Such was the case with Whirlpool's new 7. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. When we tested the 8. WEDDC, the first Whirlpool to feature the company's new, intuitive touch controls , we were underwhelmed. Those touch controls seem a lot more appealing when combined with great drying performance and a low price. The new control scheme , however, makes this machine feel a lot more high-tech. The touchscreen controls are designed to take the guesswork out of laundry.
Settings are still customizable, but hands-off users will appreciate the streamlined nature of this interface. That said, we found the touch-sensitive console less responsive than regular buttons, plus the glossy black surface was easily smudged. While this control scheme still has the potential to improve your laundry experience, the technology isn't perfect.
Despite the fancy controls, Whirlpool also opted to use an old-fashioned, pull-out lint trap, found on top of the dryer. It works well enough, but compared to lint screens inside the drum, the pull-out variety tends to release more lint into the air when you try to clean it.
Slide 1 of 3. Despite the nonstandard controls, we were still able to conduct our key tests, which focus on the Normal, Delicate, Quick, and Bulky cycles. Each test we ran with this Whirlpool produced wearable clothing within a reasonable time frame, and did so using appropriate levels of heat. Whirlpool's new control panel is designed to take the guesswork out of which cycle you should be using. The "How To Dry" section of the controls tries to help you intuit what heat level you should be using to dry your clothes.
Most notable is a water hookup that lets you produce steam inside the drum, which helps remove wrinkles and funky smells. There's also a Wrinkle Shield feature, which can be used in conjunction with steam. On some of the other new Whirlpool dryers , there were two visible temperature sensors in the back of the drum. These sensors would catch our test items, snagging threads and making us wary of drying anything delicate or easily torn. For our workhorse Normal cycle test, we selected Mixed for our clothing type, and Normal for how we wanted it dried.
Peak temperatures of That little bit of moisture left over is great for finishing on a hanger or ironing board. Temperatures were also quite gentle, peaking at a cool There is no designated Quick Dry on the new control setup. Instead, we picked the Casual setting and paired it with a minute Timed Dry. Clean Magic Eraser will usually take care of removing the melted wax. Dampen the eraser and use it to clean each area of the drum.
You'll need to rinse it out frequently in clear water and just keep moving around the drum. When all the stains are gone, wipe down the interior with a soft white cloth dipped in clear water. You can use chlorine bleach to remove any traces of dye that remain but you must be careful. Mix one cup of bleach per gallon of water. Wearing protective gloves, wipe down the interior of the drum with a soft sponge dipped in the bleach solution. When the stains are gone, the entire drum must be rinsed by wiping it down with a cloth dipped in clear water.
Then dry a load of wet old rags or white towels to be sure that all of the bleach is gone before drying colored fabrics. The AF code appears when the dryer is started, clothes are taking too long to dry, and there is excessive lint inside the dryer drum. Dryers need to be able to pull in fresh air and expel humidity to be able to dry fabrics.
The excessive lint inside the drum shows that the lint is not being drawn into your dryer filter because of the poor circulation of air. Unobstructed airflow is not only essential to remove the excess moisture in clothes; it is also important because blocked vents can cause dryer fires. Clean out the vent between the dryer and the wall, as well as, the ductwork to the outside exhaust vent.
If you have an older, accordion-style soft dryer vent hose, consider replacing it with a rigid dryer vent system. It is worth the time and cost for your family's safety and your utility costs.. Before calling a repair technician or starting a repair on any electrical component, run a diagnostic test to help determine the real issue. Place the dryer is in Standby mode plugged-in with all indicators off. Remember the buttons and the order that the buttons were pressed.
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Shop for whirlpool cabrio dryer at Best Buy. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. The Cabrio dryer is a type of tumble dryer. It has a flexible rubber-coated drum that allows clothes to move freely and prevents them from getting tangled. The AF code (Air Flow) on a Cabrio Dryer is signaling that the machine does not have proper airflow. Dryers need to be able to pull in fresh air.