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Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W]
Price range:
$623.70 - $699.88
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Summary: This Frigidaire Front-loader washing machine has
• 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 - Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W]

The Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Affinity FAFW3801L[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.
About This Brand

Frigidaire washing machines generally cost $700 to $900, and the machines have capacity ranging from 3.5 to 3.7 cubic feet. Frigidaire is known for its generally good value for the price.

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Features & Specs - Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[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 - Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W]
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Fire whomever designed the dryer filter!
Lint Trap Ruins Clothes
Best Uses
The lint trap catches every string, strap, you name it. It has ruined over $1500 in clothing for our family. Athletic shorts with a tie are a staple in our family due to our active lifestyle and there always seems to be one pair I miss putting in a laundry bag to dry. I called the company, described the issue...guess what they did? Sent me the same darn trap/filter!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Never Again
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Breaks Down
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Average usage of one medium sized load of laundry a day. A few months after purchase the dryer kept stopping giving random error codes; it had to be unplugged and left alone for 30 mins, this went on for weeks then it started working fine again? The dryer completely broke down 3 years after purchase and circut board needed replacing costing $450! A few months later the washer would not drain and error codes that did not exist in manual popped up? Not wasting more money to fix this washer!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
very disappointed
Best Uses
we bought a set of matching washer and dryer two years ago. The dryer just quit working and the repair man said the computer board is broken, will cost almost $500 to repair. It was not a cheap machine and I would expect it to last more than two years, it was used maybe three times a week or less. Very disappointed
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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