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Why choose a smart washer and dryer?

When the hampers never seem to stop filling up, smart laundry appliances can help make clothing care less of a chore. Read on to learn more about smart washers and dryers and their benefits.

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What is a smart washer and dryer?

Smart washers and dryers use an internet connection to help you multitask. Typically, you can control your laundry appliances from your smartphone through an app. In addition to remote control and monitoring, the app usually also provides information on how to do laundry and maintain your appliances. Browse Whirlpool® Smart Washers and Dryers to learn more about what connected laundry from Whirlpool brand has to offer, or read more about the latest washer and dryer features.

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What does a smart washer and dryer do?

Smart technology often allows you to start and stop your appliances from your phone. You may also receive alerts on your phone when a load is done or when your appliance needs maintenance or troubleshooting. Often, you can schedule cycles on your phone to start later. Sometimes, you can even activate your machine with your voice. All in all, connected washers and dryers help cut down on trips to the laundry room and create smart solutions for your home.

1. Unlock specialty cycles

Having trouble finding the right option to wash a new piece of clothing? Some smart laundry appliances can help you decide with downloadable cycles for special items so you select the right cycle and soil level for items like bathing suits, sleeping bags and more. Some models will even tell you which dryer cycle to use based on your washer cycle. With a connected washer and dryer, you can unlock just the right settings for your family's favorites. Find custom cycles for tricky loads, or make sure you’re avoiding causes of shrinking.

Whirlpool Smart Tip: The Whirlpool® App lets you choose from cycles designed for everything from swimwear to sleeping bags.1

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2. Schedule and track cycles

Help keep clothes fresh without having to wait around the laundry room. Some smart washers and dryers let you schedule cycles to be ready when you are, track progress right from your phone and get alerts when clothes are done.1 Now you can stay connected, whether you’re in the garage or out to dinner. Learn more about remote control with a Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Laundry Pairs.

Whirlpool Smart Tip: Care never stops. That's why Whirlpool® Smart Dryers help you stay in control and connected from anywhere.1 Pair this dryer with the Whirlpool® App for cycle suggestions that match the wash cycle you used,2 start drying and track progress when you're away. Select the Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam on the app to help keep wrinkles from setting into clean, dry fabrics after the cycle ends.

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3. Get maintenance and service alerts

One of the greatest benefits of some smart washers and dryers is how they let you know when something is wrong and offer immediate support. Select Whirlpool®  Smart Washing Machines even provide access to troubleshooting videos within the Whirlpool® App so you can handle quick fixes on your own to potentially save a service appointment.1

4. Send laundry jobs to family members

Some smart laundry apps will let you assign and send laundry jobs to family members. For example, Assign a Task by Whirlpool helps you keep laundry moving by sending customized text messages to family for transferring a load to the dryer or folding clean clothes.

5. Control your appliance with voice commands

Connected washers and dryers sometimes come with voice-activated technology that helps you keep up with laundry no matter what you’ve got on your hands. For example, Whirlpool® Smart Laundry Appliances let you control the machine with simple voice commands.3

Models shown below: WTW7120HC & WED7120HC

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Find the best smart washer and dryer for your home

Find a better way to wash and dry with a smart laundry pair that helps keep laundry day moving. But, once you’ve decided on smart, there are still more decisions to make. For extra help narrowing down your washer options, read our article on washer types and sizes or use the Whirlpool® Washer Finder. For dryer shopping help, visit the Whirlpool® Dryer Finder and explore some of our best dryer options available

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1. Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Compatible connected appliance required. Details and privacy info at

2. Available on select cycles. Compatible dryer required.

3. U.S. only. Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at