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Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW97HEX

27" Front-Load Washer with 4.3 cu. ft. Capacity, 12 Cycles, Steam Fabric Care, Sanitary Cycle, Widescreen LCD Display, CEE Tier III Energy Star Qualified and Quiet Spin 360 Technology

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Duet Steam Washer - WFW97HEX
With full-color widescreen LCD controls and Laundry Apps, you get unmatched fabric care. Plus, the bulk dispensing option makes it easier to wash a load than ever before. Not only that, the SilentSteel drum delivers ultimate dryer quietness. This washer also features unique lines and chrome accents. Color options include White, Cranberry, and Lunar Silver.
Energy Info
This washer uses 140 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $15.53.

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.
Specifications
Construction
Drum Material: Stainless Steel wash basket
Performance
Temperature Control System: Care Control Temperature Management
Number of Temperatures: 5
Number of Chambers: 3
Detergent Dispenser: Yes
Tier Level: CEE Tier III level
Number of Cycles: 12
Sanitary Cycle: Yes
Whitest Whites Cycle: Yes
Heavy Duty Wash: Yes
Normal Wash: Yes
Quick Wash: Yes
Delicate Wash: Yes
Hand Wash: Yes
Extra Rinse: Yes
Add A Garment: Yes
Control Lockout: Yes
Dimensions
Height: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31 1/2"
Features
  • Precision Dispense Ultra
  • Penetrates stains and pre-treats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent that showers directly onto clothes.
  • The wash cycle begins once the whole load has been treated.
  • The bleach dispenser can also hold oxygenated additives to release additional cleaning power at just the right time during the cycle.
  • Full-Color Wide-screen LCD Display
  • Select cycles more intelligently. Begin a cycle with the touch of a button or customize a cycle exactly to your liking.
  • Input proper detergent concentration and water hardness for Precision Dispense Ultra to deliver the best fabric care possible.
  • The Stain Assist Laundry App offers useful suggestions that will help keep your clothes looking white and bright, by providing information on a number of common stains and soils.
  • 14 Specialty care cycles help you wash and dry items that you might not think of cleaning with a traditional machine.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.
  • CEE Tier III Qualified
  • Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product listings--with Tier III being the most efficient.
  • This model features advanced water and energy savings and may qualify for rebates from local utility companies.
  • 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.
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • Adjusts the cold and hot water inlets to reach temperatures that are warm enough to dissolve detergents.
  • Water is kept from overheating to help reduce shrinking and/or color bleeding.
  • Oxi Dispense Option
  • Enhances whitening performance with an eco-friendly alternative to bleach.
  • An automatic dispenser distributes the oxygenated additive at the appropriate time, sending oxygen through the load to brighten fabrics.
  • Quiet Spin Technology
  • Quiet Spin technology offers a unique suspension system that senses each load, making upper-floor installation possible.
  • NSF Certified Sanitary Cycles
  • Certified by NSF International to remove 99.9 percent of certain household bacteria without using bleach.
  • Bacteria tested were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • 16-hour FanFresh Option
  • Uses industry-changing Dynamic Venting Technology to circulate air in the washer after cycle's end, keeping your clean clothes fresh and free from odors for up to 16 hours so you can wash now and dry later.
  • No other manufacturer offers this technology.
  • EcoBoost Option
  • Activate the EcoBoost option to lower your overall energy use by increasing spin speed on select models and reducing water temperature.
  • Deep Clean Steam Option
  • Penetrates deep into fabric fibers, breaking down and dissolving stains like grass and grease without pre-treating.
  • Quiet Wash Plus Noise Reduction System
  • Keep operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the wash basket.
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Resists odors, rust and chipping. The smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging.
  • 6th Sense Technology
  • Measures the size of the load and determines how much water is needed to clean it.
  • Sensors monitor the inlet temperature, gradually warming water to keep cleaning enzymes at optimal effectiveness.
  • Plus, sensors prevent over-sudsing in low-water systems.
  • Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh
  • Use this cycle once a month with Affresh washer cleaner, to eliminate odor-causing soap residue and mildew that can build up as a result of regular everyday washing.
  • This cycle uses a higher water level and hot water to remove buildup.
  • Cradle Clean Technology
  • Simulates hand washing during extra care cycles by "rocking" the tilted wash drum instead of spinning it.
  • Delay Wash (up to 18 hours)
  • Sets the washer to begin cleaning up to 18 hours later, during off-peak hours when utlity rates may be lower, or when unloading the washer is more convenient.
  • Automatic Water Level Control
  • Regulates the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment.
  • More Features
  • 4.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Ramp-Up LED Lighting
  • NSF Certified Allergen Cycle
  • 16 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • NSF Certified Sanitary Steam Cycles with Heater
  • Up to 1,400 RPM Max Spin Speed
  • 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Internal Water Heater
  • Delicate Cycle
  • Normal/Casual Cycle
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Bulky Items Cycle
  • Whitest Whites Cycle
  • Hand Wash Cycle
  • On/Off Extra Rinse Option
  • 5 Temperature Settings
  • Add-A-Garment Indicator Light
  • Estimated Time Remaining Display
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quietest washer, hard to tell when it's running! Really like the precision dispense, only need to add detergent every other week. The capacity has allowed us to cut the number of loads we do from 6 to 3 times a week. Clothes come out practically dry. Excellent machine. 3/31/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome washer This is my first front loading washer. It does a remarkable job of getting my clothes clean with so little water. The spin cycle really dries out the clothes so the dryer has less work to do. I really like the soap dispenser, I only have to fill it every 6-8 loads depending on the cycle. The washer even reminds me when its time to clean it. It is also surprisingly quiet compared to other front loading washers I have heard at friends' houses. It was an expensive purchase but I feel it was definitely worth it. 10/26/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my washer The only thing I don't care for is the compartment where the bleach is poured in is difficult to use, easy to over pour, and creates splashes. I have ruined clothing due to splashes. 9/26/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has worked very well and looks great Highly recommend it. It is really easy to use, and so much less noisy than our previous washer/dryer 12/21/12
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Quick Specs
Quick Specs

Appearance

  • Type : Front Load
  • Location of Controls : Front
  • Stackable : Yes

Dimensions

  • Width : 27"
  • Depth : 31 1/2"
  • Height : 38"
  • Capacity : 4.3 Cu. Ft.

Features

  • Control Type : Digital
  • Wash Cycles : 12
  • 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
  • Self Cleaning Lint Filter : No
  • Water Heater : Yes
  • Usage : Residential

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier III
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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