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Whirlpool® Duet® Steam 4.1 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Presoak option


Keep your favorite clothes looking newer longer4 with the Whirlpool® Duet® 4.1 cu. ft. front load washer. Thanks to the Adaptive Clean wash system with Precision Dispense, detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics and virtually eliminate pretreating. The Cold Wash cycle even provides the best care for your clothes in its class5 by using adaptive wash actions with a concentrated solution of HE detergent and cold water to gently lift stains and soils from fabrics. This ENERGY STAR® qualified model also features a Sanitize cycle with Steam to eliminate 99.9% of common household bacteria31. If you have an item that needs some extra time, the Presoak option will take care of it for you. When selected, it adds extra time for soaking and then automatically starts the cycle when it's complete, while the TumbleFresh™ option keeps clothes fresh and reduces wrinkles2 by continually tumbling clothes after the cycle's end for up to 6 hours.

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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: $37.99
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 # 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 # 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 # 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

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Top Features

Best Care for Your Clothes with the Cold Wash Cycle

Provides the best care for your clothes, using adaptive wash actions together with a concentrated solution of HE detergent and cold water to gently lift stains and soils from fabrics. This cycle delivers great cleaning while protecting fabrics from heat damage and using less energy. (Among leading front load brands, 4.1 cu. ft. capacity or less, comparable cycles or normal with Cold Wash option and default settings, based on cleaning and gentleness)

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.

6 Hour TumbleFresh™ Option

Activates after the load is finished if selected, tumbling clothes periodically. Keep clothes fresh and reduce wrinkles by continually tumbling clothes after cycle's end for up to 6 hours. Intermittent tumbling in the washer helps reduce the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

Additional Features

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.

On/Off PreSoak Option

Adds extra time for soaking before the wash cycle starts. When the 30-minute PreSoak Option is complete, the wash cycle will start automatically.

4.1 cu ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket

Wash up to 18 pairs of jeans in a single load6. The washer’s 4.1 cu. ft. capacity wash drum offers enough space to handle larger loads and bulky items. Various sizes.

Eco Monitor

The Eco Monitor allows you to see the eco-friendliness of each cycle or option you choose. The display rates energy use to show your overall eco-performance.

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.

Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System

Sanitize cycle with Steam

Sanitize cycle with Steam eliminates 99.9% of common household bacteria1. Bacteria tested were K. pneumonia, P. aureginosa and S. aureus.

Tap Touch Controls

The Tap Touch interface featured on select models brings high-tech style to your laundry room. It allows direct access to washer functions, and its sleek appearance enhances the appeal of any space.

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.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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

Adaptive Clean Wash System

The Adaptive Clean wash system automatically senses the size of each load to use just the right amount of water to deliver great cleaning. The wash system is 10% more gentle while delivering better cleaning performance that virtually eliminates the need to pretreat. Compared to traditional top load washers.

10 Automatic Cycles

4 Temperature Settings

Steam Clean Option

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

1,200 RPM Maximum Spin Speed

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.

Delay Wash (up to 8 Hours)

Sets the washer to begin cleaning up to 8 hours later or when unloading the washer is more convenient.

Internal Water Heater

Delicate Cycle

A reduced agitation speed and low spin speed provide needed fabric care without sacrificing cleaning performance.

Normal/Casual Cycle

Quick Wash Cycle

Clean small, lightly soiled loads in less time. Plus, increased spin speeds extract more water for faster dry times.

Heavy Duty Cycle

On/Off Extra Rinse Option

Automatic Water Levels

Automatic water levels regulate the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment.

Add-A-Garment Indicator Light

Illuminates for the first 8 minutes of the wash cycle as a convenient reminder that forgotten items can still be added to the load in progress.

Estimated Time Remaining Display

LED Display

Provides easy selection for all options, displays time remaining and status for the cycle.

Clean Washer Cycle with affresh® Washer Cleaner

Deep fill the washer to clean areas that aren't reached by the wash cycles. Add an Affresh® Washer cleaner tablet for best results.


Washer Capacity (DOE)
4.10 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
ULe Environmentally Preferred Certified
Passed 60 point AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) Sustainability Standards
4.10 Cu. Ft.

