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Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer - WFW81HEDW

Abt Model: WFW81HEDWH | UPC Code: 883049332093
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Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer - WFW81HEDW

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Features:

  • Adaptive Wash Technology
  • Precision Dispense
  • 14 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • TumbleFresh™ Option
  • Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Meets CEE Tier 3 Standards
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Sanitize Cycle with Heater

Specifications:

Capacity

  • Capacity: 4.2 Cu. Ft.

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: 9
  • Washer Cycle Selections: Whites; Heavy Duty; Sanitize; Clean Washer; Drain & Spin; Quick Wash; Delicates; Cold Wash; Normal
  • Option Selections: Extra Rinse; TumbleFresh™ (6 hr.); Delay Wash; End of Cycle Signal; Control Lock
  • Number of Soil Levels: 3
  • Soil Selections: Heavy; Normal; Light
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1200
  • Spin Speeds: 4
  • Spin Speed Selections: Fast; Medium; Off; Slow
  • Temperature Selections: Cold; Cool; Warm; Hot

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: Single 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: Eco Monitor
  • Out of Balance Sensing: Yes
  • Suspension System: 4 Springs and 2 Dampers
  • LED Color: Green
  • Feedback-Status Indicators: Estimated Time Remaining; Sensing; Add Garment; Done (Clothes Clean); Delay Wash; Door Locked; TumbleFresh™

Electrical

  • 15 Amps. 60 Hz. 120 V

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Maximum Height: 39.75"
  • Minimum Height: 38.75"
  • Height: 38.75"
  • Depth: 33.125"
  • Width: 27"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 260 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 TypeFront Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.2
Height (inches)38.75
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)33.13
Depth with Door Open52.75
DispensersDetergent, Fabric Softener, Bleach
Control TypeDigital, Knobs
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperatures Settings4
Wash Cycles9
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1200
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer
 
4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

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A Happy Customer :)

This washer was installed on 5/2/15. We are a family of four plus a dog. I do one to two loads of laundry a day. When our old Frigidaire set broke,...Read complete review

This washer was installed on 5/2/15. We are a family of four plus a dog. I do one to two loads of laundry a day. When our old Frigidaire set broke, I spent lots of hours reviewing many brands and models for replacement. I was completely discouraged as every brand and model had some serious negatives as well as positives. My husband and I both decided on Whirlpool as it appeared to be the better of the options. So far, we have been thrilled! Of the issues noted before purchase - sounds like metal rolling around in the tub and uber sensitive controls - we found that we do have those issues but they are small and/or easy to get around. The metal rolling sound is only heard when you manually move the interior drum around or when the washer first starts. It appears to be the mechanism for load balancing. It is about 2 seconds in duration total. You do not hear anything when the machine is actually running a load. The controls are extremely sensitive, i.e., if you brush against them (like I do all the time to reach the cabinets above), they ding and/or turn on/off. However, these are the ONLY complaints I have about this washer. I actually REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoy doing laundry with these machines! (I have the matching dryer and it is just as great.) The first thing my husband and I said was "Wow! They are so quiet." With our old set (Frigidaire), we had to have plastic footers due to vibration. The service man laughed when we asked if they would be needed for the Whirlpool and he was right. I threw them away. He also told us that they don't get Whirlpool returns and they have had really great luck with the quality. Our old Frigidaire had major drainage issues, i.e., there was always standing water in the seal. (It was a first generation HE model.) The Whirlpool is clean as a whistle after each wash. The features have been great, the clothes are really clean, the machines look beautiful in the laundry room.

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Didn't even last 4 years!

We bought this machine July of 2011, and here we are just shy of 4 years, 5/13/2015, and we are looking at having to either fix our machine at a price...Read complete review

We bought this machine July of 2011, and here we are just shy of 4 years, 5/13/2015, and we are looking at having to either fix our machine at a price of $471, or buy a new one. We are opting to purchase a new one after what we thought was the drain pump went out, but no, it's the CCU. When we first bought it, I was somewhat pleased with it, although it didn't clean our whites or heavily stained clothes all that well. This was the second front loader machine (previous one was a Maytag Neptune) we've owned, and we are going back to a top loading machine. Spend your money on something else, because you will only be spending a whole lot more in a few years.

