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Whirlpool Duet WFL98HEBU
 
Price range:
$1,168.20 - $1,439.10
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Summary: This Whirlpool 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.
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About - Whirlpool Duet WFL98HEBU

The Whirlpool Duet WFL98HEBU is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Duet WFL98HEBU 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 WFL98HEBU
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 WFL98HEBU
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1.0
Bad luck with this washer
8/9/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Comment:
We own 2 of these washers. They bearings break and makes the wash cycle extremely loud (think train running through your laundry room). Happened at the 1 year make for both machines. Fix can cost $1,000. Won't be replacing with this model
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Good washer if it only had reliability
2/7/2014
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Comment:
After a little over three years of use, the washer started making a louder and louder noise when the basket was spinning. We called a factory authorized repair person and was told the bearing on the back of the basket was shot. Apparently this is a expensive weak spot for this model. Bottom line was a $1,000 repair bill. The repair person told use to call Whirlpool, We did, they were polite but would do nothing. We scrapped he washer as the repair of the bearing was almost as much as a new one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Purchased from ABC warehouse
1/8/2014
Pros
Bad Bearings And Door Sea
Large Capacity
Noisy
Cons
Breaks Down
Don't Purchase Front Load
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
Buy extended warrantee, have had one get replaced with new one and had bad bearing replaced on new product door seals ripp causing fault codes,buy top loading washer only <br />Problems with whirlpool front loaders, on second one bad bearings and door seal getting replaced for 2nd time in 2 years. BUY. EXTENDED WARRANTY
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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