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Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live™ Technology

Always stay connected to your Whirlpool® front load washer with 6th Sense Live™ technology. Use Smart Assistant features like the FanFresh® Option Assistant to activate specific options when you're not at home. Smart Stats put product information in the palm of your hand, while Smart Energy features like the Energy Advisor tracks how much energy your appliance is using. You can even take pleasure in knowing everything is running smoothly at home with Smart Nudges and Alerts. The Smart Store's Detergent Assistant keeps your appliance working great by letting you know when it's time to replace this useful accessory. This model pairs this exciting new technology with the exceptional features you expect, including Precision Dispense Ultra, Quiet Spin 360 technology and the FanFresh® option with Dynamic Venting Technology®.

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Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live™ Technology

Always stay connected to your Whirlpool® front load washer with 6th Sense Live™ technology. Use Smart Assistant features like the FanFresh® Option Assistant to activate specific options when you're not at home. Smart Stats put product information in the palm of your hand, while Smart Energy features like the Energy Advisor tracks how much energy your appliance is using. You can even take pleasure in knowing everything is running smoothly at home with Smart Nudges and Alerts. The Smart Store's Detergent Assistant keeps your appliance working great by letting you know when it's time to replace this useful accessory. This model pairs this exciting new technology with the exceptional features you expect, including Precision Dispense Ultra, Quiet Spin 360 technology and the FanFresh® option with Dynamic Venting Technology®.

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6th Sense Live™ Technology

Now home can always be as close as the tips of your fingers. With Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology, you can go anywhere with complete confidence that everything is running smoothly at home. Near or far, it’s never been easier to monitor and manage all your appliances. You’re always connected. And with that peace of mind, you’re free to focus on whatever else you want to do.

Smart Assistant

Managing your appliances is easy with Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology. You can activate specific options even when you're not at home with Smart Assistant features like FanFresh® Option Assistant and Remote Start/Pause.

Smart Stats

Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology offers Smart Stats to make sure you always have the product information you need. With this collection of features, you'll never be left wondering about the status of your appliance. Smart Stat features allow you to access your appliance's Start Date, Days Online and Cycle Progress from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

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6th Sense Live™ Technology

Now home can always be as close as the tips of your fingers. With Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology, you can go anywhere with complete confidence that everything is running smoothly at home. Near or far, it’s never been easier to monitor and manage all your appliances. You’re always connected. And with that peace of mind, you’re free to focus on whatever else you want to do.

Smart Assistant

Managing your appliances is easy with Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology. You can activate specific options even when you're not at home with Smart Assistant features like FanFresh® Option Assistant and Remote Start/Pause.

Smart Stats

Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology offers Smart Stats to make sure you always have the product information you need. With this collection of features, you'll never be left wondering about the status of your appliance. Smart Stat features allow you to access your appliance's Start Date, Days Online and Cycle Progress from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Additional Features

Smart Energy

Reduce your energy use and help protect the planet with Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology. By connecting to the Smart Grid used by utility companies, these models optimize energy use and track how much energy your appliance is using. Smart Energy features include Energy Advisor, Rate Revealer and Smart Delay.

Smart Nudges

Take pleasure in knowing everything is running smoothly at home with Smart Nudges. Friendly reminders like the Clothes Clean Nudge offers information about the status of your appliances and monitoring them easy.

Smart Alerts

Always feel secure that everything is working the way it should at home with Smart Alerts. These important messages include Issue Alerts to keep you connected to your appliance so you can be confident it is running properly.

Smart Store

You'll never go without detergent or wonder when it's time to clean out your washer with the Smart Store. The affresh® Cycle Assistant and Detergent Assistant, let you know when it's time to replace or utilize these accessories. The Smart Store also allows you to order these accessories through the web site or app on yoursmart device.

Precision Dispense Ultra

Cleans better and uses less detergent, saving nearly 10% in HE detergent costs. By adding detergent throughout the length of the fill time, Precision Dispense Ultra delivers better results than adding detergent manually. The system also releases bleach and fabric softener at the right time during the cycle for optimal fabric care.The removable reservoir can hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry in a single filling2.

Laundry Apps

The washer’s built-in suite of Laundry Apps includes features like Stain Assist and Hints & Tips that give practical advice on stains and other everyday laundry questions. The Before You Call section provides topical answers to all your technical questions about the washer. 14 specialty fabric care cycles and 3 language options complete the number of customized helpers this washer provides.

FanFresh™ Option for up to 16 Hours

Quiet Spin 360 Technology

Now you can place your laundry pair virtually anywhere and be assured of balanced performance and vibration control. The washer takes into account where it’s installed and adapts to improve its balance over time. A built-in accelerometer and dual-ring ball-balancing keep the wash basket centered at all times.

Full Color Widescreen LCD Display

Stain Assist

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

Direct Inject Wash System

Penetrates stains and pretreats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent virtually eliminating the need to pretreat. The wash cycle begins only after the entire load has been treated.

