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4.6 | 200 Reviews

8.8 cu. ft. Extra-Large Capacity Dryer with Steam Refresh Cycle

Maytag MEDB855DW

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam
  • Rapid Dry Cycle
  • Sanitize Cycle

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42.813"
  • Depth: 32.313"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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Advanced Moisture Sensing Advanced Moisture Sensing on Maytag® top load dryers makes sure every sock and shirt gets the right amount of dry. Sensor strips inside measure the moisture levels around your fabric, while inlet and outlet sensors determine air temperatures to stop the load at just the right time. It's the formula for exceptionally even results every time, even for the largest loads.

Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam Don't let wrinkles cramp your style. With the Wrinkle Prevent option, the dryer keeps clothes tumbling after the cycle has ended. A fine mist of water combines with heat to create bursts of steam that help reduce wrinkles.

Rapid Dry Cycle Waiting for the dryer is no fun. Get small loads like that must-have outfit dry quickly with the Rapid Dry cycle on Maytag® top load dryers.

Sanitize Cycle When you need a way to get rid of everyday bacteria on items you don't want to put through the washer, the Sanitize cycle has you covered. The cycle removes up to 99.9% of three common household bacteria.

Maytag® Commercial Technology These dryers are built to last thanks to the Maytag® Commercial Technology we put under the hood. They come standard with a durable, heavy duty motor, premium rollers and a 5-rib belt that keeps them humming along year after year.

10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Drive Motor and Dryer Drum We don't just tell you a Maytag® dryer will get your clothes dry for years: we confidently back our dryers with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the drive motor and drum.

American Pride We take pride in building strong, reliable appliances for your home. From Marion, Ohio to you, these dryers are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Features

  • Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam
  • Rapid Dry Cycle
  • Sanitize Cycle
  • Maytag® Commercial Technology
  • 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Drive Motor and Dryer Drum
  • American Pride
Dimensions
Depth 32-1/4 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 56-1/4 in
Door Opening Height 15-7/10 in
Door Opening Width 22-1/5 in
Height 43.0 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 39-1/2 in
Width 29.0 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Flat Back No
Fuel Type Electric
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Appearance
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Window Yes
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Details
Automatic Dry Control Yes
Drum Material Powder Coat
Drying Rack Yes
Interior Light Yes
Lint Screen Location Top
Moisture Sensor Yes
Secondary Lint Filter No
Steam Hose Y Connector Yes
Cycles and Options
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Lint Filter Indicator Yes
Number of Dryer Cycles 11
Number of Dryness Levels 5
Number of Temperatures 5
Ventilation System
Long Vent No
Maximum Vent Length 64
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Electrical
Amps 30
Hz 60
Power Cord Included No
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42.813"
  • Depth: 32.313"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

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4.6 out of 5

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

Tons of room

Michelle the Mom 8/17/2017

Love the capacity of the dryer, with steam... it makes my life more simplified! Great Buy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Deb 8/3/2017

I love it! So quiet and nice looking!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use and love the steam

Cris 7/31/2017

I bought this a couple weeks ago and have been very pleased. It's a little deeper than regular dryers, but it is worth it. Easy to use, super capacity, and a wonderful steam function. Works great!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Steve G. 7/25/2017

I am so happy with my new dryer. It has a huge capacity and is so quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Jigsaw 7/24/2017

Very happy

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome

Connieh 7/24/2017

Absolutely the best dryer I have ever had!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not thrilled with the sensing.

Dawn 7/24/2017

The dryer stops before my clothes are completely dry and my clothes are more wrinkled than my last Maytag dryer.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Easy To Scratch Finish

Bren Town 7/23/2017

Loads take longer to dry especially heavy loads. The first day we had it installed the top was scratched just by putting the detergent on it. That was very disappointing as I like things to look nice as long as possible.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Everything a Maytag should be.

cdb 7/21/2017

The dryer does an excellent job and the number of setting options allows the user the fine tune the drying cycle. The drying rack is a plus!

Yes, I recommend this product

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gets clothes done evenly

jojo 7/20/2017

The dryer evenly dries the clothes or comforters, without leaving damp spots.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features. Very quiet.

Steve 7/19/2017

Very happy with my purchase

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great looking

Sandi 7/18/2017

I bought this dryer less than 2 weeks ago. Twice now it has just stopped working in the middle of drying a load. The first time, I called an electrician out to be sure it wasn't something with the connection. Everything checked out fine and then the dryer started working again. The electrician was as baffled as my husband and I were but I was just happy it was working. Now, less than a week later it's not working again. Very frustrating to say the least.

No, I do not recommend this product

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It's BIG and does a BIG job.

AJ 7/18/2017

We do less loads now, this dryer is big. The cloths come dried right and with no wrinkles, thanks to it settings. Looks cool too, not just old white . The prof will be in how long it last, other lasted 12 yrs.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very large tub

Susan 7/18/2017

I like thus machine, but I sometimes feel like I am going to fall into the tub while unloading.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the size

Fran 7/13/2017

Love how large this dryer is but sometimes it shuts off before the clothes are dry. I have tried different settings but it doesn't seem to make a difference

Yes, I recommend this product

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I have not received my $50 rebate for buying both washer dry

Bob 7/12/2017

Where is my rebate

Yes, I recommend this product

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LOVE my dryer

Jess 7/12/2017

So easy to use, HUGE to fit my comforter

Yes, I recommend this product

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happy

angel 7/12/2017

nice and large dryier

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good Dyer

Bill 7/12/2017

Performs well

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Good!

Ron 7/12/2017

Brought it a few weeks ago. Very up to date and functional.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent dryer! I love it!

