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    Whirlpool Duet WFW8740DW (Lowe's) Washing Machine

    This model is no longer available or might have limited distribution.

    We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Whirlpool Duet WFW87HEDW although it may differ in price and features.

    Duet WFW8740DW (Lowe's)
    External Dimensions
    Height: 39 in Width: 27 in Depth: 33 in

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Washing performance

    Washing performance

    This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

     /  5
    Energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency

    Indicates the energy needed to heat the water, run the washer, and remove the water left in the clothes after the spin cycle completes.

     /  5
    Water efficiency

    Water efficiency

    This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound 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.

     /  5
    Gentleness

    Gentleness

    Models that earned lower scores for gentleness are more likely to treat your clothes roughly, causing wear and tear.

     /  5
    Noise

    Noise

    Judgments made by a panel of experts during the fill, run, drain and spin cycles, judging both sound quality and volume.

     /  5
    Vibration

    Vibration

    Reflects usage on a suspended wooden floor.

     /  5
    Claimed capacity

    Claimed capacity

    Capacity as claimed by the manufacturer.

     /  5
    Cycle time

    Cycle time

    Our measurements of the time, rounded to the nearest five minutes, to complete the most aggressive normal cycle with our 8 lb. load. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

     /  5
    Height

    Height

    The exterior height of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

     /  5
    Width

    Width

    The exterior width of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

     /  5
    Depth

    Depth

    The exterior depth of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch. If the washer has a door in the front, the measurement is performed with the door closed. Be sure to allow a few extra inches of clearance in the rear for hoses and connections.

     /  5

    About

    The Whirlpool Duet WFW8740DW (Lowe's) is part of the Washing Machines test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Front-load washers models like the Duet WFW8740DW (Lowe's) 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 test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

    Energy efficiency Indicates the energy needed to heat the water, run the washer, and remove the water left in the clothes after the spin cycle completes.

    Water efficiency This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound 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.