Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW88HEAC
27 Inch 4.3 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with 12 Wash Cycles, 1,400 RPM, EcoBoost Option, NSF Certified Sanitize Option, TumbleFresh, Allergen Cycle and Precision Dispense: Chrome Shadow


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Color Options
Selected Chrome Shadow  

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Pedestals & Stacking Kits


Stacking Kit

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+ $19.00 

15.5 Inch Laundry Pedestal with Storage Drawer and Chrome Handle: Chrome Shadow

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+ $279.00 



6 ft. Braided Stainless Steel Washer Fill Hoses

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+ $22.99 
Washer Drip Tray Washer Drip Tray $33.00  
Affresh Washer Cleaner Affresh Washer Cleaner $10.00  
Adjustable Clothes Rack Adjustable Clothes Rack $65.00  
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Energy Info
This washer uses 112 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $12.42.

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.
Number of Temperatures: 5
Spin Speed: 1400 RPM
Number of Chambers: 3
Detergent Dispenser: Yes
Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System: Yes
Quiet Spin 360 Technology: Yes
Temperature Control System: Care Control Temperature Management
Dispenser Type: 3-Tray Dispenser Drawer
NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature: Yes
Adaptive Wash Actions: Yes; 14
Energy Star Qualified: Yes
Tap Touch Controls: Yes
Motor: Direct Drive
Delay Wash: Yes; Up to 12 Hours
Water Heater: Yes; Internal
Water Level Control: Automatic
Add-A-Garment Indicator Light: Yes
Estimated Time remaining Display: Yes
LED Display: Yes
Deep Clean Option: Yes
Automatic Wash Cycles
Number of Cycles: 12
Allergen Cycle: Yes
Delicate Cycle: Yes
Normal/Casual Cycle: Yes
Quick Wash Cycle: Yes
Bulky Items Cycle: Yes
Whitest Whites Cycle: Yes
Steam Enhanced Cycle: Yes
On/Off Rinse Option: Yes
Drum Material: Stainless Steel Wash Basket
Door Construction: Door Window
Hoses: Not Included
Electrical Requirements: 120V; 60 Hz; 15A
Parts Warranty: 1 Year
Labor Warranty: 1 Year
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Width: 27"
Overall Depth: 32 3/4"
Overall Height: 38 1/2"
Net Weight: 250 Lbs.
  • 4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Precision Dispense
  • Penetrates stains and pre-treats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent. The wash cycle begins only after the entire load has been treated.
  • 6 Hour TumbleFresh Option
  • Activates after the load is finished if selected, tumbling clothes periodically. Keep clothes fresh and reduce wrinkles by continually tumbling clothes after cycle's end for up to 6 hours.
  • Up to 8 Hour PreSoak Option
  • Adds extra time for soaking before the wash cycle starts. When the presoak option is complete, the wash cycle will start automatically. Select 30 minutes, 1 hour, or up to 8 hours of extra soaking time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Steam-Enhanced Cycles
  • Add the power of steam to select wash cycles to eliminate tough stains with virtually no pre-treating.
  • Tap Touch Controls
  • Tap touch interface featured on select models brings high-tech style to your laundry room. It allows direct access to washer functions, and its sleek appearance enhances the appeal of any space.
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 214 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whirlpool Front Load Washer WFW88HEA Though, it has been just twenty days since we have been using it. We like it so far. 7/4/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice washer! I purchased the set not really expecting a whole lot of difference in them from my old ones but I was really surprised by this washer,it is extremely quiet and does a fantastic job of cleaning my clothing. It does have a bit of a learning curve though you have to read the little owners booklet that comes with it to understand some of the newer features of the machine. The only problem I had was in the delivery of ma set. I will not order from AJ again as it took a month to get my set. With past orders of appliances they were delivered promptly within 10 days. 8/23/13
Rated 1 out of 5 Buyer Beware I purchased a duet steam washer 4.5 years ago and just found out it has had a critical failure (drum bearings) and the cost of repair is roughly equal to the cost to buy a new machine. The machine was OK while it worked but to have a premium machine last such a short time is just unacceptable. I contacted Whirlpool several times and their best response was to tell me I should have purchased an extended warranty. So, in addition to paying a premium for the machine, I should have expected a total failure of the machine where the repair costs would equal the cost to buy new. I guess that makes sense to Whirlpool and, to be fair, the product only carries a 12- month warranty so they are not “required” to do anything. I just expected the company to stand behind its product given the circumstances. So I certainly would not recommend this product to anyone looking for a washer that lasts and would absolutely encourage anyone purchasing this product to buy the extended warranty coverage. 1/17/14
Rated 2 out of 5 by Broke after 13 months I bought this Whirlpool Duet washer model WFW88HEAW because of its stellar review in Consumer Reports. However, it’s been a big disappointment. Thirteen months after it was installed—yes, one month after the warranty expired—it developed a water supply problem. The machine stopped sensing water input and overfilled with water. It would then stop functioning and flash error codes F08 and E01. The wash would not continue, and I had to simply drain the load. A technician determined that the pressure sensor was broken. This visit cost $103 (I live in a major urban area). I called Whirlpool and was told they’ll pay for the replacement part (< $25 retail), but they refused to pay for the cost of labor. Now I have to pay for a second technician visit to install the pressure sensor. Paying over $200 to repair expensive washer that is just over a year old is unacceptable. I’m giving the Whirlpool Duet washer two stars for washing clothes well for a year, but I wouldn’t buy this washer or another Whirlpool washer again. 12/3/14
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  • Type : Front Load
  • Color : Chrome Shadow
  • Location of Controls : Front
  • Stackable : Yes


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


  • Control Type : Digital and Knobs
  • Wash Cycles : 12
  • Steam Cycle : Yes
  • Temperature Settings : 5
  • Bleach Dispenser : Yes
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser : Yes
  • Stainless Steel Drum : Yes
  • Leveling Legs : No
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) : 1400
  • Reversible Door : No
  • Self Cleaning Lint Filter : No
  • Includes Hoses : No
  • Water Heater : Yes
  • Usage : Residential

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier III
  • ADA Compliant : Yes
  • NSF Certified : Yes
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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