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Whirlpool Duet Diamond Steel Smart Front Load Steam Washer - WFL98HEBU

Abt Model: WFL98HEBSS | UPC Code: 883049266473
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4.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ 6th Sense Live technology/ Precision Dispense Ultra/ Laundry Apps/ FanFresh Option For Up To 16 Hours/ Quiet Spin 360 Technology/ Full Color Widescreen LCD Display/ Stain Assist/ Direct Inject Wash System/ EcoBoost Option/ NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature/ 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed/ Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System/ Direct Drive Motor/ Internal Water Heater/ Steam Clean Option/ 13 Wash Cycles/ Diamond Steel Finish
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Whirlpool Duet Diamond Steel Smart Front Load Steam Washer, Model WFL98HEBSS

Features:

  • 6th Sense Live™ technology
  • Smart Assistant
  • Smart Stats
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Nudges
  • Smart Alerts
  • Smart Store
  • Precision Dispense Ultra
  • Laundry Apps
  • FanFresh™ Option for up to 16 Hours
  • Quiet Spin 360 Technology
  • Full Color Widescreen LCD Display
  • Stain Assist
  • Direct Inject Wash System
  • EcoBoost Option
  • NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature
  • 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Internal Water Heater
  • Allergen Cycle
  • Delay Wash (up to 20 Hours)
  • Steam Clean Option

Specifications:

Construction

  • Drum Material: Stainless Steel
  • Control Type: Electronic
  • Automatic Dispense System: Bulk-Load Detergent; Fabric Softener; Bleach
  • Wash Motor Description: 1/3 hp
  • Pedestal Options: Yes
  • Optimal Dose Dispenser: Precision Dispense

Performance

  • ADA Compliant: ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
  • CEE Tier Rating: Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
  • Automatic Dispense System: Bulk-Load Detergent; Fabric Softener; Bleach
  • Optimal Dose Dispenser: Precision Dispense
  • Out of Balance Sensing: Yes
  • Sound Package: Yes
  • Number of Wash Cycles: 13
  • Cycle Selections: My Cycle; Specialty Cycles; Rinse/Drain & Spin; Hand Wash; Delicates; Quick Wash; Normal - Casual; Bulky Items; Allergen; Heavy Duty; Whitest Whites; Jeans; Clean Washer with affresh
  • Number of Soil Levels: 3
  • Soil Selections: Heavy; Light; Normal
  • LED Color: Blue
  • Sequence Lights or LCD: Pause; Eco Boost; Fan Fresh; Control Lock; Door Locked; Pre Wash; Spin; Rinse; Wash
  • Delay Start: Up to 20 hours
  • Option Selections: Presoak; Control Lock; Deep Clean with Heated Water; EcoBoost; End of Cycle Signal; Extra Rinse; FanFresh; Steam Enhanced

Temperature

  • Number of Temperatures: 5
  • Wash Selections: Extra Hot; Hot; Warm; Cool; Cold

Spin Speed

  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1400
  • Number of Spin Speeds: 4

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Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 38-1/2"
  • Width: 27"
  • Depth: 32-3/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 250 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Appliance TypeFront Load Washers
TypeFront Load Washers
ADA CompliantYes
Load TypeFront Loading
SteamYes
ColorDiamond Steel
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.3
Height (inches)38.5
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)32.75
Depth with Door Open51.38
DispensersDetergent, Fabric Softener, Bleach
Control TypeDigital, Knobs
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterYes
Temperature Settings6
Wash Cycles26
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1400
Wi-FiYes
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

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Pros

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  • Energy savings (5)
  • Convenient features (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Innovative (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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Whirlpool washer with 6th Sense review

First things first, I really, really like this washer. With that out of the way, let me tell you a little about why I like it, and can recommend it.
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First things first, I really, really like this washer. With that out of the way, let me tell you a little about why I like it, and can recommend it.

Before I talk about the advanced features, let me mention that I am an IT person by trade, and love technology. With that being said, If a product does not perform its core function well, all of the "bells and whistles" do not matter.

Thankfully, this washer does both. It performs its core function (washing) extremely well, and also has plenty of technology if you take the time to set it up.

1. Setup

I think whirlpool could make the setup of this washer easier for non technical people. The washer did not even come with the appropriate manual for how to put the washer on your wifi network, which is needed if you want to use the "smart" features, or have it text you, etc.

It supporst wifi protected setup, but most people do not use that. In order to get it online without wifi setup, you have to access the washers network page. Thats not too difficult, but for some reason whirlpool does not give you the instructions for how to do this in the box... you need to go to the smart appliance website, create an account, and then hunt around for installation instructions.

Most people will give up before getting it online, unless they are technically inclined or have a techie friend / spouse / child.

The online setup (as I mentioned) is a 2 part affair, with putting the washer on your wifi, then creating an account on the smart appliance website, then finally adding the washer to the account.

On the web portal, you can input 2 phone numbers for the washer to contact (to let you know things like detergent level, when its done washing, when it wants to be cleaned, etc), and also setup an email address if you prefer to get email over txt messages. If you have more than 2 people you would like to get notified, you are kind of out of luck. They should let you notify more than 2 people, as these notices are kind of cool.

2. Usage

The washer is very intuitive to use, and has a nice display. The settings are pretty self explanatory (jeans, heavy duty, normal, etc), and there is also a nice built in help feature that tells you what each option does.