EcoBoost Option

Get additional energy efficiency without giving up cleaning performance. This option lowers water temperature and increases the tumbling action to use less energy while still delivering great cleaning and gentle performance.

NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature

1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed

Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System

Direct Drive Motor

The direct drive motor allows the washer to spin faster, and it uses fewer moving parts, so there’s less wear and tear over time.

Internal Water Heater

Allergen Cycle

The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens1 from your clothes.

Delay Wash (up to 20 Hours)

Steam Clean Option

Penetrates deep into fabric fibers, breaking down and dissolving stains like grass and grease without pretreating.

Capacity

Washer Capacity (DOE)
4.30 Cu. Ft.

Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
CEE Tier Rating
Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
Energy Star® Qualified
Yes
UL
Yes
ULe Environmentally Preferred Certified
Passed 60 point AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) Sustainability Standards
Capacity
4.30 Cu. Ft.

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
13
Spin Speeds
4
Temperature Selections
Cold, Cool, Extra Hot, Hot, Warm
Water Factor
2.7
Washer Cycle Selections
Allergen, Bulky Items, Clean Washer with affresh, Delicates, Hand Wash, Heavy Duty, Jeans, My Cycle, Normal - Casual, Quick Wash, Rinse/Drain & Spin, Specialty Cycles, Whitest Whites
End of Cycle Signal
Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
Pre Soak
No
Option Selections
Control Lock, Deep Clean with Heated Water, EcoBoost™, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fan Fresh®, Presoak, Steam Enhanced
Number of Soil Levels
3
Soil Selections
Heavy, Light, Normal

Style and Extras

Stackable
Yes
Advanced Vibration Control
No
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Yes
Eco Monitor
No
Out of Balance Sensing
Yes
Sound Package
Yes
LED Color
Blue
Display Type
Color
Feedback-Status Indicators
Control Lock, Door Locked, Eco Boost™, Fan Fresh®, Pause, Pre Wash, Rinse, Spin, Wash
Wash Motor Description
1/3 hp
Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Hoses Included
No
Pedestal Options
Yes

Dimensions

Width
27
Depth
32 3/4
Height
38 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
52 3/4

Product Dimensions

  • 32 3/4
  • 38 1/2
  • 27

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Use & Care Guide

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Dimension Guide

Detailed dimensions of your new appliance with space requirements for the area surrounding it.

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Energy Guide

Information about the efficiency of your appliance, including energy consumption and annual costs to operate.

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Warranty Information

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Accessories You'll Want

Part # W10298318RP
Maximize laundry space by stacking the dryer on top of the Washer with the Stack Kit. Installation instructions are included, and all that is needed are basic tools to complete the installation.
MSRP: $20.99
Part # W10135699
Affresh® Washer Cleaner removes and prevents odor-causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. Designed to penetrate deep into the machine, Affresh® Washer Cleaner breaks up residue better than bleach. Used once a month, Affresh® Washer Cleaner keeps your machine fresher and cleaner.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # W10340677A
For use in the Minibulk washing machines when the minibulk cartridge is removed. This cup is used for dispensing single doses of liquid detergent. This will allow liquid detergent to remain in the dispensing drawer until the cycle starts and water is dispensed. Used on following models: MHW9000Y & WFW97HEX.
MSRP: $50.99
Part # 8212487RP
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 5 ft. nylon braided water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings. They're Better than Stainless!
MSRP: $26.99
Part # 8212638RP
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 6 ft. water supply lines. These hoses are the most flexible choice for all washer applications and include a nylon braided protective bonded layer, a Hypro-Blue Steel anti-corrosive couplings, pre-installed high-quality EPDM washers, a large diameter for maximum water flow, and a space saving 90 degree elbow.
MSRP: $29.99
Part # W10250743A
This is a detergent dispensing cartridge for Precision Dispensing washing machines. Keep a second cartridge on hand for special detergents, delicates and children's clothes. Evenly dispenses detergent throughout the fill process to clean better than adding detergent manually. Check your washer's Use and Care Guide to see if your washer is cartridge compatible. Hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry based on 6X concentration of HE detergent.
MSRP: $29.99
Part # W10250743RB
This is a detergent dispensing cartridge for Precision Dispensing washing machines. Keep a second cartridge on hand for special detergents, delicates and children's clothes. Evenly dispenses detergent throughout the fill process to clean better than adding detergent manually. Check your washer's Use and Care Guide to see if your washer is cartridge compatible. Hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry based on 6X concentration of HE detergent.
MSRP: $24.99
Part # 285863
4' washer drain hose comes with clamps. The large diameter makes it less likely to clog.
MSRP: $16.99
Part # 31682
Use the powerful cleaning action of All Purpose Appliance cleaner to cut through the grease and grime on kitchen and laundry room appliances and countertops. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. All Purpose Appliance Cleaner is not recommended for stainless steel surfaces.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # 1903WH
This rolling laundry supply cart stores easily between your washer and dryer. It contains three shelves for ample storage of detergents, softeners, stain-treaters, and other items you would like on hand while doing your laundry. Hardware is included with this item and it measures 8-1/4" x 25" x 30-3/4"
MSRP: $67.99

