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Whirlpool - WTW4800BQ - Top Loading Washers
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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
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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 198 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (172)
  • Performance (141)
  • Convenient features (135)
  • Sound level (87)
  • Design (83)

Cons

  • Sound level (52)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Cleanability (4)

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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 problem...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!

    By luluchicago

    from Oak Park, IL

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Clean Clothes Well
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Clothes

      Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

      After years of owning a high-efficiency, front-loading washing machine, I am thrilled with this top loader! Both my front loaders had problems with mildew and bad smells (in spite of my following all directions in terms of cleaning.) After a couple of years, they also developed leaks through the front seal. I love this top loader and am very pleased that a wash cycle takes less than 45 minutes when the supposedly more efficient front-loader often took almost 2+ hours to run a load.

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      5.0

      Works for me

      By Wash lady

      from Chicago illinois

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings
      • Clean Clothes Well
      • Large Capacity
      • Spins Clothes Dry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedding
        • Delicates
        • Everyday Clothes
        • Heavy/Bulky Items
        • Towels

        Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

        Our last machine lasting 25 years. Hope this one has a long life too.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery team was helpful and did a good job setting up.

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        5.0

        Love my new washer

        By Madt71

        from Indiana

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

            It makes noises more like a front load than top load so it takes time to get used to the sounds and clicks. So far it's been a great buy.

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            3.0

            Quite noisy!!

            By Jan44

            from Atlanta ,GA

            Pros

            • Convenient Features
            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • sound level

            Best Uses

              Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

              I wanted a simply top load machine. This fit the bill. I do have a problem with the noise it makes if I had listened to the machine operation before the purchase I probably would not haver purchased

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              5.0

              This is a very good product.

              By baldtrucker

              from Newnan, GA

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

                  My wife and I are very satisfied with the performance of our neWhirlpool dwasher so far. It is easy to use and gets our laundry very clean.

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                  4.0

                  Love this washer!

                  By Wise80

                  from Greenville, SC

                  Pros

                  • Design
                  • Easy to use
                  • Performance
                  • Sound level

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

                      This washer is easy to use. I love the large capacity & it keeps our clothes looking new. Great product for the price!

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                      4.0

                      Solid machine - don't like inabiliy to change settings mid cycle

                      By TAanderson

                      from Omaha NE

                      Pros

                      • Sound level

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

                          Solid machine that came highly recommended due to it's standard agitator design. Love that plus the typical durability we hope to get out of our Whirlpool product. But don't like the inability to change water and cycle settings (for instance have a few more clothes to toss into that load) once you start the machine. Instead you have fiddle with the stop/pause button and eventually it will only dump out whatever water is in there and start all over.

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                          5.0

                          I'm a single man and find all the features to be useful.

                          By FloridaGators63

                          from Rossville, Ga.

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • sound level

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

                            The features are useful to me and love the new safety lock feature because of the grandkids that stay with me.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Works like a charm.

                            By Casey621

                            from Spring Valley, IL

                            Pros

                            • Convenient Features
                            • Easy to use
                            • Performance
                            • Sound level

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

                                Love this Whirlpool Washing Machine. Was glad to be able to purchase a model that was not HE. Did not want to get involved in saving money on water just to spend it on more expensive soap. The large capacity allows me to wash large blankets and large loads of towels. Very pleased!

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                                4.0

                                Great Washer

                                By roghr

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

                                    If you like appliances that are easy to use and ones that don’t cost an arm and a leg This one is for you

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                                    Whirlpool White Top Load Washer

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