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Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1000
Summary: This Whirlpool Front-loader washing machine has
• 2011 Energy Star qualification
• 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.
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About - Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W]

The Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Duet Steam WFW9550W[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
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.)

Energy efficiency:
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.

Water efficiency:
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

As with Kenmore, Whirlpool has a number of lines: Whirlpool Duet HT, Whirlpool Duet Steam, Whirlpool Duet Sport HT, and Whirlpool Duet Sport. In the coming year, Whirlpool will be promoting and advancing the use of steam on more of its models across the line. Prices range from $800 to $1,600. Whirlpool washers are known for the wide range of model choices and the variety of features on those machines.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W]
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1.0
Whirlpool quality is not there
2/12/2014
Pros
Clothes Are Clean
Quiet
Cons
Leaked water
On The Floor
Service Not Adequate
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased one for our vacation home. At first the product worked reliably with little or no problem. Then it started to leak and the repair person could not diagnose it. After owning it for a year and half, we had major problems with it. Ruined the floor in our washing room and needed to replace it. Reliable are you kidding me?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
breaks down
11/11/2013
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Cons
Breaks Down
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
the bearings went and costs as much to fix as to buy a new one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Stay away!!!
11/7/2013
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
We've owned this machine for only 4 years and now the bearings on the tub are done. That explains why it was so noisy. Called Whirlpool to see what they could do for me since it's a big problem, lots of people having this problem. They told I would have to get a technician to come and look at the machine to confirm the problem. I already have it apart, you don't need to be a genius to see that the bearings are done. I will never buy another Whirlpool!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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