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4.5 | 55 Reviews

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

Maytag MGDB855DC

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

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

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 42.813"
  • Depth: 32.313"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • 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 Gas
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
Heating Burner BTU 20000
Interior Light Yes
Lint Screen Location Top
Moisture Sensor Yes
Quad Baffles 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
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified No
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

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

  • Features

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

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4.5 out of 5

89% of reviewers recommend this product.

Love it!

Perk 8/2/2017

I bought this a month ago. I love the size and the features.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's beautiful!

Miss 5/26/2017

Works great looks great . Easy to use

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fantasic Dryer Large drum

anthony 3/5/2017

excellent machine it is as alsome as the washer that goes with it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it! Its feature are great very quiet. I would reconmend

Ron 2/11/2017

Great capacity works very well, Its feature are great very quiet. I would recommend this

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not worth the money

Tropeen 2/2/2017

I bought this dryer a couple of years ago to replace my 40-year old GE electric dryer which was fantastic until it finally died of old age, and wish I hadn't wasted my money. It works fine - yeah - but if all you want is a dryer that dries your clothes, bedding, and similar items, just get a plain ole dryer with a large capacity. I've used the steamer function and found that the clothes get too wet. I've used nearly every setting on an experimental level and found that the ONLY way I can get anything fully dry without having to reset it over and over and over again is to just leave it on the normal setting, with the highest heat and the driest level. Default settings don't do the job; I have to manually adjust it to the highest and driest levels or my clothes, towels, and bedding are still damp at the end of the cycle. Re the electronic stuff - big deal - I could have gotten that with a plain vanilla dryer for about half of what I paid for this thing with all its fancy-schmancy bells and whistles. If I had it to do over again, I'd opt for the cheap-o, large capacity model that just gets everything dry the first time.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Best Dryer Ever!!

BarbieZ 1/22/2017

I bought this dryer about a month ago and I have never been happier...it drys efficiently and the capacity of the drum holds so much more than my previous dryer! Very reasonably priced and would recommend to everyone! I will never buy anything other than Maytag again!

Yes, I recommend this product

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What a superbisor product to use in our laundry

Noly 1/7/2017

Easy and superb cleaning properties. Awesome product to use

Yes, I recommend this product

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I LOVE MY MATCHING DRYER

tennisfan 12/17/2016

I bought this matching dryer for my monstrous (capacity) 6.2 Maytag washer! I love it! It has the steam option to freshen up my work clothes and the dryer is absolutely incredible! I am no a dedicated Maytag customer! My next purchase from them will be a dishwasher, but I am absolutely THRILLED with my new washer and dryer. It's about time someone made a quality washer and dryer that will handle large loads. Thank you so much, Maytag! AWESOME product!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Product

Alberta 12/4/2016

Love this Dryer. Its beautiful and works awesome!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best dryer

Chrissy 11/25/2016

Love it! Large loads if you hate laundry this is for you.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to Use

Kassandra 11/18/2016

Just purchased a few months ago for our new home. Dries clothes beautifully. Very easy to operate. I've washed rugs,delicate items, blankets, heavy soiled clothes - gets them all clean!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very large but not perfect dryer

Chris 10/24/2016

This is an extremely large dryer. No kidding -- a large kid could easily fit inside. It will hold a large amount of clothes or even a comforter. Styling is nice as is the user interface. While the lint trap is large and gets full, there is still lint on some clothes. I run cat sheets for 2 hours and there is still cat hair on them. Worse, static electricity attracts hair to the dryer fins and you have to wipe hair off them after the load finishes.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Love the large size

David, the old house guy 10/17/2016

The large drum capacity of this dryer is really nice as is the steam feature to help refresh clothes and eliminate wrinkles. I am still learning about the features and how the different cycles behave, i.e. still trying to get used to those cycles that keep running even after you thought they have ended...must have something to do with wrinkle prevention.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Sorry

Picasso 10/11/2016

I've owned maytag w/d for four decades but this model takes longer to dry than my maytags in the past!

No, I do not recommend this product

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So far I love it.

Mich 10/9/2016

I have only use it a couple of times since having it installed but have no complaints.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Machine w/ great capacity

Jce 10/3/2016

The dryer is efficient and great features for drying or freshening up a load! The gas is definitely the way to go as the drying time is shorter and more efficient than electric.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love Love Love I love my new Maytag washer and dryer!!!!

Donner 10/2/2016

the first purchase that i made when I moved into a new home a month ago and so happy i did My sister had purchased a similar Maytag washer about 6 months ago nd i used hers a few times and loved it so i didnt even have to shop around i knew I wanted one too

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Happy with purchase

Tmanz919 9/30/2016

I am very happy with this washer. The extra large capacity is fantastic- I can wash large comforters and sheets at the same time! I wish there was an option for a shorter wash on delicates other than 50 minutes but other than this, I really am thrilled to own this washer!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features and large capacity

Becky 9/13/2016

I love my new dryer. It is large enough so I do less loads each week.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent

Celeste 9/12/2016

I'm so happy with my dryer

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Value

DJD 9/11/2016

We love this dryer. It holds a ton of clothes and dries at a fast rate.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This is a great dryer.

CJTHM 9/11/2016

I bought this gas dryer about months ago. It has a setting for everything, sometimes a little too many, but does a great job on drying the clothes and not mangling them. We prefer drying with gas and think this machine does a great job. It is really large and deep. We could have probably used a smaller size.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fantastic

Linton 9/11/2016

Outstanding!

