Whirlpool Duet 4.3 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer WFW96HEAC you were searching for is DISCONTINUED.

If you are looking for past specifications or guides, please click HERE to view.

Buy the Washer, Dryer, or Pair
Washer Only
Dryer Only
Electric Electric $1,209.60
Gas Gas $1,299.60
Washer + Dryer Pair
Electric with Electric Dryer $2,419.20
Gas with Gas Dryer $2,509.20
Free Shipping

Whirlpool Duet WFW97HEDC

27" Front-Load Washer with 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity, 12 Wash Cycles, 14 Adaptive Wash Actions, Load and Go Detergent System, Wash and Dry Cycle, and Steam Clean Option: Chrome Shadow

Your Price: $1,344.00
10% Off
Ends 10/06
Today's Price: $1,209.60
Lower Price in Cart - Ends Today!


Price Match Policy Price Match Policy
Printer Friendly Page Print
Share this item:

Select White $1,119.60
Selected Chrome Shadow $1,209.60
Select Black Diamond $1,254.60
Select Diamond Steel $1,254.60

Companion Products, Options, and Accessories

Whirlpool WFW97HEDC

This item

Add selected items to cart

Total price: 0

Additional Options


6 ft. Stainless Steel High Pressure Washer Fill Hoses (Set of 2)

(2SSFILHOSE) preview
+ $19.99 

Stacking Kit

(W10298318RP) preview
+ $19.00 

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

(XHPC155YC) preview
+ $279.00 

Our Recommendations

Whirlpool 4.5 Cu. Ft. Duet Steam Front Load Washer with Load and Go System
Loaded with handy features, this Whirlpool front-load washer from their Duet series can wash anything. You can put your clothes in, and then set the washer with the FanFresh option, and you're done! Your clothes will be washed and dried without you needing to do anything more than press start. The Load and Go system's cartridge can hold up to 12 loads' amount of laundry detergent so you can just load and go! The Precision Dispense feature also helps you attend to other things outside of laundry as it will hold detergent and additives to release them at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care. Detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics, virtually eliminating the need for pre-treating. The Steam Clean setting is another helpful feature which breaks down tough stains.

About Whirlpool
At Whirlpool, advanced performance means getting great results while using less water and energy. Their ENERGY STAR qualified appliances deliver eco-efficient operation that exceeds the toughest government standards. Whirlpool is dedicated to making guesswork a thing of the past. Every detail is attended to. Every machine is designed to help you manage your home precisely the way you want-easier, faster and smarter. Available at AJ Madison.
Energy Info
This clothes washer uses 145 kWh/yr. and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $16.08.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on 8 wash loads a week and a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh.

