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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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Use & Care Guide

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Installation Guide

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Dimension Guide

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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: $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 # 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 # 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


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
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 4.7148 out of 5 by 519.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love how fast it washes I had to replace my old dryer.. After speaking with my family members that own Whirlpool Duet washers/ dryers and love them. I decided to would buy a new washer also and I absolutely love it... I can't believe how fast it washes.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lemons? My first Duet front load washer & dryer lasted only 6 years and started having problems. I replaced them with this washer & a steam gas dryer. The first thing I noticed is that this washer is much noisier than my first washer. Then the washer would get stuck on the drain cycle. The repairman is still working on trying to figure out why. This week the dryer started making some strange noise - like something is loose inside. The dryer had already been repaired once due to a banging sound. Will definitely buy another brand next time around.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My clothes are clean and fresh everytime! I bought this machine a little over a year ago and have been very happy with it so far. The only thing I will recommend is that you purchase an extended warranty with it if you have kids. Mine recently had to be serviced and I did not buy the warranty at the time of purchase because money was a bit tight due to rebuilding my entire home after hurricane sandy. Some how a sock and change and a charm from my daughters bracelet got sucked into the water draining mechanism and was causing the machine to not able to drain.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Machine I purchased six weeks ago and am happy with the end product -- clean clothes. I have not had a front loading machine before so the maintenance is tedious, but worth it, I believe, in the long run, and hope it will last 23 years as our last top loader did. The machine is beautiful, but very sensitive. The slightest touch will interrupt a cycle. I would like to be able to change some settings that are preset, but it will not allow it. Seems to be much easier on the items being washed. Very quiet.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value We bought this about a month ago and it is doing great! !
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine I I bought this washing machine is pretty good nice very easy to use
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spaceship Have you ever looked deep into the barrel of your front load washer and felt something that was endless? Something that could only have been forged in the deepest recesses of time and space? Where supernovas end and the purest elements of life begin? then you haven't owned one of these bad boys.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great I've had this washer for a couple months now. It has more features than I use, but my girlfriend probably uses them all. The machine is ready to use and works great. It is a replacement for another whirlpool washing machine that I had for many years before it's tub bearing wore out. I will probably buy another whirlpool machine when this one eventually wears out.
Date published: 2015-02-10
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