Top Load Dryer Comparison Chart

Compare and contrast top load dryer models and features to find the one that’s right for you.

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Smart Features

Control Type

Wrinkle Shield™ Option

Dryer Sensors

Sanitize Cycle

Steam Refresh Cycle

Long Vent Design

Door Type

ADA Compliant

Venting Direction

Eco Boost Cycle

Quick Dry Cycle

Drum Light

Energy Star

Model WED4850HW

Model WGD4850HW

Model WED4950HW

Model WGD4950HW

Model WED4985EW

Model WGD4985EW

Model WED5010LW

Model WGD5010LW

Model WED5050LW

Model WGD5050LW

Model WED5100HW

Model WGD5100HW

Model WED6120HW

Model WGD6120HW

Model WED7120HW

Model WGD7120HW

Model WED8127LW

Model WGD8127LW

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Knob

Yes

AutoDry™ Drying System

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-

-

Hamper

-

-

-

-

Yes

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-

Knob

Yes

AutoDry™ Drying System

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-

-

Hamper

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

Knob

Yes

AutoDry™ Drying System

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-

-

Hamper

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

Knob

Yes

AutoDry™ Drying System

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-

-

Hamper

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

Knob

Yes

AutoDry™ Drying System

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-

Yes - 160 ft.

Side Swing

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-

-

-

Yes

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-

Knob

Yes

AutoDry™ Drying System

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-

Yes - 160 ft.

Side Swing

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-

-

-

Yes

-

-

Knob/button hybrid

Yes

Moisture Sensing

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-

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Hamper

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

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-

Knob/button hybrid

Yes

Moisture Sensing

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-

-

Hamper

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

-

Knob/button hybrid

Yes

Moisture Sensing

-

Yes

-

Side Swing

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

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-

Knob/button hybrid

Yes

Moisture Sensing

-

Yes

-

Side Swing

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

-

Intuitive Controls

Yes

Moisture Sensing

Yes

-

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Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

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-

Intuitive Controls

Yes

Moisture Sensing

Yes

-

-

Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Intuitive Controls

Yes

Moisture Sensing

Yes

-

-

Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Intuitive Controls

Yes

Moisture Sensing

Yes

-

-

Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Intuitive Controls

Yes w/ Steam

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Yes

Yes

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Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intuitive Controls

Yes w/ Steam

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Yes

Yes

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Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intuitive Controls

Yes w/ Steam

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Yes

Yes

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Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intuitive Controls

Yes w/ Steam

Advanced Moisture Sensing

Yes

Yes

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Hamper

-

4 way

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Color

Color Key: W=White, C=Chrome Shadow

Capacity (Cubic Feet)

Measured in cubic feet, laundry appliances with more capacity are ideal for larger families.

Smart Features

Icon with the WiFi symbol

Connect to more. Enjoy smart features that help you streamline your laundry routine and keep your day moving.

 

Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect.

Control Type

Line drawings and labels illustrating Knob Controls and Intuitive Controls (with Towels and Normal as the options selected)

Knob Controls let you select the dry cycle by spinning the dial. Intuitive Controls let the dryer guide you to the right cycle combinations and customize your own cycles in just a few touches. By giving you the option to choose what you are drying and how you want it to be dried, you’ll get the right type of fabric care for any load.

Wrinkle Shield Option

One icon showing an iron and a minus symbol with the label Wrinkle Shield™ Option and another icon showing an iron with a puff of steam with the label Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option with Steam

Help keep wrinkles from setting into clean, dry fabrics with the Wrinkle Shield Option, while the Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam uses steam to help further prevent wrinkles from setting in.

Dryer Sensors

One icon with a water drop and stopwatch labeled Moisture Sensing and 2 Sensors, and other icon with a water drop and clock labeled Advanced Moisture Sensing and 3 Sensors

Dryers with Moisture Sensing use two sensors to measure moisture and temperature, helping prevent overdrying by automatically stopping the cycle when the load is dry, and dryers with Advanced Moisture Sensing have a third sensor for added protection.

Sanitize Cycle

Icon showing three bacteria with a line crossed through them

The Sanitize Cycle uses increased temperature to eliminate 99.9% of common household bacteria.

 

Bacteria tested were K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus.

Steam Refresh Cycle

Icon with a puff of steam and a circular arrow

Release wrinkles with the Steam Refresh Cycle. It uses water and heat to get clothes ready to wear without rewashing.

Long Vent Design

Line drawing of a dryer with a highlighted vent extending upward from the back and a two-sided vertical arrow

Enjoy great drying performance even when your space requires a long vent system. Ideal for apartment or condominium living, the 160 ft. vent gives you installation flexibility when you need it.

Door Type

Line drawings showing a dryer with a Side Swing Door and a dryer with a Hamper Door

Side Swing Doors generally have their hinges on the right side and open from left to right while Hamper Doors have their hinges along the bottom of the door and open from the top.

ADA Compliant

Icon of a person using a wheelchair

ADA appliances meet the Standards for Accessible Design specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide equal access to all. Among many things, ADA Compliant dryers have exterior operating parts, such as door handles and dryer opening, that are located between 15 and 48 inches above the floor. Dryer doors must allow users to open and close doors with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Force required to open and close the doors must be no more than five pounds.