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Whirlpool White Top Load Washer - WTW4800BQ

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3.6 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ Care Control Temperature Management/ Fabric Sense Wash System/ Advanced Vibration Control/ Automatic Dispense System/ 700 RPM Spin Speed/ 5 Temperature Settings/ White Finish
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Whirlpool White Top Load Washer - WTW4800BWH

Enjoy exceptional cleaning and efficiency with a washer that combines the best of both worlds. The Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. top load washer not only helps reduce shrinking and color bleeding with the Care Control temperature management system, but it also saves energy by using the right temperature for detergent. Try customizing cleaning with the Fabric Sense™ wash system. It makes sure you always have the right temperature, cycle time and agitation speed, while a smooth motion agitator takes care of bringing laundry to the bottom of the wash basket where cleaning takes place. Thanks to specially designed ridges, this model can even clean twice the average size load.

Features:

  • Care Control Temperature Management
    Adjusts the cold and hot water inlets to reach temperatures that are warm enough to dissolve detergents. Water is kept from overheating to help reduce shrinking and color bleeding while saving energy
  • Fabric Sense™ Wash System
    Once you select a cycle and fabric type, the Fabric Sense™ wash system automatically matches your needs to the optimal temperature, cycle time and agitation speed for customized care and cleaning
  • 3.6 cu. ft. capacity
    Wash up to 2 baskets of laundry in one load. 3.6 cu. ft. capacity Cabrio® washers give you the extra space you need for larger loads and bulky items like comforters. The wash basket adapts to both large and small loads for optimal fabric care

Specifications:

Capacity

  • Washer Capacity (DOE): 3.6 Cu. Ft.

Style and Extras

  • Sound Package: Yes
  • Advanced Vibration Control: Yes
  • Automatic Dispense System: Bleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener

Cycle and Options

  • Washer Cycle Selections: Casual Light, Casual Regular, Clean Washer, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Normal - Heavy, Normal - Light, Normal - Regular, Rinse & Spin
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 700
  • Number of Spin Speeds: 2
  • Number of Soil Levels: 3
  • Temperature Combinations: Cold, Cool, Hot, Tap Cold, Warm
  • Washer Option Selections: Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Load Size, Wash Temp

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 42"
  • Width: 27-1/2"
  • Depth: 27"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 135 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 TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)3.6
Height (inches)43
Width (inches)28
Depth (inches)27
DispensersBleach, Fabric Softener
Control TypeKnobs
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperatures Settings5
Wash Cycles11
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)700
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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Whirlpool White Top Load Washer
 
4.4

(based on 4087 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (204)
  • Performance (169)
  • Convenient features (159)
  • Sound level (103)
  • Style (99)

Cons

  • Sound level (62)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Cleanability (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (12)
  • Towels (8)
  • Delicate (6)
  • Bedding (5)
  • Heavy/bulky items (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

HOTTEST WATER YOU WANT! RINSE FILLS TO THE TOP!

First, it took some getting used to the newer features that older washers did not have such as the locking lid and pause button. To get the best results read the Use and Care...Read complete review

First, it took some getting used to the newer features that older washers did not have such as the locking lid and pause button. To get the best results read the Use and Care guide for which cycles use a full rinse vs spray rinse and how to avoid delaying the "sensing" process.

Second, I wash bedding in 140 degree hot water as recommended by allergy doctors for killing dust mites. I achieve this temperature by turning off the cold water valve/hose and letting in only hot water.

1. I like the fact I can get the hottest water I want if I turn off my cold water valve/hose. My water heater is set to deliver 156 degrees and I get the water straight out of my water heater without any interference. Some of the newer machines on the market have that "perfect temp" feature which blocks your water hose to keep you from making the water as hot as you want, and this machine DOES NOT DO THAT, thank goodness!

2. Once you select the wash cycle, let the water fill up a little before adding detergent. I like that the water fills all the way up and covers the clothes. I do not like HE washers that use a 'tablespoon' of water to wash or rinse a load. This one is like an old fashioned washer that fills up.