For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/appliances.
Cycle and Options
Number of Wash Cycles: 12
Washer Cycle Selections: Whites; Heavy Duty; Towels; Allergen; Sanitize; Drain and Spin; Wash and Dry; Quick Wash; Delicates; Cold Wash; Normal; Clean Washer with Affresh Washer Cleaner
Pre-Soak: 30 minutes; 60 minutes; 8 hour
Option Selections: Detergent Concentration; Water Hardness; Pre-Soak; EcoBoost; Steam Clean; Extra Rinse; Fan Fresh; Delay Wash; End of Cycle Signal; Control Lock
Number of Soil Levels: 4
Soil Selections: Extra Heavy; Heavy; Normal; Light
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1,400
Number of Spin Speeds: 5
Spin Speed Selections: Extra Fast; Fast; Medium; Slow; Off
Temperature Selections: Cold; Cool; Warm; Hot; Extra Hot
Style and Extras
Display Type: Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
Door Swing: Left
Drum Material: Stainless Steel
Hoses Included: No
Motor Drive Type: Direct Drive
Pedestal Options: Yes
Stackable: Yes
Wash Motor Description: 1/4 hp
Advanced Vibration Control: Dual Ball Balancer with 6 pt. Suspension
Automatic Dispense System: Precision Dispense with Detergent, Bleach and Fabric Softener
Automatic Load Size Sensing Technology: Yes
Eco Monitor: No
Out of Balance Sensing: Yes
Suspension System: 4 Springs and 2 Dampers
LED Color: Blue
Feedback-Status Indicators: Estimated Time Remaining; Sensing; Add Garment; Dispensing; Steaming; Done (Clothes Clean); Delay Wash; Door Locked; Fan Fresh; Load and Go; Detergent Level
Control Type: Tap Touch
Dimensions, Weight and Electrical Requirements
Width: 27 Inches
Depth: 33 5/16"
Depth With Door Open 90°: 52 3/4"
Minimum Height: 38 3/4"
Maximum Height: 39 3/4"
Gross Weight: 250 Lbs.
Amps: 12
Hertz: 60
Volts: 120
  • Adaptive Wash Technology
  • Adaptive Wash technology senses the needs of each load and adapts wash actions so your clothes always look their best and colors stay vibrant wash after wash
  • Load and Go System
  • This system's detergent cartridge holds enough detergent to wash 12 loads of laundry so you can just Load and Go
  • Precision Dispense
  • Precision Dispense holds detergent and additives and releases detergent at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care
  • 14 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • Up to 14 different adaptive wash actions provide a combination of powerful cleaning and gentle fabric care
  • 12-Hour FanFresh Option With Dynamic Venting Technology
  • A built-in fan activates after the wash cycle is over, tumbling clothes for up to 12 hours so you can wash and dry a small load right in the washer
  • Wash and Dry Cycle
  • Wash and dry tomorrow's outfit or sports uniform all in one step with the Wash and Dry cycle
  • Active Spray Technology
  • Active Spray technology sprays the load with detergent in a cone shaped pattern to completely and evenly cover the fabrics
  • Steam Clean Option
  • Add the power of steam to the stain-fighting Steam Clean option for even more help in breaking down deep soils
  • Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • The Smooth Wave stainless steel wash basket gently guides clothes through the wash cycle and helps protect fabrics from fraying and snags
  • Meets CEE Tier 3 Standards
  • CEE Tier 3 standard is based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualifying product list
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Exceeds government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on your utility bills
  • Pre-soak Option
  • The Pre-soak Option adds extra time for soaking before the wash cycle starts
  • Available at AJ Madison
  • www.AJMadison.com
Info and Guides

Adobe Acrobat FileUse and Care Guide

Adobe Acrobat FileDimension Guide

Adobe Acrobat FileInstallation Instructions

Adobe Acrobat FileEnergy Guide

Adobe Acrobat FileWarranty

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print pdf files

Adobe Reader
Current Rebates
$40 Installation/Delivery Allowance on All Eligible Whirlpool Products

Save $40 per unit on Installation/Delivery

Receive a Prepaid Visa Card Allowance on all eligible items purchased between 10/1 and 10/31.

This rebate offer is limited to one rebate per model per household. This rebate cannot be combined with any other NECO rebate offer. Multiple sales to builders, apartments, condominiums, subdivisions, etc., do not qualify. DO NOT USE STAPLES, TAPE, PAPER CLIPS, when mailing your information. Fraudulent submissions may result in federal prosecution. If you are unable to take delivery by the cut-off date, please make sure your claim has been entered on-line or mailed before the deadline. This will ensure your claim has been received during the program period. Your NECO Alliance Visa Reward Card is valid for purchases at U.S. locations for six months from the date that it is issued.

Download Download Rebate Form
Calendar Valid: 10/01/2015 - 10/31/2015
Expired Rebates
Save Up To $725 On Whirlpool Kitchen and Laundry Appliances

Save Up To $725 Off

Save up to $725 with purchase of select Whirlpool kitchen and laundry appliances via a MasterCard Prepaid card by mail or online submission.

