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Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. Top Load Washer with Care Control Temperature Management System

Enjoy exceptional cleaning and efficiency with a washer that combines the best of both worlds. The Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. top load washer not only helps reduce shrinking and color bleeding with the Care Control temperature management system, but it also saves energy by using the right temperature for detergent. Try customizing cleaning with the Fabric Sense™ wash system. It makes sure you always have the right temperature, cycle time and agitation speed, while a smooth motion agitator takes care of bringing laundry to the bottom of the wash basket where cleaning takes place. Thanks to specially designed ridges, this model can even clean twice the average size load1.

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Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. Top Load Washer with Care Control Temperature Management System

Enjoy exceptional cleaning and efficiency with a washer that combines the best of both worlds. The Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. top load washer not only helps reduce shrinking and color bleeding with the Care Control temperature management system, but it also saves energy by using the right temperature for detergent. Try customizing cleaning with the Fabric Sense™ wash system. It makes sure you always have the right temperature, cycle time and agitation speed, while a smooth motion agitator takes care of bringing laundry to the bottom of the wash basket where cleaning takes place. Thanks to specially designed ridges, this model can even clean twice the average size load1.

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Care Control Temperature Management

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 shrinking and color bleeding while saving energy.

Fabric Sense™ Wash System

Once you select a cycle and fabric type, the Fabric Sense™ wash system automatically matches your needs to the optimal temperature, cycle time and agitation speed for customized care and cleaning.

3.6 cu. ft. Capacity

Wash up to 2 baskets of laundry in one load. 3.6 cu. ft. capacity Cabrio® washers give you the extra space you need for larger loads and bulky items like comforters. The wash basket adapts to both large and small loads for optimal fabric care.

Top Features

Care Control Temperature Management

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 shrinking and color bleeding while saving energy.

Fabric Sense™ Wash System

Once you select a cycle and fabric type, the Fabric Sense™ wash system automatically matches your needs to the optimal temperature, cycle time and agitation speed for customized care and cleaning.

3.6 cu. ft. Capacity

Wash up to 2 baskets of laundry in one load. 3.6 cu. ft. capacity Cabrio® washers give you the extra space you need for larger loads and bulky items like comforters. The wash basket adapts to both large and small loads for optimal fabric care.

Additional Features

Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A.

Whirlpool® washers are built with American pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Capacity

Washer Capacity (DOE)
3.60 Cu. Ft.

Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
No
CEE Tier Rating
Not Rated
Energy Star® Qualified
No
UL
Yes
Fuel Type
Electric
Capacity
3.60 Cu. Ft.

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
9
Spin Speeds
2
Temperature Selections
Cold, Cool, Hot, Tap Cold, Warm
Washer Cycle Selections
Casual Light, Casual Regular, Clean Washer, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Normal - Heavy, Normal - Light, Normal - Regular, Rinse & Spin
Option Selections
Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Load Size, Wash Temp
Number of Soil Levels
3
Soil Selections
Heavy, Light, Medium

Style and Extras

Advanced Vibration Control
Yes
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology
No
Eco Monitor
No
Sound Package
Yes
Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights
Feedback-Status Indicators
Done, Fill, Lid Lock, Rinse, Spin, Wash
Wash Motor Description
1/4 hp
Hoses Included
No
Pedestal Options
No

Dimensions

Width
27 1/2
Depth
27
Height
42

Product Dimensions

  • 27
  • 42
  • 27 1/2

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Installation Guide

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Dimension Guide

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8212641RP
These hoses have Anti-Corrosive Couplings, Pre-Installed High Quality EPDM Washers, and a 1050 PSI Burst Strength. Hoses exceed IAPMO, CSA, ANSI, IEC 61770, and RMA standards, and are designed for use with both hot and cold water inlet. Hoses are better than stainless steel and will not conduct electricity. Includes (2) 5-foot hoses. Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure.
MSRP: $14.99
Part # 8212487RC
These hoses include everything you need for easy installation. They conveniently fit most major washer brands and provide hot and cold water to the washer. They feature 2-5 ft. braided water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings. They're Better than Stainless!
MSRP: $29.99
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

