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3.9 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with FanFresh™


Laundry day can be easier, starting with this ENERGY STAR® qualified Duet® front load washer. This is the most efficient washer in the industry, it uses 77 percent less water and 81 percent less energy, and it can even wash up to 18 pairs of jeans in a single load. Plus, the FanFresh™ option prevents odors in wet clothes for up to 10 hours with Dynamic Venting Technology™ that circulates air in the washer, keeping clean clothes fresh and free from odors so you can wash now and dry later. Take care of your day on your own time.

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Energy Guide

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8212638RC
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: $32.99
Part # 8212545RP
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) 4.5 ft. water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings.
MSRP: $19.99
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

Accessories You'll Want

Part # 8541503
Maximize laundry space by stacking the Duet® dryer on top of the Duet® Washer with the Duet® Stack Kit. Installation instructions are included, and all that is needed are basic tools to complete the installation.
MSRP: $20.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # XHS1000XX
Adjustable clothes rack allows you to conveniently hang garments straight from the washer or dryer. It is collapsible and removable for quick, easy storage. It assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with a Phillips screwdriver. The rotating arms pivot independently to accommodate various configurations. It also easily attaches with scratch-resistant magnets to most full-size washers or dryers.
MSRP: $69.99
Part # 285320
Keeps water from siphoning out of your washer by providing an air gap in the drain itself. The Siphon Break is conveniently designed for use with rubber and plastic drain hose applications and fits all washers.
MSRP: $14.99
Part # 31625
The Microfiber Cloth is perfect for cleaning up grease, grime, and stubborn soils. Simply dampen the Microfiber Cloth and use on everyday liquid clean up, or keep the Microfiber Cloth dry in order to trap dust and dirt. The Microfiber Cloth is safe to use on all surfaces of your house. The 16" Microfiber Cloth can be used repeatedly, up to 300 times.
MSRP: $5.49
Part # 367031
You can prevent your drain from lint clogs and never have to call the plumber with this protectant. It does a great job of breaking up excessive amounts of lint into smaller particles and catches threads and strings from items like rugs or chenille spreads.
MSRP: $12.49
Part # W10135699
Affresh™ Washer Cleaner removes and prevents odor-causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. While bleach only kills odor-causing bacteria leaving behind the detergent residue, Affresh™ Washer Cleaner uses surfactant chemistry to remove the root problem. Affresh™ cleaner is a formulated, slow-dissolve, foaming tablet that gets under residue, breaks it up, and washes it away leaving the washer smelling fresh and clean.
MSRP: $6.99

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Top Features

Smart Temperature Control Helps Reduce Shrinking and Color Bleeding

The Care Control temperature management system enabled by 6th Sense™ technology helps protect your clothes by controlling water amount and temperature.

Responsive Technology Saves You Water, Energy and Money

The H2Low™ system enabled by 6th Sense™ technology uses less water per load while delivering better cleaning performance and gentleness than a traditional top load washer.

Keep Operational Sounds Inside the Washer

With the Quiet Wash noise reduction system, sound-absorbing materials around the wash basket or drum reduce operational noise.

Additional Features

Rated a "Recommended Buy" by a leading consumer magazine

3.9 cu. ft. Capacity

FanFresh™ Option for up to 10 Hours

Uses industry-changing Dynamic Venting Technology to circulate air in the washer after cycle's end, keeping your clean clothes fresh and free from odors for up to 10 hours so you can wash now and dry later. No other manufacturer offers this technology.

1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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

CEE Tier III Qualified

Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product listings--with Tier III being the most efficient. This model features advanced water & energy savings and may qualify for rebates from local utility companies.

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.

Precision Dispense

Precision Dispense holds detergent and additives and releases detergent at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care. Detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics and virtually eliminate pretreating.

Care Control Temperature Management System

The Care Control temperature management system adjusts the cold and hot water inlets to reach temperatures that are warm enough to dissolve detergents. Water is kept from overheating to help reduce color bleeding and to save energy.

Smooth Spin Technology

Shock absorbers, springs and electronic controls help redistribute the load automatically and minimize movement of the wash drum during the spin cycle. The result is less noise and vibration for laundry without disruption.

14 Automatic Cycles

5 Temperature Settings

11 Adaptive Wash Actions

Steam Clean Option

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

NSF® Certified Sanitary Cycles

Certified by NSF International to remove 99.9% of certain household bacteria without using bleach. Bacteria tested were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.

NightQuiet™ Option

Uses a lower spin speed to further reduce operational sound for quieter operation when you need it. This is a handy option for those whose laundry rooms are located closer to main living area.

Quiet Wash Plus Noise Reduction System

Keep operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the wash basket.

Oxi Dispense Option

Enhances whitening performance with an eco-friendly alternative to bleach. An automatic dispenser distributes the oxygenated additive at the appropriate time, sending oxygen through the load to brighten fabrics.