Additionally, there is a "specialty cycle" section for things like blankets, comforters etc. Each of the presets (both the normal ones and special ones) can be adjusted. If it suggests warm water, and high spin for your blanket but you want to use cool (not cold) water, you can easily change it.

If you have gone through the effort of getting the washer online, and setting up your online account (and telling it who your utility company is), the washer will recommend delay washing when the rates are higher. It will automatically start at the time the rates go down. A nice feature for saving a little money if you do not have to have your clothes done right then.

It also has a fan fresh setting, which will tumble the clothes when they get done, so they do not sit and get stale. Very nice for if you are washing and running errands at the same time.

I really like the automated soap dispenser as well. You tell it the concentration of your liquid HE (high efficiency) detergent, and whether your water is hard, and it automatically measures out soap for the size of the load. No more guesswork, or using too much soap.

Using too much soap is one of the reasons front loaders can start to grow mold, so this is really nice. Its also nice if you have people who wash and just throw the maximum soap in there "because more soap = more clean, right?"

The spin cycles of the washer extract so much water that your dryer will dry your clothes in half the time you are probably used to.

The washer uses almost no water (if you watch it while its washing, the clothes basically do not sit in water at all... they are soaking wet, but not sitting in a pool of water. basically ideal for conservation and cleaning).

I am in california and had to order this washer from a vendor in chicago, because it was not sold here. I think whirlpool should release this washer nationwide, as it does an excellent job of getting clothes clean, is very quiet, and has a pretty intuitive interface. The only negative is the awkward setup process to get the washer on your network.

Its expensive compared to simple washers, and I can not speak to its longevity as I have owned it for 3 months or so, but would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get a top of the line washer (its great even without the app features), but would highly recommend it for anyone looking for top washer performance along with some pretty nifty convenience features / notifications.

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Confused by basic feature

Washer came in today, it looks great! However, ran into a question without an answer before the first use. The Precision dispense.

The manual says to select the soap concentration...Read complete review

Washer came in today, it looks great! However, ran into a question without an answer before the first use. The Precision dispense.

The manual says to select the soap concentration being used. Options are: 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, and 6X. The manual also suggests using Tide products. (Great, I already use that)

However, Tide does not advertise or label their products with a concentration level. Ok, so the manual say consult the manufacturer's website. Checked it out... nothing. Checked a local store, not sure I saw any products advertised in this way.

Confused that a newly designed washer, with the manufacturer's recommended brand of product, does not align to the actual detergent product.

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4.0

Nice

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from Michigan

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Only a month old and had to have the repair man out to fix the washer he had to replace all 4 shocks and spring struts it was like someone was inside the washer when it started to spin and was hitting the side with a hammer so loud. So glad it was under warranty.But now it's fixed all is great. Washes great and love all the features.

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1.0

Only buy if you have time for repeated repairs...and no WiFi

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Leaking...from down under? I know that it's leaked from the door since we bought the unit. I ignored it since it's inconvenient to have the services appointments, but now it's also leaking a lot from under the washer...not even sure where that is coming from.

The start button doesn't always work, so some times you have to push the button once or some cycles you have to push the button multiple times. I know it sounds petty, but when you are rushing to get a wash on before leaving the house to come home to nothing to done it's annoying.

We bought this product to add into our smart home items, but the washing machine keeps falling off the wifi. The dryer and washer are both "smart" and only the washer falls off. We have to constantly unplug the washer to get it to restart. I called to get service to fix this, and they said they don't support the wifi, so it's a problem with our router...although this is the only item we have problems with.

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5.0

Very reliable and smart appliance

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from Woolwich, NJ

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I like a lot my new washer, I've been using it for a month now and I'm very satisfied. I love the detergent dispenser, I get notifications on my smartphone app when it needs to be refilled. Also with the app you can see what the machine is doing, using history with details, including power consumption and many many other features. Totally recommend this washer! You'll love it! I also bought the matching drier, it's a perfect pair! ... planning to get the pedestals as well.

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Not a good experience

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from Sandy, ut

This is our second whirlpool washing machine. The first one was replaced because it was defective. The second one ( 4 years ago) does not wash well. Also, it keeps ripping the clothes. I can't keep replacing sheets, and everything we wash. Therefore, I'm replacing the washer and dryer. They were very expensive. Very frustrating!!!!

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5.0

Life changer

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from San Francisco, Ca

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I truly love this washer! I love the 6th sense technology. Large capacity cuts down on number of loads of laundry significantly and saves tons of time. Plenty of cycle options to get just the right wash. Whisper quiet with great self balancing to handle almost any load.

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5.0

Innovative new washer which works with Nest

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from Lake Orion, MI

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My new Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live Technology is a state of the art machine with perfect washing results, build in energy saving features and WLAN connection to the smart grid which helps to save even more energy. The best feature is, that I can check the status of the machine over an app on my phone or my iPad.

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5.0

looks good, works better

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from Ohio

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The efficiency of draining the water from the clothes really cuts down energy costs and drying time

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It's Broke

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from Corpus Chrisit Texas

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My wife bought this washer 15 days ago it worked a week and now it's broke taking a week to get a service tech to look at it :-(((

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5.0

Love the machine!

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from Denver, CO

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We bought this a few weeks ago and love the efficiency and wifi technology.

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4.0

Great machine with amazing features

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The interface with the web page is not working correctly. The self cleaning feature fails to reset itself.
Has so many features that people in the household are unwilling to learn how to best utilize the appliance.
I love it but that is because I read manuals from beginning to end.

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