5 items in the dryer, letting steam technology relax wrinkles and remove odors. In just 15 minutes, clothes go from lying there to ready-to-wear.

Tap Touch Controls with Memory The sleek Tap Touch control interface allows direct access to dryer functions and remembers your last cycle and settings.

Wrinkle Shield Plus Option (up to 140 Minutes) Tumbles the dryer every 5 minutes after the cycle is complete to help prevent wrinkles from setting into clean, dry fabrics. The intermittent tumbling continues for the designated time or until the door is opened.

Quiet Dry Plus Noise Reduction System Sound-absorbing materials are strategically placed around the dryer drum to help reduce operational noise.

Eco Monitor The Eco Monitor allows you to see the eco-friendliness of each cycle or option you choose. The display rates energy use to show your overall eco-performance.

Normal Cycle Dry everyday items like work clothes and sheets with the Normal cycle.

Delicate Cycle Cares for lingerie and other delicate fabrics by drying them at a low temperature.

Timed Dry Allows you to run the dryer for a set period of time to help synchronize your washing and drying process.

LED Display Provides easy selection for all options, displays time remaining and status for the cycle.

Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal Avoid leaving items in the dryer with the adjustable end-of-cycle signal. Thanks to a helpful tone, you'll know when your dry cycle is finished. You can even adjust the volume if you'd like, or completely turn it off.

Estimated Time Remaining LED Display Displays the estimated time remaining in the cycle, counting down until it is finished.

Interior Drum Light Interior drum light allows you to see inside the dryer for easy loading and unloading.

Direct Water Installation Method A "Y" connector delivers water from washer's existing water line directly to the dryer for easier installation and hassle-free steaming.

Reversible Door The reversible door gives you the flexibility to set the dryer door to open to the right or to the left, depending on what best suits your laundry space.

Features

  • Preserves the Perfect Fit with Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Quad Baffles
  • Quick Refresh Steam Cycle
  • Tap Touch Controls with Memory
  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option (up to 140 Minutes)
  • Quiet Dry Plus Noise Reduction System
  • Eco Monitor
  • 9 Automatic Cycles
  • 5 Temperature Settings
  • Heavy Duty Cycle
  • Normal Cycle
  • Delicate Cycle
  • Quick Dry Cycle
  • Timed Dry
  • LED Display
  • Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
  • Estimated Time Remaining LED Display
  • Interior Drum Light
  • Direct Water Installation Method
  • Y-Connector
  • Reversible Door
Configuration and Overview
Capacity 7.30 Cu. Ft.
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Maximum Vent Length 64
Fuel Type Electric
Capacity
Washer Capacity (DOE) 7.30 Cu. Ft.
Cycle and Options
Number of Cycles 9
Lint Filter Indicator No
Sound Package Quiet Dry System
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Cycle Selections Bulky Items, Casual, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Quick Dry, Sanitize, Steam Refresh, Timed Dry
Moisture Sensor Yes
Temperature Selections Air Only, Extra Low, High, Low, Medium
Options Control Lock, Damp Dry Signal, Drum Light, End of Cycle Signal, Wrinkle Guard w/Steam
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Style and Extras
Display Type Digital
Touch Controls Yes
Drum Material Powder Coat
Drying Rack No
Steam Hose Y Connector Yes
Dryness Levels Selections Less, More
Stackable Yes
Pedestal Options Yes
Drum Light Yes
Dimensions
Width 27
Depth 29 1/2
Height 38 3/4
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 51
Minimum Height 38 3/4
Maximum Height 39

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38 1/8"
  • Depth: 31"

  • Features

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

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4.8 out of 5

97% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Great!!!!

10/31/2016

Great
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5 Stars

Love this machine!

5/29/2015

I have had this machine for close to a year now and I am extremely happy to be the owner of such an efficient and durable dryer. This dryer dries clothes quickly and is a great match with his sister washing machine. I am the mother of twin teenage boys that play high school football and could not function with a machine that does not deliver as promised and this one does. I call my washer/dryer pair my other set of twins. I also love the steel grey color.
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Love this!

