Model # WFW88HEAW

Internet #203923305

Store SO SKU #1000016020

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

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

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Product Overview

Keep clothes looking newer longer with the Whirlpool 4.3 cu. ft. front load washer. Using adaptive wash actions and a concentrated solution of HE detergent, the Cold Wash cycle gently lifts stains and soils from fabrics to deliver the best care for your clothes. Precision Dispense takes the guesswork out of adding detergent, bleach and other additives by releasing them at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care. Detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics and virtually eliminate the need for pretreating. Tap Touch controls allow direct access to cycles and options like the TumbleFresh option. It keeps clothes fresh and reduces wrinkles by tumbling clothes after the cycle's end for up to 6 hours. The direct drive motor allows this washer to spin faster and it uses fewer moving parts so there's less wear and tear over time. Rated a Best Buy (according to a leading consumer magazine). And buy with even more 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 allows you to wash more in a single load, saving both time and energy
  • Stainless steel wash basket resists odors, rust and chipping and the smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging
  • Steam-enhanced cycles. Add the power of steam to select wash cycles to 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
  • 11 cycles: Quick Wash, Delicates, Cold Wash, Normal, Whites, Heavy Duty, Towels, Allergen, Sanitize, Drain and Spin, and Clean Washer
  • ENERGY STAR qualified with a CEE Tier III rating: this washer is among the most efficient washers in the industry
  • Tap Touch control interface brings high-tech style to your laundry room. It allows direct access to washer functions, and its sleek appearance enhances the appeal of any space
  • Adjustable soil level settings allow you to increase or decrease wash time to best meet the cleaning need
  • Automatic Water Level control regulates 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 start sets the washer to begin cleaning up to 12 hours later when unloading the washer may be more convenient
  • Optional, separately purchased, laundry pedestal, XHPC155, enhances ease of use. Stackable design provides increased installation choices. Separately purchase stacking kit W10298318RP
  • Quiet Wash Ultra keeps operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the wash basket
  • 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
  • Best Care for your clothes with the Cold Wash cycle (among leading front load brands based on cleaning and gentleness)
  • Washer requires the 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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Customer Questions & Answers

Is an extended warranty available?

Asked by: heyho
It may be available but we have had to use it nearly a dozen times for this washer.
Answered by: TheOtherChris
Date published: 2017-03-09

What does it mean electronic mechanical as oposed to just electronic as in GE and what makes it different as not to require HD soap?

Asked by: Merna
Merna, Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool Duet. I cannot speak to the other competitors, but for Whirlpool brand, the Electro-Mechanical controls means that the technology uses both an electronic panel and mechanical controls. The control panel is electronic to provide the best technology in giving you the best wash results. The mechanical control would refer to the control knob in selecting the cycle. This front load washer and all of Whirlpool Corporation's High Efficiency washers do require the use of High Efficiency Detergent. HE Detergent is specifically made for washers that use less water. It is designed to provide a better wash, dissolve more easily, and produces low suds. Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool home appliance.
Answered by: TeamWhirlpool
Date published: 2015-09-20

Where is this washer manufactured?

Asked by: Vetnurse94
Vetnurse94, This Whirlpool front load washer is manufactured at our washer plant in Clyde, Ohio, USA. Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool home appliance.
Answered by: TeamWhirlpool
Date published: 2015-09-17

Does this machine have a resevoir for detergent?

I have read of machines which can hold enough detergent for several loads and the machine dispenses the correct amount needed for the wash. Does this machine have this feature?
Asked by: Anonymous
washer woman, This particular Whirlpool front load washer does not offer the preloaded detergent dispsener for multiple wash loads before it has to be refilled. However, we do offer that feature on other models. One of these models is; WFW96HEAW. 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 White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 219.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uses way less water than old washer, cleans clothes well, dr Overall we have been very satisfied with our washer. Our water bill has been cut in half because it uses so much less water. Our electric bill has also decreased because the washer is very efficient in spinning the water out of the laundry, reducing dry times. With the reduction of our energy costs this washer will pay for itself in a little over two years time. It also is large capacity, fitting our king size comforter without the fear of tearing up the washer or the comforter, and also increasing the size of regular laundry loads means i am not doing laundry as often. Dislikes that we have - that sometimes the washer does not fully dissolve the laundry detergent packs (have tried several brands, all for he machines) and -that the touch panel can be overly sensitive (just brushing against the washer can change the settings if I don't use the settings lock). Overall this has been a great investment for us. I would recommend to a friend.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Noisy machine Good washer but noisy [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A washing machine that makes my life easier! We switched from a top load machine that used a lot of water to this high efficiency front load machine. This machine is easy to use, has a lot of great features (like the delay wash and the allergen cycle) and gets my clothes clean without causing rips like the top load machine did. The end signal is pleasant and not obnoxious. The machine is very quiet and very energy efficient - I actually saw a decrease in my electricity bill. I also like that the machine tells you when you need to do a "machine clean" - it's a good reminder and is a cycle specifically targeted at cleaning the machine. Overall, this is an excellent product and I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is unbelievable The innovations are something I will not live without. I can load up to 3 times more than my old top loader Maytag. The clothes come out sooo much cleaner, shockingly so. My husband does a lot of remodeling work and we must constantly clean rags and stained clothing. This machine takes the work out of that. I save on dryer time now by at least half. The spin cycle get the clothes to a meer dampness if they are light in weight and the heavier things like towels are really 'wrung out'. Anyway, I couldn't love it more.
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from long lasting brand I purchased my first Whirlpool in 1975. It worked fine until January 2013, it started leaking BUT my clothes were always very clean. Because the washer was 38 years old it could not be repaired. The washer had only been repaired once in 38 years so I KNEW I had to purchase a WHIRLPOOL. I am so pleased with my new Duet. It's quiet & cleans our clothes really well. I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first to use it because it had so many features. Boy was I wrong. The instruction book made it so simple to use. The only drawback everyone (my daughter/niece) now brings their dirty laundry to my house so they can use my washer. This is a great washer & investment. I highly recommend this washer.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NO WATER The tumbling action is good. The spin cycle is very good. BUT--- There is not enough water to adequately was or rinse the clothes. Rate this very poor. Would not buy it again.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, I have a washing machine that leaves my towels smel I had a 3 year old Samsung that left all of my clothes smelling like a wet dog even after regular cleaning of the machine. I also had to get on my hands and knees once a month to open, drain and clear the filter.... not fun. We were also not able to get service locally when the Samsung simply stopped working. So far, I love my Whirlpool. I have had it for a number of months now. I should have bought this machine in the first place.
Date published: 2013-11-03
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