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4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Front Load Washer with Fan Fresh option


Accommodate your schedule with this 4.3 cu. ft. washer. This ENERGY STAR® qualified model uses 6th Sense® technology, which intelligently analyzes your laundry and automatically adjusts the features for just the right touch. The FanFresh™ option with Dynamic Venting Technology™ circulates air and can dry a small load in the washer, while the Care Control temperature management system ensures the water is warm enough to dissolve detergents but not so hot that it leads to shrinking or color bleeding.

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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 # W10498442
These shipping bolts are used in the process of installing laundry pedestals to your front load washer and dryer. Also to be used when moving product.
MSRP: $19.99
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. 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

FanFresh™ Option for up to 16 Hours

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.

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.

Additional Features

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.

Rated a "Recommended Buy" by a leading consumer magazine

4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket

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.

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.

10 Automatic Cycles

5 Temperature Settings

14 Adaptive Wash Actions

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

NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature

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.

Delay Wash (up to 12 Hours)

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

Cradle Clean™ Technology

Simulates hand washing during extra care cycles by "rocking" the tilted wash drum instead of spinning it.

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

Allergen Cycle

The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens1 from your clothes.

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
4.30 Cu. Ft.

Cycle and Options

Water Factor


Drum Material
Stainless Steel


32 3/4
38 1/2

Product Dimensions

  • 32 3/4
  • 38 1/2
  • 27

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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This product has been discontinued, but there may be limited availability on our Outlet Store or at your local retailer. Please visit our High-Efficiency Front Load Category page to view all of our current models.

4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Front Load Washer with Fan Fresh option is rated 4.2941 out of 5 by 51.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from first HE washer I have had none of the problems others have had. I must admit that there is a learning curve as I have never had a HE front loader. Quiet. Holds king sheet set and king blanket (not together). Has all the features I could want. I have my washer and dryer stacked and there is no visible vibration. I have an elderly dog that sometimes doesn't make it to the door. Washed the towel I wiped up dog urine using HE liquid detergent and fabric softner. No odor left on towel. I think the biggest thing is figuring out what cycle to use on what loads. I have no complaints.
Date published: 2012-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good washer; but LONG cycles. We have 5 children and really put this machine to the test. It does a fine job with whites, jeans, and other loads varying from slightly dirty to - well, sick kids. The allergen cycle is also helpful since most of our family has allergies of one type or another - and it is also helpful for sanitizing clothing or bedding when kids are sick. One weakness is that it seems as any cleaning appliance - dishwasher or clothes washer (this is our second front loader) - goes more 'Eco,' the cycles take much longer. A 'heavily soiled' load of jeans, with extra rinse and deep cleaning options selected will take over two hours. That said, this machine is flexible enough to handle loads ranging from delicate "unders," to sheets and blankets, all the way up to Firefighter bunkers! [With an empty cleaning cycle after the turnouts.] Overall this does its job very well, especially considering we easily run 14 loads a week!
Date published: 2011-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Many of our friends had gotten front load washer and dryers. We were perfectly happy with our whirlpool set that was 18 years old. When the dryer finally went out we thought we'd better get a new set. We knew we were getting a Whirlpool because our last set had lasted so long! I am happy to say this machine is fairly easy to use and keeps up with our family of 4 quite nicely. I like that you have the option to stack or use as a side by side. Also, ours smells great too! Which was a great concern of alot of my friends and their frontlaods. I am happy we chose the pair that we chose. Thanks Whirlpool, for making a superior product.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quiet, Pretty and Efficient, but does not actually get clothes clean.. We had a Duet washer bought in 2002 we liked it and have always used HE soap, but recently it was not getting clothes clean, so we bought new Duet washer. We love the design and the jingle it plays when finished and the light up dial, and the pedalstal drawer and easy to unload , but we noticed that the clothes came out smelly and dingy or smelled of soap and the length of time for one wash is well over one hour. We tried extra rinse, we tried less soap, there are 4 pages of troubleshooting pages in the manual. Apparently washing clothes has become rocket science. We returned the washer and got a top load non HE Whirlpool(we like Whirlpool)which washes clothes in half the time and comes out clean. Maybe in 10 years, when time for a new washer, the HE technology will work, but for now we need a washing machine that gets the clothes clean.
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves Clothes Wet I liked this washer very much when I first got it. Then I had a few times that the cycle seemed to get "stuck" and not complete. The clothes would stay wet and just sit there. According to the manual this happens when the load becomes unbalanced. It has happened anytime I've used the gentle or hand wash cycles. I have tried very hard to make loads more balanced by washing the same types of clothes together, etc. but this is more work than I should have to do and I continue to have the problem. It does not alert you to the fact the load has become unbalanced either, so I have wasted hours trying to wash a single load. I have considered calling a technician but there doesn't seem to be anything actually wrong with the machine, just that it does not work that well on small loads. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone and wish I had bought another brand or a top loading machine. It is extremely frustrating.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Date published: 2012-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Many Repairs! Seal inside door stinks! The seal around the door stinks. You can buy products to clean it, or clean with bleach, but really it is a pain in the neck. If you don't clean it, it gets moldy. The drain always gets stuffed with infant socks, money, or any little thing you leave in a pocket-an empty candy wrapper etc. and then either you pay someone to clean out the drain because you don't know what is wrong, or with much effort and special tools you clean out the drain yourself after taking apart the machine, and it smells terrible and makes a HUGE mess. Before you buy, check out you tube videos online on how to fix this. Do yourself a favor, and just don't buy this machine. Who wants a stinky machine that breaks down all the time? Yuck.
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall very nice pair (washer and dryer). Get the job done. The washer cycles take longer then what is shown. I would have liked a more explicit instruction manual for the cycles. I think because the water is so hard the clothes don't seem to be as clean. ( I came from a location that had good water.) But they do offer a verity of cycle options, are quiet, and beautiful. I never had a front load washer before so it takes some getting use to. Sometimes I would like to have an option that would add more water to the cycle. I also either have to leave the door open or wipe out the washer under the door gasket, as I don't want mold. I also feel I need to dry the dispenser for the same reason. I love being able to have a counter above them! Makes sorting and folding very nice!
Date published: 2013-12-21
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