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4.4 | 23 Reviews

5.9 cu.ft Top Load Gas Dryer with AutoDry Drying System

WGD4985EW

Whirlpool WGD4985EW

Features

  • AutoDry Drying System

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 43"
  • Depth: 26 1/2"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.9 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: No

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Wrinkle Shield Option

Help keep wrinkles from setting into your clean clothes with intermittent tumbling after the dryer cycle ends. The process lasts for up to 140 minutes or until you open the dryer door.

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Wrinkle Shield Option

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5.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity

With a 5.9 cu. ft. capacity dryer drum, there's plenty of room to easily handle large loads and bulky items.

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AutoDry Drying System

Help prevent overdrying with the AutoDry drying system that senses when clothes have reached the right moisture content and stops the cycle.

AutoDry Drying System Help prevent overdrying with the AutoDry drying system that senses when clothes have reached the right moisture content and stops the cycle.

Features

  • AutoDry Drying System
Dimensions
Capacity 5-9/10
Depth 26.0 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 49-1/4 in
Height 43.0 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 36.0 in
Width 29.0 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Flat Back Yes
Fuel Type Gas
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
UL UL
Appearance
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Window No
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls No
Details
Automatic Dry Control No
Drum Material Powder Coat
Drying Rack No
Heating Burner BTU 22000
Interior Light Yes
Lint Screen Location Top
Moisture Sensor Yes
Secondary Lint Filter No
Steam Hose Y Connector No
Steam Hose and Connector No
Cycles and Options
Cycle Time Remaining No
Dryer Cycle Selections Wrinkle Shield
Dryer Temperature Selections Medium
Lint Filter Indicator No
Number of Dryer Cycles 14
Number of Dryness Levels 4
Number of Temperatures 4
Ventilation System
Long Vent Yes
Maximum Vent Length 160
Venting Direction Rear Only
Ventless NA
Certifications
ADA Compliant No
Energy Star® Qualified No
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes
Volts 120
Features
EcoBoost /Energy Saver No
Pedestal Options No
Stackable No
EndecaProps
ProductOutletCategories Laundry
Modifiers
Number of Dryness Levels 4

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 43"
  • Depth: 26 1/2"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.9 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: No

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4.4 out of 5

86% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Just what I needed. Large dryer with flat back

Bella girl 01 7/19/2019

As I said this dryer was a flat back which I needed to get into my basement. It is large and quiet.
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3 Stars

fits into a smaller area

mr. red 7/12/2019

it does make more noise then the dryer i had for 23 years.
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5 Stars

Easy to use. Quiet running.

Patti17 5/23/2019

I needed a new dryer that fit into a tight place. This one fit the bill. Runs and dries great!
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5 Stars

Great Features!

Nattie88 4/22/2019

I purchased this a month ago and so far so good! Looks nice.
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4 Stars

Nice dryer!

hmmArthur 3/20/2019

Purchased this about a month ago - nice size! Holds a lot clothes, etc. and dries quickly - very happy purchase!
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5 Stars

My new gas dryer

Tony Camp 2/22/2019

Love the no wrinkle cycle and the flat back design.
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2 Stars

A LEMON - washer not the dryer

Moose01 1/22/2019

I bought almost 2 months ago and I haven't been able to use. A technician has been here 5 times changing the motor and other part, and it is still not working. Another tech will come out this week sometime. We did not bargain for a used washer and Whirlpool won't replace it. It's time to go to Small Claims Court! Tired of it and frustrated.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

short drying time

munchkn803 10/25/2018

doesn't take long to dry even the heaviest of clothing
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5 Stars

Seems to work Ok.

