Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live™ technology

  • 6th Sense Live™ Technology
  • Smart Assistant
  • Smart Stats


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Additional Features

6th Sense Live™ Technology

Now home can always be as close as the tips of your fingers. With Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology, you can go anywhere with complete confidence that everything is running smoothly at home. Near or far, it’s never been easier to monitor and manage all your appliances. You’re always connected. And with that peace of mind, you’re free to focus on whatever else you want to do.

Smart Assistant

Managing your appliances is easy with Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology. You can activate specific options even when you're not at home with Smart Assistant features like FanFresh® Option Assistant and Remote Start/Pause.

Smart Stats

Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology offers Smart Stats to make sure you always have the product information you need. With this collection of features, you'll never be left wondering about the status of your appliance. Smart Stat features allow you to access your appliance's Start Date, Days Online and Cycle Progress from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Smart Energy

Reduce your energy use and help protect the planet with Whirlpool® 6th Sense Live™ technology. By connecting to the Smart Grid used by utility companies, these models optimize energy use and track how much energy your appliance is using. Smart Energy features include Energy Advisor, Rate Revealer and Smart Delay.

Smart Nudges

Take pleasure in knowing everything is running smoothly at home with Smart Nudges. Friendly reminders like the Clothes Clean Nudge offers information about the status of your appliances and monitoring them easy.

Smart Alerts

Always feel secure that everything is working the way it should at home with Smart Alerts. These important messages include Issue Alerts to keep you connected to your appliance so you can be confident it is running properly.

Smart Store

You'll never go without detergent or wonder when it's time to clean out your washer with the Smart Store. The affresh® Cycle Assistant and Detergent Assistant, let you know when it's time to replace or utilize these accessories. The Smart Store also allows you to order these accessories through the web site or app on your smart device.

Precision Dispense Ultra

Cleans better and uses less detergent, saving nearly 10% in HE detergent costs. By adding detergent throughout the length of the fill time, Precision Dispense Ultra delivers better results than adding detergent manually. The system also releases bleach and fabric softener at the right time during the cycle for optimal fabric care.The removable reservoir can hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry in a single filling1 .

Laundry Apps

The washer’s built-in suite of Laundry Apps includes features like Stain Assist and Hints & Tips that give practical advice on stains and other everyday laundry questions. The Before You Call section provides topical answers to all your technical questions about the washer. 14 specialty fabric care cycles and 3 language options complete the number of customized helpers this washer provides.

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.

Full Color Widescreen LCD Display

Stain Assist

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

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.

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.

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.

Internal Water Heater

Allergen Cycle

The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens2 from your clothes.

Delay Wash (up to 20 Hours)

Steam Clean Option

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

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  • Capacity
    4.30 cu. ft.
  • Depth
    32-3/4 in
  • Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
    52-3/4 in
  • Height
    38-1/2 in
  • Width
    27.0 in


  • Door Swing
  • Window

Configuration and Overview

  • Advanced Vibration Control
  • Energy Star® Qualified
    ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Hoses Included
  • Pedestal Options
  • Size
    27 in
  • Sound Package
  • Stackable
  • Water Factor


  • Auto Load Size Sensing Technology
  • Dispense System
    Bleach & Fabric Softener, Bulk-Load Detergent
  • Drum Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Internal Heater
  • Maximum Spin Speed RPM
  • Motor Horsepower
    1/3 HP
  • Out of Balance Sensing
  • Spin Speed Selections
    Extra Fast, Fast, Medium, Slow
  • Spin Speeds

Cycles and Options

  • Delay Start
    Up to 20 hours
  • Eco Monitor/Efficiency Monitor
  • Feedback-Status Indicators
    Pause, Eco Boost™, Fan Fresh®, Control Lock, Door Locked, Pre Wash, Spin, Rinse, Wash
  • Number of Soil Levels
  • Number of Wash Cycles
  • Number of Wash/Rinse Temperatures
  • Option Selections
    Presoak, Control Lock, Deep Clean with Heated Water, EcoBoost™, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fan Fresh®, Steam Enhanced
  • Pre Soak
  • Soil Selections
    Heavy, Light, Normal
  • Temperature Selections
    Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cool, Cold
  • Washer Cycle Selections
    My Cycle, Specialty Cycles, Rinse/Drain & Spin, Hand Wash, Delicates, Quick Wash, Steam, Normal - Casual, Bulky Items, Allergen, Heavy Duty, Whitest Whites, Jeans, Clean Washer with affresh


  • Automatic Temperature Controls
  • Control Location
    Front Panel
  • Control Type
  • Electronic Display Type

Wash/Rinse Temperatures

  • Temperature Selections
    Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cool, Cold

  • LED Color

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings & Reviews

  • 1 Based on 6X concentration of HE detergent.
  • 2 Allergens tested were dust mites and pet dander.