No image available
No image available
Your request is being processed.



4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense

Keep clothes looking newer longer3 with the Whirlpool® 4.3 cu. ft. front load washer. Using adaptive wash actions and a concentrated solution of HE detergent, the Cold Wash cycle gently lifts stains and soils from fabrics to deliver the best care for your clothes2. Precision Dispense takes the guesswork out of adding detergent, bleach and other additives by releasing them at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care. Detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics and virtually eliminate pretreating. Tap Touch controls allow direct access to cycles and options like the TumbleFresh™ option. It keeps clothes fresh and reduces wrinkles1 by tumbling clothes after the cycle's end for up to 6 hours.

AVAILABLE COLOR OPTIONS

White
White  -  WFW88HEAW
  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Manuals & Literature
  • Accessories

4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense

Keep clothes looking newer longer3 with the Whirlpool® 4.3 cu. ft. front load washer. Using adaptive wash actions and a concentrated solution of HE detergent, the Cold Wash cycle gently lifts stains and soils from fabrics to deliver the best care for your clothes2. Precision Dispense takes the guesswork out of adding detergent, bleach and other additives by releasing them at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care. Detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics and virtually eliminate pretreating. Tap Touch controls allow direct access to cycles and options like the TumbleFresh™ option. It keeps clothes fresh and reduces wrinkles1 by tumbling clothes after the cycle's end for up to 6 hours.

why you'll love it...

Best Care for Your Clothes with the Cold Wash Cycle

Provides the best care for your clothes, using adaptive wash actions and a concentrated solution of HE detergent and cold water to gently lift stains and soils from fabrics. Among leading front load brands based on cleaning and gentleness. (Among leading front load brands 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.

Top Features

Best Care for Your Clothes with the Cold Wash Cycle

Provides the best care for your clothes, using adaptive wash actions and a concentrated solution of HE detergent and cold water to gently lift stains and soils from fabrics. Among leading front load brands based on cleaning and gentleness. (Among leading front load brands 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.

4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket

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.

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.

Steam-Enhanced Cycles

Add the power of steam to select wash cycles to eliminate tough stains with virtually no pretreating.

Allergen Cycle

The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens4 from your clothes.

NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature

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.

11 Automatic Cycles

Steam Clean Option

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

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.

14 Adaptive Wash Actions

Up to 14 different adaptive wash actions provide a combination of powerful cleaning and gentle fabric care.

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.

Stainless Steel Wash Basket

Resists odors, rust and chipping. The smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging.

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.

Bulky Items Cycle

Ideal for cleaning bulky items like comforters, sleeping bags, down jackets or pillows, all of which fit easily into the wash basket.

Whitest Whites Cycle

Raises water temperatures and releases bleach or an oxygen-based cleaner at the optimal moment to enhance whitening performance.

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.

Deep Clean Option

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.

Delay Wash (up to 12 Hours)

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

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
11
Spin Speeds
5
Temperature Selections
Cold, Cool, Hot, Warm
Water Factor
2.7
Washer Cycle Selections
Allergen, 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
20 minutes, 40 minutes, 60 minutes
Option Selections
Control Lock, Delay Wash, EcoBoost™, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Presoak, Steam Clean
Number of Soil Levels
4
Soil Selections
Extra Heavy, Heavy, Light, Normal

Style and Extras

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

Dimensions

Width
27
Depth
33 5/16
Height
38 3/4
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
52 3/4

Product Dimensions

  • 33 5/16
  • 38 3/4
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
For complete information, visit service and support.

