Whirlpool WED4900XW Review

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This 7.0 cubic foot electric dryer includes an end-of-cycle buzzer, interior light, 13 settings, and both a moisture and temperature sensor -- more features than most dryers at this price point. Reviewers are satisfied with the efficiency, reliability, and quiet performance.

Users rave about the overall performance and reliability of the Whirlpool WED4900XW, according to reviews, especially for the price. This is one of the few budget-friendly dryers that include both a moisture sensor and a temperature sensor to maximize energy efficiency, and reviews posted at Sears describe this as a major plus. Users further assert that the 13 cycle options ensure that all type of washables, from jeans to delicates, are dried thoroughly and with the right amount of heat for the right amount of time. A gas version, the Whirlpool WGD5900XW, is also available.

Reviews for the Whirlpool WED4900XW are solidly positive; some even express surprise at how many features are included given the modest price. Many users give special mention to the end-of-cycle buzzer, which is hardly standard in the budget segment. Also unusual for entry-level models are the interior light and the quiet-dry (noise reduction) feature, which pleases users no end; one writer concedes wondering if something was wrong because the machine was so quiet. Whirlpool WED4900XW at Best Buy also remark on the wrinkle-free results as well as features like the 7-cubic-foot drum, drop-down door (most dryers sport a swing door), and top-mounted lint filter.

Not everyone is completely sold on the proprietary wrinkle shield, however. One Whirlpool WED4900XW review expresses frustration at having to iron everything that comes out of the dryer. Others are disappointed with the accuracy of the moisture sensor, saying it leaves clothes damp.

Still, the rich feature set and strong reviews make the Whirlpool WED4900XW a serious contender for budget-sensitive shoppers.

Emily Lugg

Emily Lugg is a freelance writer and writing tutor in the Writing Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Always looking for the best investment for her family at the cheapest price, Emily uses research and consumer reviews as her sharpest tools for the savviest shopping.

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