Yes, I recommend this product

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New Maytag washer

Buzz 8/7/2016

This unit is amazing! I'm able to do a large amount of laundry at one time, and it comes out CLEAN!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Reed 7/7/2016

This dryer is great. Lots of room to do larger loads.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features...Easy to use

Frank P. 7/6/2016

Only had this for about 2 weeks and so far everything is as I expected. All the features are easy to use and works as well or better than I thought.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

Lance 6/20/2016

I bought this dryer a few weeks ago so far works great and very quiet!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the features

Sandy 6/7/2016

I love my new dryer the clothes dry quickly, and I am able to do my blankets and rugs with no problems

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

Jeff 5/28/2016

Great dryer, can't go wrong with Maytag

Yes, I recommend this product

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The Only Way To Go

parchiba 5/28/2016

State-of-the-art gas dryer exceeds my expectations. What a great machine!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Jeff 5/22/2016

Great machine, i have had it for about 2 months now and its great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW ?

STEWART 5/22/2016

I BOUGHT THIS 3 WEEKS AGO, JUST GOT IT HOOKED UP, RAN 1 LOAD THRU IT AND WORKED GREAT. NOW IT WON'T RUN ? NOT SURE IF THIS PRODUCT IS GOOD OR NOT ?

No, I do not recommend this product

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Kari 5/13/2016

I bought this a month ago and I am really happy with the product.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Dryer - but sits too far from wall

Happy in the Laundry Room 4/12/2016

I love the large capacity and all the options, bells and whistles. The problem is, the features indicate that it can be vented from any direction - but in order to have a side venting option, you have to purchase an additional "Vent KIT", plus you have to have a separate visit from a service technician ($150 in our area!) If you do not vent it from the side, the machine is positioned so that it looks to be about 10" away from the wall (and you have to pull the washer out that far to match also! Was really disappointed that although it lists this side venting as a feature, you don't find out until you dig into the actual manual, that it is not something the homeowners can connect themselves. Dryer has already dried queen sized comfortors and sleeping bags without issue.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beware!

Lesson learner 4/9/2016

I bought this dryer with the washer ahead of time of installation while building. When it was to be installed, we found out it was 5" deeper than the washer. So if you want it to sit out in front of the washer side by side, go for it! I'm sure they work well but you need adequate space & don't mind they don't exactly line up nice. No one made us aware of this big dimension difference & I've never bought or seen a set that was so unevenly matched in depth. Good luck!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Lisa K. 2/15/2016

We've had dryer since Dec 2015 and love it along with matching washer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I expected better performance

ShirleyM 2/7/2016

The clothes are frequently wrinkled or not dried evenly. I had much better performance from my previous dryer.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Awesome Dryer

Bob 2/5/2016

A bit on the pricey side but love my new dryer!

Yes, I recommend this product

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HAPPY WITH PURCHASE!

JJ 2/5/2016

Really nice to have a large capacity washer for our family of six. The dryer is very quiet and so far very good. We've had this dryer for about 2-3 months

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 star

Phil 12/16/2015

Dryer works fine and we have no complaints

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's all good

G J 11/19/2015

I haven't used it a lot as yet but so far so good.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So much more than a plain dryer

Sunshine 11/15/2015

I moved into my new home a couple of months ago and bought a new washer and dryer. I am so happy I bought this one it does everything.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Pretty Nice

Jeff 11/11/2015

It's massive, it's expensive, and it dries very well. The only reason I took one star off is because I had to dry my king size blanket for about two and a half hours, taking it out two different times to untangle it and stuff it back in so the middle would dry. It handles 15+ towels with ease, the lint trap is easy to clean. I expect nothing less from a nearly $1200 dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good steam dryer

Grandma 10/16/2015

The steam dryer works well and holds a lot.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great capacity and features

jwes 10/13/2015

We found this on the Maytag website, and it was difficult to find a store that could get it; the search was worth it. The range of control for drying cycles is great, the capacity huge, and the lint trap very effective and easy to clean. Glad we searched, it was worth the wait.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Big dryer with big quality

Mozzie 10/12/2015

I've had this dryer for a month and thus far this product has worked very well. The unit feels very well built and the features all work well including the steam refresh. Just a tip for installation; if you request to have the door switched around make sure the installers know what they are doing. When the installers switched my door they damaged it slightly because they were inexperienced and its not the easiest door to switch. Despite this issue I still feel it is an excellent product.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my dryer

Ben 10/5/2015

We bought this dryer 2 months ago and really like it. The lint trap is a little hard to open. Other than that we're really happy.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Jury's Out

Mary Maytag 10/2/2015

It's still too soon to tell but I'm not overly excited about this dryer compared to the old Kenmore I had for 30 years. It has a lot of fancy features but it still wrinkles a lot even with the wrinkle guard feature turned on and my bedding still comes out all twisted with the insides not dry. I'll give it more time as this is a fairly recent purchase.

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Great product

Mary B 9/23/2015

Our dryer was delivered a month ago. It works well, it was easy to learn the dryer settings. I like the electronics on it and the sensing features. We were surprised by how far from the wall we had to set the washer and dryer, so it took a little more space that we thought it would.

Yes, I recommend this product

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HUGE TUB!!!

The Constant Quilter 8/21/2015

I do fewer loads of laundry per week because the huge tub can handle larger loads. I have owned Maytag laundry appliances for 40 years, and can always rely on them.

Yes, I recommend this product