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Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer - WFW97HEDW

Abt Model: WFW97HEDWH | UPC Code: 883049333601
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Retail Price $1249.00
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Adaptive Wash Technology/ Load & Go System/ Load & Go Cartridge/ Precision Dispense/ Wash And Dry Cycle/ Active Spray Technology/ Steam Clean Option/ ENERGY STAR Qualified/ Presoak Option/ White Finish
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Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer, Model WFW97HEDW

Features:

  • Adaptive Wash Technology
  • Load & Go™ System
  • Load & Go™ Cartridge
  • Precision Dispense
  • 14 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • 12-Hour FanFresh® Option With Dynamic Venting Technology®
  • Wash and Dry Cycle
  • Active Spray Technology
  • Steam Clean Option
  • Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Meets CEE Tier 3 Standards
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Presoak Option

Specifications:

Configuration and Overview

  • ADA Compliant: ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
  • CEE Tier Rating: Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
  • UL: Yes

Cycle and Options

  • Number of Wash Cycles: 12
  • Washer Cycle Selections:
    • Whites
    • Heavy Duty
    • Towels
    • Allergen
    • Sanitize
    • Drain & Spin
    • Wash & Dry
    • Quick Wash
    • Delicates
    • Cold Wash
    • Normal
    • Clean Washer with affresh
  • Pre Soak:
    • 30 minutes
    • 8 hour
    • 60 minutes
  • Option Selections:
    • Detergent Concentration
    • Water Hardness
    • Presoak
    • EcoBoost™
    • Steam Clean
    • Extra Rinse
    • Fan Fresh®
    • Delay Wash
    • End of Cycle Signal
    • Control Lock
  • Number of Soil Levels: 4
  • Soil Selections:
    • Extra Heavy
    • Heavy
    • Light
    • Normal
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1400
  • Spin Speeds: 5
  • Spin Speed Selections:
    • Extra Fast
    • Fast
    • Medium
    • Off
    • Slow
  • Temperature Selections:
    • Cold
    • Cool
    • Extra Hot
    • Hot
    • Warm

Style and Extras

  • Control Type: Tap Touch
  • Display Type: Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
  • Door Swing: Left
  • Drum Material: Stainless Steel
  • Hoses Included: No
  • Motor Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Pedestal Options: Yes
  • Stackable: Yes
  • Wash Motor Description: 1/4 hp
  • Advanced Vibration Control: Dual Ball Balancer With 6 pt Suspension
  • Automatic Dispense System: Precision Dispense with Detergent, Bleach and Fabric Softener
  • Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology: Yes
  • Eco Monitor: No
  • Out of Balance Sensing: Yes
  • Suspension System: 4 Springs and 2 Dampers
  • LED Color: Blue
  • Feedback-Status Indicators:
    • Estimated Time Remaining
    • Sensing
    • Add Garment
    • Dispensing
    • Steaming
    • Done (Clothes Clean)
    • Delay Wash
    • Door Locked
    • Fan Fresh®
    • Load&Go™
    • Detergent Level

Electrical

  • 12 Amps Amps. 60 Hz. 120 V.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 38-3/4"
  • Width: 27"
  • Depth: 33-5/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 250 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Load TypeFront Loading
SteamYes
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.5
Height (inches)38.75
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)33.31
Depth with Door Open52.75
DispensersDetergent, Fabric Softener, Bleach
Control TypeDigital, Knobs
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterYes
Temperatures Settings5
Wash Cycles12
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1400
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity (5)
  • Adjustable settings (4)
  • Clean clothes well (4)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Energy efficient (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (5)
  • Towels (5)
  • Bedding (4)
  • Delicate (4)
  • Heavy/bulky items (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great, looks great and is very quiet.

We upgraded to this washer from a 13 year old run-of-the-mill washer and the difference was night and day. This washer uses very little water and cleans our clothes very well. Plus, we...Read complete review

We upgraded to this washer from a 13 year old run-of-the-mill washer and the difference was night and day. This washer uses very little water and cleans our clothes very well. Plus, we can finally wash our king sized comforter without having to take it to the cleaners. This washer is so quiet, without the "done" chime you'd never know it was done. The spin cycle is ridiculous! This thing must spin the speed of a jet engine. It's super fast and gets the clothes nearly dry, so the matching dryer finishes the job very quickly. Overall we are very happy with this washer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great features/ Looks great but beware!!!!

I bought this a month ago and I have had to replace the machine twice! The first machine work well for about two weeks, then is started making this loud humming noise with I...Read complete review

I bought this a month ago and I have had to replace the machine twice! The first machine work well for about two weeks, then is started making this loud humming noise with I reported to the salesman that sold the washer. He having repaired Whirlpool products before suggested that I call the Whirlpool to check out. Giving Whirlpool a call and them sending a service tech out - the tech checked out the machine and noted that it was indeed a factory defect(something to due with the way the water is pumped into the machine). So the store replaced the machine and pedestal. After waiting a week for the replacement machine due to limited stock because of color (black) I finally get it delivered. Once the machine is connected and the delivery team leave - Guess what the same noise only this time ten times louder! I was floored I quickly grab my phone a capture it on video and send it to the sales person who sold me the machine. He was shocked a well. In addition to that this machine has a hard time balancing the clothes for the spin and the pedestal rattles like crazy. when it does spin. I store is willing to exchange this machine and they are suggesting that I purchase a LG machine. I chose Whirlpool because I have have their products and sold the brand in the past. I last machine was a Kenmore HE3T which was build by Whirlpool base from the Duet. It lasted almost 11 years. I have been seeing so many reviews of front loaders and I wonder if I should go with LG. With all the controversy a few years back I thought Whirlpool had learned and improved. I wonder if Whirlpool really cares about their products and the people who buy them or is all about the bottom line.When I walk in the appliance stores now its LG and Samsung on top. One big thing that helped me to make my decision when I first bought this washer and dryer is the made in America sticker on the machine THAT is what helped me give Whirlpool another chance with the second machine. Now I think that sticker is not enough, Now i understand why LG and Samsung are doing well. Whirlpool Corporation go back to the basics and tighten up on quality not quantity.