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Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live™ Technology is rated 4.4444 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whirlpool washer with 6th Sense review First things first, I really, really like this washer. With that out of the way, let me tell you a little about why I like it, and can recommend it. Before I talk about the advanced features, let me mention that I am an IT person by trade, and love technology. With that being said, If a product does not perform its core function well, all of the "bells and whistles" do not matter. Thankfully, this washer does both. It performs its core function (washing) extremely well, and also has plenty of technology if you take the time to set it up. 1. Setup I think whirlpool could make the setup of this washer easier for non technical people. The washer did not even come with the appropriate manual for how to put the washer on your wifi network, which is needed if you want to use the "smart" features, or have it text you, etc. It supporst wifi protected setup, but most people do not use that. In order to get it online without wifi setup, you have to access the washers network page. Thats not too difficult, but for some reason whirlpool does not give you the instructions for how to do this in the box... you need to go to the smart appliance website, create an account, and then hunt around for installation instructions. Most people will give up before getting it online, unless they are technically inclined or have a techie friend / spouse / child. The online setup (as I mentioned) is a 2 part affair, with putting the washer on your wifi, then creating an account on the smart appliance website, then finally adding the washer to the account. On the web portal, you can input 2 phone numbers for the washer to contact (to let you know things like detergent level, when its done washing, when it wants to be cleaned, etc), and also setup an email address if you prefer to get email over txt messages. If you have more than 2 people you would like to get notified, you are kind of out of luck. They should let you notify more than 2 people, as these notices are kind of cool. 2. Usage The washer is very intuitive to use, and has a nice display. The settings are pretty self explanatory (jeans, heavy duty, normal, etc), and there is also a nice built in help feature that tells you what each option does. Additionally, there is a "specialty cycle" section for things like blankets, comforters etc. Each of the presets (both the normal ones and special ones) can be adjusted. If it suggests warm water, and high spin for your blanket but you want to use cool (not cold) water, you can easily change it. If you have gone through the effort of getting the washer online, and setting up your online account (and telling it who your utility company is), the washer will recommend delay washing when the rates are higher. It will automatically start at the time the rates go down. A nice feature for saving a little money if you do not have to have your clothes done right then. It also has a fan fresh setting, which will tumble the clothes when they get done, so they do not sit and get stale. Very nice for if you are washing and running errands at the same time. I really like the automated soap dispenser as well. You tell it the concentration of your liquid HE (high efficiency) detergent, and whether your water is hard, and it automatically measures out soap for the size of the load. No more guesswork, or using too much soap. Using too much soap is one of the reasons front loaders can start to grow mold, so this is really nice. Its also nice if you have people who wash and just throw the maximum soap in there "because more soap = more clean, right?" The spin cycles of the washer extract so much water that your dryer will dry your clothes in half the time you are probably used to. The washer uses almost no water (if you watch it while its washing, the clothes basically do not sit in water at all... they are soaking wet, but not sitting in a pool of water. basically ideal for conservation and cleaning). I am in california and had to order this washer from a vendor in chicago, because it was not sold here. I think whirlpool should release this washer nationwide, as it does an excellent job of getting clothes clean, is very quiet, and has a pretty intuitive interface. The only negative is the awkward setup process to get the washer on your network. Its expensive compared to simple washers, and I can not speak to its longevity as I have owned it for 3 months or so, but would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get a top of the line washer (its great even without the app features), but would highly recommend it for anyone looking for top washer performance along with some pretty nifty convenience features / notifications.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from whirlpool steam 4.6 qf he washer Beautiful, working very good, washing my kids staff very nice, very big capacity, I can put my queen size and my twin size comforter in together.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from high tech of state art future is here I have purchase this July 2013 as this is brand new just came out market as I current before own model WFW9600TA00 which I have put over 500,000 mileage on it as we have big family sizes as we dedice to buy this new model # WFL98HEBU because saves time and trip which we use smart phone it help track Status to know when clothes is done than run down stair to basement and check clothes washer machine
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This washer has never run for more than a few days at a time Do not order this machine. It has too many circuit boards and displays that break repeatedly. My machine has had every board replaced and still breaks frequently
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great example of excellent engineering and design! I like the varied cycles to choose from. This unit is efficient, quiet and dependable. It is easy to use. The "state of the art" design and style are very attractive.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Technology!! I love this washing machine! Very advanced technology: let's me know when to fill the detergent dispenser and emails me when the cycle is complete.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing bad to say Nothing bad to say at all. Good quality machine, seems like it will last a long time. Simple to operate, despite the large number of features.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer I have had nothing go wrong. You can make your own custom cycles, works great. Weighs the load no adding detergent by hand. It does it all. Couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2014-08-15