3. You unlocked the lid by touching the pause button at any point in the cycle. I noticed if you hit the pause button while it's in "sensing" mode, it takes longer for the lid to unlock.

4. On a "regular" wash cycle the rinse water fills up completely to the top and your clothes are fully submerged. However, some cycles use a "spray rinse" but I have found that if spray is not enough, I can run it through the "rinse and spin" cycle that fully submerges my clothes under water. Hard to find that in any washing machine today.

5. It has a drain and rinse feature that's handy when I need to interrupt a load and want to get moving. I also use this when doing towels because it spins them drier than other cycles.

6. It has a 2 rinse cycle option that is critical for one with sensitive skin and cannot tolerate any soap residues in clothing. And if you're really extra sensitive, you can always run it through a 3rd rinse using the "rinse and spin" cycle only.

7. It takes a few minutes longer to wash a "heavy" load than my old washer. I think that is due to new features that sense and test if a load is balanced before it begins to spin. Also, if you open the lid during the "sensing phase" aka when it's "thinking" then it starts the sensing process over and that adds more time. It seems to take a few seconds to make the transition from one step to another due to the electronic sensing features processing what to do next.

8. It makes an assortment of noises especially during the spin part. That's all part of the new "sensing" technology that is adjusting the balance by spinning a touch first, stopping and then spinning again after adjusting for balance.

9. I have washed a Lands' End king size Polartec 200 blanket and it fit just fine and washed well. I washed 4 pairs of 40" x 36" thick wrangler jeans and 6 big thick towels and it was fine.

10. It does not tear, twist or rip clothes like my old GE washer. I am so happy to open the lid and find my clothes in one piece. And they are clean, too! No more ripped up, twisted apron strings. yea!

WHAT I DON'T LIKE

1. It does not have a way to soak your clothes longer than 10 minutes. When the lid is left open, it drains after 10 minutes.If you close the lid the cycle begins. There is no way to select a way to fill it up and stop it without it draining all the water out. I hate that I can't soak anything overnight. What's with that? [Please have your designers speak to a woman over 50 with kids when designing a machine.]

2. If you select a "small" load size and the cycle starts, you will not be able to change it without canceling the cycle and all the water draining out of the machine. So if you start a cycle, be sure you have all the clothes you wish to put in the machine as you cannot just stop the machine, turn the dial to "large" and expect the water to continue where it left off to fill up to a "large" level like the older style washing machines. Nope, it will drain the whole thing out wasting water, soap, and time by having to refill and start over. It's pretty evident the older generation of engineers from old school common sense have retired as this feature is evidence of the "American Junior Engineer Syndrome" present in technology today. ugh! Seriously guys? You have to reinvent the wheel? If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Overall, finding a washer that is similar to the old style washing machine is next to impossible. However, with some adaptation this washer will deliver water as hot as your water heater setting (by shutting off cold water valve/hose) and has an option to have a full tub rinse as in your clothes are fully submerged under water.

Pros
Durable, full tub rinse on 'regular' cycle, hottest water with adaptation, 2 rinse cycles, cleans well

Cons
can't soak clothes overnight in machine, locking lid and pause button = annoying, can't add clothes and select a different water level after cycle starts. Takes longer to fill than my old machine no matter what temperature I select.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wasteful with design problems

The good part. I'm thankful I did not get the super expensive "Gee Whiz" version as it has even more problems and is harder to use.
That said, the...Read complete review

The good part. I'm thankful I did not get the super expensive "Gee Whiz" version as it has even more problems and is harder to use.
That said, the problem here is that the machine will drain itself at the slightest provocation. If you dare to open top while filling to put in your soap or clothes the machine may drain. If top is open while filling adding laundry can confuse it (machine supposedly knows weight and volume of load) and drains. If when washing you hit pause-unlock and lift lid you have between zero seconds and four minutes to close lid and press resume--or it will drain. No consistency- best not to consider adding anything once the cycle starts. This wastes lots of water and you have to re-add your soap and bleach.

Because this machine (is supposed to) use less water, you will need to select "two rinses" to get the soap out. The fact there is such a setting means manufacturer is aware of this. Of course this problem and the ridiculous locking system are due to federal (safety?) laws..

