WED7500VW Review


Whirlpool WED7500VW Whirlpool
WED7500VW

Compact Dryer
Type: Electric
Width: 23-3/8"
MSRP: $799
Drying

General

Capability
Cycles

11/2

Cyc/Opt
Drum

Yes

Stain Steel
Capacity

3.8

Cu Ft
Sensor

Yes

Dry
Price

$210

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Whirlpool WED7500VW

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Dryer Pros and Cons
Drying Provides standard drying cycles that are effective for most types of fabrics. Does not offer advanced steam or sanitize options that counter wrinkles or bacteria and are available on about 60% of new dryers.  
Cycles Number of cycles and options is 19% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 25% of new dryers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles sometimes makes it harder to meet your fabric care needs.  
Drum Designed with a stainless steel dryer drum that is more durable than porcelain or plastic. Stainless steel resists odor absorption or discoloration and reduces the amount of static build-up in your clothing.
Capacity Capacity is 48% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 1% of new smaller size dryers. The WED7500VW holds about 3.4 cu ft less laundry than the average new dryer. Smaller is cheaper, but less convenient.  
Sensor Uses a moisture sensor to measure the water content of clothing as it tumbles, and automatically shuts-off the cycle when dry. Prevents clothing from being damaged by overheating and saves on energy costs.
Price Price per cubic foot is 40% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new dryers for POOR affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $60 more than the average new dryer.  


Whirlpool WED7500VW Dryer


Performance Ratings
Temp
Settings
2 Settings - Less than average number of temperature settings. Most new dryers have five settings, and some even have six. The more settings available, the better the choice and care for your fabrics.  
Steam
Cycle
No Steam Cycles - Does not have the ability to generate steam and refresh lightly worn garments, or remove the wrinkles from clothing. About 60% of new dryers on the market now include a steam cycle.  
Sanitize
Cycle
No Sanitize Cycle - There is no special cycle that uses high-temperature heat or steam to sanitize pillows, stuffed animals, or other non-washable items. Helps remove bacteria and allergens.  
MSRP $799 - Manufacturer's Price (MSRP) is 28% lower than average and ranks in the top 15% of new clothes dryers for BEST overall price. You should also consider the Whirlpool WED7500VW cost per cubic foot.
Warranty Whirlpool 1-Year Parts, 1-Year Labor - Industry standard warranty for clothes dryers. A few manufacturers offer a two-year warranty on parts, but dryer warranties are generally not as good as washers.


Convenience Ratings
Stackable Stackable - Like most new front-load matching dryers, this model can be stacked vertically with a washer to save space, and allows one unit to be accessed comfortably at shoulder level. Great for small rooms.
Reverse
Door
No Reversible Door - The Whirlpool WED7500VW dryer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Over 90% of new clothes dryers are designed with flexible doors that can swing right or left.  
Drum
Light
No Drum Light - One of the very few dryers that does not include an internal drum light that comes on when the door is opened. Makes it more difficult to find a shirt, or make sure you've unloaded everything.  
Filter
Indicator
No Filter Indicator - There is no visual reminder on the WED7500VW to change the lint filter. Most of us are remiss in this area and a clogged filter light is very helpful. Available on about 50% of new dryers.  
Dryer
Rack
No Dryer Rack - Does not include a dryer rack that allows tumble-free drying for items such as tennis shoes, ball caps, sweaters, or stuffed animals. Dryer racks can usually be purchased separately.  
Venting Must Be Vented - Over 95% of new dryer models must be vented to the outside of your home with a duct running from your dryer. A few ventless models are available if an outside duct is not practical.  


Control Ratings
Display No Display - One of the small group (20%) of new dryers that do not provide any visual information on wash program status and cycle time. Makes multi-tasking around the home a little more complicated.  
Controls Rotary-Electronic - Designed with a modern digital control system that makes cycle or option selection easy and convenient. About 85% of new dryers are now fitted with highly-functional electronic controls.
Delay
Start
No Delay Start - Can't be programmed to start at a later time. About 25% of new dryers have the convenience of drying the laundry at a time that best fits your schedule. More important for washers than dryers.  
Custom
Cycle
No Custom Cycle - Like most new dryers, you cannot program a custom cycle with temperature settings and options that you use the most. Convenient capability that's only available on about 30% of new dryers.  
Phone
Diagnosis
No Phone Diagnostics - You can't connect to the manufacturer's repair center and have dryer problems directly diagnosed over the phone. About 20% of new dryers have some type of phone connectivity.  
Smart
Grid
Not Smart-Grid Capable - Cannot be hooked into the present or future local utility smart-grid and programmed to operate when utility rates are lower. Most new dryers are still not smart-grid capable.  


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