Washing machines

Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W]
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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 WFW94HEX[W]

The Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Duet WFW94HEX[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.

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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 WFW94HEX[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 WFW94HEX[W]
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This machine is a LEMON
Looks Pretty
Money Maker For Whirlpool
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
E02 Common Error Code
F06 Common Error Code
F06e02 Common Error Code
Long Cycle
The Complete Lemon
Best Uses
10 - 13 Months
F06 Common Error Code
Worked fine for about a month then received first error code. Service people said to unplug the machine to Re-Set it. Worked fine for a couple more months. After the MFG WARRANTY PERIOD, ERROR CODE F06 & E02 showed up. The mother Board went out and needed to be replaced. I saw other reviews and seems this is a COMMON ISSUE for this machine. The cost for this repair is about 1/3 of the price of the machine. It definitely will be a money Pit to attempt to repair and hope it doesn't go out again. I called Whirlpool and they don't really care, Repair it or buy a new machine Is their resolution. I feel taken advantage of by this brand name, no resolution...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
1.5 yrs and kaboom
Best Uses
We purchased this machine 1/8/13. As of 9/15/14 it has quit working. (The control board went out) Whirlpool says not cost effective to repair. Not worth the money at all!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Dead at 3 yrs: Error codes E01 F06
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Breaks Down
Best Uses
WFW94HEXW1: 3 yrs new, Cost nine hundred fifty dollars, used by three adults in the house. Machine just stopped working; ERROR codes E01 F06. Whirlpool Cust Care says these are secret codes for their authorized technician, then suggest I buy a Repair Service plan for $350. Extremely unhappy with 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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