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4.5 | 17 Reviews

Smart Front Load Electric Dryer with 6th Sense Live technology

Whirlpool WEL98HEBU

Features

  • 7.4 cu ft capacity
  • 13 drying cycles with 5 temperature selections
  • 6th Sense Live technology
  • Smart Assistant - You can activate specific options even when you're not at home

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Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Electric Dryer with 6th Sense Live technology

Always stay connected to your Whirlpool® front load dryer with 6th Sense Live technology. Use Smart Assistant features like the Wrinkle Shield Option Assistant to activate specific options when you're not at home. Smart Stats put product information in the palm of your hand, while Smart Energy features like the Energy Advisor tracks how much energy your appliance is using. You can even take pleasure in knowing everything is running smoothly at home with Smart Nudges and Alerts. This model pairs this exciting new technology with the exceptional features you expect, including Advanced Moisture Sensing, quad baffles, steam-enhanced cycles and the Wrinkle Shield Plus option.

Features

  • 7.4 cu ft capacity
  • 13 drying cycles with 5 temperature selections
  • 6th Sense Live technology
  • Smart Assistant - You can activate specific options even when you're not at home
  • Smart Stats
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Nudges - Friendly reminders like Clothes Dry Nudge offers information about the status of your appliances and monitoring them easy
  • Smart Alerts
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing System - Three built-in sensors read incoming air temperature and outgoing air temperature while monitoring moisture levels inside
  • Quick Refresh Steam Cycle - Tumbles 2-5 items in the dryer, letting steam technology relax wrinkles and remove odors
  • Enhanced Touch-Up Steam Cycle - Steam refreshes clothes in the dryer, helping to reduce wrinkles and odors
  • Quiet Dry Ultra Noise Reduction System
  • Direct Water Installation Method
  • Quad Baffle Drying System
  • Reversible Door
  • EcoBoost option
  • Full Color Widescreen LCD Display
  • SilentSteel Stainless Steel Dryer Drum
  • Ramp-up LED Drum light
  • Wrinkle Shield with Steam (Up To 120 Minutes)
Configuration and Overview
Capacity 7.40 Cu. Ft.
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Maximum Vent Length 64
Fuel Type Electric
Cycle and Options
Moisture Sensor Yes
Options Drum Light, Eco Boost™, Steam, Wrinkle Shield™
Lint Filter Indicator No
Cycle Selections Bulky Items, Casual, Delicates, Enhanced Touch Up, Heavy Duty, Jeans, My Cycle, Normal, Quick Dry, Quick Refresh, Specialty Cycle, Timed Dry, Towels
Eco Monitor/Efficiency Monitor No
Number of Cycles 13
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Temperature Selections Air Only, Extra Low, High, Low, Medium
Sound Package Yes
Controls
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Pedestal Options No
Touch Controls No
Display Type LCD
Feedback-Status Indicators End of Cycle Signal
Drum Light No
Drying Rack No
Steam Hose Y Connector Yes
Stackable No
Dimensions
Height 38 7/8
Width 27
Depth 29 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 50 7/8
Minimum Height 38 7/8

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

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

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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4.5 out of 5

88% of reviewers recommend this product.

2 Stars

Broke

9/3/2017

Worked great for 4 years, then broke and unable to buy replacement parts to fix it, waste of a lot of money
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Modern Looks

2/29/2016

Has issues with towels, blankets, comforters and other large items --- twists them tightly and doesn't dry them thoroughly. The dryer leaves the items overly damp and very wrinkled. With all the bells and whistles this dryer offers, you would think you could eliminate this issue that is typical in older model dryers.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice

Finches63 2/7/2016

I Had a maytag before this one I just wish ithis whirlpool dryer had a steam boost option I really like that option on my maytag dryer other then that this is a wonderful dryer.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Looks great, works great

10/27/2015

I love the fan fresh technology to keep my clothes from getting that musty smell if I forget them for too long.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Features

10/21/2015

This is my 2nd set of whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer, 1st set lasted 11 years.I absolutely love this new set. The dryer has a setting of extra Low and it works great on delicate clothes.
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4 Stars

Smart front load dryer

9/18/2015

Great dryer does a very good job of drying clothes. I have not been able to set up the internet connection as of yet in the three months that I have had it so that I can track electric usage to use at the most efficient time.
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3 Stars

Great once it is set up!

