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Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White

  • Model: WFW81HEDW
  • Front Loading
  • 4.2 Cubic Feet
  • 1,200 RPM's
  • 4 Speed
  • 9 Cycles
Special financing available
Washer Type
Front Loading
Capacity
4.2 Cubic Feet
RPMs
1,200 RPM's
Wash/Spin Speeds
4 Speed
Number of Cycles
9 Cycles
Number of Water Levels
Variable Water Level Control
Adjustable Water Temperature
4 Temperature Combinations
Perma Press Cycle
Yes
Delicate Cycle
Yes
Extra Rinse Option
Yes
Bleach Dispenser
Yes
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Yes
Tub Type
Stainless Steel Tub
Built In Water Heater
Yes
Energy Star Tier Level
Energy Star Tier Level 3
Other Features
Tap Touch With LED Display
Dimensions
27.0(w) X 38.7(h) X 33.1(d)
Shipping Weight
250 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Keep clothes looking newer longer without the extra steps with the 4.2 cu. ft. Duet® high efficiency washer. When you can't move clothes to the dryer right away, the TumbleFresh™ option keeps clothes fresh and reduces wrinkles. You'll rest easy knowing that this front load washing machine features the Sanitize cycle with Heater toeliminate 99.9% of common household bacteria. And it's easy to start laundry faster using the Tap Touch controls with Memory, which remember the last cycle and settings of your high efficiency washer for a quick touch start.

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Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

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2.0

Doesn't drain and now sounds like a jet engine starting

By Unhappy wife

from Wisconsin

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        Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

        I bought this washer in 2013 and always had water left in drum so we have to dry it out each time we use it. Plus if we don't use the washer for awhile we need to run a load thru because of the stall water left in before we wash clothes or the clothes stink. And now we have more problems when in the rinse/spin cycle. It sounds like a jet engine is taking off. Had a repair man in he stated the part to fix this will cost $800 not his labor. I will be calling whirlpool to find a solution or no more Whirlpool for this house.

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        5.0

        12 Years of Great Service!

        By Suburbanmom

        from santa clarita, ca

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              Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

              I bought my whirlpool duet in 2003, yes, 13 years ago when I bought my first home. I just had my first major problem a few days ago. The washer is spinning out of control, something is loose during the spin cycle. Hopefully it can be repaired. If not, I've gotten extreme use out of this machine for 12 years doing 1-2 loads per day, everyday. It's phenomenal how long it's lasted. I will buy a new one if this one is not repairable.

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              5.0

              Love my new washer!

              By Virgoblue

              from Lithopolis, Ohio

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                    Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

                    I bought this about 3 weeks ago to replace another Whirlpool Duet washer and I love my new washer! The capacity of the drum is great, the "dryness" of the clothes at the end of the cycle have decreased my dry time immensely!

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                    1.0

                    Poor quality.

                    By Ozzie

                    from Wisconsin

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                          Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

                          My machine is ab. four years old . It is not used heavely, in a two person household. I have lived in Europe and know front load machines . This is below par in every regard. Spin cycle weak, does not handle heavy items like jeans. The temperature selection does not work, fills with hot water when I press warm etc.

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                          1.0

                          Repair parts no longer available

                          By Disappointed Ed

                          from Holden, MO

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                                Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

                                My 4.5 year old front load washer is junk because Whirlpool decided to discontinue making a repair part. The part is the drum support spider. It was poorly designed out of aluminum that was too thin. Should have been made of stainless steel. Very diappointed I must now send this otherwise good machine to the landfill because this part has been discontinued. I will not buy another Whirlpool product if they can not be repaired.

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                                1.0

                                Month 13: expensive repair

                                By Mom

                                from Toronto

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                                      Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

                                      Electronic controls sluggish to respond: it takes 2 to 3 minutes from pushing START to actually startting; forcing one to wait to see whether START button was pressed long enough. (If too short, machine won't start.) Also, stick to weight limits!!
                                      Stopped working one month after warranty expired. "Mother board not speaking to drain function," repair man explained. $220 charge.
                                      Washes well, as just about all front loaders do; have used one all my life (european).
                                      Was wrong to trust Whirlpool, sorry I didn't buy Extended Warranty.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Features

                                      By Andi

                                      from Petersburg alaska

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                                            I love my washing machine. the spin cycle is amazing, I have to pick the clothes off the walls..

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Washer

                                            By Jordan

                                            from Morris, Il

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                                                  Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

                                                  More then met my expectations. Cleans well, easy to use, quiet. For the price it is an exceptional washing machine

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Works well

                                                  By SL

                                                  from southwestern Ontario, Canada

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                                                        Comments about Whirlpool 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer - White:

                                                        I have been using the washer for two months and feel that it cleans well, clothes are coming out in better shape than the old top loader & like the fact that they take less time to dry.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        improved

                                                        By Cheryl

                                                        from Iowa

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                                                              replaced a duet sport washing machine a month ago and am pleased so far
                                                              the rubber lining at the front is an improvement, easier to clean
                                                              runs quieter

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