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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5500XW White Top Loading Washer - WTW5500XW

Abt Model: WTW5500WH | UPC Code: 883049190037
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3.6 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ Precision Dispense/ H2Low Wash System With Auto Load Sensing/ 9 Automatic Cycles/ Quiet Spin Technology/ 800 RPM Maximum Spin Speed/ Automatic Dispenser System/ 4 Selectable Water Temps/ Care Control Temperature Management/ Clean Washer Cycle With Affresh/ White Finish
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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5500XW White Top Loading Washer, Model WTW5500WH

Features:

  • 3.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • CEE Tier III Qualified
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Precision Dispense
  • H2Low™ wash system with Auto Load Sensing
  • 9 Automatic Cycles
  • Quiet Spin technology
  • 800 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Automatic Dispenser System
  • 4 Selectable Water Temps
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh®
  • Delicate Cycle
  • Heavy Duty Cycle
  • Bulky Items Cycle
  • 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
  • Number of Cycles: 9
  • Normal Wash: Normal
  • Quick Wash: Quick Wash
  • Extra Rinse: Extra Rinse

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 43"
  • Width: 27-1/2"
  • Depth: 27"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 140 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Load TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)3.6
Height (inches)43
Width (inches)27.5
Depth (inches)27
DispensersBleach, Fabric Softener
Control TypeDigital
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperature Settings4
Wash Cycles9
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)800
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5500XW White Top Loading Washer
 
4.0

(based on 1175 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (734)
  • Energy savings (716)
  • Performance (672)
  • Convenient features (620)
  • Style (499)

Cons

  • Sound level (272)
  • Cleanability (120)
  • Pricey / poor value (102)
  • Quality (30)
  • Performance (29)

Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (5)
  • Bedding (4)
  • Towels (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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2.0

lasted 5 years and 3 months

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from Green Lane PA

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This washer worked OK although I don't think it cleans as well as a washer with a large agitator, however...it just died at the ripe old age of 5 years and 3 months. You decide if this is a good value.

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5.0

EXCELLENT

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from ST MARTINVILLE LA

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I BOUGHT THIS ITEM 2 WEEKS AGO. I AM VERY SATIFIED WITH FEATURES.

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5.0

Low water and clean clothes!

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from Mendon, Utah

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I needed a low water machine, but was thinking I would have to give up white whites! My clothes are clean and about half the time!

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3.0

leaves a bit to be desired.

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from New Jersey

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Overall have been less than impressed with the overall performance. Clothes do not come as clean as you would expect.

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3.0

Energy Efficiant

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from Alabama

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I have had this washer for about amonth! I love being able to wash what I need and it fits because there is no agitator. So far so good! Just need the dryer to match. The Whirlpool washer is energy Efficiant which I love saves money!

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4.0

OK machine

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from Chicago

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Bought ours in Feb 2012. So far, so good. Had one service call when it was new. Sometimes dark colored clothes wind up with a detergent mark on them. Have to rewash. Usually only happens with one heavy dark blue shirt.

Don't expect it to last nearly as long as my last machine (20+ years)but OK so far. Not going to pay $300 + for a service call when something breaks. I'll just buy a new machine

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1.0

Don't waste your money

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from Utah

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This washer started out strong but quickly started having problems. I have now replaced the main controller. Of course 1 month after it went out of warranty then the motor. Then the. Controller again.

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3.0

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

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from Lantana, Fl

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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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