UGP moi 10/24/2018

I bought this unit on 8/27, but it was back-ordered for delivery on 10/10, but then delayed another week, 10/16. Not real good. I was promised a $50 gift card for the most recent delay. Please don't disappoint me. Thanks.
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4 Stars

Fits perfectly in my smaller laundry space

Dawn4444 8/20/2018

After reading other reviews i knew the dryer was going to be a little noisy, other then that this dryer works, looks, and fits great.
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5 Stars

The Dryer you dont have to think about

Dsaia 8/7/2018

I'm very happy with this dryer because I always set it to automatic energy preferred setting and my clothes always come out perfectly dry and never wrinkled. I had my last whirlpool washer dryers for twenty years and they were still looking and running like new. But I gave them to a friend in need and replaced with new whirlpools. Same great construction, same great function, same great quality only simpler and more energy efficient.
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5 Stars

Cool down mode

KellW 6/11/2018

I have the flat back dryer. Which in a smaller home works great. Lots of settings which are perfect for all types of fabrics. My favorite is the cool down. The clothes seem to come out practically wrinkle free even in the high heat setting.
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4 Stars

Small size fits into our limited space

smithie 5/16/2018

We bought this over a month ago and it was out of stock on back order for five weeks. We were pleasantly surprised when it showed up earlier. We had small space in the laundry room so choice of dryer was very limited. I was surprised how much room it has in drying capacity. I guess that Whirlpool has to reduce the insulation to give maximum drying capacity, so this dryer is quite noisy. One thing we were not happy about was Lowe's made us purchase a foil exhaust pipe along with the dryer purchase. However, in the owner's manual, it said the foil exhaust pipe is a fire hazard. We called Whirlpool right away, but we never heard back from Whirlpool or Lowe's about putting back our original exhaust pipe which was made of metal.
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5 Stars

Awesome!

SueHappy47 4/16/2018

I bought this a little over a week ago and it is amazing! I am able to dry loads more quickly anf thoroughly. It is quiet and efficient. I fits beautifully in my condo laundry closet!
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5 Stars

2017 Dryer

Xxxp23 11/14/2017

This dryer is fast, efficient and amazingly precise in it's performance. Could not be happier.
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4 Stars

Priced right. Does the job.

Billy V 7/4/2017

A little noisy. This dryer fits perfectly into the space available and is simple to operate.
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4 Stars

Whirlpool Dryer

6/22/2017

With it being only 26 1/2 inches deep I was able to put in my closet and be able to close the closet doors
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5 Stars

Gets load dry quickly!

3/28/2017

I needed a gas dryer that would fit in my laundry room and was thrilled to find this one! Most of the newer dryers are much deeper and would have blocked the door into the garage. The fact that it was a Whirlpool was very reassuring. Every load I have done has dried much faster that expected.
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2 Stars

TOO LOUD!

3/1/2017

Dries fine. Motor is extremely loud. Wording around dial in shades of white and grey are difficult to read.Door does not feel solid, very light and the door latch seems cheap. Also does not always close the first try. Lint screen - difficult to remove lint, lint sticks
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5 Stars

WHIRLPOOL FLAT BACK WAS A MUST FOR THE OPENING OF MY DOORWAY

LANIE 2/4/2017

MY OLD WHIRLPOOL DRYER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED......ALL NEW ONES WOULD NOT FIT THE DOORWAY.....HAD TO SPECIAL ORDER A FLAT BACK....NEW DESIGN WOULD NOT FIT.....WASHER HAD TO BE ANOTHER BRAND NAME BECAUSE OF DOORWAY ENTRANCE AGAIN......VERY PLEASED WITH THE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE.
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5 Stars

It's small enough to put into my small laundry room

1/9/2017

So far it's wonderful
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5 Stars

Good design, works well

9/23/2016

We bought this model to accommodate a smaller space and are happy with its simple controls and operation. It runs a little bit louder than our last dryer, but since its operation is efficient, it isn't on as long. We like that the lint trap is on the top.
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4 Stars

Just what I expected it to be.

Crisco 9/16/2016

The only problem with this dryer is it is a little louder when running, compared to my previous Whirlpool Dryer. Will only buy Whirlpool products, as they last a long time with no problems. But I am sure that the cellar doesn't mind the slightly louder hum. LOL
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