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Whirlpool Duet WFL98HEBU
 
Price range:
$1,434.00 - $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
Few years and new one needed
10/25/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Too much to fix <br />Garbage after 4 years
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Dont Buy
9/12/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought Duet front load washer in Nov 2011. Just after initial warranty (1month), main drum and bearings failed and had to be replaced. After haggling with Whirlpool, they agreed to pick up the cost. 3 years later, same drum and bearings failed again. Faced with $800 of estimated repairs, going with another washer and it will not be this model.
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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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.
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