4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense is rated 4.6795 out of 5 by 156.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big change for a lifelong top loading user As part of a remodeling project I selected this and the matching dryer and these are the first front loaders I have ever owned. It is surprising to see it operate the first few times as it senses the loads first and then quietly goes through it's cycles. The detergent dispenser also takes some getting used to for someone who used to just dump in a cap full of detergent. There is a max detergent indicator that I would use to fill to the first few times before I realized that was more that a cap full so I was able to cut down on detergent use as well once I got figured that out. Very quiet running machine, have no problems at all, a great choice.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A washing machine that makes my life easier! We switched from a top load machine that used a lot of water to this high efficiency front load machine. This machine is easy to use, has a lot of great features (like the delay wash and the allergen cycle) and gets my clothes clean without causing rips like the top load machine did. The end signal is pleasant and not obnoxious. The machine is very quiet and very energy efficient - I actually saw a decrease in my electricity bill. I also like that the machine tells you when you need to do a "machine clean" - it's a good reminder and is a cycle specifically targeted at cleaning the machine. Overall, this is an excellent product and I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from long lasting brand I purchased my first Whirlpool in 1975. It worked fine until January 2013, it started leaking BUT my clothes were always very clean. Because the washer was 38 years old it could not be repaired. The washer had only been repaired once in 38 years so I KNEW I had to purchase a WHIRLPOOL. I am so pleased with my new Duet. It's quiet & cleans our clothes really well. I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first to use it because it had so many features. Boy was I wrong. The instruction book made it so simple to use. The only drawback everyone (my daughter/niece) now brings their dirty laundry to my house so they can use my washer. This is a great washer & investment. I highly recommend this washer.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This washing machine and dryer duet, take the chore out of doing laundry! This washing machine and dryer have made it much easier to do one load or multiple loads because of their efficiency. The cycle options are great and the built in sensor works very well. The sounds, if you choose to have them on are very pleasant. It is also easy to control the cycles for the most delicate items to the bulkiest towels and jeans. Our daughter's family recently stayed with us after their home was partially destroyed by the Colorado floods. Needless to say, they came with loads of laundry, which according to my daughter, was washed and dried in record breaking time! Aside from the efficiency of the machines, I love the storage in the pedestals.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uses way less water than old washer, cleans clothes well, dryer times cut because of efficient spin cycle Overall we have been very satisfied with our washer. Our water bill has been cut in half because it uses so much less water. Our electric bill has also decreased because the washer is very efficient in spinning the water out of the laundry, reducing dry times. With the reduction of our energy costs this washer will pay for itself in a little over two years time. It also is large capacity, fitting our king size comforter without the fear of tearing up the washer or the comforter, and also increasing the size of regular laundry loads means i am not doing laundry as often. Dislikes that we have - that sometimes the washer does not fully dissolve the laundry detergent packs (have tried several brands, all for he machines) and -that the touch panel can be overly sensitive (just brushing against the washer can change the settings if I don't use the settings lock). Overall this has been a great investment for us. I would recommend to a friend.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is unbelievable The innovations are something I will not live without. I can load up to 3 times more than my old top loader Maytag. The clothes come out sooo much cleaner, shockingly so. My husband does a lot of remodeling work and we must constantly clean rags and stained clothing. This machine takes the work out of that. I save on dryer time now by at least half. The spin cycle get the clothes to a meer dampness if they are light in weight and the heavier things like towels are really 'wrung out'. Anyway, I couldn't love it more.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cleans my clothes wonderfully! This is my first new set in over 20 years. I did quite alot of research before deciding on the Duet's. I have to say that I'm very impressed. They are so quite, yet clean so much better than the Maytag I had. We live in the county and raise horses, have a garden and my husband works on everything including large industrial equipment, so our cloths can get mighty dirty. This set of Duet's has given new life to our clothes. I couldn't be happy. I would highly recommend theses to anyone wanting a great set. Hope
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine! I bought this 3 months ago, and have enjoyed using it. Pros of the machine include its high efficiency (and lower water use), washing quality, large capacity, and variety of settings (quick wash for an item or two, and washes customized for larger/bulky items like bedspreads). Cons of the machine include the fact that the door doesn't close as smoothly as it first did, and washing times can often run longer than the initial estimated duration depending on the weight of the load. Consumer Reports talks about what a great machine this is, and I agree. Worth the price and great for anyone from an individual to a larger family!
Date published: 2014-08-05

Warranty Information

A complete description of your warranty coverage, and contact information for service and support.

Download

Dimension Guide

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

Download

Installation Guide

Instructions for unpacking and installing your appliance, including electrical requirements and necessary tools.

Download

Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.

Download

Energy Guide

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

Download

Adobe Reader

These documents require Adobe Reader to view.
You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader for free.

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 # 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: $16.99
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: $12.99
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

Replacement Parts

To buy replacement parts for your appliance, click here to visit our partner.

> click here to visit our partner

BASE MSRP

$1,199.00

Close X