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5.0

Love my new washer!

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from Lithopolis, Ohio

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        Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

        I bought this about 3 weeks ago to replace another Whirlpool Duet washer and I love my new washer! The capacity of the drum is great, the "dryness" of the clothes at the end of the cycle have decreased my dry time immensely!

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        Poor quality.

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        from Wisconsin

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              Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

              My machine is ab. four years old . It is not used heavely, in a two person household. I have lived in Europe and know front load machines . This is below par in every regard. Spin cycle weak, does not handle heavy items like jeans. The temperature selection does not work, fills with hot water when I press warm etc.

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              1.0

              Repair parts no longer available

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              from Holden, MO

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                    Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

                    My 4.5 year old front load washer is junk because Whirlpool decided to discontinue making a repair part. The part is the drum support spider. It was poorly designed out of aluminum that was too thin. Should have been made of stainless steel. Very diappointed I must now send this otherwise good machine to the landfill because this part has been discontinued. I will not buy another Whirlpool product if they can not be repaired.

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                    1.0

                    Month 13: expensive repair

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                    from Toronto

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                          Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

                          Electronic controls sluggish to respond: it takes 2 to 3 minutes from pushing START to actually startting; forcing one to wait to see whether START button was pressed long enough. (If too short, machine won't start.) Also, stick to weight limits!!
                          Stopped working one month after warranty expired. "Mother board not speaking to drain function," repair man explained. $220 charge.
                          Washes well, as just about all front loaders do; have used one all my life (european).
                          Was wrong to trust Whirlpool, sorry I didn't buy Extended Warranty.

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                          5.0

                          Great Features

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                          from Petersburg alaska

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                                Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

                                I love my washing machine. the spin cycle is amazing, I have to pick the clothes off the walls..

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                                5.0

                                Great Washer

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                                from Morris, Il

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                                      Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

                                      More then met my expectations. Cleans well, easy to use, quiet. For the price it is an exceptional washing machine

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                                      4.0

                                      Works well

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                                      from southwestern Ontario, Canada

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                                            Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

                                            I have been using the washer for two months and feel that it cleans well, clothes are coming out in better shape than the old top loader & like the fact that they take less time to dry.

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                                            5.0

                                            improved

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                                            from Iowa

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                                                  Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 cu. ft. Duet High Efficiency White Front Load Washer:

                                                  replaced a duet sport washing machine a month ago and am pleased so far
                                                  the rubber lining at the front is an improvement, easier to clean
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                                                  5.0

                                                  Duet Whirlpool Washer

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                                                        I love this washer. It has every option I could I agibe. It's quiet and efficient

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                                                        5.0

                                                        A Happy Customer :)

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                                                        from Highlands Ranch, CO

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                                                              This washer was installed on 5/2/15. We are a family of four plus a dog. I do one to two loads of laundry a day. When our old Frigidaire set broke, I spent lots of hours reviewing many brands and models for replacement. I was completely discouraged as every brand and model had some serious negatives as well as positives. My husband and I both decided on Whirlpool as it appeared to be the better of the options. So far, we have been thrilled! Of the issues noted before purchase - sounds like metal rolling around in the tub and uber sensitive controls - we found that we do have those issues but they are small and/or easy to get around. The metal rolling sound is only heard when you manually move the interior drum around or when the washer first starts. It appears to be the mechanism for load balancing. It is about 2 seconds in duration total. You do not hear anything when the machine is actually running a load. The controls are extremely sensitive, i.e., if you brush against them (like I do all the time to reach the cabinets above), they ding and/or turn on/off. However, these are the ONLY complaints I have about this washer. I actually REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoy doing laundry with these machines! (I have the matching dryer and it is just as great.) The first thing my husband and I said was "Wow! They are so quiet." With our old set (Frigidaire), we had to have plastic footers due to vibration. The service man laughed when we asked if they would be needed for the Whirlpool and he was right. I threw them away. He also told us that they don't get Whirlpool returns and they have had really great luck with the quality. Our old Frigidaire had major drainage issues, i.e., there was always standing water in the seal. (It was a first generation HE model.) The Whirlpool is clean as a whistle after each wash. The features have been great, the clothes are really clean, the machines look beautiful in the laundry room.

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