Lesanne08 3/18/2015

i absolutely love this color and features! the steam feature is great as well as the steam refresh. It is so great if you wear your favorite blouse out to dinner to a restaurant and you get that food smell in it and if your like me you hate ironing, you can just put it in the dryer on steam refresh and it takes the smell out and leaving it ready to wear again.
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5 Stars

Great Dryer, solid state controls

DBat 2/6/2015

The dryer was easy to self install and put on the pedestals. I dries my clothes much faster than my 2004 Duet dryer. We really like the touch controls!
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4 Stars

Makes the close clean and smell great

Cedrick 11/20/2014

I bought whirlpool Washing machine and Dryer and have been very happy with their performance. They really do a great job getting the close clean. (I know they wash close) The thing is... We had heavy duty washer and dryer before but there was always a little idk something left over. We used fabric softeners to get that fresh laundry experience. I will say that the steam cycle on the dryer is amazing. I put my comforter in and it came out the freshest I have ever experienced with a home washer and dryer. I am very happy with them both. That being said there are a couple of cons. I leave the door open on the washer to prevent that musty smell and I switched on a refresh cycle on the washer without knowing it. I kind of stumped me but I chalk that up to user error haha. I noticed that the drain is a rubber gasket around the door. Don't leave anything in your pocket because it can rip that hole for the gasket. I am happy with these machines so I would recommend them.
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5 Stars

Efficient and reliable

11/11/2014

After several months of use, I've found this dryer to be great, no complaints. I especially appreciate the steam refresh feature, which I use often to freshen up and dewrinkle sweaters and other clothes. It has almost eliminated ironing for me.
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5 Stars

Great efficient dryer

11/11/2014

Never had a dryer that dried clothing to quickly. I can do all my laundry in just a few hours!
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5 Stars

State of the Art!

10/28/2014

Like many, we were forced to buy another set because ours finally went the way of the dodo. Upon researching for several weeks, we finally came across this set at a local appliance store. I always wanted a front loader and the steam feature is awesome! I like the timer you can put on there if you start a load and leave home for the day. The steam fresh feature helps de-wrinkle your clothes if you forget. Overall, very very quiet!! I love this machine!
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4 Stars

all cycles are covered

10/28/2014

Exceeded all my expectations! Whirlpool is and always has been a family brand favorite.
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5 Stars

Love the dryer!

10/28/2014

I usually use a lower heating cycle so sometimes I have to run a cycle twice. Sheets get rolled up and have to be adjusted during drying process and unrolled. Other than that, I am very happy with the dryer.
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5 Stars

Wonderfull features.

10/27/2014

We bought this a few months ago and we love it. It is easy to use.
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4 Stars

Love the dryer!!

10/27/2014

This is the best dryer I've ever owned! It's really fast and can do a lot of laundry in a short amount of time. Though, one complaint I have is if it "senses" the laundry is done, it will shut itself off, even if some is still damp, so that's annoying. But I just take out the dry stuff and leave in the damp stuff and it works just fine.
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4 Stars

ok

8/31/2014

Dryer seems ok so far. Directions were complicated and did not always work. LIke how to just turn the beeping off...
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

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8/21/2014

Reasonably priced, very easy to operate and quite while operating.
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5 Stars

A Lovely washer and dryer!!

Amberslaw 8/8/2014

I bought this about two months ago and absolutely love it, I could never go back to a regular washing macine. My husband was even able to wash his ties with the steam clean option and they came out like he had took them to the dry cleaners. Which is great because it helps us cut back on dry cleaning cost.
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5 Stars

Great product!

8/5/2014

The dryer is so efficient and quiet, I hardly know it's on. I know we are saving money on electricity because the sensors work so well that our laundry is done much more quickly than before. All the settings are really useful and easy to use.
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4 Stars

A dryer that replaces my iron!

7/25/2014

I hang most my clothes to dry, but bought this because I needed a new washer and wanted a set. So glad I did. The steam option is what gets the most use. So far anything wrinkled that's gone in has come out wearable. Thinking about throwing my iron away.
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4 Stars

Great washer and dryer

Kathykk 7/22/2014

I purchased this about one month ago and have been very pleased.
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5 Stars

Great performance

Bibbie 6/25/2014

Bought my new Whirlpool frontloading washer & dryer about 6 weeks ago. Love, love, LOVE their performance. Make a wise decision....so proud
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5 Stars

Works very well

Teej 6/17/2014

Clothes come out clean, lint-free and with fewer wrinkles than my old machine. Works great.
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4 Stars

Efficient, Professional, High Value Dryer

6/12/2014

This dryer is good looking, easy to use, very simple to customize, and the steam feature is amazing. Its also good looking! It dries very efficiently. We bought ours from Costco and love it.
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5 Stars

Great machine.

jmgm 6/10/2014

I purchased this in April and it's a beautiful machine. Works great.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Perron 6/8/2014

At first I thought this washer was a little high tech but boy was I wrong! They are easy to use and I love all the features. They get my close really cream and fast.
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5 Stars

OH MY!