How To Save:
•   Purchase a Cooktop - Get $25 to $50 Off
•   Purchase a Wall Oven - Get $50 to $100 Off
•   Purchase a Range - Get $50 to $100 Off
•   Purchase a Refrigerator - Get $50 to $75 Off
•   Purchase a Icemaker - Get $100 Off
•   Purchase a Wine Cellar - Get $75 Off
•   Purchase a Dishwasher - Get $25 to $50 Off
•   Purchase a Washer and Dryer - Get $50 to $250 Off

Bonus Savings:
•   Purchase a Microwave Hood Combination with Range - Get $25 Bonus Off
•   Purchase a Ventilation System with Cooktop or Range - Get $25 Bonus Off

Rebate is limited to one rebate form per household (two rebate forms per household in Rhode Island only). Consumer may choose one model per appliance type up to a maximum of 9 models, with a maximum rebate amount of $725 per household. This promotional event may not be combined with other Whirlpool NMG offers. Claim must be submitted by October 7, 2015. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to download, complete and mail in the rebate form and all required documentations by the given postmark date.

AJ Madison Exclusive Rebate AJ Madison Exclusive Rebate
Download Download Rebate Form
Calendar Valid: 09/17/2015 - 09/27/2015

Available Rebates - May be Combined

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the customer to download and mail in the rebate form by the respective closing date. AJ Madison cannot be held responsible for non-compliance of the afore-mentioned.

Product Reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not sold on it yet... This is my first experience with a front load washer/dryer. I would definitely recommend purchasing pedestals to raise them up higher if you do much laundry or are very tall. We haven't done that yet - hoping their price will come down soon. $500+ for 2 pedestals?! I was concerned about the length of drying time I had read about in the reviews but it doesn't seem to take that much longer than my old dryer. It is louder than most machines but if enclosed in a laundry room, it's not too bad. My only real complaint about the dryer is the design of the lint filters. The regular lint filter sets inside the door opening. It needs to be removed & unfolded to remove the lint. Make sure you don't accidentally put it back in backwards. It will go in easily but you'll have a heck of a time removing it! The "hybrid Care filter" is my main gripe. It's located below the dryer door on the front right of the machine. Half the time the door to access it doesn't want to open or close easily. Once you open it, you have to pull out a good size "box", remove the filter within it, open the filter, remove the foam pad within that, and then clean the filter & pad. Cleaning the foam pad creates a mess - lint particles everywhere - as you have to constantly "tap" it to get the lint out. At best, it may remove about 70% of what's in it. This filter needs cleaned every 5th load & an indicator light comes on to remind you. To me, it's a major inconvenience. They also recommend taking a sweeper to the back of the area that the "box" sits in, once a month. I'm sure this filter is necessary but more thought should have been given to its design - especially considering the expensive price tag of the dryer. I'm hoping the heat pump feature will significantly reduce our electric usage but I haven't had it long enough to find out. Maybe that savings will offset how much I dread cleaning the hybrid care filter. The other issue I have with the unit is that "permanent press" clothes don't come out as wrinkle-free as with my old dryer. If I had to do over again, I'm not sure I would buy this dryer. Through remodeling, we had to find a vent-free unit and this one appealed to me (although expensive) as it handled large loads and boasted of a significant savings in electric use. We shall see. 4/16/15
  • 2015-10-05T10:57:35.884-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_1, tr_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_WFW97HEDC, prod, sort_default
1-1 of 1
Items to Compare

Quick LookQuick Look

Quick Specs
Quick Specs


  • Type : Front Load
  • Color : Chrome Shadow
  • Location of Controls : Front
  • Stackable : Yes


  • Width : 27"
  • Depth : 33 5/16"
  • Height : 38 3/4"
  • Capacity : 4.5 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 : Yes
  • Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) : 1400
  • Reversible Door : No
  • Self Cleaning Lint Filter : No
  • Soak Setting : Yes
  • Includes Hoses : No
  • Water Heater : Yes
  • Usage : Residential

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier III
  • ADA Compliant : Yes
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
Are you a builder

© 2015, AJ Madison Inc. or its affiliates