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The Cabrio has a new Friend!
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Post# 209049   5/8/2007 at 20:31 (4,338 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

Our older GE dryer kinda kicked the bucket, so it was time that the Cabrio got a friend!

Post# 209050 , Reply# 1   5/8/2007 at 20:32 (4,338 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

The Drum is SO much bigger then the GE and the Drum light is great. A full load of towels was completely dry in 35 minutes!

Post# 209051 , Reply# 2   5/8/2007 at 20:33 (4,338 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

Drum Light!!

Post# 209053 , Reply# 3   5/8/2007 at 20:34 (4,338 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

Control Panel Shot:

Post# 209055 , Reply# 4   5/8/2007 at 20:34 (4,338 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

3 Machines!

Post# 209062 , Reply# 5   5/8/2007 at 21:11 (4,338 days old) by vintagesearch ()        

the cabrios...
nice set when i saw these in best buy they looked small for some reason (the outside) however i like the "agi" model washer because it uses more water LOL! but really nice set. will you be making more videos?

vintagesearch ;P

Post# 209065 , Reply# 6   5/8/2007 at 21:22 (4,338 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

A beautiful set, no doubt. And just think---only 19 more years and they'll be a cool vintage pair!

Post# 209066 , Reply# 7   5/8/2007 at 21:22 (4,338 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

I'll be making more videos soon. Probably going to make a video of a queen comforter, sheets, pillow cases, and some other items... Thursday :)

Post# 209117 , Reply# 8   5/9/2007 at 00:07 (4,338 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Congratulations to the addition to the new family.

Post# 209134 , Reply# 9   5/9/2007 at 06:32 (4,338 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Is the dryer a 27" wide (675mm)or a 29" wide (725mm) model?
Although it has the 29" dry system and bulhead, the cabinet looks sleeker than that size to me.

Why would you say it is so fast? What is the washer's spin speed?

The windowed door is a nice touch, but I fear that drum will be blue-green sooner or later!


Post# 209198 , Reply# 10   5/9/2007 at 17:58 (4,337 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        
Thanks Guys!

The washer spins at 1050 rpms, the dryer is the 29" model. I think that it dries so fast because it has the 2 motors, and higher temps (when on Heavy Duty).

Yeah, the tub may eventually turn blue, but the GE's tub wasn't to bad after 10ish years.

Post# 209199 , Reply# 11   5/9/2007 at 18:04 (4,337 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Is the two motor deal the *Senseon* system?

Post# 209201 , Reply# 12   5/9/2007 at 18:21 (4,337 days old) by volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        

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Although the dryer looks sleek and works well (and why shouldn't it?), is it really Whirlpool's trusty old dryer under the skin? The top-mounted lint filter seems to indicate its origins. If it is a sleek new body on a proven old design, I'm all for it.


Post# 209240 , Reply# 13   5/9/2007 at 20:28 (4,337 days old) by jonv112 ()        

I thought the Cabrio was a single 35% larger motor, not a dual-motor system.

Post# 209257 , Reply# 14   5/9/2007 at 22:05 (4,337 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Very nice pair you have there!

Post# 209260 , Reply# 15   5/9/2007 at 22:19 (4,337 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

According to my Whirlpool Rep, the Cabrio is the Dual motor system. I made a new video of the Cabrio washing a Queen Comforter, sheet, matress cover, and pillow cases... Uploading to Google video now! its about 2 minutes and shows the start of the wash on Bulky Bedding. Camera died, and couldn't find batteries so this will have to do for now :(

Post# 209314 , Reply# 16   5/10/2007 at 06:06 (4,337 days old) by magic clean ()        

The Whirlpool Cabrio dryer does not have the dual motor system. It is an upgraded version of the traditional dryer using the loop airflow system. The lint filter is accessed from the top and the blower wheel is directly coupled to the main motor. Vents from the rear.

The Kenmore Oasis dryer has the rear to front (axial) airflow. Lint filter up front just inside the door opening. The belt-driven blower system is called Turbo-dry. The TOL machines have a variable speed motor operating the blower. This arrangement is called Dual action dry. They offer rear, side and floor venting options.

Both machines share a new cabinet structure, dual drum bulkheads(front-rear) and 4 point drum roller suspension system.

Post# 209586 , Reply# 17   5/11/2007 at 16:57 (4,335 days old) by vintagesearch ()        

wheres the vid?

Post# 209641 , Reply# 18   5/12/2007 at 00:35 (4,335 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

I'm Having trouble uploading it to Google... and its over the 100mb rule for youtube... Its coming dont worry!

Post# 209655 , Reply# 19   5/12/2007 at 07:05 (4,335 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

1 Queen Comforter
1 Queen Sheet
1 Queen Matress cover for Oversized/sutffed mattress
4 pillow cases

Tide HE detergent and Ultra Downy April Fresh


Post# 209704 , Reply# 20   5/12/2007 at 12:45 (4,335 days old) by laundryshark (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)        
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Post# 209705 , Reply# 21   5/12/2007 at 12:53 (4,335 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 209711 , Reply# 22   5/12/2007 at 13:57 (4,335 days old) by maytagwc401 ()        

After watching the video, I wonder if this machine is really washing the sheet and comforter?
Nothing is moving except the tub. I don't like that system at all.
From what I can see.

Post# 209712 , Reply# 23   5/12/2007 at 14:30 (4,335 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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There is rollover. Compare the beginning of the clip to the end. The items have moved.

Post# 209770 , Reply# 24   5/12/2007 at 23:41 (4,334 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        
No Rollover?

When the load is that large rollover is ALOT slower... especially when there are large items. There is rollover its just slow.

Hows this for roll over? That is my machine with alot of items, such as jeans, khaki type work pants, shirts, socks, etc


Post# 211301 , Reply# 25   5/21/2007 at 07:40 (4,326 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have this dryer and really like it, especially the window. The reason it dries so fast is that it has a dual heating element system. It is like the old Kenmore electric Soft Heat. When the operating thermostat is satisfied, the larger element cycles off, but the smaller one stays on so the dryer does not suffer the big swings in temperature like most dryers have between the heat off and heat on periods. I like the added capacity gained by the built out bulkhead area in front of the drum. I also like the drum light that can be on during the drying.

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