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Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer - WFW88HEAC

Abt Model: WFW88HEACS
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Regular Price $1199.00
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4.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ Quiet Spin 360 Technology/ Steam-Enhanced Cycles/ Stainless Steel Wash Basket/ Tap Touch Controls/ Smart Temperature Control/ Adaptive Clean Wash System/ 11 Automatic Cycles/ 5 Temperature Settings/ 14 Adaptive Wash Actions/ 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed/ Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System/ Direct Drive Motor/ Internal Water Heater/ LED Display/ Chrome Shadow Finish
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Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer, Model WFW88HEACS

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Features:

  • Best Care for your clothes with the Cold Wash cycle
  • Precision Dispense
  • 6 Hour TumbleFresh™ option
  • CEE Tier III Qualified
  • Up to 8 Hour PreSoak Option
  • 4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Quiet Spin 360 Technology
  • EcoBoost Option
  • Steam-Enhanced Cycles
  • Allergen Cycle
  • NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature
  • Tap Touch Controls
  • Smart Temperature Control Helps Reduce Shrinking and Color Bleeding
  • Adaptive Clean Wash System
  • 11 Automatic Cycles
  • 5 Temperature Settings
  • Deep Clean Steam Option
  • Keep Operational Sounds Inside the Washer
  • 14 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Delay Wash (up to 12 Hours)
  • Internal Water Heater
  • Delicate Cycle
  • Normal/Casual Cycle
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Bulky Items Cycle
  • Whitest Whites Cycle
  • On/Off Extra Rinse Option
  • Automatic Water Level Control
  • Add-A-Garment Indicator Light
  • Estimated Time Remaining Display
  • LED Display
  • Deep Clean Option
  • Clean Washer cycle with Affresh® Washer cleaner

Specifications:

Capacity

  • Total Capacity: 4.3 Cu. Ft.

Construction

  • Drum Material: Stainless Steel wash basket
  • Door Construction: Door Window

Performance

  • Dispenser Type: 3-Tray Dispenser Drawer
  • Temperature Control System: Care Control Temperature Management
  • Number of Temperatures: 4
  • Spin Speed: 1400
  • Number of Chambers: 3
  • Detergent Dispenser: Yes
  • Tier Level: CEE Tier III level
  • Number of Cycles: 11
  • Whitest Whites Cycle: Yes
  • Heavy Duty Wash: Yes
  • Normal Wash: Yes
  • Quick Wash: Yes
  • Extra Rinse: Yes
  • Add A Garment: Yes
  • Control Lockout: Yes

Electrical

  • 15 Amps. 60 Hz.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 39"
  • 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
Load TypeFront Loading
SteamYes
ColorChrome Shadow
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.3
Height (inches)39
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)32.75
Depth with Door Open51
DispensersBleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
Control TypeElectronic
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterYes
Temperatures Settings4
Wash Cycles11
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1400
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer
 
4.6

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (83)
  • Performance (78)
  • Energy savings (71)
  • Convenient features (66)
  • Sound level (62)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (21)
  • Sound level (11)
  • Cleanability (6)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best washer ever!

    Does your washer dance around while spinning a small load of laundry? Do you find strings and sometimes whole articles of clothing wrapped tightly around an agitator? Tired of wiping dirt and grime from...Read complete review

    Does your washer dance around while spinning a small load of laundry? Do you find strings and sometimes whole articles of clothing wrapped tightly around an agitator? Tired of wiping dirt and grime from the top lip of your washers drum? Are you irritated that your clothes are done washing but your dryer hasn't finished? Always buying laundry detergent? This one washer solves all that! I purchased it in August of 2013 and have four months of use out of it. It is without a doubt the best washer I have ever owned in my 41 years of existence. I can wash clothes quickly because of this washers large drum size. I like that the washer automatically adjust the the time it washes a load on the fly. Often the load is done in much less time then the digital display says it will take at the start of the cycle. We have the washer in our basement. The humming noise of the fast spinning drum is not even audible from upstairs. And speaking if fast spinning drums, even at a high speed the washer would barely cause a bowl of Jello to jiggle if set on top of it. The clothes come out dry enough that it takes longer to wash a load than dry it. Very impressive. It uses very little water and we only use one to two tablespoons of powder detergent per wash load. The clothes come out smelling fresh and clean. Speaking of smells one of the things we were concerned about from reading reviews about front loaders was that they developed a smell. We have not noticed any smell at all. The washer has a large rubber seal in front that a tiny bit of water collects in. We leave a rag sit on top of the washer and dab out the seal when we are done washing for the day. It takes about 5 seconds. We also leave the door ajar as recommend when not doing laundry. I'm convinced that anyone who says the washer developers an oder simply does not take care of their machine.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    All the beauty and design doens't make this machine wash well

    The design of this machine is impressive. It is beautiful to behold, the blue lights are gorgeous, and the musical tones of the buttons are lovely. The machine fails though to do the...Read complete review

