Model # WFW96HEAC

Internet #203568462

Store SO SKU #624304

Whirlpool Duet 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Whirlpool

Duet 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

Preserve the perfect fit with an HE front load washer designed featuring the Precision Dispense Ultra, the 12-Hour FanFresh option with Dynamic Venting Technology and Active Spray technology. Precision Dispense Ultra holds enough detergent for up to 36 loads, making the laundry process easier. The 12-Hour FanFresh option with Dynamic Venting Technology activates a built-in fan after the wash cycle is over, tumbling clothes for up to 12 hours so you can wash and dry a small load right in the washer. Active Spray technology sprays the load with detergent in a cone shaped pattern to completely and evenly cover the fabrics. It's the complete fabric care package! Plus, the direct drive motor allows this washer to spin faster and because it uses fewer moving parts, there's less wear and tear over time. And buy with confidence knowing that this model is dependably designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.A.

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  • Massive 4.3 cu. ft. capacity washes up to 20 pairs of various-sized jeans in a single load, saving both time and energy
  • Stainless steel wash basket resists odors, rust and chipping. The smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging
  • Steam enhanced cycles help eliminate tough stains with virtually no pretreating
  • Adaptive Clean wash system automatically senses the size of each load to use just the right amount of water to deliver great cleaning
  • 12 automatic cycles including Quick Wash, Whitest Whites and NSF Certified Allergen provide optimal cleaning for a variety of fabrics
  • ENERGY STAR qualified with a CEE Tier III rating, making it among the most efficient washers in the industry
  • Front panel controls with a Tap Touch interface and LED display provide convenient access to all cycle and option selections and bring high-tech style to your laundry room
  • Adjustable soil level settings allow you to increase or decrease wash time to best meet the cleaning need
  • Automatic water level sensors regulate the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment
  • Delay Wash option allows you to set the washer to begin up to 12 hours later, at a time that works best with your schedule
  • Optional, separately purchased, laundry pedestal, XHPC155, enhances ease of use
  • Quiet Wash Ultra System uses enhanced sound-absorbing materials to keep operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas
  • The direct drive motor allows the washer to spin faster, and it uses fewer moving parts, so there’s less wear and tear over time
  • Precision Dispense Ultra includes a removable reservoir that holds enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry and also releases bleach and fabric softener at the right time for optimal fabric care
  • Washer requires use of high-efficiency detergent
  • The Home Depot will not hook up your washer with used fill hoses; new fill hoses will be offered during appliance checkout
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Name 4.5 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Steam in Gray, ENERGY STAR 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR Duet 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED
Brand GE Whirlpool Whirlpool Whirlpool
Ratings (77) (38) (584) (36)
Stackable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Capacity - Washer (cu. ft.) 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.3
Product Depth (in.) 33.5 33.31 33.31 33.31
Color/Finish Family Gray Gray Gray Gray
Product Width (in.) 27.0 27 27 27
Steam Function Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can you use the "Pod" type detergent in this washer? If you can, where do you put it - in the dispenser or in the drum with the clothes?

Asked by: lully
Put them in the drum, but don't use pre-soak options if you do this as you'll waste water and time from the wash cycles because the pre-soak water will drain first. The tank for liquid soap is removable and there are instructions for one-time use, but pods usually go in the drum.
Answered by: Virginia
Date published: 2015-09-17

Why was this dryer discontinued?

We have this exact dryer and have had nothing but problems with it. Is there any sort of a recall on this or any of its parts?
Asked by: JoeK
I apologize for the issues you said you have experienced with your dryer. I know that can be frustrating. The model you have attached your question to is a Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer, not a dryer. For this particular model it was well received and performed great. However, in many cases with washers and in order to keep up with federal guidelines on water and energy usage we simply transition washers and matching dryers to meet and exceed those demands. If you would like to speak to someone about the concerns you have, please feel free to call The Home Depot/ Whirlpool Corporation hotline at 877.461.3376, Option 2, Option 1. Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool home appliance.
Answered by: TeamWhirlpool
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can you put detergent in each time or do you have to use the automatic dispenser?

Asked by: Anonymous
Lully, You do not have to use the automatic dispenser. You can put detergent in the washer for each load. This is just an option that is offered. Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool home appliance.
Answered by: TeamWhirlpool
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will this model fit on the same base as the older whirlpool duet models? Am replacing 8 yr. old washer.

Asked by: Anonymous
jfloro, The pedestals have changed a few times and so have the Duet front load washers in the last 8 years. In order to see if an older series pedestal would fit on a new Duet washer, you would need to contact The Home Depot/Whirlpool Hotline and speak with a Parts and Accessory Specialist. They would be able to help determine if this is possible or if there is a part to make it applicable. The number is 877.461.3376, option 2, option 1. Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool home appliance.
Answered by: TeamWhirlpool
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

Duet 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Chrome Shadow, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet; good range of features After our top-loader broke down, we decided to get a high-efficiency front-loading washer. Consumer Reports gave this one a good rating. After two and a half weeks of use, and many loads, we're pleased with it. It's quiet, and it has a number of washing modes, each of which can be customized. I like the liquid detergent dispenser, which automatically adds the correct amount of detergent. It's too soon to assess energy efficiency or durability, but so far, so good.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice washer Pros: Cleans the laundry very well, large capacity (less wrinkles), soap dispenser/tank (don't have to fill it every wash), light inside, presoak options, many other features. Cons: Wash times fairly long, timer is not very accurate (usually takes longer than it says), small fonts on feature selection buttons (hard to read), probably a bit higher manufacturer price than it needs to be but Consumer Reports says reliability is good so long term cost should work out. Home Depot price and delivery was excellent.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Machine This washer and matching dryer are replacing a 9 yr old front loading pair, so we were already familiar with front loaders . This washer far exceeds our expectations. We live in a manufactured home and our previous washer literally shook the laundry room and adjacent bedroom. This washer is super quiet and the vibration is non-existent. Anyone who is not familiar with the low water usage of front loaders will be fearful of the water level, but each load has come out fresh and clean. It is crazy, but we actually try to dirty as many clothes as possible just to use the machine. The built-in drum light was an unexpected, but pleasant feature - no more reaching around in side a dark drum to see if you got all of the clothes. We highly recommend the pedestals as well. The large capacity pull-out drawers with adjustable center divider means our bulky detergent bottles can now be stowed below. OMG! All this talk about the washer makes me want to go toss in a load - buy it - it's that simple.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer ever! I LOVE this washer! I bought this washer and dryer about two months ago and love them! The washer does an incredible job on the clothes without tearing them apart . The number of cycles and options for each load are incredible and it saves money on electricity and laundry products! Its even quiet and pretty!
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washing machine Really nice feature is the automatic liquid detergent dispenser that holds enough detergent for about 36 washings and meters the detergent based on load size and amount of soiling.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy to use So far so good, very happy with this machine [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very efficent and quiet We purchased the washer and dryer approximately 2 months ago and our reponse in one word is outstanding. The ease of access with the stands, quiet running, excekkent features and capacity makes these machines one of our better choices. There are many choices out there, but the quality and ease of seviceability when needed made this choice a no brainer.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with this machine!! We recently purchased this waser, not knowing exactly wht to expect. I have been very pleased with it. It is quiet, had a huge capacity, and cleans very well. I was surprised at how well the machine spins the clothes dry. I have reduced my drying time as a result, saving energy.
Date published: 2014-07-21
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