What's this? This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
$617.21 - $719.00
Summary:This Frigidaire Front-loader washing machine has • Auto temp. control • Auto detergent dispenser • Auto fabric softener dispenser • End of cycle signal • Rotary dial • Push button • Stainless-steel tub • Stackable • Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent. • Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W] is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine
models like the Affinity FAFW3801L[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand
Frigidaire washing machines generally cost $700 to $900, and the machines have capacity ranging from 3.5 to 3.7 cubic feet. Frigidaire is known for its generally good value for the price.
Features & Specs - Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W]
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
The not-so-great is the door that will not stay open....Have to be a defect in the merchandise..and it is not being disclosed. Who buys a washer and hv to hold the door up to load and/or unload....That is ludacris.....
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
problem in 7 months
Clean Clothes Well
we use this washer every other day it started off very good but at the 7th month of use the pump impeller broke a blade and would not pump all the water out.the control panel had problems and had to be replaced.its working great now with our fingers crossed that it will stay that way
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Donnalea Norris
from Klamath falls, OR
Frigidaire front loaders despenser
Doesn't Clean Effectively
My washer from the start:<br />Purchased from Best buy, had to take back because of loud noise and shaking,<br />Then they brought out new one, have same problem that tge despenser will not drain water out so I can put my laundry products in. Had repair company come out to replace dispenser and Frigidaire ssid not to replace because this is normal. Then I called Frigidaire and I said how can I put my soap, fabric softner, abd bleach in? Tgey said you will have to dump it out. I think this is wrong. I want a profuct that will work correctly, as far as Frigidaire they wont repair. Warrentee for Frigidaire is bad product and wont hold their warranty. I paid over 1000.00 for my washer.......just junk DONT BUY FRIGIDAIRE!