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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8200Y[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,799.00
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Summary: This Whirlpool High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• 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 WTW8200Y[W]

The Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8200Y[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the Cabrio WTW8200Y[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 Cabrio WTW8200Y[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 Cabrio WTW8200Y[W]
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1.0
Bad Value
10/8/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Noisy
Only Lasted About 2 Years
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
For the price this is a huge disappointment.<br />Shopping for a new one now and will have a hard time buying a whirlpool.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Didn't last more than 2 years
10/6/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Leaky
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
The products leaked of course after the warranty period. Their recommended repair company, Flamingo Appliance Service, attempted to fix the issue and it still leaks. Do your homework and buy a better model.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Cabrio Washer
10/2/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Main Bearing Bad
Best Uses
Bedding
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
Bought this washer with matching dryer in 4/13. Did not buy extended warranty as felt product should not need such. Washer now has main bearing shot at cost of $452 to replace. Is more than half the cost of the washer, but time to shop for new, non matching with dryer, stay home for delivery, etc. nets out the cost difference.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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