6/1/2014

Gosh this is the most fun I've had doing wash in 27 years. Honestly it's the first new washer I've ever had. The best room in my new house.
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5 Stars

Huge dryer

6/1/2014

Large capacity, love the wrinkle release option, and the efficiency at which it operated
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5 Stars

Awesome Dryer!

5/23/2014

So fast! I have never had a dryer that dries our laundry so quickly and so free of wrinkles! This is one awesome dryer! Have told friends this is a must purchase!
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5 Stars

Exceptional quality

Tom8818 5/16/2014

The Duet washer and dryer with steam was the BEST purchase we have ever made for our laundry. My wife had never thought she would like a front end loader washer. She heard many reports of problems with front end washers, since our purchase she has changed her opinion and is very satisfied with the freshness and cleanliness of our clothes. The extra options are extraordinary. Would not hesitate to recommend these machines.
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5 Stars

EASY INSTALLATION, WORKS GREAT.

5/14/2014

BOUGHT THIS TO REPLACE AN OLDER MODEL DRYER AND WASHER SET THAT QUIT. EASY TO INSTALL AND WORKS GREAT.
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5 Stars

Great features!!!!

5/14/2014

I bought both washer and dryer..I bought them about two months ago I love them and wish I would have done this a while back...
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5 Stars

great capacity

4/30/2014

I bought this several months ago. I've been able to dry load after load quickly and easily. The casual setting that keeps clothes unwrinkled is a great feature. My daughter and family visited for a several months and we were able to keep up with all the laundry that two active grandsons produced, no problem!
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5 Stars

Excellent product

TKOTZEN 4/14/2014

I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase. The product was pricey but well worth it.
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5 Stars

Like a personal laundry assistant!

4/7/2014

I can't express how happy I am with this dryer! I had an old one that "worked fine" for ten years, and then got the Duet set for a well-deserved indulgence after completing a work project that allowed some extra cash for some home improvements. I had NO idea how much difference there would be, I just wanted something that looked good ... and with the pedestals so I didn't have to bend down to load and unload. Fantastic; I just set the very user-friendly dials and the machine does the rest! I was a little scared of it at first, but it's not complicated and the clothes dry in a flash, very good and very unusual in our high-humidity environment. Love, love, love this machine and its paired washer. SOOOOO worth it!
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5 Stars

Excellent product

Bluebird29 1/14/2014

It is smooth quiet and effective. It takes at least half the time to dry compared to my previous drier. You just set it on and automatically the clothes come out dry!
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5 Stars

large capacity drum! luv it!

1/8/2014

large capacity drum keeps everything from comforters to jeans fluffed & wrinkle free. lots of setting, so anything can go in the dryer & some out ready to wear
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5 Stars

Love the musical sounds

Eve11 12/24/2013

Excellent dryer for the price. A little big for a small laundry room and the dial button sticks out a little too much so that you accidently hit it when you walk by.
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4 Stars

Mostly pleased

MALT 11/17/2013

Moisture sensing: clothes are rarely completely dry, so usually need to run a 'quick dry' cycle afterwards.Wrinkle shield: does not seem to take the wrinkles out.
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4 Stars

Enjoying my new dryer

CORJAC99 11/17/2013

This replaced an older version of the same type of dryer and once again I am impressed
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5 Stars

I am really happy for spending each and every penny on this

Sureshdeepthi2012 11/10/2013

I am really happy for spending each and every penny on this product. My clothes looks nice and smooth, very easy to use. My wife is very very happy about this product so do I. Thanks whirlpool for this wonderful product.
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5 Stars

I love this dryer!

Hollymango 9/8/2013

This is an excellent dryer, whether you're drying a full load of jeans or steam refreshing a blouse. It works quickly & efficiently. It's easy enough for my 11 year old to operate. On occasion, it will alert that the cycle is complete & a few items will still be damp. However, this is the exception, not the rule. It is a wonderful product that I have already recommended to others.
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