Internal Water Heater

Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh®

Use this cycle once a month with Affresh® washer cleaner, to eliminate odor-causing soap residue and mildew that can build up as a result of regular everyday washing. This cycle uses a higher water level and hot water to remove buildup.

Configuration and Overview

Energy Star® Qualified
CEE Tier Rating
Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant

Cycle and Options

Delay Start
Up to 18 hours
Water Factor


32 9/16

Product Dimensions

  • 32 9/16
  • 38
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do NOT purchase this washer... you WILL be sorry and out of luck! Within 6 months of purchasing this Front End Washing Machine it began to make a loud screeching sound. The sound got louder and louder until it was unbearable and waking up my kids while they slept. We have always purchased all Whirlpool appliances and after this one we will never purchase another Whirlpool . This washer was purchased at the same time as a good friend of mine. To my surprise my washer started to make an awful sound about two months prior to his. So we had a repair man come out to give us a quote for the repair. The cost for labor and parts would be more than the cost of a brand new washing machine. We were shocked and frustrated with this news!!! Keep in mind this machine only lasted 6 months before it went bad and my previous washing machine lasted 16 years! Based upon my experience and previous current reviews... It appears this washer is a defective product and should not be sold until the problem is fixed! BEWARE and read ALL reviews prior to purchasing. February 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do not buy this washer. This washer has nice features, but its durability is terrible. After only a few months the circuit board failed. The machine completely shut down to the point where we could not even remove the clothes that were in the tub. Then, after about 14 months (2 months after the factory warranty expired), the washer spin cycle became extremely loud. The A&E technician said that the washer had been damaged because, in his words, it is only supposed to be run with a full load. As far as I can tell, the manual says nothing about this. I also noticed that reviewers for the 9550 model are saying similar things about the tub needing to be replaced after about a year, so I think the problem is with the product, not the user. The technician then quoted us a price of $1500 in parts and labor to repair the problem, which is more than the cost of the washer itself. Needless to say, we will be buying another brand of washer in the near future. September 28, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do NOT buy this washing machine! I am very disappointed in the way appliances are made these days. This is my second washing machine in 6 years. My Whirlpool is only 4 months old and already I am having problems with the drum. The Lowes repair man knew what was wrong with it by what I told him over the phone. Why can't there be recalls like they do on cars!! I will NOT be buying a whirlpool again if the company does not replace my machine with a new one. October 21, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great features, clean clothes, fresh-smelling, BUT broken down after only a year For the first six months, this machine performed admirably. My clothes came out smelling clean and fresh, and the stain-removal from clothing was excellent. The quick cycle works great for small loads or jeans that are not very dirty. The steam cycle is excellent for those musty-smelling towels and stinky teenaged-boy clothes. After six to nine months, the amount of noise during the spin cycle had gradually increased. Our first-floor laundry has its own door, and even when shut, it was nearly impossible to hear the television on the OPPOSITE side of the house. The machine began to sound like a jet airplane was taking off in our backyard. Eventually, the machine began making loud, clunking sounds (I remember the first time, I was SURE my son had left his cell phone in the pocket of his pants, but no!). Still, the clothes were coming out clean, and I thought maybe a lump of undissolved Oxi-Clean was behind the tub. However, after a few weeks the tub began draining poorly, the noises became unbearable, and I called to get it repaired. I had purchased the extended warranty, thankfully, and it is about to be repaired. It needs a new tub and bearings. I am hopeful that this is the last repair it will need, but from what I've read about these models, that is not likely. So buy if you like, but make sure you get an extended warranty. January 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Three drum bearings have failed in one year I have had to have the machine serviced three times since it was first purchased. The drum bearings failed 4 months after purchase. The parts were constantly back-ordered so I contacted the retail store who replaced the original. Since then (July 2010) the drum bearings have failed two times - one in October and one in January 2012. A&E Service was out today to order another replacement drum January 11, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 Not reliable We have had the main tube bearing fail two times with this washer. There seems to be design issues with it. October 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Very Happy! I bought my first house and needed all new appliances. I almost went with just the cheapest appliances available (as I was pretty cash strapped). But decided to spend the money on quality appliances that will last. I've had the washer for a yer now and have been very pleased with the performance. The clothing comes out clean and smelling fresh. My mother has an older front loader and I always thought the clothes came out rather twisted together. I don't know how this washer is different but the clothes haven't ever been a tangled mess. I also LOVE the steam option for when I'm washing my bathroom rugs and kitchen towels. My only complaint is that the drawer for the soap and such feels very flimsy. But other than that the washer feels like it's very well built and solid. December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 A great washer Love the washer from it's washing performance to the capacity everything is great! No problems whatsoever. October 20, 2011
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