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Whirlpool Diamond Steel 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Steam Washer - WFW97HEDU

Abt Model: WFW97HEDSS | UPC Code: 883049333328
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Regular Price $1399.00
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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/ Diamond Steel Finish
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Whirlpool Diamond Steel 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Front Load Steam Washer, Model WFW97HEDU

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: 244 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Type of ProductFront Load Washers
ADA CompliantYes
Load TypeFront Loading
SteamYes
ColorDiamond Steel
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
 
4.5

(based on 148 reviews)

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90%

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

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (5)
  • Towels (5)
  • Bedding (4)
  • Delicate (4)
  • Heavy/bulky items (3)
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Fine Washer But Matching Dryer Just Okay

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...Read complete review

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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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

Purchase Of Ventless Dryer Drove The Washer Decision

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from New York, NY

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

I wanted a matching set, but had limited choices in ventless dryers. This washer was the match for the dryer I bought. I'm very pleased with its performance.

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5.0

Great volume and options

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from Kodiak, AK

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

I love the LED light and large capacity. The soak function is so nice to have on a front loader. So many options with materials (e.g. whites, bulky, normal, etc.) So pleased with my purchase.

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Your stuff once was great. It is now junk

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from scottsdale, az

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

I had this machine one week and it started leaking water all over the floor. First of all it took two weeks to get a repair man out there which tells me that a lot of your stuff is breaking. If you can't build it right then you better get some repair men trained up to handle the call load. It took them two trips to find the leak. Inferior workman ship was the answer. This should not happen!

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WORST PURCHASE EVER!!!!!!!

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from pittsburgh, pa

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

We purchased this front load washer less than 2 years ago and it was the worst purchase we have ever made. We went with the recommendation of the "salesman" and bought this product thinking he was an expert. Less than two years later it is in pieces on my basement floor. I will never purchase a whirlpool product ever again.

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3.0

NOISY WHEN SPIN DRYING

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from HONOLULU, HI

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

I HAD MY FRONT LOAD WASHER INSTALLED THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. ON THE DEFAULT FAST SPIN, EACH WEEK IT MAKES LOUD AND LOUDER METALLIC WHINES. I HAVE REDUCED THE LOUD SOUNDS BY REDUCING THE SPIN SPEED, BUT NOW MY DRYER HAS TO WORK LONGER TO DRY THE WETTER CLOTHES.

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5.0

Great washer

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from Nj

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Bought this 2 months ago. Best decision.

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5.0

quite

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I purchased this in November 2015 I love how quite it is even the sound for when its done, sound like an old cellphone ringing. I like how much soap it holds

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Beware of paint

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from NJ

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

I didn't get to unpack it right away or use it because I was in the middle of renovating my house, but I was finally able to take all the plastic and tape off, only to find that the finish was ruined.

The top had tons of micro scratches and when I went to pull of the blue tape that was on the front/top of the unit it pulled off the gray finish along the edge of the front panel, and its flaking in parts that it didn't come off completely. I'm so disappointed and definitely expected better for $1000+ plus machine.

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5.0

Works very well and is very silent

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from Honolulu, HI

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We have been using it for 1 month and it is trouble less, easy to use, with many different programs

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4.0

Looks Great

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from Bowling Green, VA

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I love the look and color, but the washer is a little noisy, I don't know what the difference is from the ones I bought a couple of years ago but they were very quiet.

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