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Whirlpool Cabrio White Top Loading Washer - WTW5550XW

Abt Model: WTW5550WH | UPC Code: 883049190051
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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5550XW White Top Loading Washer, Model WTW5550WH

Features:

  • 6th Sense™ technology
  • 3.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • CEE Tier III Qualified
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Precision Dispense
  • H2Low™ wash system with Auto Load Sensing
  • Eco Normal Cycle
  • 11 Automatic Cycles
  • Quiet Spin technology
  • 800 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Automatic Dispenser System
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • 4 Selectable Water Temperatures
  • Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh®
  • Delicate Cycle
  • Heavy Duty Cycle
  • Soak Cycle
  • Whites Cycle
  • Bulky Items Cycle
  • Quiet Wash Noise Reduction System
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
  • Bleach Dispenser

Specifications:

Construction

  • Washer Top Finish: Paint on Galvanized Steel

Performance

  • Bleach Dispenser: Gravity Bleach Dispenser
  • Tier Level: CEE Tier III level
  • Sound Package: Quiet
  • Number of Cycles: 11
  • Normal Wash: Normal
  • Quick Wash: Quick Wash
  • Extra Rinse: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 43-1/2"
  • Width: 27-1/4"
  • Depth: 26-5/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 140 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Load TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)3.6
Height (inches)43.5
Width (inches)28
Depth (inches)26.31
DispensersBleach, Fabric Softener
Control TypeRotary-Electric
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperatures Settings4
Wash Cycles11
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)800
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120V
  

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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5550XW White Top Loading Washer
 
4.0

(based on 1083 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (679)
  • Energy savings (663)
  • Performance (619)
  • Convenient features (570)
  • Style (450)

Cons

  • Sound level (258)
  • Cleanability (114)
  • Pricey / poor value (91)
  • Quality (28)
  • Performance (27)

Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (5)
  • Towels (4)
  • Bedding (3)
  • Heavy/bulky items (3)
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We are very satisfied with this washing machine and highly r

Washing Machine Whirlpool WTW5700XW0

We are very satisfied with this washing machine and highly recommend it.

My review is rather long, even though I try to be concise...Read complete review

Washing Machine Whirlpool WTW5700XW0

We are very satisfied with this washing machine and highly recommend it.

My review is rather long, even though I try to be concise and to the point.
When we had to purchase a new washing machine after our last one began to fade after 14 years (and it was already used), we consulted a leading consumer evaluation service. Our final choice was among the top loading 'high efficiency' machines recommended.

These new high efficiency machines differ substantially from the older machines. The sounds they make, the cycles they go through, the amount of water they use, are all very different from the older washing machines.

We chose this high efficiency model for these reasons:

1) it was highly recommended by the consumer evaluation service
2) it is rated Cier 3
3) it has a glass top

The competitor (for us) cost another $100 for a glass top and was cier 2 (a lower rating). That clinched it for us to get the Whirlpool rather than the (xxx). I really wanted to get the xxx because that brand has served my family well for more then sixty years, and it was the brand of the machine we were replacing. But to pay $100 more to get a lesser efficiency rated machine just for the glass top? -- well, not this time.

We were at first disconcerted with the noises but especially the low amount of water the Whirlpool uses. Never mind the different noises, we wondered how our clothes could possibly be cleaned with a level of water that never rose above the top of the clothes! Let me mention here that we are very happy with the glass top, which permits us to see the washer in action. Without the glass top, I would be constantly stopping, looking, and restarting, without seeing what is actually transpiring.

Through the glass top we could see that the clothes are moved rigorously through the solution of water and detergent; so the manufacturer's statement that detergent is efficiently delivered makes sense.

We rarely use a dryer unless it rains unceasingly for days and days; we hang out clothes to dry on a clothesline. After three months with our new washing machine I state unequivocally that whether dried on the clothesline or in the dryer, our clothes are at least as clean and fresh as before, and to my mind, better.

I have wondered why reviews are all over the map: some claim the product is the best ever and others the worst ever. Sometimes complaints are handled well, sometimes not. Those that are not handled well lead to justifiably bad reviews.

So how does one consider the bad reviews that are complaints not about a defective product, but rather about the product itself?

I think -- and this is just my personal opinion -- that most complaints arise from not understanding how this very different machine works. If I look at the water level, for instance, and think this can never ever get my clothes clean, well then it may be that no matter how clean my clothes actually are I won't believe they are clean.

As for the rest (I think a minor remainder), I have no explanation or speculative explanation. I would say, 'Give it a real chance. If that doesn't do it for you, seek recourse: get a replacement, another model, or go back'. I would rather not have anyone go back, because the water savings are significant.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed!

I have to say I am very disappointed with my new washer. It doesn't clean well and I have to run loads 2 and 3 times to get them clean. I love the Whirlpool...Read complete review

I have to say I am very disappointed with my new washer. It doesn't clean well and I have to run loads 2 and 3 times to get them clean. I love the Whirlpool dryer and have never had any complaints about a Whirlpool washer until now. I have to literally set ever load on the HIGHEST and LONGEST setting and hope they are semi clean when finished.

My husband works construction and I have pets so I am washing blankets, sheets, sofa covers and dirty construction clothes and this washer really - really does NOT clean them well. I hope it dies soon so I can justify buying a new one. :(

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3.0

It was great until the warranty expired at 3 years old.

