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Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW
 
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$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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1.0
dont buy whirlpool
9/15/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Best Uses
Comment:
I use the washer/dryer constantly. I Clean a lot of cloths with dog hair. I have gotten random error codes from the display, which force me to shut off the circuit brakers to reset it. The soap dispenser leaks constantly all over the floor. The worst part is how bad Whirlpool customer service is. Never buy Whirlpool as they don't care at all about their products or service. I bought this one because my last Whirlpool lasted 18 years. These will be junked.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Motor broke after 6, years clothes stink
9/14/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Lasted 6 Years Of Use
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Towels
Comment:
Bought this washer 6 years ago for a seasonal home used only 5 months a year. Was just diagnosed with unrepairable motor, $350 to fix. Clothes usually come out still smelling of B.O. Requires He detergent which is rare at the standard markets now. Noisy spin cycle. It's maddening that I have to replace it so soon when most of my peers are saying their washers have over 12 years on them and still going strong.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great with large loads
9/6/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Bedding
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
I bought this at Sears, and when looking at other sites, decided also to buy the extended warrenty, for just in case. I like the fact that it handles, pillows, sheets towlels, and other bulky item without a problem. I don't like the fact that it doesn't use much water, If I have dirty items, they just don't seem clean enough. SOlution... Considering the washer is ocated in my basement, I was able to attach another hose to the outlet. I place that hose into the compartment where the detergent goes. after I add the HW stuff. I add enough water so I can see it on the bottom part of the window, that way I know I have enough water.. Guesss what, the clothes out really clean ..and they smell clean.. Too bad whirlpool din't think of adding a water level to the machine. My real question..How is a setting of 85 min energy efficient
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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