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Whirlpool WFL98HEBU

27" Front Load Steam Washer in Diamond Steel with 4.3 cu. ft. Capacity, 26 Wash Cycles, 6th Sense Live Technology, NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature, Stain Assist and Energy Star Qualified

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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.
Energy Info
This washer uses 155 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $17.19.

The estimated yearly operating cost is based on doing 8 laundry loads a week and the 2011 national average electricity cost of $.1109 per kWh. Your operating cost will depend on your utility rates and usage.
Total Capacity: 4.3 cu. ft.
Number of Cycles: 26
Spin Speed: 1,400 RPM
Number of Temperatures: 6
Number of Chambers: 3
Energy Star Qualified: Yes
ADA Compliant: Yes
Temperature Control System: Yes
Smart Technology: Yes; Assistant; Stats; Energy; Nudges; Alerts; Store
Detergent Dispenser: Yes
Precision Dispense: Ultra
Laundry Apps: Yes
End of Cycle Signal: Yes
NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature: Yes
Ultra Noise Reduction System: Quiet Wash
Water Heater: Internal
Delay Wash: Up to 20 Hours
Steam Clean Option: Yes
Direct Drive Motor: Yes
Direct Inject Wash System: Yes
EcoBoost Option: Yes
Dimensions and Weight
Product Width: 27"
Product Depth: 32 3/4"
Product Height: 38 1/2"
Gross Weight: 250 Lbs.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing bad to say Nothing bad to say at all. Good quality machine, seems like it will last a long time. Simple to operate, despite the large number of features. 10/27/13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Technology!! I love this washing machine! Very advanced technology: let's me know when to fill the detergent dispenser and emails me when the cycle is complete. 11/7/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whirlpool washer with 6th Sense review First things first, I really, really like this washer. With that out of the way, let me tell you a little about why I like it, and can recommend it. Before I talk about the advanced features, let me mention that I am an IT person by trade, and love technology. With that being said, If a product does not perform its core function well, all of the "bells and whistles" do not matter. Thankfully, this washer does both. It performs its core function (washing) extremely well, and also has plenty of technology if you take the time to set it up. 1. Setup I think whirlpool could make the setup of this washer easier for non technical people. The washer did not even come with the appropriate manual for how to put the washer on your wifi network, which is needed if you want to use the "smart" features, or have it text you, etc. It supporst wifi protected setup, but most people do not use that. In order to get it online without wifi setup, you have to access the washers network page. Thats not too difficult, but for some reason whirlpool does not give you the instructions for how to do this in the box... you need to go to the smart appliance website, create an account, and then hunt around for installation instructions. Most people will give up before getting it online, unless they are technically inclined or have a techie friend / spouse / child. The online setup (as I mentioned) is a 2 part affair, with putting the washer on your wifi, then creating an account on the smart appliance website, then finally adding the washer to the account. On the web portal, you can input 2 phone numbers for the washer to contact (to let you know things like detergent level, when its done washing, when it wants to be cleaned, etc), and also setup an email address if you prefer to get email over txt messages. If you have more than 2 people you would like to get notified, you are kind of out of luck. They should let you notify more than 2 people, as these notices are kind of cool. 2. Usage The washer is very intuitive to use, and has a nice display. The settings are pretty self explanatory (jeans, heavy duty, normal, etc), and there is also a nice built in help feature that tells you what each option does. Additionally, there is a "specialty cycle" section for things like blankets, comforters etc. Each of the presets (both the normal ones and special ones) can be adjusted. If it suggests warm water, and high spin for your blanket but you want to use cool (not cold) water, you can easily change it. If you have gone through the effort of getting the washer online, and setting up your online account (and telling it who your utility company is), the washer will recommend delay washing when the rates are higher. It will automatically start at the time the rates go down. A nice feature for saving a little money if you do not have to have your clothes done right then. It also has a fan fresh setting, which will tumble the clothes when they get done, so they do not sit and get stale. Very nice for if you are washing and running errands at the same time. I really like the automated soap dispenser as well. You tell it the concentration of your liquid HE (high efficiency) detergent, and whether your water is hard, and it automatically measures out soap for the size of the load. No more guesswork, or using too much soap. Using too much soap is one of the reasons front loaders can start to grow mold, so this is really nice. Its also nice if you have people who wash and just throw the maximum soap in there "because more soap = more clean, right?" The spin cycles of the washer extract so much water that your dryer will dry your clothes in half the time you are probably used to. The washer uses almost no water (if you watch it while its washing, the clothes basically do not sit in water at all... they are soaking wet, but not sitting in a pool of water. basically ideal for conservation and cleaning). I am in california and had to order this washer from a vendor in chicago, because it was not sold here. I think whirlpool should release this washer nationwide, as it does an excellent job of getting clothes clean, is very quiet, and has a pretty intuitive interface. The only negative is the awkward setup process to get the washer on your network. Its expensive compared to simple washers, and I can not speak to its longevity as I have owned it for 3 months or so, but would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get a top of the line washer (its great even without the app features), but would highly recommend it for anyone looking for top washer performance along with some pretty nifty convenience features / notifications. 11/6/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slick My wife and I made the investment and purchased this machine. We have no buyers remorse. We love the cycle choices, ease of use, and I especially the smart dispense detergent reservoir. The unit is stacked with the matching dryer and is located just off our first floor family room and we can barely hear it. 11/7/14
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Front Load
  • Color : Diamond Steel
  • Location of Controls : Front
  • Stackable : No


  • Width : 27"
  • Depth : 32 3/4"
  • Height : 38 1/2"
  • Capacity : 4.3 Cu. Ft.


  • Control Type : Digital and Knobs
  • Wash Cycles : 26
  • Steam Cycle : Yes
  • Temperature Settings : 6
  • Bleach Dispenser : Yes
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser : Yes
  • Stainless Steel Drum : Yes
  • Leveling Legs : Yes
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) : 1400
  • Reversible Door : No
  • Soak Setting : Yes
  • Includes Hoses : No
  • Water Heater : Yes
  • Usage : Residential

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • ADA Compliant : Yes
  • NSF Certified : Yes
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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