6/11/2015

The set up of this system was more complicated than we anticipated and we are tech savy. I think there could have been an easier way for the company to connect the wifi to the system. Other than that, now that everything is set up, we love the dryer. There is a lot of room. I was able to put very bulky loads of comforters in without any issues.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

smart technology at its best

Clotheshorse 5/29/2015

I bought this a month ago. We had an other brand that finally gave up the ghost. Consumer Reports had this listed in the top 3 dryers for its quietness - which was first priority on my wish list. When I received it and found out it was smart as well - it really upped my expectations. This dryer can text you when your clothes are done. It can be worked remotely to let it know you will be home soon and to not let the clothes wrinkle. It has a smart grid feature which looks at the electricity level and advises when best to use the machine. Love it! By the way it is whisper quiet too and it is MADE in the USA!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Dryer - love the Text Messages

4/10/2015

This dryer has everything it takes to get those items dry, spins so fast it makes you dizzy. Hand to change the location of the door on mine to fit the room, instructions was very helpful in doing so.
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5 Stars

New dryer works great

Tlane 12/14/2014

I received my dryer about 6 weeks ago. Was easy to use from start. Really love the cell phone feature as my laundry is down stairs and I am upstairs. Also like that I can program it to not wrinkle my clothes remotely.
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5 Stars

Perfect machine

11/8/2014

We are so happy with this unit. We love the steam feature, the intermitientfluff after the cycle has ended, the easy to use options with the large LED screen, and most of all the energy star rating.
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5 Stars

Good product

sb123 11/2/2014

This is an excellent product, we are using it for lat 2 months.
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5 Stars

Super Fast and convenient

HBG momof2 10/30/2014

There are great features with this dryer. I full load of close can dry in 40 minutes!
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5 Stars

Awesome machine!!

10/27/2014

The features on this machine are awesome. Connecting the machines on the wifi was a little tricky, however it was made complicated by my somewhat old network routers that don't have WPS. Reading the instructions before trying to setup access to wifi was instrumental in making this easy. Once i used a WPS enabled wireless router, connecting them was a breeze. The switch and the machines did it themselves. I bought these machines specifically because I use NEST thermostats in my house. It's amazing how the machines will know we're not home and continue tumbling and adding air to prevent any smell to the clothes until we can get them out. The machines also will send us text messages when the load is done which is helpful because we can do whatever else we need to and not worry to constantly check the status. The App is also a great way to check the status of the load. These machines replaced some fairly old top loads that I had, and the first load of whites in these machines were whiter than ever. Being able to load the detergent and forgetting about it until notified by the machines is also a plus. I don't think about my laundry anymore. I just follow the machine's instructions. All in all, this is a great machine and the best investment i made in a while. Yes, they were a bit on the expensive side, but with all the features and the fact the washer uses very little detergent and electricity makes it absolutely worth it. Highly recommended to anybody.
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5 Stars

Woderful

dcraft 9/23/2014

Have had about two months. So far love it. Wish the signals were louder. Haven't hooked up the steam on the dryer yet. Hope to once the laundry room is remodeled.
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5 Stars

Couldn't ask for more

8/15/2014

I finally got the dryer and I no longer need dryer sheets. Everything always smells great. It dries as dry as you want it. Make your own cycle. Lengthen or shorten theirs. It even tells you when to clean the air screen going out of your house, so less chance of fire from that. I just love it.
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5 Stars

Great product

7/22/2014

I'm beyond pleased with this product. The smart features really make it a standout among the competitors.
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