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from Lantana, Fl

Comments about Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5550XW White Top Loading Washer:

I bought this and the matching dryer a few years ago. At first the machine was decent...I did have to retighten the bottom nut on the belt gear in my first year, but other than that it was good for the first three years. Right after my warranty expired the machine took longer and longer to wash and started doing weird things like not spin or not agitate. No codes were thrown. It also started using hot water to rinse instead of cold. I finally replaced it today as now the control board is supposedly bad (still no codes thrown). The dryer has been great.

The washer was my most expensive washer purchase and I was disappointed. Also the interior finish degraded quickly around the bottom edge of the top of the cabinet.

In the last couple years, I went from a +1 to a family of 6 :) The problems with this machine made laundry difficult. We would have to unplug, spin the machine by hand so it would start,etc. Wash took 2-3 hours a load at times.

Right after I bought this new model, Whirlpool came out with another model at the same price point that is much better from what I hear. Many repair guys told me this one was a dud in their line-up.

I love Whirlpool, but not this machine.

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1.0

Waste of Money!

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from Santa Maria, CA

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This is absolutely the worst washer I have ever owned! It doesn't clean the clothes, it takes forever and you often have to wash the same item several times to get it clean. Sometimes it just sits and ticks then it can take over an hour and a half to wash and the clothes still aren't clean!

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1.0

Run and save your money

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from Springfield, Ma

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I bought this washer and dryer and it is the biggest mistake I have ever made. I will never buy another Whirlpool product as long as I live...

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I Won't Buy Another Whirlpool Washing Machine

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from Dracut, MA

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I bought this machine from my local family owned appliance store on 2/21/12. As of 12/10/15 I have had to make 3 service calls to have this machine repaired. This first call was on 8/15/13 because the washer was noisy/grinding during the spin cycle. It turns out a nut fell off from underneath the machine. The repairman apologized for charging me for something he said he saw frequently with this machine and told me if it happened again to super glue it on. The most recent problem was the washer was draining but not spinning and the clothes were wet when the washing cycle ended. A service call indicated that the machine needed a new capacitor. Also, during this service call the appliance repairman asked if I noticed how loud the machine was. He stated the machine was very loud and that I probably didn't notice because it was getting louder gradually. He said this is caused by the transmission bearing and that this indicated the machine would need this replaced in the foreseeable future. He told me at that point I would probably be throwing good money after bad and should consider buying another machine. I emailed Whirlpool after his visit on 12/10/15 to complain. I was not expecting anything from them and true to form during my call with them today 12/21/15 they said "because of the age of the machine there was nothing they could do." My machine is not even 4 years old. I told the rep I wasn't surprised that nothing could be done but when the time comes to replace this machine it won't be with another Whirlpool. My last machine was a Maytag that lasted me 20 years. I have a family of 3 and do about 6/7 loads of laundry a week. Very disappointing.

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1.0

Problems from the beginning

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from Reynoldsville , Pa

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I have had this washer for 1 1/2 years. It has been repaired twice and now the agitator and seal went, cost to repair now is $385.00. Leaves lint on clothes and does not always clean properly.

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1.0

Do not buy this washer

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from Honolulu, Hawaii

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I bought this washing machine when I moved into my house in mid 2012. The machine has basically not worked properly for most of this time. I do two loads a week which means for anyone else, this machine would have broken in like two months.

I've already had a repair man come in and he replaced some parts but said, "this is a horrible mode' and there was nothing he could do.

The spin cycle does not work. I hang my sopping wet clothes each time. The screen says "47" minutes but really takes hours. It was such a waste of money.

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1.0

DONT BUY! SEARCH THE INTERNET ABOUT IT!

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from KERNERSVILLE, NC

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DO NOT EVER BUY THIS. PROBLEMS FROM DAY ONE. PARTS FOR SIMPLE FIXES COST AS MUCH AS NEW WASHER. TRUST ME.

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4.0

Limited Use, But So Far, A Winner

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from West Central Minnesota

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Obviously, over time this review could change and I suspect it will be higher rather than lower. At this point I have had the dryer (5500 gas series) for just a few weeks. Convenient controls combining dials and electronic push-buttons. The AccuDry system seems to be efficient, capacity is VERY adequate. Common sense prevails when drying many items (especially large articles) to be certain they don't wrap around one another. The AccuDry Sensors may not be effective when that that happens. All-in-all a very good price point and value, recommended.

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1.0

It died after 4 years

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from Texas

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I have to rate this machine is poor simply because it didn't last very long. 4 years, to be exact. In my opinion, that is a complete fail. We had the repairmen come out, who said it wouldn't be worth it to fix it. For the money, he recommended buying a new one. During the time that the machine did work, it wasn't bad. I would even rate it as good - if it weren't for its short life. Sorry. Four years really doesn't cut it.

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1.0

BUYER BEWARE!!!

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from Chester County, PA

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If I could give this a zero rating, I would. It lasted only 4 years until a total breakdown. The washer stopped draining the clothes, leaving them soaking wet. The hoses went bad. The lid lock refused to unlock, thus disallowing me to get my wet clothes. The spin cycle was hit or miss as far as it working. The motherboard went bad and the transmission was on it's last leg. I got a quote of $700 to repair in addition to the service call, and that's providing the transmission does not need to be replaced. I am very upset with Whirlpool!!!

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