Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 102
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eric Great washer/dryer combo
I purchased the Whirlpool 24 inch Thin Twin a few weeks ago and Iâve run several dozen loads through it at this point. Here are my observations:
1. Great little machine. My wifeâs a blacksmith and comes home fairly filthy on a daily basis. This machine gets her clothes clean, just like the bigger, more expensive models do.
2. The dryer works well. Iâve taken to setting it just on the low side of halfway on the auto-dry setting. My clothes come out dry but not cooked.
1. It has a small load capacity, but seriously, the small size is why I bought it. When my laundry basket is full, I used to run two loads in a standard size washer. With the Thin Twin I need to run three. Not a big deal for me. It fits a load of queen sized sheets just fine. I imagine it would do king sized too, but you might need to split the sheets into separate loads.
2. Itâs a bit loud, but not really that bad. Simply louder than a standard size of similar design. Close the door on your washing area (if thatâs an option for you) and you wonât be bothered.
3. The âdryerâs doneâ buzzer is very loud. However, itâs very easy to disable without any tools, and can be reenabled at any time. Basically, you just pull the wires from the buzzer (wrap the ends in electrical tape, safety first!).
Iâd buy this unit again, but reading the reviews from other people I can expect at least 10 years from this one.
One more thing, the lint trap (in the back of the dryer) collects a lot of lint. I can see that if people donât clean it out on a regular basis, the performance of the dryer can suffer. Perhaps thatâs what some people are complaining about when they say the dryer doesnât dry well. Due to the lint trapâs location, it might be hard for short people or children to reach (Iâm 5â10â and can reach it easily).
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Annoyed Product great. Delivery annoying
It's a washing machine/dryer. It's just like the old one that it is replacing - which is nice that it hasn't been digitized. Still turn dials and push buttons.
June 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by SDSabs First one delivered did not work at all...second one works
I am torn on how to write this review. My challenge is that the first delivered product did not work. After all the work and full installation, the washer worked but the dryer was completely dead. At the second delivery, the delivery people had to check all the wires because the first dryer flipped the electrical (I just know the first one caused a big problem - not exactly sure what). The second washer/dryer works fine, however, I was extremely disappointed that the first one did not work. When you schedule delivery, you receive a four hour window, then have to clear your schedule to meet with the driver. It is a huge inconvenience to have to do this twice.
So, while the second unit works fine and actually seems to be a good product, only 1 of the 2 I purchased actually worked (50%), which is why I rated this product 3 stars.
July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Buppa Nice Unit
Had it for about a month - works good so far - reasonably quiet, simple to operate - does not have an option to silence the end-of-cycle buzzer for the dryer - that would be a nice addition. Seems like a good value for the price.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rob517 Know what You're buying folks!!
I had no other choice but this "Thin Twin" for my condo washer/dryer space. It's small but I knew that going in. I can wash 5 medium towels at a time. Not too bad for a single person. What I really like is the fact that the water gets HOT and fills to the top above the clothes so I know they are getting wet and clean. Those new energy efficient junk washers don't let the water get hot enough or fill high enough. Sure, they may get clothes clean but not to my satifaction.
This unit willl go off balance if you do not load it correctly. Simply open the lid, rearrange the clothing and presto, problem solved. Not that difficult. A "Large" wash cycle fills the tub to the top with a little over 10 gallons (I checked my water meter). So a wash cycle uses just over 20 gallons since it does shoot a little water out during spin time.
****For those that complain about drying time, STOP overloading the washer. A proper size load of shirts, socks and such takes about 40 mins to dry fully.******
I bought the extended warranty, mainly because I don't want to have to worry about it. Overall, it works.
November 20, 2012