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Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1100
Discontinued
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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3.0
Smelly Duet
4/16/2014
Pros
I Like Overall
Cons
First Load Always Smells
Mildew odor
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
I always do the weeks laundry on Sunday. The first load of the day always makes the house smell like mildew. After a couple of loads the smell dissipates. Happens each week. Not happy with this situation. Kinda defeats washing the clothes if they are just going to smell bad.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Broke
3/24/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
One or two loads a day for 2 1/2 years then the fault codes started cropping up. Now it takes all day to drain. The internal diagnostic tests got stuck and were not useful. At $130 for a serves call I'll just by a different machine...not a Made in China Whirlpool this time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Blew up
11/6/2013
Pros
There Isn't One
Cons
Blew up
Best Uses
Comment:
On September 29, 2013 my frontloading washer blew up. I only had it for 2 years. We called Lowe's where we bought the washer and said that all they could do for us was send us the our refund. Lowe's never contacted whirlpool to let them know what has happened. We called whirlpool a week later. They then sent someone out to us. The technician couldn't believe his eyes. He was on the phone with whirlpool for over 20 min. He then told us that whirlpool would be sending us a replacement washer. Same exact washer. But it will take 21 days. November 5, 2013 we recieved a phone call from the technician, our washer has arrived. November 6, 2013 we recieved another phone call from the technician, but this time he said the washer was damaged, I had to send it back and it will be another 10 to 14 BUSINESS DAYS, to recieve our new washer. Now we are upset!! We called whirlpool and they wouldn't do anything for us. So we sit and wait. We are spending $40.00 a week on laundry at the laundromat. Whirlpool will not reimburse us for the amount of money we are using at the laundromat. So here we sit, with NO WASHER!! There is no place on here to post pictures!!!
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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