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This is my fourth set of Duet washer/dryer combos, so I feel qualified to give a trustworthy review. I've followed the increasing quality/features of these Duets, and paid top dollar over...Read complete review
This is my fourth set of Duet washer/dryer combos, so I feel qualified to give a trustworthy review. I've followed the increasing quality/features of these Duets, and paid top dollar over and over again for what I thought was state-of-the-art function, only to lament why this or that wasn't included. Well, this washer seems to have fixed all that was wrong with the previous washers.Finally - a liquid detergent function that does not leak if you pour the liquid in for more than a minute before starting the load. Finally - a lighted drum for the washer. Finally - Fanfresh! (hadn't every other manufacturer previously introduced this in their top-end models?) And look - a way to program your own cycles - superb!! Precision dispense (and a way to adjust those settings dependent on your detergent and water hardness level), 1500 RPM extracts, water that goes "mostly" on the clothes, the amazing amount of wash cycles, and the LCD color panel are all amazing and deserved in this top-of-the-line model. Therefore, my quibbles are few - but I do have some.Whirlpool developers must work on a way to get water temperature up to proper temp for each cycle (many people live in places where hot water must run for a while to get hot, and Whirlpool needs some sort of sensor that works for this purpose). Some of the other Duets have "pretended" to have this but none appear to be getting it right. This is especially important for the cleaning (Affresh) cycle. Also, continue on getting more of water out the spout to pour directly on the clothes - too much water still pours onto the seal and/or the inside of the door.Also, the end-of-cycle "buzzer" is hardly a buzzer, and I ask for a return to (or at least an option for) something more brash and less melodic to signify that I need to get up and empty the washer.Is there a way we can make water draining quieter? It is still quite noisy. Also, the ability to program more than 7 custom cycles would be appreciated (I hit this limit the first day, when I washed everything I owned).Finally a way to upgrade functionality or screen colors/themes via USB (or some sort of connectivity) is needed at this point (other manufacturers have this capability).Other than these minor quibbles, Whirlpool really nailed it with this washer. If you're sitting on the fence about getting one, don't. You will not regret it. Just read the manual first, run clean cycles regularly, DON'T USE NON-HE DETERGENT, and leave the door open after every wash. They've really come a long way with these Duets since the 9100s and those belt-driven nightmares! Can' t wait to see what you do for Duet's 10th anniversary!
Most Liked Negative Review
Quiet, Pretty and Efficient, but does not actually get cloth
We had a Duet washer bought in 2002 we liked it and have always used HE soap, but recently it was not getting clothes clean, so we bought new Duet washer. We love...Read complete review
We had a Duet washer bought in 2002 we liked it and have always used HE soap, but recently it was not getting clothes clean, so we bought new Duet washer. We love the design and the jingle it plays when finished and the light up dial, and the pedalstal drawer and easy to unload , but we noticed that the clothes came out smelly and dingy or smelled of soap and the length of time for one wash is well over one hour.We tried extra rinse, we tried less soap, there are 4 pages of troubleshooting pages in the manual. Apparently washing clothes has become rocket science.We returned the washer and got a top load non HE Whirlpool(we like Whirlpool)which washes clothes in half the time and comes out clean.Maybe in 10 years, when time for a new washer, the HE technology will work, but for now we need a washing machine that gets the clothes clean.
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21st Century washer
from Phoenix, AZ
Comments about Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEXW White Front Load Washer:
We have had our new washer for 1 month. We are extrememly pleased with it's performance.Very quiet and smooth running. Multiple settings to achieve best possible performance and economy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Clothes Have Never Been Cleaner
from Las Vegas, NV
Love this washing machine and the matching gas dryer! It is incredibly quiet and my clothes look brighter than with my previous machine. Plus, the many options means there is always an appropriate setting - no matter what I'm washing.
from Kewaskum, WI
The washer is very water efficient. It is very quiet. I was standing in the same room and didn't even realize it was on.
from Chicago, IL
Everything about it is #1
from Grand Rapids, Mi.
Quiet, spins so well the clothes come out practically dry. Many choices as far as cycles. Love the stainless steel drum. Great machine.
We just bought our second set!
By Laundry Mom of 4
from Atlanta, GA
I have absolutely loved my duet set over the years and was a little disappointed when we included it in the sale of our house. But that gave us an excuse to buy the latest model. It is redesigned a little bit, for instance there is nowhere to add oxiclean in the dispenser, I put it directly in the drum now. But the load and go detergent option is fabulous! They also changed the method for reminding you to clean the washer, but overall I have been happy with the new design.
By Jon S
from Mesa, AZ
Could not be happier
By The Cleaner
from Silvis IL.
Our new washer is the best investment we have made for our home. It's quiet, economical and wow does it get laundry clean. I just can't say enough about this washer we are very very very pleased .
who needs a dryer
from Elk Grove, Ca
love this machine. it is quiet and has so many options. when it spins the clothes, they are almost dry. it would have been great if the door could have opened from the other side. somehow have that option before it is delivered would be nice. but otherwise, the washer is top of the line.
Fourth Set Purchased
By R D
from Tualatin OR
Quite and efficient. We do two to three loads of laundry a day
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