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

Keep your favorite clothes looking newer longer2 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 class3 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 bacteria1. 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 wrinkles by continually tumbling clothes after the cycle's end for up to 6 hours4.

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

Keep your favorite clothes looking newer longer2 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 class3 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 bacteria1. 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 wrinkles by continually tumbling clothes after the cycle's end for up to 6 hours4.

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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.

 

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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 load. 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 bacteria. 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.

Capacity

Washer Capacity (DOE)
4.1 Cu. Ft.

Configuration and Overview

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

Cycle and Options

Maximum Spin Speed (RPM)
1200
Soil Selections
Heavy, Light, Normal
Water Factor
3.5
Pre Soak
30 minutes
Number of Soil Levels
3
Delay Start
Up to 8 hours
End of Cycle Signal
Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
Spin Speeds
4
Washer Cycle Selections
Clean Washer with affresh, Cold Wash, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Heavy Duty, Normal, Quick Wash, Sanitize, Towels, Whites
Temperature Selections
Cold, Cool, Hot, Warm
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 Wash Cycles
10

Style and Extras

Hoses Included
No
Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Feedback-Status Indicators
Add Garment, Control Lock, Delay Wash, Door Locked, Sensing, Steaming
Control Type
Electronic
Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
LED Color
Green
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
Yes
Eco Monitor
Yes
Wash Motor Description
3 speed 1/2 hp
Stackable
Yes
Pedestal Options
Yes
Out of Balance Sensing
Yes
Advanced Vibration Control
No
Sound Package
Quiet Spin, Quiet Wash™

Dimensions

Height
38 3/4
Width
27
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
52 3/4
Depth
33 1/8

Product Dimensions

  • 33 1/8
  • 38 3/4
  • 27

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 207 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Third pair for three properties Our lastest pair is for a large beach condo and is second stacked pair we have owned. Fits perfectly, large capacity and beautiful as well. Highly recommend for quality and quiet too. December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great washer and easy to use. Large capacity load We love our new washer. Clothes come out cleaner and very dry. The washer was easy to install and set up and I love that we stacked the dryer on top of it. This washer was good value. It has a lot of room inside. It washes the clothes well and is quiet in operation. It holds a large capacity of laundry. Greate machine. Ohh did I mention that it's beautiful November 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Similar to our old Duet: Old features no longer available The product works well - just like our 7-year old Duet that wore out due to bearing failure and collateral drum damage. Steam feature seems useless - probably added on only because others have it. Things that are better than our old one: *Better RPM so clothes are drier. I bought higher priced washer because of this. *Controls are simple *Cleaning feature Things that aren't as good: *No reversible door. Given the way our laundry rooms is laid out, the washer must sit to the left of the dryer because of gas line to dryer. This makes unloading washer/loading dryer less convenient. * Pedestal height and alignment. Our old pedestal and washer fit nicely under our cabinet. The new ones are too tall. I do appreciate that there was a 10" platform (no drawer) available. Our old pedestal was the exact same width and depth of the new washer put the screw holes were different (per Whirlpool help line). Pedestals don't wear out. This was an additional $200 that shouldn't have been necessary. December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Quiet! Never out of Balance I donated my non-HE detergent to the delivery driver and I haven't looked back since. This washer holds a LOT. I recently stripped the covers off my loveseat and sofa cushions and washed those along with the arm rest covers AND the throw pillows. This washer put new life back into my sofa and love seat. I've had them 20 years and may just be able to keep them for another 20. Even washing such bulky items wasn't a problem. I washed the load on Heavy Duty, but with light soil - perfect! Everyday laundry is a breeze. I opted the DIY route on the pedestals and plan to build them myself based on the plans I found on the Internet. (I haven't really missed them!) No problem with odor. I just make sure the rubber rim is free of debris or small items and then allow the door to stay open between loads until the interior is dry - no worries! If this Whirlpool set can last longer than the 10+ years my Kenmore did, then they have become the new gold standard in washers and dryers! April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it so far! We purchased this machine to replace a Kenmore HE3 washer that was beyond repair. Slightly bigger in volume than out previous machine, so it sticks out a bit, but it works beautifully. It handles large volumes of clothing and the clothes are spun dry really well, so that when i add them to the dryer, it does a quick job (previous washer woudl still have the clothes really damp, so it took 2 dryer cycles to dry every load). Only issues i have with it: it is a bit noisy when the spinning and i need to keep the laundry room door closed or the noise is disturbing. Second issue is, using the steam cycle DOUBLES the time for washing any load. So a normal load that takes 45 mins, takes 1hr30 mins almost for a steam cycle. So unless i am washing whites, i don't use the steam cycle. We typically do 4-5 loads every weekend and cannot afford to sit for hours waiting for each cycle to get done. Other than that, it is a great machine. Washes very well! April 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is our second front loading Whirlpool.... That says it all After 12 years our last Whirlpool washer needed to be repaired. The repair was actually not difficult and probably relatively inexpensive, but we decided that with the use and abuse we had put the washer through we should at least look at replacing the machine. After making a few calls we found a good deal on a new on with additional features. The overall appearance had not changed that much so we were able to keep our existing dryer without anyone even noticing. The new washer works even better. It gets out dirt and ground in spots that we use to pretreat. The high spin removes the vast majority of the water from the clothes so that our dryer now takes significantly less time to dry. The ability to have designated cycles makes washing clothes, towels, bulky items simpler. In conclusion, I a man can simply and easily use the new Whirlpool washer and have the clothes come up perfect every time. April 12, 2014
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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 # 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. 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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