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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

Note: The manufacturer does not include a power cord with this item due to different outlet configurations. Check your outlet configuration to determine which cord is required then click the accessories tab below to purchase the correct one for your home.

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
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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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
DispensersBleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
Control TypeDigital, Knobs
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterYes
Temperatures Settings6
Wash Cycles26
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1400
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Design (6)
  • Energy savings (5)
  • Innovative (5)
  • Performance (5)
  • Convenient features (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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. Before I...Read complete 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. 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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    This washer has never run for more than a few days at a time

    Do not order this machine. It has too many circuit boards and displays that break repeatedly. My machine has had every board replaced and still breaks frequently

    Do not order this machine. It has too many circuit boards and displays that break repeatedly. My machine has had every board replaced and still breaks frequently

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    BAD PURCHASE

    By Kathhy

    from Undisclosed

    I owned a Maytag washer and dryer before they were owned by Whirlpool for 23 years with no problems. Purchased a front loader Duet to replace. Three years latter the spin cycle sounds liking it is taking off for a moon landing and it is eating our clothes. Will be replacing soon and NOT with a WHIRLPOOL PRODUCT. So terribly disappointed.

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    4.0

    Works as expected minor aspect issues

    By Victor (as in the one who won!)

    from Azusa, CA

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Clothes Well
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool Duet Diamond Steel Smart Front Load Steam Washer:

        We recently moved into a new house so we bought this washer. Ever piece of fabric we own had to go through it after the move. At first I was not seeing any miracles, but my wife noticed that my white socks are becoming white again, after a slow move to gray with our previous machine.
        I am very picky so I'll just list the quirks and let downs. Everything else is great!
        Setup - you need to pretend this is a WI-FI printer with some wireless routers. To begin setup you have to push the SmartGrid button. No other options on the screen. The manual is trying to walk a user through an alternative setup scenario, but frankly it was written by someone who has no idea about the subject.
        There is useless and annoying animation on the screen - Theme 2 is way better.
        Mobile app is very limited in what it offers. It does keep track of electricity consumption and number of cycles etc. Why can't I setup MyCycle from it? That would be the most important thing I would use it for. Instead you have to deal with the interface on the machine.
        Whirlpool servers currently sends two error email messages per cycle, ehhm in error. Customer Service says they're working on killing them.
        Working the machine interface is akin to an ATM interface - buttons located under the screen correspond to options on the screen. However some buttons stick out more then others and some require more effort to push then others. Actually the main Start button feels pressed down but does not do anything unless I give it an extra nudge sometimes. Annoying! And it's too bad to introduce such a feeling of clumsiness and low quality to otherwise a great product.
        The manual says that the precision dispenser is dispensing all the fluids (includes softener and bleach) and yes, it does that, but it does not actually measure them. It does so with detergent, but it releases all the additives like any other $200 machine, so you do not have to measure your detergent and add at every wash, but you do have to do that for the other two fluids, resulting for me in not using them at all. I guess a good thing is that the clothes are still coming out nice.
        Rubber hoses were included, so if you are OK with those (I was) no need to buy extra. The dryer, however had no hose, but it did have the Y splitter.
        And that brings me to the final point - Whirlpool seems inconsistent in what it provides as accessories, information and manuals. There are accessories suggested in the manual, but no trace of them on the website. The website mentions some brochures that I cannot find, etc.
        Last note - the electric dryer is smart, but the gas one (which I bought) is not - not a huge let down since the functionality is so limited but certainly a deflating feeling.

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        5.0

        Great Washer

        By kurts21

        from New Berlin, WI, United States

        I have had nothing go wrong. You can make your own custom cycles, works great. Weighs the load no adding detergent by hand. It does it all. Couldn't be happier.

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        4.0

        great model

        By glennyy

        from Undisclosed

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        5.0

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        By eosten1

        from Stevensville, MI, United States

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        5.0

        Great Features!

        By eosten1

        from Stevensville, MI

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        5.0

        whirlpool steam 4.6 qf he washer

        By Timike

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Convenient Features
        • Design
        • Easy to use
        • Energy Savings
        • Performance
        • Style

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Beautiful, working very good, washing my kids staff very nice, very big capacity, I can put my queen size and my twin size comforter in together.

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            5.0

            Great example of excellent engineering and design!

            By Penny1942

            from Ringgold, la.

            Pros

            • Convenient Features
            • Design
            • Easy to use
            • Energy Savings
            • Innovative
            • Performance
            • Sound level
            • Style

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              I like the varied cycles to choose from. This unit is efficient, quiet and dependable. It is easy to use. The "state of the art" design and style are very attractive.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This washer has never run for more than a few days at a time

              By Jerryrb

              from Texas

              Do not order this machine. It has too many circuit boards and displays that break repeatedly. My machine has had every board replaced and still breaks frequently

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              4.0

              Technology!!

              By Sharon73

              from Fremont, Ohio

              Pros

              • Design
              • Easy to use
              • Energy Savings
              • Innovative

              Cons

              • sound level

              Best Uses

                I love this washing machine! Very advanced technology: let's me know when to fill the detergent dispenser and emails me when the cycle is complete.

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