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Cabrio® High Efficiency Gas Dryer with AccuDry™ Drying System


Guessing if the load is dry is a thing of the past. The 6th Sense™ Technology and AccuDry™ sensors in this Cabrio® 7.4 cu. ft. gas dryer figure out when your laundry is dry and stop the cycle for you. Together, they save 10 percent more energy than Whirlpool® washers with the already-energy-saving AutoDry™ system. Plus, 10 automatic cycles with four temperature settings ensure that you get results, while the Quiet Dry noise reduction system helps keep the peace. And when your drying cycle is done, the Wrinkle Shield™ option helps prevent wrinkles from setting into clean, dry fabrics. No guessing about it.

Warranty Information

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Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.


Installation Guide

Instructions for unpacking and installing your appliance, including electrical requirements and necessary tools.


Ventilation Specification

This doc provides additional information regarding venting options for residential and commercial dryer applications not shown in the standard product literature.


Dimension Guide

Detailed dimensions of your new appliance with space requirements for the area surrounding it.


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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 20-48KITRC
This gas dryer hook-up kit fits most major gas dryer brands. The kit includes everything you need for easy installation: 4' stainless gas dryer connector, (1) 3/8" and (1) 1/2" fitting, (1) extra 3/4" fitting, pipe thread sealant, leak test solution, and installation instructions.
MSRP: $39.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # W10606694A
For 20K BTU Dryers with lint screen in front door area. Natural gas to LP conversion kit. Includes installation instructions. Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
MSRP: $19.99
Part # W10470674
This Universal, midnight gray, 4 way vent kit is for use with all the new custom colors of dryers in the Performance series. It is to be used when venting is in positions other than the back of the dryer. This kit is for dryers with the lint screen in the front.
MSRP: $49.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # 8212450A
Use the dryer rack to dry items that shouldn't be tumbled, such as sweaters, ball caps, footwear, delicates, stuffed animals, and more. Simply place the rack inside the dryer, and enjoy gentle tumble-free drying. This rack is specifically designed for Whirlpool® 27" wide dryers with lint screens located inside the front door of the dryer.
MSRP: $24.99
Part # 4396013RB
The great thing about this item is that its venting system allows the wall vent to protrude up to 2-1/2" without having to be trimmed. The kit includes an extension collar that allows it to have a universal 4-1/2" clearance. This installer kit does a wonderful job of utilizing loop systems and DuraSafe™ patented snap-lock fittings. Packaging includes 4-foot vent section that attaches to a close elbow, one 4-foot vent section that attaches to a wall offset, and an extension collar. Total length of this item is eight feet. Keep in mind that additional vents can be snapped between sections for longer runs.
MSRP: $41.99
Part # XHS1000XX
Adjustable clothes rack allows you to conveniently hang garments straight from the washer or dryer. It is collapsible and removable for quick, easy storage. It assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with a Phillips screwdriver. The rotating arms pivot independently to accommodate various configurations. It also easily attaches with scratch-resistant magnets to most full-size washers or dryers.
MSRP: $69.99

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Top Features

Built-in Sensors Help Prevent Overdrying

Intuitive, built-in sensors enabled by 6th Sense™ technology automatically sense when your laundry is dry and stop the cycle so you don’t have to.

Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Time and Money

Resource Saver® dryers combine the energy-efficient Eco Normal cycle with the AccelerCare® drying system, using up to 40 percent less dryer energy.

Keep Operational Noise Out of Your Living Spaces

This dryer’s Quiet Dry noise reduction system uses special insulation to help reduce sound and vibration while your laundry dries.

Additional Features

7.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity

The 7.4 cu. ft. capacity dryer offers enough space to care for loads from the Duet® washer with ease. You'll even be able to dry bulky items like comforters and sleeping bags.

Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option (up to 90 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.

AccuDry™ Drying System

Measures moisture and temperature levels with two built-in sensors to reduce overdrying and automatically stop the cycle when the load is dry. Dryers with the AccuDry™ system use less energy than Whirlpool® top load dryers equipped with the AutoDry™ system.

Normal Cycle

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

Timed Dry

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

On/Off End of Cycle Signal

Avoid leaving items in the dryer with the end-of-cycle signal. Thanks to a helpful tone, you'll know when your dry cycle is finished.

Interior Drum Light

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

Quiet Dry Noise Reduction System

Keep operational sounds inside dryer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the dryer drum.

Hamper Door

The wide-opening hamper door makes it easy to put clothes in and take them out.

