Rated 4 out of 5 by LorenaMorena Great value and features for the price!
I was looking for a very basic, cheap, and durable washer. I think I got more than I paid for! It does have all the basic features, but unlike other washers for a similar price, it has the fabric softener and bleach compartments (which I needed), and it also has a cool technology that balances the basket so that the washer doesn't bang around. I think it makes the loads take longer, but it keeps it quieter, and they say it's safe to use on upper floors. It has special settings for if you use fabric softener, including the option for an extra rinse. So far, so good, Whirlpool! Great value for the money and no complaints yet. Hopefully it will last a while (I do wonder how long it will take before the balancing mechanism breaks, and if that will keep the washer from operating). The only thing I don't love is that when the load starts spinning, the door locks. This would be great if you have a house with kids, but it's annoying if you forget something that you want to throw in.
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mickee New purchase - comments
We received our new washer from Lowe's and had great delivery service! It was delivered without a users manual, but found one online (and saved it) to help with the transition. The 'new' way of loadiing clothes - dump in piles- has been difficult and the manual lacked the prompts on what constitued a load. The 'undertow' process the washer employs made washing pillows a clump. Perhpas pillows should be using the Casual load as opposed to the heavy or regular cycle. I'll figure it out, but load size recommendations would be very helpful. It is SOOOO quiet that we think it is broken and not funcitoning. The lock feature is great for folks with small children. Ours does not delay as the instrucitions suggest - it locks and you have to unlock it to add clothes, but ............. that is an easy adjustment. All in All it does a good job cleaning, and is easy to use even if the instrucitons are a bit lacking. Thanks for the opportunity to make things better!!!
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brs10103 It's a washer..it will make some sounds.
I purchased this style of washer because I wanted to have control of the amount of water used (not the washer). Having an agitator in the tub to me ensures that all of the clothes being washed get pulled into the soapy water. The 700RPM spin really extracts most of the water. The washer does make sounds when operating but nothing excessive.
The amount of time to do wash I guess is longer than older models (my daughter asked if there is a way to speed the cycle), but again I don't feel it is excessive. Depending on preference you can spray the laundry with water during the rinse cycle finishing with a high spin by using the regular cycle or fill the tub with water during the rinse cycle finishing with a slower spin by using the casual cycle. It seems important to loosely load the clothes around the agitator (don't push them down tightly) to avoid an out of balance condition. I am very pleased with my decision to purchase this washer.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNVol Great Product
Bought a set wasn't sure I would like them because I am very picky and it was a little bit of a learning curve for the first 2 loads but after that it has been a delight and a breeze. The only thing was the locked lid when you forget something the lid is locked but it was an easy fix just push the button wate 3 seconds and it stops and unlocks add what you need to close the lid push the button and you are golden. The 1st time I did that wrong and the machine emptyed and I had to start over again and I did that twice before figureing it out the correct way but now all is well and it is great. Gets clothes good and clean it may take a little longer than a traditional machine but it gets the job done and I love the large capacity Dryer with the vent on top and a light in side its great you just can't beat it. The washer gives you the amount of water as a traditional machine and that was very important to me. This set was my first Whirlpool and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants all the pros of high efficency with none of the cons.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeeLeePJ Prefer a more basic washer
I've only had this washer over a month. I do about 5-6 loads a week. So far my laundry seems clean and the washer fills very quickly compared to my last washer a Maytag I bought new 7 years ago and that broke so often from it's 2nd year that they finally gave me my extended warranty money back to replace the un-fixable washer. I have one complaint about the new washer, the lock down mechanism on the lid. I was doing a load of wash the first week it arrived and our power went out and I could not open my washer to retrieve my soaking wet clothes. Fortunately the power was restored within 6 hours but sometimes that could be days to over a week. I also cannot add more clothes or see how full the water level appears. Also, it sometimes cancels itself and the load just stops and I have no idea why and have to restart the washer. I would not buy this washer again, I would look for a more basic model of the same brand.
April 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MzKara Great Value for the Price
After much research and searching for a basic washing machine, this appeared to have the best reviews. My primary compalint is that the washer does not offer timed-cycles as I am used to and the extra rinse option also seems to add a significant amount of time to a cycle. However, having since learned that, I plan accordingly. The washer is in the basement so I don't have issues with noise/vibrations as others have complained about. One recommendations that I have is to use the lighter cycles for clothing and save the casual cycle for linens. I have some old towels that are probably long overdue for the trash and I've found that the heavy cycle is speeding up their utlimate demise - so if you have any articles with fraying edges/snags, this washer the casual cycles will not treat them gently. Also, be sure to read your instruction manual. The dial on this washer doesn't move as the cycle progresses.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by robertmack This product is excellent and saves water while cleaning clothes
We looked over several makes, models, styles and manufacturers before deciding on this particular washer. The sales person told us the sounds would not be the same as any washer we previously had owned, and wow, was he ever correct. This unit makes noises that I have never experienced when washing clothes, however, once you understand the reason for the different internal gyrations then you are satisfied everything is working correctly. This machine self stabilizes an unbalanced load, adjusts water temperature to save clothing and is one machine that when you load it, you can set it and forget it. I like the cycle lighted diodes that can inform you at a glance what cycle the machine is working. We are very pleased with this purchase and we have had excellent results with using this Whirlpool Washer. Oh, and did I say it is also a water saver? We use less water than with any previous machine we have owned.
November 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by treehugger2013 Took it back within a week!
The noise was so obnoxious, it sounded like a loud duck quacking throughout the wash (agitation) cycle....so loud that I could not carry on a conversation in the same room. On the other hand, the spin cycle was silent. The locking lid is everyone's point of contingency for all models these days, so no need to elaborate on that aggravation. (Any child tall enough to reach the top of a top loading washer, should be too large to fall in. Shouldn't we put locking lids on our commodes?) The "delicate" cycle, I come to find out after the purchase, means less time for your finest clothes to be agitated to death. There is no "delicate" agitation motion on the "delicate" cycle. There is no HOT water on the "hot" setting; tepid at best. (No, it has nothing to do with the hook-up or my hot water heater; it is one of the new energy-saving features on washers. I understand all of these new features are for the sake of energy conservation, but if you have to wash your clothes twice as long to get them clean and dry them twice as long....where is the energy conservation in that?? I
February 16, 2013