Deb 7/12/2017

Have had this dryer a few months and am so pleased with its performance. I appreciate all the features and settings. The wrinkle prevent with steam option is excellent for my hubbys shirts.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Rolls Royce

Boat Man 7/1/2017

Purchased the matching washer too! This pair replaced Samsung that was having problems with washer lids blowing off machines!! Even the fix was not working! This pair is quality and MADE IN USA! Love the features! You won't be disappointed!! Worth every penny!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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great

pat 6/5/2017

very satisfied after 1 month

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love it!

Bet 5/30/2017

It makes my life easy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quick & Ecficient

Susu 5/29/2017

We purchased about 2 weeks ago, love it! Speedy drying time and easy to clean the long trap. Also, enjoy the songs of the buttons .

Yes, I recommend this product

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So quiet

T 5/29/2017

This dryer is incredibly quiet and works better than expected! Clothes come out great every time!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works Great

Shan 5/27/2017

I am very happy with my new dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Lots of great features

Rhonda 5/26/2017

What a great purchase!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful machine

JW 5/26/2017

Love all the cycles especially the steam cycle!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice

Tim 5/26/2017

Old washer died so bought this pair to replace both. Love the air flow sensor. Didn't realize that my dryer duct was almost completely clogged

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best Dryer

Khulsey79 5/26/2017

I love this dryer! It works great! It has all the bells and whistles and is XL capacity.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Becca 5/12/2017

Bought this (with the matching washer) when building my new house. I moved in 4 mos. ago and have used them both a lot washing things that had been in storage for 9 months. I love that I can now wash blankets & coverlets at home. The feature I was unsure I needed was the steam, but it saved me a lot of $ by using it to get creases out of cashmere sweaters that had been folded for so long. Also wonderful for handling dog hair on clothes!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awsome Dryer

Happy camper 4/15/2017

The only Dryer you should buy Maytag.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice and quiet

Robin 3/20/2017

Bought this as a replacement for previous similar Maytag model

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great unit

J Caes 3/15/2017

Great reliable unit for a great price. recommend if your on the market must buy

Yes, I recommend this product

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Didn't operate when we got it home

Rin 3/8/2017

The machine wouldn't start. Called dealer. Was told to call service. They said Maytag sent their techs. Called Maytag and they gave me another service company. He tested and ordered two parts. The problem was door connections were not connected. Bottom line we had the dryer nearly two weeks before we could use it. We expect it to be a good machine now.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

smwjr 2/26/2017

Previously we owned the same dryer, but it was gas. After moving into a new home we bought the dryer that was electric. Both excellent dryers.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Jan 2/25/2017

I've only used it once so far, but so far so good. Love the top loader. Clothes are a little more wrinkled than with my old washer, but clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful Dryer

Andie 2/24/2017

This dryer is everything I hoped it would be. The dryer settings are perfect for us, it is very easy to use, and it has my favorite setting, the "steam refresh" which I use a lot . Not only does it perform well , it is a nice looking machine that enhances my laundry room. I do LOVE IT!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Oldenuf2 2/19/2017

Amazing how simple to use and love the huge interior.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Futuristic

Rampy 2/14/2017

Dryers have come a long way. This one has abundant features with a extraordinarily large capacity. One drying cycle more than enough. never felt the need to do it twice consecutively.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Superb Drying Experience

thewilliambond 2/6/2017

I am so glad I bought this dryer. It has a great number of settings and each cycle can be easily adjusted or customized to my needs. The rapid dry function is just that!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ckdoubler 2/6/2017

Wonderful performance and full of bells and whistles. Highly satisfied and would greatly recommend. Setup was a snap

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good features

Minthill 2/6/2017

I like the solid feel of the machine. Once the drier is on, you have to pull up the lint tray or it won't start. A few times it went thru the cycle and didn't dry the clothes. It was probably something I did wrong! It has many features that I need to learn about.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Plenty of space; plenty of options

Alice 2/1/2017

This dryer tumbles my bedding with plenty of space to spare. I also love the multitude of options. I think taking time to decide which option is right for certain clothes makes the clothes come out better and will keep them looking new for much longer. I use the customized settings for all of my dry clean only items (except suits). It really reduces my dry cleaning expenses! I haven't used the steam setting yet, but I am glad I bought the technology while I was making such a big change. The settings are clearly explained; I suggest everyone take the time to read the instructions and appreciate a great machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Incredible Size

Champ 1/29/2017

The ability to wash big loads and save water in a drought area is great

Yes, I recommend this product

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Freetime from laundry 1/29/2017

I previously had a Maytag, it was probably 30 years old I guess. It has never quit. I got tired of going to the laundry mat to do bedding. I wanted a more advanced model that would hold more, save water and had more features. I love my new machine. Although I am still learning to operate, it has so many functions. I actually do less loads of laundry per week. We like on a farm so everyday we have very dirty laundry. I still have not quite figured out the oxy cycle. I still have to pretreat our laundry because it can be very dirty and sometimes has to do an extra rinse. But the large capacity has saved me a lot of time and water wasted from my old maytag with the center wringer and no place for fabric softerner or bleach or oxi detergent.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Kaylis 1/28/2017

Wanted something big enough to handle king size bedding and this fits the bill. Many drying cycles to cover all items.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer!

Head above Water 1/24/2017

Bought this to replace the one lost in the flood of August 2016. Loved the variations of cycles before, and still do, especially the steam cycles. Dries large comforters and washable rugs with room to spare. I like having the window showing how long the cycle will be. I also love the tennis shoe drying rack, it's very useful. I used the previous BRAVOS model for 8 years with no issues at all. Would buy again in a heartbeat!

Yes, I recommend this product

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washer review

Marybeth 1/19/2017

great washer. Tons of room / capacity although if you fill it more than 1/2 way up - it has problems spinning out and balancing in the removal of the water - which sometimes requires you to pause the cycle, open and shift the clothes around yourself.

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