The self drain feature wastes water and I cannot figure any safety benefit .....drowning prevention?

Cleaning. Something that wasn't necessary on old school washers. This uses hot water and no load. Wasteful.

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5.0

Great Washer

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from Idaho

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We have been very happy with this washer. We are pleased with how clean our clothing comes out. The washer is very quiet and nice to put the fabric softener in the agitator.

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5.0

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        Had to replace old washer a few weeks ago. Knew I wanted another Whirlpool. Checked out what was available at nearby home improvement store and found this product. Has way more features than my "old" machine and have had to get accustomed to "new" technology. These new features are great. Now laundry day is customized.

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        5.0

        Wonderful washer!!

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        from Rockwall, Tx

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              I've had my washer for 6 months and love love love it. I previously had one of the "no agitator" washers and did NOT like it. This washer cleans clothes well and is very efficient. I love the "clean washer" feature - would definitely buy it again.

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              1.0

              Come and Get It

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                    This could be a good machine, but too many extraneous features make it substandard. First off, once you press "start" you can forget any changes to water temp., load size, numbers of rinse cycles, etc. There is no soak feature. I solved this by filling up the machine, putting in the clothes, giving it 2 minutes washing, then I unplug it and soak for a while. The absolute worst feature is the locked lid. Once the cycle begins the lid is locked, and you have to press "pause" and hold for three seconds, which allows you to open the lid if you want to add soap or more clothes, etc. The ABSOLUTE worst feature is the locked lid. If you should leave the lid open and tub has filled with water, the machine automatically drains the water. What a WASTE of water. I finally disabled the catch on the lid that locks it. Now I run the machine while never closing the lid. I have to remember to reinsert the clip so the machine will reset at the end of the cycle. I'd love to have my old Maytag back that I bought in '93. I could do anything with that tank. When this new Whirlpool machine was delivered, the truck driver carried the new machine into the garage without any assistance or handtruck. With great difficulty, the same driver put the old Maytag on a handtruck and wheeled it off. The Maytag probably weighed twice as much as the Whirlpool. He said I'd be lucky to get 5 years' service from the Whirlpool.

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                    2.0

                    Dear Engineers:

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                    from Orchard Park, NY

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                          I will never win the refrigerator but I am taking time to review the washer I purchased in hopes to enlighten the engineers and decision makers producing washing machines. I am 81 years old and have enjoyed and appreciated whirlpool products for many years, buying this washer on past experience. It has disappointed in that it is so annoyingly noisy when operating. The constant whine is unacceptable. I am told it is because of the new design. Please choose a new design. How would a consumer know, when in the showroom, that a washer would make this kind of grinding noise? Once it is installed it is too late. Women do NOT want products like this. I truly hope this review helps to alert Whirlpool to what would be more desirable. I have always loved Whirlpool products.

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                          5.0

                          Powerful Work Horse

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                                Washes whites brighter, colors more vibrant, extra dirty laundry turns out clean, clean. Very happy I. Purchased a Whirlpool.

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                                3.0

                                Good price on sale, we'll see how it holds up.

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                                from Syracuse, New York

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                                      We purchased this washer after out last one (a Maytag that was only 4 years old) died of a bad transmission. The cost to repair it was almost as much as a new washer. We went with this Whirlpool, and we're very happy with it. Pirchased it January 2015 and had to have service come in July 2015. After 6 months it would not drain or spin, had to unplug it, wait overnight and then it would sometimes work, but only for a few days. Service came last week and put a new sensor in (no charge because still within 1 year warranty) hoping that's the only issue and that we'll get many years out of it...but still too soon to tell. Hoping the sensor was a rare case.

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                                      4.0

                                      Love My New Washer

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                                            So far,we have been enjoying the use of our new Whirlpool washer. Love that we can still choose from 3 load sizes and it is so user friendly.

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                                            1.0

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                                                  I purchased this washer around nine months ago and it has already stopped functioning. I reside alone so the equipment gets minimal use.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Good value

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                                                        What I don't like is not being able to chose the size of the load. Also the surging noises are scary.

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