Accessories You'll Want

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 # 8212656RP
These hoses have Anti-Corrosive Couplings, Pre-Installed High Quality EPDM Washers, and a 1050 PSI Burst Strength. Hoses exceed IAPMO, CSA, ANSI, IEC 61770, and RMA standards, and are designed for use with both hot and cold water inlet. Hoses are better than stainless steel and will not conduct electricity. Includes (2) 10-foot hoses. Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure.
MSRP: $29.99
Part # 8212546RP
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 ft. water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings.
MSRP: $11.99
Part # 8212638RP
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: $29.99
Part # 1903WH
This rolling laundry supply cart stores easily between your washer and dryer. It contains three shelves for ample storage of detergents, softeners, stain-treaters, and other items you would like on hand while doing your laundry. Hardware is included with this item and it measures 8-1/4" x 25" x 30-3/4"
MSRP: $67.99
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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Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. Top Load Washer with Care Control Temperature Management System is rated 4.4509 out of 5 by 2,537.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great inexpensive machine! We replaced our 10 year old top loader GE with the Whirlpool 3.6 top loader. Our appliance repairman recommended it because he knew we liked top loaders without all the buttons, (still like knob controls), which this has but move effortlessly. We purchased this machine and it has been fantastic, runs perfectly, controls work very well and lots of settings to use. It runs pretty silent except for some clicking as it sets itself, does a load quickly and the spin drying is twice as good as our old GE, hence making it much quicker in the dryer, saving time and money. We are very happy with our purchase and with the recommendation on this model.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from TAKES TOO LONG TO WASH CLOTHES Just had this washer and dryer set delivered today...June 22, 2014..Washed my first load of clothes and it took exactly 53 minutes to wash...Contacted Lowe's since that is where I purchased this set and was advised this is normal for new machines...I purchased the washer with least amount of gadgets..Tomorrow I will contact Whirlpool and see if this is correct...I haven't purchased a new washer in 10 years, but this seems like this would waste alot of energy going 20 minutes or more than the old washers...Will write a new review and let everyone know what happens..Also, this should be in print so consumers can make informative decision when purchasing a washer..
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Machine is nice looking and does okay job. I did a lot of research before purchasing. I wanted an easy to operate machine with knobs. Nothing fancy but durable. I guess I am comparing it to an older Whirlpool model. They just don't make anything like they use to. It is an easy machine to use. These are the things I discovered since I started to use the machine. I was surprised on how noisy it is. It takes a long time to fill with water. It gets off balance very easily when doing a small load. I always rinse twice when using a fabric softener to make sure clothes are completely rinsed. Once I discovered the above things I know what to expect on my wash day.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Washes Quick and Well We have had this washer for one month, and so far it has done a very good job. Good capacity, 45 minutes for a Normal full load and the clothes are clean. It has no lint filter, so on one occasion we had to wash two pair of black pants twice to remove lint from an old towel. Next time we have that situation, we'll opt for a second rinse which will hopefully remove more lint. It sounds different than our former 31 year-old Whirlpool , washer, but is not loud just different. Our only concern is the lid, which does not have a built-in stop so, when open, it rests on the Wash Cycle Knob. This will scratch the lid. I have attached a small bumper to try to avoid this.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice size for bilgger loads After researching and reading other reviews, I decided to go with the standard washing machine. No fancy features. It has all you really need, water levels, water temps, fab softener and bleach dispensers, etc. and it does not take over an hour to wash like the fancy HE machines. I like that it has a cold temperature that acutually adds some warm water to the ice cold water from the water lines in the winter. I manually had to do that berfore. It does agitate differentlly than the old washing machines and it is a little noisy but overall, it is a good machine so far. I hope this lasts 20 years like my old Whirlpool. Time will tell.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would give no stars if I could! I bought this washing machine three months ago. Have already had a service man out to check the water temperature. It will not run hot water into the washer tub, although I have scalding water in my kitchen and bathrooms. It runs a little hot water then it runs cold water then a little hot water then a little cold water. Therefore no hot hot water. I am not happy with this. I as a consumer should have this choice not Whirlpool. The service man said that all Whirlpool washers are the same, in fact, he said all washing machine's are the same with the exception of Speed Queen. Guess you know what brand I'll be buying next even though it does cost more money.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wish the washer was a good as the dryer We bought this matching set in May of this year, 46 days after it was delivered and set up it quit working and I had to call Sears to come out and look at it. After waiting for five days for Sears to come out, two trips to the laundromat 30 minutes away and a whole lot of headache the technician replaced the pump and it has been working good since (knock on wood). The washer is not very quiet and it seems to take a long time on the normal wash cycle. I do like that the tub fills all of the way up and it has multiple temp. options rather than just three. You can also choose to rinse once or twice, with our without the use of the fabric softner dispensing.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent washer.... ...BUT.... The Whirlpool® 3.6 cu. ft. Top Load Washer does a wonderful job cleaning all sorts of clothes, blankets, sheets, and rugs.... ...BUT, it's missing one thing my previous washer had -- the ability to change settings. Sure it's nice to be able to pause and add more detergent if needed.... BUT.... ...This washer empties out if you want to make changes -- wasting water and detergent. I'm sure it happens all the time to everyone; you find extra clothes needing washing (therefore, a higher water level is needed), or you need to change the setting to allow usage of rinsing mixtures. This washer will not allow changes; therefore I will NOT recommend it to anyone. Sincerely, R. Wendell Olsen
Date published: 2014-07-03