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Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L[W]
 
Price range:
$648.00 - $699.99
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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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2.0
very disappointed
3/28/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
 
1.0
OMG What did I buy?
3/23/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought a Frigidaire Gallery series Washer/Dryer 10 years ago and they've been great. Washer broke down so we decided on new not repair. We purchased a Frigidaire Affinity Washer/Dryer pair. Dryer is good although sometimes it doesn't dry quite enough. The washer after 2 weeks of use has decided to not drain or spin. On line I see that this is an epidemic problem with these machines. I'm returning this heap'o'junk tomorrow. If it breaks down this soon it is a sign of things to come.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Quiet, efficient, great cleaning!
2/12/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Energy Saving
Good Displays
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Door Venting To Dry Tub
Keep Door Cracked Open
Keep Door Open A Crack
Best Uses
Bedding
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Comment:
Great at everyday laundry tasks - particularly good for bulky items like sleeping bags or comforters that top-loaders would have difficulty with. Like other frontloaders, it's watertight seal means you must crack the door after use to throroughly dry it out and avoid odors forming from a terrarium effect. This is a quality product with great controls and display.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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