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Whirlpool Duet WFW70HEBW
 
Approximate retail price:
$719.10
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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
WORST WASHER EVER
9/28/2014
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
In a few years we replaced the motor for several hundred dollars. A sock got in the fill hose and caused a flood. This week it started overfilling and leaking. A counterweight on the top broke free from the fiberglass tub and blew the washer apart. We have probably paid as much in service as we paid for this expensive machine. I would advise people to avoid it like the plague.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Owned Since 9/3/11 Had 8-10 Service Call
9/23/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Wears Towels Threads Down
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Time Delay
Comment:
The door leaks, the pedestal has stains due to the door leaking. My extended warranty has been worth the money I have paid.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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