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Whirlpool White Top Load Washer - WTW4800BQ

Abt Model: WTW4800BWH | UPC Code: 883049274447
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
  • 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
 
4.5

(based on 1548 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (396)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (194)
  • Performance (160)
  • Convenient features (153)
  • Sound level (100)
  • Style (92)

Cons

  • Sound level (59)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Cleanability (4)

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  • Everyday clothes (3)
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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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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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4.0

Large capacity

By RMSO

from San Francisco, CA, United States

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

It's working great. Love choices of small, med, large load.

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5.0

Washing Machine

By Luke1

from Prattville, AL

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

I had bought a Washing Machine in 2009. It developed a problem in 2014, and was replaced rather than repaired. Replacement had software problems, in that it would double rinse, most of the time, regardless of what was requested. This one was replaced, and has performed outstandingly. The company backs its warranty very well.

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5.0

Works great!

By bridgetr23

from Illinois, United States

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

My family of 3 has been using this machine for 5 months, and we're very happy with it. It isn't the fanciest model available, but it was reasonably priced and it works really well. It's not loud, cleans clothes well, and has lots of settings so that we can make sure delicate items are washed with care. The interface is basic and easy to use.

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5.0

Easy to use.

By mom4

from CT

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

Bought this new one based on easy to use features. Wanted a simple style with H/E feature. Love the amount of room inside. Perfect for washing comforters!

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5.0

Nice Change

By grandma girl

from Tucson, AZ, United States

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

I had purchased a GE washer about 4 years ago and it broke down and was going to be so expensive to repair that I decided to get a new one. I love it. It gets the clothes so much cleaner. I immediately saw a difference. I'm sold on this one.

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5.0

Great Washer for my use!

By Silverado10

from Bowling Green, KY, United States

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

I purchased this unit to replace an older generation (2010) Whirlpool washer that I sold as part of the deal when recently selling my former home. This unit is a good unit for my needs. It operates different than the 2010 model I had. It operates quieter, does a good job cleaning and has the features I want/need. The other big change in this unit vs. the earlier unit I had is once the basket is filled wtih water the lid locks preventing user from opening when the wash basket is moving. I understand this is because the spin cycle operates faster then earlier units and this is a safty feature. If you want to stop the cycle for any reason after the lid locks, there is a pause button that can be selected to stop the wash cycle, unlock the lid and allow user to open the lid. I have adjusted to the locking lid and have no problems with the use of this washer.

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3.0

a little loud

By tompierce99

from Undisclosed

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

washes well but makes a lot of noise. good price for quality

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5.0

Best Washing Machine I've Owned

By Sophia386

from St. Louis, MO, United States

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

I purchased this Whirlpool waging machine three months ago and I could not ask for a better washer! This washing machine is extremely easy to use and very quiet! It effortlessly washes large loads of clothes, while being energy efficient. Unlike the other washing machines I've had in the past, the settings & options on this Whirlpool machine aren't confusing to use! Overall, I would absolutely recomend this Whirlpol washing machine.

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5.0

washer

By soclean

from Indiana, United States

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

bought 5 or 6 have had great luck so far gets clothes really clean great for the money

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5.0

great washing machine

By suqie

from ms.

Comments about Whirlpool White Top Load Washer:

very satisfied.Looks good,works wonderful, very clean and well drained.

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