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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 (subject to credit approval)
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 22 reviews)

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

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

                                            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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                                            5.0

                                            Duet Whirlpool Washer

                                            By Lw

                                            from Knoxville, Tn

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

                                                  I love this washer. It has every option I could I agibe. It's quiet and efficient

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                                                  5.0

                                                  A Happy Customer :)

                                                  By Dawn

                                                  from Highlands Ranch, CO

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

                                                        This washer was installed on 5/2/15. We are a family of four plus a dog. I do one to two loads of laundry a day. When our old Frigidaire set broke, I spent lots of hours reviewing many brands and models for replacement. I was completely discouraged as every brand and model had some serious negatives as well as positives. My husband and I both decided on Whirlpool as it appeared to be the better of the options. So far, we have been thrilled! Of the issues noted before purchase - sounds like metal rolling around in the tub and uber sensitive controls - we found that we do have those issues but they are small and/or easy to get around. The metal rolling sound is only heard when you manually move the interior drum around or when the washer first starts. It appears to be the mechanism for load balancing. It is about 2 seconds in duration total. You do not hear anything when the machine is actually running a load. The controls are extremely sensitive, i.e., if you brush against them (like I do all the time to reach the cabinets above), they ding and/or turn on/off. However, these are the ONLY complaints I have about this washer. I actually REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoy doing laundry with these machines! (I have the matching dryer and it is just as great.) The first thing my husband and I said was "Wow! They are so quiet." With our old set (Frigidaire), we had to have plastic footers due to vibration. The service man laughed when we asked if they would be needed for the Whirlpool and he was right. I threw them away. He also told us that they don't get Whirlpool returns and they have had really great luck with the quality. Our old Frigidaire had major drainage issues, i.e., there was always standing water in the seal. (It was a first generation HE model.) The Whirlpool is clean as a whistle after each wash. The features have been great, the clothes are really clean, the machines look beautiful in the laundry room.

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                                                        1.0

                                                        Didn't even last 4 years!

                                                        By k9resqmom

                                                        from Bryan,TX

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                                                              We bought this machine July of 2011, and here we are just shy of 4 years, 5/13/2015, and we are looking at having to either fix our machine at a price of $471, or buy a new one. We are opting to purchase a new one after what we thought was the drain pump went out, but no, it's the CCU. When we first bought it, I was somewhat pleased with it, although it didn't clean our whites or heavily stained clothes all that well. This was the second front loader machine (previous one was a Maytag Neptune) we've owned, and we are going back to a top loading machine. Spend your money on something else, because you will only be spending a whole lot more in a few years.

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