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5.0

Great product

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from Evanston, IL

About Me Heavy Duty User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Doesn't shake
  • Large Capacity
  • Quiet

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    Best Uses

    • Bedding
    • Delicates
    • Everyday Clothes
    • Towels

    Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

    I have a family of 5 - we use our washer and dryer a lot! My old front loader would never stay in balance and was very loud. This washer is smooth and quiet. We love it!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Abt customer service is great, we buy all of our appliances there.

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    5.0

    Fine Washer But Matching Dryer Just Okay

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    from Staten Island, NY

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          Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

          This, believe it or not, is the 12th washer I've had in less than a year! For the price, I'm very picky and expect excellent performance. Some front loaders (GE, for example)take several hours to wash a normal load and has difficulty balancing the load in the final spin. (I tried four of them.) Electrolux doors cannot be left ajar to minimize odor because they're spring loaded and remain fully open. Their matching dryers are only so so. LG was okay with speed but its intermittent fill caused my water pipes to bang. So at this point I know washers and I'm very pleased with this one.

          A NORMAL cycle set to light soil takes about 45 minutes and gets moderately soiled clothes pretty clean. It goes into spins without much fuss and rarely needs to stop to rebalance loads. A QUICK cycle is as fast as 30 minutes and does a decent job, too. What I like most about this washer is the estimated time display comes close to the actual time it takes to wash a load. I also like that the waster temperature settings are what you'd expect. For example, extra hot appears to be whatever your hot tap is set for. Warm actually feels warm. Other washers, in an attempt to conserve energy, seem to go too far reducing the water temperatures. My GE's hot setting was no more than 90 degrees. I also like the way this washer fills. Although I really don't find the load and go feature to be a great advantage, when you use it the washer fills with a quiet, even spray, sort of like a garden hose mist, and it completely saturates clothing with water and detergent. Finally, I like that it can easily accommodate 15 medium sized bath towels.

          This washer does have some minor shortcomings. The controls are somewhat small and hard to read although once you know what you're looking for it becomes less of a problem. And this washer is a bit noisier than others. But just a bit. When the spin reaches a certain speed it has a fairly pronounced whine but as speed increases it disappears. (The sound actually impresses guests!)The balancing device within the basket sometimes sounds like marbles rolling inside the tub but that's true for the GE and LG washers, too. That's a small price to pay for otherwise excellent performance.

          The matching dryer, by the way, is okay but tends to roll sheets into balls within other sheets and you need to stop it frequently to rearrange items.

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          5.0

          Load & Go

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          from irvine, CA

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                Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                Load & Go is great. Not even think how much you need adding detergent. and fast
                wash and clean.

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                5.0

                Do More Guessing On Detergent!

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                from Fort Myers, FL

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                      Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                      I have had two other brand front loaders and the same thing kept happening, the rubber seal gets wavy and emits a terrible mildew smell! nasty.
                      NOT THIS MACHINE...you load the detergent container and it lasts about two weeks for my family. No smells.
                      It even has a fresh fan that will run it you forget your clothes, no more double washing. The best machines out there and MADE IN AMERICA!

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                      5.0

                      Great Washer

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                      from Sugar Land, TX

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                            Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                            Had the washer and matching dryer for about a month now. This is not long enough to explore all of the options but we are quite satisfied with how it cleans clothes. Favorite things are the load and go which means you only add detergent once in a great while. It is also easy to program and reasonably swift in completing a load. Negatives are that it is not the quietest machine out there. The spin cycle sounds like a jet about to take off but at least it doesn't vibrate and it still sounds like a high quality piece of machinery.

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                            5.0

                            Clean Clothes in a Whirl

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                                  Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                                  I received this washer a few weeks ago and doing my laundry is no longer a chore I don't enjoy. The Steam I am 5'2" and trying to reach my laundry at the bottom of the washer was always difficult...not anymore with my Steam Front Load Washer. The washer is quiet when going through the cycles and it alerts you with a rhythmical tune when completed. I no longer have sopping wet clothes before placing in the dryer as the spin cycle removes the majority of the water. I also love the steam option and the Load & Go system which allows you to preload a large amount of detergent to dispense when needed. There are many different cycles to ensure your clothes get the best and cleanest of their ability. I find the soil level to be helpful for those extra dirty clothes. I could go on and on but then the other reviewers won't have anything to add. My suggestion is to definitely purchase this washing machine...you won't be sorry!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great feature - load and go

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                                  from Nebraska

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                                        Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                                        I love love love the load and go system not messing with laundry soap on every load is so awesome. I'm sure I was using way to much soap and now it does it for me. I have not been buying nearly the the amount of soap I used before.

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                                        5.0

                                        Dream Machine

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                                        from Mount Joy, PA

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                                              Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                                              Beautiful design, state of the art, easy to use, and gets my clothes clean. Dries the clothes in the washer. Fantastic machine!

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                                              5.0

                                              Very happy so far

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                                              from Monterey Bay Area, CA

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                                                    Comments about Whirlpool White 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer:

                                                    In the week that I've had this washer, I've been pleased with its performance. I can't wait to see my next water bill to see if I'm saving water.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Highly Recommended!

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                                                    Very happy with this purchase. Especially like the steam function and the "load and go" reservoir for detergent.

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