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Whirlpool Duet WFW9351Y[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$800
Summary: This Whirlpool Front-loader washing machine has
• 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 - Whirlpool Duet WFW9351Y[W]

The Whirlpool Duet WFW9351Y[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Duet WFW9351Y[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

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 WFW9351Y[W]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control No
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Duet WFW9351Y[W]
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1.0
Going back to a top loader
5/17/2013
Pros
Energy Efficient
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
This is the most frustrating appliance I have ever owned. It is worthless at 15 months old. The repair of the drum and bearings would be so much that it isn't worth repairing just so it can break down again. Do not buy this machine! We treated it well, and have not abused it. There is no reason why we should only get 15 months out of such an expensive appliance!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
twists clothes
4/17/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Twists pant legs and shirt sleeves consistantly. Put in a severly soiled folded handerchief and it will come out folded.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
This washer stinks!!!!
4/8/2013
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Leaves A Bad Oder
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Bedding
Heavy/Bulky Items
Comment:
I do laundry every day...and if I do not leave the lid open after using it will get a nasty smell. I have cleaned it as recommended and it still smells! I can not even use the compartments for the softner and bleach it will not work. I paid alot of money for clean cloths...I am going back to the basic top loader.
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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