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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$800
Discontinued
Summary: This Whirlpool High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• 2011 Energy Star qualification
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W]

The Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the Cabrio WTW5700X[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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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5640X[ ] (Lowe's)
Approximate retail price:
$675
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The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5640X[ ] (Lowe's) come from our tests of model Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Similar to tested model except it has more cycles.
Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5600X[W]
Approximate retail price:
$700
Price & shop
The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5600X[W] come from our tests of model Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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 Cabrio WTW5700X[W]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W]
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1.0
Cabrio wtw5700 - ready for take off
6/29/2014
Pros
Uses Alot Less Water
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought this new in 8/11 had to have Actuator replaced in 4/13. Started making very loud noise during spin cycle 4/14. Now 6/14 it leaks too. Appears problem with the bearings in the tub is the problem. Not cheap to have fixed, hundreds of dollars! Too bad. Did a god job when it worked. Machine is ready for the dump...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
PLEASE don't buy a Whirlpool Cabrio
3/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Failed Basket Bearing
Leaky
Rusts
Shakes/Moves
Stains Clothes
Tears clothes
Unbalances easily
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We had an agitator washer for a long time. The Dog Agits wore out and I replaced them so it worked ok. However my wife wanted a new one. We did some research and bought a WTW7300X about 2 1/2 years ago. BIG mistake. It's been SO frustrating that if there was such a thing as a time machine, we'd use it to go back in time and buy something else. Two weeks after we got it, the computer board failed. The first tech blamed it on the water feed hoses being clogged. He had NO clue what was wrong and left. Second tech replaced the computer board which solved the problem. We've had CONTINUAL unbalanced load issues so we can't run it at night because you never know if it's going to complete a cycle. I estimate 30% of the time we get a UL regardless of how it's loaded or what's in it. 30 days short of two years the tub bearing failed. Fortunately we'd bought it with a CC that extended the warranty for a year so the repair was ok'd by the warranty company. The repair tech said that bearing failure was a common problem but was supposed to have been fixed. Guess not. Shortly after that when we lifted the lid there was a loud clunking noise near the lid hinge. I determined that the lid spring assembly had come loose and had to retighten it on both sides. When I opened it up to fix the springs, the underside of the top was filled with rust. Water splashes up under the top and stays there, eventually rusting the top. Now clothes are coming out with dark stains on them. It looks like oil and I suspect that the bearing is failing again. And it's also torn some of our son's clothes. My wife said today that we should start looking for another machine. $750 down the drain. So PLEASE save yourselves a LOT of pain and frustration. Don't buy a Cabrio. And if I could give it -5 stars I would.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Terrible washer
11/8/2013
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Does Not Rinse Soap Out
Long Cycle
Noisy
TANGLES CLOTHES
Wrinkles clothes
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this Cabrio in 12/2010. It tangles clothes and wrinkles them to the point the dryer cannot get the wrinkles out. Clothes from camping would not come clean in one wash even with extra rinse . Would have to do two washes. My old Maytag would do in one wash. <br />The washer would also smell musty mildew even using cleaning cycles .<br />Gave up and just had delivered a new Speed Queen Washer 542 yesterday. I have ran 4 loads . Wonderful clean, clothes soft and not wrinkled clothes. Speed Queen is the LAST washer to fill up on wash and rinse. All other companies took buyout. Next year government stops this one too.made in USA and 3 year warranty. Built commercial quality too
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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