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Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W]
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Summary: This Whirlpool Front-loader washing machine has
• 2011 Energy Star qualification
• 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 - Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W]

The Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the Duet WFW94HEX[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.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEAW come from our tests of model Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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 WFW94HEX[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 - Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEX[W]
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I'd avoid this one.
Energy Efficient
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
I am frustrated that this less-than-three-year-old machine has developed problems. I've been chugging along with it making a ton of noise during the spin cycle. I've researched it online and it sounds like it's a bearing in the tub--and we'd replace it ourselves, but I'm finding it difficult to locate the right part. Whirlpool apparently wants you to replace the whole tub assembly--which costs almost half the price of a new machine.<br /><br />So, like I said, I've been limping along with that problem, then today I got an error message F08E02, which is the dispenser system -- either a motor switch or dispensing activator/switch. I'VE HAD IT!! The spin cycle no longer gets as much water out and it cannot balance any bulky items (bath rug, etc.)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Dead at 2.5 years
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Suddenly the machine stopped working at about 2.5 years.<br />Errors E02 F01 means a $400-$600 repair.<br />Good luck with that.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Don't buy it! Nothing but problems!
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Nothing But Problems
Best Uses
Bought specifically because it was listed as a Best Buy. We have had nothing but problems with this machine. Does not clean well. Drain problems, main board problems. Did not totally realize how well it was -not- cleaning clothes until this last breakdown, and had to haul laundry elsewhere. 2-1/2 years old; we should have just bought another brand after -this- $500 repair bill. We had problems with this starting before the warranty ran out, and the authorized Whirlpool business we bought it from was no help. Finally called Whirlpool to get someone else.
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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