Configuration and Overview

7.40 Cu. Ft.
Venting Direction
Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Maximum Vent Length
Fuel Type

Cycle and Options

Number of Cycles
Lint Filter Indicator
Sound Package
End of Cycle Signal
Cycle Selections
Less Dry, More Dry, Normal, Timed Dry
Moisture Sensor
Temperature Selections
Air Only, High, Low, Medium
Damp Dry Signal, End of Cycle Signal, Wrinkle Shield™
Cycle Time Remaining
Eco Monitor/Efficiency Monitor

Style and Extras

Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
Touch Controls
Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Drying Rack
Heating Burner BTU
Steam Hose Y Connector
Pedestal Options
Drum Light


29 1/2
43 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
43 1/4
Minimum Height

Product Dimensions

  • 29 1/2
  • 43 1/2
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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This product has been transitioned to WGD5500BW, but there may be limited availability at your local retailer or on our Outlet Store.

Cabrio® High Efficiency Gas Dryer with AccuDry™ Drying System is rated 4.4038 out of 5 by 52.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great appliance I really like this dryer. My clothes, towels and even rugs come out different than other dryers. Softer like new again. it's an energy saver which is great for cost effectiveness. It litterally can tell when the clothes are dry. I am very satisfied. My only criticism is the angled top. I like to use the top to set clothes after folding and they tend to slide. The features and performance far outweighs that minor detail. I have the washer as well and I am completely satisfied. It's features and performance are also really good. Set it and forget it untill it is done. No double setting the control cause I missed the softner. I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features I have had this Dryer for a little over a week, I love it, my old dryer would take a full day to finish the laundry, I do 4 loads of laundry in about 4 hrs. (twice a week) I like the features, and all the different setting, and the wrinkle shield, that really works and cuts down on using an iron..I also got an extended warrenty just in case, I do this with all the appliences
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I am not glad that I bought this dryer I have been quite disappointed in this dryer. My clothes do not come out as "wrinkle free" as I think they should. My biggest complaint is that the sensors do not appear to work well at all........I have given up trying to use this feature as most of the time the clothes are not dry. I just use the time feature and make the best of it. I would NOT buy this dryer again or recommend it and am not happy that I will have to "live with it" until it dies! A lesser inconvenience, but also annoying, is how deep it is- i have a hard time reaching all the way back to get clothes out. My only "pro" is that it does look nice.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My new washer and dryer are beautiful and white. I had another brand that was big and dark colored. I did not like it. I love the clean look of the white! I had front loader before and did not like it. I love the top loader washer. It is easy and efficient to use. It is so quiet - both the Cabrio washer and dryer. There is not one negative about either the washer or dryer. I got a rebate from the gas company for buying the dryer! My old front-loader always had an odor to it! The new beautiful and clean Cabrio never does. I'm just as happy as a bee in a field of bluebonnets!
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overrall a satisfactory dryer with a huge design flaw.. So far this dryer works just fine. Very easy to use and dries clothes well. However, there is a huge design flaw that I can not for the life of me understand. The top of the dryer slants down towards the front. This makes it difficult to difficult to fold laundry on and if you sit a pile of fresh folded laundry on top it will slide right off and on to the floor! Forget sitting a laundry basket or box of dryer sheet on top. They slide off! So, overall good machine but forget using the top to fold laundry or sit anything one. I have to wonder whose bright idea that was!
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wish I had bought another washer and dryer I am so unhappy with this washer and dryer. The washer has- after only six weeks fo use, failed to spin the clothes. It has gotten a terrible odor even though we now leave the lid up between uses. The dryer is o.k. but not nearly as good as my previuos one. I bought this brand for its quality, but now I see my faith in this brand was completely misplaced.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice dryer; I'm pretty happy with it. I like the new features such as the drying system that senses that your clothes are dry and it is high effiency. I like the door that drops down and there's a light inside the dryer. The only time the sensor doesn't work well is when I dry rugs and they're still a little damp when the dryer stops and the signal could be a little louder.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall I am very pleased with this dryer. I haven't had a gas dryer before and I find that Accudry says the laundry is dry and some of them may still be damp. I have mixed feelings about this. I'm glad the dryer doesn't overdry, but would sometimes like the laundry to be a little dryer than it is. Also, probably no one that has a laundry room would like the finish "noise/buzzer" to be louder, but my laundry is in the garage and I don't hear it in the house (my house is quite small and I would listen for the old dryer to buzz and could hear it in the house.)
Date published: 2013-07-25
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