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
Spin Speeds
Temperature Selections
Cold, Cool, Hot, Warm
Water Factor
Washer Cycle Selections
Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Heavy Duty, Normal, Quick Wash, Sanitize, Towels, Whites
End of Cycle Signal
Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
Pre Soak
30 minutes
Option Selections
Add a Garment, Control Lock, Delay Wash, Door Locked, EcoBoost™, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Presoak, Sensing, Steam Clean, TumbleFresh™ (6 hr.)
Number of Soil Levels
Soil Selections
Heavy, Light, Normal

Style and Extras

Advanced Vibration Control
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Eco Monitor
Out of Balance Sensing
Sound Package
Quiet Spin, Quiet Wash™
LED Color
Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
Feedback-Status Indicators
Add Garment, Control Lock, Delay Wash, Door Locked, Sensing, Steaming
Wash Motor Description
3 speed 1/2 hp
Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Hoses Included
Pedestal Options


33 1/8
38 3/4
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
52 3/4

Product Dimensions

  • 33 1/8
  • 38 3/4
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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MSRP $1,199.00
Whirlpool® Duet® Steam 4.1 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Presoak option is rated 4.7239 out of 5 by 507.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy to use, good quality My wife and I really have enjoyed this washer. It is very easy to use and runs quiet enough that we can use it in our small house. I love that I can put such large loads through and be done with laundry twice as fast. I believe the description said you could wash 18 pairs of jeans... that is a stretch. My "average" rating on this washer's performance stems from how clean it gets our cloth diapers. A good old fashion agitator washer gets diapers much cleaner. We also wash our cloth napkins (which are folded in a triangle) and after a cycle they still come out folded in a triangle. I am not sure how clean the clothes are getting.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features! My washer is so quiet, I hardly know its running! I really like the multiple options that are available, The steam feature is really handy for all my daughters soft toys! I can't believe how much less water it uses, I REALLY love that feature! Love my new washer, you will too!
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Position of open door I chose a front load but was concerned about the door staying too far ajar. Front load machines require that the door remain open because it seals very tightly and won't dtry inside causing a mold & mildew potential. All the front load washer I look at had the door hanging open 6-8 inches or more. This was the only unit where you could leave the door open and it would stay within 1" of the unit. Since my laundry room is a pass through to the garage so this was very important to me. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the machine is when it is washing the clothes and during the spin cycles. I am happy with this unit.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dislike some features I didn't pick out this washer so I didn't know what features the machine had till it came home. I previously had a LG machine. One thing I dislike is when I am putting the detergent into the cup it immediately runs down the glass into the machine. This doesn't seem normal to me because I can keep pouring detergent in and it would take it all. My other machine had a cup that would fill to a certain point so you knew how much you were putting in machine, it also didn't go into machine until the cup was pushed into machine. Another dislike is when wash is done there a studs on the bottom of the ring so when taking clothes out of machine they get the studs on them.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sturdy and sound as expected My new washer/ dryer set looks like a million bucks, but it has been a bit of a disappointment in the noise and function department. The pair are stacked with the stack kit, and are level and correctly installed. The dryer squeaks and shakes when the washer is spinning out. The buttons on the dryer are not always responsive to the touch. The washer is unable to spin out a small cotton bath rug- it was heavy and wet even after a second rinse and spin. I feel that the doors are flimsy and cheap. They do not close with a sound feel. I think that I may only be satisfied with a commercial set, but they don't seem to be available in cool colors. I'm still on the quest for my dream front loaders.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The whirlpool duet w steam has many great features The washer is amazing 16 pairs of jeans And all came out clean also like how quiet it is , our kids come over to hang out and wash there clothes .washes is amazing and we are super happy with it. My work clothes come out super clean and I did reasearch on the washer and dryer and made it a stackable unit . Very easy to use and with the discount saved a lot of money.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the PreSoak Option I've only had this washer for a couple of months and I'm very pleased so far. There is a learning curve in going from a top loader to a front one. I've not used every cycle option yet. The "Eco-Monitor" shows me I'm saving money with the default cycles. I love the pre-soak cycle. Too bad it is only 24 minutes. I'm really amazed and happy with the large capacity of this washer. I can wash several pair of jeans and work shirts at the same time. The high speed spin means the clothes are not as wet going into the dryer and that saves me dyer time (and electricity.) This washer is replacing one that was 30 years old. I hope it lasts that long too.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washer Holds Twice the Cloths of My Old Washer! I spend half the time I used to doing laundry because the washer holds at least twice the amount of my old top loader. I can't understand how the machine gets the cloths so clean consigner iny it uses hardly any water! It uses such little water that you can open the door and put in the sock you found under the bed even after the load is washing. The cloths are very dry when they come out of the washe because the spin cycle is amazing. The machine finishes the load by gently tumbling the cloths to shake out the wrinkles which helps speed along the drying. This is a great washer! Also, this machine is very quiet compared to my old top loader.
Date published: 2014-01-07
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