User manuals featuring diagrams of Whirlpool dryers can be accessed through Appliance Repair or on the Whirlpool website. In the 1990s, Whirlpool added a 27-inch model to its dryer line-up. The new model has different parts than the traditional 29-inch model.
Some manufacturers market dryers under alternate brand names or under private labels, leading to confusion for consumers seeking information. KitchenAid designs are now made by Whirlpool following an acquisition in the 1990s, and Whirlpool bought Maytag in 2006. Whirlpool headquarters is in Michigan, and the company makes approximately $19 billion in annual revenues and employs 69,000 people. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of home appliances.