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Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW
 
Price range:
$714.60 - $799.99
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Summary: This Whirlpool Front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW

The Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Duet WFW70HEBW 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

As with Kenmore, Whirlpool has a number of lines: Whirlpool Duet HT, Whirlpool Duet Steam, Whirlpool Duet Sport HT, and Whirlpool Duet Sport. In the coming year, Whirlpool will be promoting and advancing the use of steam on more of its models across the line. Prices range from $800 to $1,600. Whirlpool washers are known for the wide range of model choices and the variety of features on those machines.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW
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 - Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW
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5.0
Good Washer
7/28/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Requires Extra Rinse Some
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Washes good, quiet, good water extraction, good design, easy to use.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
WHIRLPOOL WASHER DUET MODEL# WFW70HEBW
7/22/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Dries Clothes Very Well
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Comment:
Normal usage of the washer but have found the control panel to be less than reliable. Whirlpool customer service is not helpful constantly stating my washer is beyond 1 year warranty. I have scanned and sent them receipt yet the still insist that their records are correct.<br />I would say to stay away from Whirlpool products as it seems evident that these once 'durable good' items are designed to break down and customer service is avoiding all evidence of purchase date and warranty obligation.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Disappointed
5/28/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
I chose to buy this model when my old Whirlpool Duet (GHW915W), purchased in 2006, had the F11 code and the repairman said it would cost $800 to repair. After reading many reviews this model seemed like a great choice. But, after using this new machine, I wish I had paid the $800 to have the old one fixed. Just some info that you might want to know about this machine. It did put a hole in jeans. I now wash our favorite jeans in a zippered bag and I don't fill the washer up with clothes. Instead, I wash several smaller loads and don't use the fastest drying speed for our clothes as suggested on other reviews. The washing cycles are longer,the controls are very touch sensitive and you cannot turn off the end-of-cycle tone. On a positive note, this model did fit on the pedestal drawer (WHP1500SQ) from my old machine. Hope this helps!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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