    The design of this machine is impressive. It is beautiful to behold, the blue lights are gorgeous, and the musical tones of the buttons are lovely. The machine fails though to do the basic job of a washing machine. The detergent cup: this cup is used to add powder or liquid detergent, softener and bleach. the selector for powder or liquid detergent is awkward, but one can live with it. Never had a problem with detergent dispensing. Softener on the other hand is a problem. Rarely does the machine dispense all the softener. The dispenser cups also remain filled with water even after the wash cycle is complete. This causes moisture to remain in the area and leads to mold. We have to clean this frequently. The inside: good capacity, nice stainless steel inside, I like that anything that makes it into the machine (coins, pins, etc.) makes its way under the gasket instead of in the tubes/lines. Washing performance: horrible. I cant figure out why, but the machine does not wash well. I have tried many different settings, only to always find uneven soap or water distribution and uneven cleaning results. a few times I have had some items not even washed or wet at all. there's something in the design that prevents the detergent and water and cleaning from reaching all clothes equally. The Normal wash cycle just doesn't wash. We have had to settle on a bizarre combination of settings to get our clothes acceptably clean. The spin cycle is impressive, and when clothes do wash, they spin very well and leave little moisture, saving time and energy with our dryer. the inside does get moldy very quickly, so always leave the door open, and NEVER leave a washed load in there for more than 30 minutes. I also wish there would be a rinse-only cycle. In short, this machine was largely designed by a marketing team or amateur engineers since the washing performance is so poor.

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    5.0

    Unbelievable

    By Devilsdlg2

    from St. Louis, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

        Super quiet. Uses MUCH less water than the previous washer I had. Can't even tell it's running. Clothes come out cleaner than before. Plenty of configurations to accommodate any type of clothes that you have.

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        4.0

        We're pleased with the washer's overall performance, but think it's a bother to have to wipe it down when we're done.

        By jmh1095

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Cleanability
        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

          After speaking to family members and sales people from 4 stores, we decided on staying with the Whirlpool brand (old washer & dryer were Whirlpool, 26 years old), and selected the Duet front load. Cleans fine. Everyone told us the washing time would be longer, but drying time shorter which is proving true. Can't tell yet if electricity bill is going down. Advised to wipe the front door seal after use and leave the door open to allow the machine to dry to preclude mildew and odors; this is a hassle. But, we have not experience any leaks, from either the door, or the machine itself though reviews we read have mentioned both types of leaks. The soap drawer doesn't eliminate all the water as it's always wet, and there is always a tiny amount of soap left in the soap compartment. So, we rinse it out in the laundry sink and then let the entire drawer dry. Another hassle. Guess we could just let it remain wet, but again concern over excess water/moisture. Bottom line: clothes come out clean and the machine doesn't leak. We don't expect these new machines to last as long as the last ones, but we're hoping for another good experience with Whirlpool's reliability and dependability.

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          5.0

          Simply Marvellous

          By Minty

          from Austin, TX

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

              Whirlpool Design team have engineered this washing machine perfect for a household. I did a lot of research before buying this product and completely satisfied with the quality of laundry. Thanks Whirlpool for such an innovative product. In simple word this is Just Marvellous!

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              1.0

              Would not recommend buying this product

              By Lila123

              from Centreville, VA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Performance
                • Quality
                • Value

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                  I have an older model of this machine. Mine is 3 years old and has needed 2 major repairs. When it was less than a month old the display panel had to be replaced. Now the whole drum needs to be replaced. So presently I have been without the washer for 6 weeks and will be without it for 2 more weeks because when the warranty compamy contacted Whirlpool for the parts they only sent a protion of what was needed. This has been such a dispointing experience, that I would never again purchase a Whirlpool appliance.

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                  5.0

                  Big change for a lifelong top loading user

                  By Bruce29926

                  from Hilton Head, SC

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                      As part of a remodeling project I selected this and the matching dryer and these are the first front loaders I have ever owned. It is surprising to see it operate the first few times as it senses the loads first and then quietly goes through it's cycles. The detergent dispenser also takes some getting used to for someone who used to just dump in a cap full of detergent. There is a max detergent indicator that I would use to fill to the first few times before I realized that was more that a cap full so I was able to cut down on detergent use as well once I got figured that out. Very quiet running machine, have no problems at all, a great choice.

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                      5.0

                      works great!

                      By izzi

                      from cornell, mi

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                          runs better than the Bosch washer we had. would definitely recommend it to my friends

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                          5.0

                          We love our new laundry equipment

                          By explorator

                          from Olathe, KS.

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                            Works great, time will tell how long they last. I wish we did not need to drop in those cleaning tablets to take care of the mildew smell. Other than that they are very nice units.

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                            5.0

                            Energy and water efficient, and cleaner clothes!

                            By MFOX

                            from New Jersey

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Energy Savings
                            • Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                                Amazed at how clean my clothes get with this front load washer. Easy to use and adjust as my type of load requires. Couldn't be happier

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                                5.0

                                an excellant machine

                                By Beepee

                                from Greenfield MA

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                                    Not so much the machine as the service. I had a problem with a two year old washing machine and that problem has been solved satisfactorily

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                                    5.0

                                    Easy to use & cleans great!

                                    By Tommyt755

                                    from Metro Detroit

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer:

                                        We were a little worried about using a front load washer but this has been a really great machine. Our old machine was about 12 years old so this is very new design & features for us. We had no trouble using the washer and figuring out the different controls & features. My wife has commented several times on how well it removes spots and stains, in general how well it cleans. It saves on water too! We love it!

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                                        Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer

                                        Whirlpool Duet Chrome Shadow Steam Front Load Washer

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