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Whirlpool Chrome Shadow 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer - WFW97HEDC

Abt Model: WFW97HEDCS | UPC Code: 883049333311
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Regular Price $1349.00
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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/ Chrome Shadow Finish
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Whirlpool Chrome Shadow 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer, Model WFW97HEDC

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 a
  • 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
ColorChrome Shadow
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 Chrome Shadow 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Washer
 
4.7

(based on 59 reviews)

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93%

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Pros

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

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  • Everyday clothes (3)
  • Towels (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 Machine

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from Illinois

About Me Heavy Duty User

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Clean Clothes Well
  • Energy Efficient
  • Large Capacity
  • Quiet
  • Spins Clothes Dry

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    So far I love it. Hopefully it will last longer than my last machine.

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    1.0

    Great features/ Looks great but beware!!!!

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    from Wilmington, NC

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

          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 Machine

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          from Georgetown, TX, United States

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

                I really love this machine! Upgraded my front end loader with this model and was surprised to see how much better it is. The clothes come out cleaner. I love the load and go feature- ensures all our children don't overload the soap!

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                5.0

                Great features and looks great

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                from Roanoke, IL, United States

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

                      The load-n-go feature is nicer than I was expecting. It provide the proper dispense of detergent for each load. This is a pretty quite washing machine. The loudest part of the cycle is the spin cycle when it sounds like an airplane ready for takeoff. It spins fast which should make for less drying time.

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                      5.0

                      Great washer & drier set

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                      from Darien

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Clothes
                        • Towels

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

                        We just built out laundry room upstairs in our home and the whirlpool duet front loader set was a great buy they work great quiet and clean cloths perfect . We're glad we chose them from ABT , because there service is also a step above all others a great customer service department .

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                        5.0

                        Like going from VW Beetle to a Porshe

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                        from Scottsdale, AZ, United States

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

                              A pleasure to do laundry if that's possible. Very user friendly and self explanatory digital panel. Love the one time soap fill for convenience. Using less detergent and takes the guess amount away. Dryer is really fast using less energy. Great lighting, and very attractive color and design. Cleans clothes perfectly with no stripping or residue. A+++ Whirlpool engineers! Thank you and worth the money.

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                              5.0

                              WHIRLPOOL DUET

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                              from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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

                                    I BOUGHT THIS ABOUT A MONTH AGO. I LOVE IT AND COMES WITH ALL KINDS OF FEATURES. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS MACHINE TO ANYONE!

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                                    5.0

                                    Absolutely love this so far!

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                                    from Charlottesville, VA

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

                                          We've had this for a few months and I love it so far. It holds a ton of clothes and gets them cleaner than my previous washer - which was a great washer. I like the various settings and surprisingly have used several of them. I have nothing but positive things to say about this washer and the job it does on my laundry - including an 8 year old boy's baseball pants and other sports clothes.

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                                          5.0

                                          Fantastic Washing Machine! You will not be disappointed!

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                                          from Milton, FL

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

                                                Very solid unit; weights a ton, so you will need two burly guys to install it; disappointed that the hose connections were plastic. Numerous wash cycles; Load and go system thinks it's out of detergent when the door is flush with the front of the machine; have to pull it out slightly for load & go light to come on; Whirlpool sent new parts, but that didn't fix the problem. It's not a big problem, but I expected better precision. High speed spin cycle really gets the water out of the clothes. Makes drying times much shorter, but it does sound like a jet engine. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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                                                5.0

                                                Amazing Machine

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                                                from Atlanta, GA, United States

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

                                                      I bought this washer a month ago and am so happy that I did. It's so simple to use and offers so many great features. I love the automatic detergent dispenser. I'm using way less detergent than before. Also, the clothes come out so dry that my dryer time is cut in half!

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