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Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White

  • Model: WTW8500BW
  • Top Loading
  • 4.8 Cubic Feet
  • 1,100 RPM's
  • 3 Speed
  • 13 Cycles
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Washer Type
Top Loading
Capacity
4.8 Cubic Feet
RPMs
1,100 RPM's
Wash/Spin Speeds
3 Speed
Number of Cycles
13 Cycles
Number of Water Levels
Automatic Water Level Adjustment
Adjustable Water Temperature
4 Temperature Combinations
Perma Press Cycle
Yes
Delicate Cycle
Yes
Soak Cycle
Yes
Extra Rinse Option
Yes
Bleach Dispenser
Yes
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Yes
Tub Type
Stainless Steel Tub
Built In Water Heater
Yes
Other Features
Glass Lid;
Dimensions
27.5(w) X 45.1(h) X 27.5(d)
Shipping Weight
175 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Give your clothes the care they need with the Whirlpool® Cabrio® Platinum top load washer. Adaptive Wash technology automatically senses the size of each load and uses the right amount of water to keep colors vibrant wash after wash. With 4.8 cu. ft. of capacity and Precision Dispense Plus, this washer offers enough space to wash more than three baskets of laundry in just one load and will even add the detergent, bleach and fabric softener at the right time for you. And, with up to 11 adaptive wash actions, your clothes will always experience the perfect combination of powerful cleaning and gentle fabric care.

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Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White
 
4.5

(based on 1190 reviews)

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91%

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  • Easy to use (90)
  • Performance (88)
  • Energy savings (86)
  • Convenient features (83)
  • Sound level (72)

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  • Sound level (9)
  • Cleanability (6)
  • Performance (3)
  • Quality (3)

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4.0

Quiet good looks

By Control Freak

from Princeton, NJ

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        Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

        Very pleased with the machine's performance, capacity, and silence. Controls are easy to set, load capacity is large, and achieved great results with heavy items.

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        1.0

        Horrible

        By MSP371

        from San Tan Valley, AZ

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              Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

              We purchased Model WTW8900bc0 approx. 18 months ago. Since then we have had approx 6 service calls. Soon after the purchase clothes were not rinsing. Black jeans always show soap marks. Small loads, extra rinses and correct soap do not solve the problem. Now we are finding holes in the clothes after washing. Service people say both are a complaint they hear often. Last service call the approved vendor was instructed to call the Tech Line which is only available to service people. The Tech Line claims it is due to overloading and continued to claim it even after the onsite service rep. told them we run half loads. Do an online search you will see many complaints on these two items. Neither Neither the store where we purchased nor the manufacure admit to a problem.

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              5.0

              Great Washer

              By EJ

              from Soldotna AK

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                    Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                    The only problem is reaching into tub to remove clothes. I'm 5'9" and my daughter is 6' but we can barely retrieve the clothes!!

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                    1.0

                    Wife Hates this thing.

                    By Grampa

                    from Whitehouse, Texas

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                          Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                          Water level too low, doesn't clean as well as our old Maytag. Mama is not happy therefore the family is in turmoil. She chose it but regrets it today.

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                          5.0

                          High-Efficiency

                          By KDR

                          from Hanford, CA

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                          Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                          The reasons are simple. Great cost (because I caught a deal on a holiday), very efficient cleaning, no noise, and holds a lot of clothing. I really enjoy this brand of whirlpool and will never use any other brand for my washer and dryer.

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                          5.0

                          Great company, great Product!

                          By Beach bum and loving it!

                          from Melbourne, FL

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                                Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                We bought this for our new home and we are very pleased! It handles an active family of four with no problem....sand? Check! Mud? Check! Anything you can throw at it? Check!

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                                5.0

                                Great machine

                                By Lojack

                                from Gulf Breeze, FL

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                                      Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                      We bought this 3 weeks ago and am glad we did.
                                      It performs very well on all cycles.
                                      We have many loads of heavy soiled clothes and this machine handles them very well.

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                                      1.0

                                      Do Not Buy

                                      By Rev. Bob

                                      from Sauk Village, Il

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                                            Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                            After purchasing 5 Whirlpool appliances at the same time, including the Cabrio washer & dryer and writin a review regarding the noise during the wash cycle, I was contacted by a very nice person from Whirlpool Corp. who basically stated that this noise is a common noise and there is nothing that can be done regarding this noise. I am very sorry that I purchased these appliances and would tell everyone else to avoid this brand. This washer makes more noise than our older agitator model did.

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                                            5.0

                                            Good so far

                                            By Greg

                                            from frankfort,mi

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                                                  Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                                  Had this for about a month and seems to be working well

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Not your typical top load washer!

                                                  By Still Learning

                                                  from SE Arkansas

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                                                        Comments about Whirlpool 4.8 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                                        We've had this washer for a couple of months and are very satisfied. The only problem has come from the fact that I did not explain to my wife how unlike our previous top loader it was going to be: the salesman who demonstrated it also emphasized its advantages rather than its differences. Our previous washer had been her favorite of all the washers she's ever had.
                                                        We glossed over the differences and, as she discovered them, she was not initially happy. For example, axiom one was that 'lots of water gets clothes cleaner'. She had heard us say this one saved water, but a 'tub without water' didn't seem like the way to go. I explained that it might be better to think of this washer is as a front loader that loads at the top. That approach seems to have helped both of us understand some of the differences.
                                                        We have slowly worked through this and some similar issues (the cacophony of new sounds that are at best non-traditional for a washer are another good example). The gist of the matter to this point is that it gets clothes as clean as our previous washer; uses much less water, and seems to be gentler.

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