Summary: i had originally bought a top loader - it did not work on small loads!!!!!! ABT was great and traded it out - this unit is WoNDERFUL I smile every time I use it, despite what I have read about musty smells, we have been wiping down the insides, leaving the door ajar and have had NO problems with that..the washer is VERY heavy so we put it on sliders so we could move it if needed, have had no problems with it "dancing" as I had read about either.
Pros: Adjustable Settings, Clean Clothes Well, Large Capacity, Multiload Soap Dispenser, Quiet, Spins Clothes Dry, Works On Small Loads
Cons: Long Cycle, Need To Leave Door Ajar, Need To Wipe Down Inside
Summary: I am impressed, overall, with my new Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer, and should be given the cost. The clothes come out of the washer needing very little drying time and the dried clothes have very few wrinkles. I have cut down quite a bit on ironing. All the wash and dry options are user friendly and allow the user to really customize the cycles.
Pros: Convenient Features, Design, Easy to use, Innovative, Performance, Style
Summary: This was an expensive purchase and we had high expectations for seeing improvements over our Maytag Neptune but were very disappointed in this washing machine for the following reasons: It would have been nice to provide some leadership in innovation of front loading washing machines by addressing mold mitigation and cleaning of lint. What happened to design and engineering? The washing machine requires that the door be left open for air drying.
I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for a high quality home clothes washing machine.
fcdixon3, ABT Electronics
15 November 2013
Summary: Owned & used a Whirlpool Duet washer & dryer for the past eleven years and loved the performance. When I was ready to update to a new washer & dryer, I meticulously researched all brands and models. After completing my research I once again decided that Whirlpool had the best offerings. Purchased my unit (the Whirlpool 4.3 Cubic foot Duet Steam Front Load Washer with Precision Dispenser) in July and I have not been disappointed.
Pros: Convenient Features, Design, Easy to use, Energy Savings, Innovative, Performance, Style
Summary: First off, Whirlpool is made in America, which is important to me. This model is rated high by Consumer Reports. I like the automatic detergent dispenser. It just makes sense that a washer that figures out how much water your load of clothes needs should also figure out how much detergent to use. My last washer was a front loader, so I know about the vibration noises and the importance of keeping the door open between washes to prevent smells.
Pros: Convenient Features, Design, Easy to use, Energy Savings, Innovative, Performance, Sound level
Summary: I've owned this washer for 3 months. It is the first non top loader I've ever owned and using it has been quite intuitive for the most part. I appreciate the detergent dispensing design which meters some soap each load by itself. Cloths come out very dry and that cuts down on drying time. One thing that bothers me is the time it takes on a drain and spin cycle, when I've washed something like a small rug, mop head or quilt elsewhere and just want it to spin dry.
Summary: The Duet® Steam Front Load Washer is a life saver! With 4 young children and a mountain of clothes almost daily we needed a washing machine that could keep up and deliver without too much thought. The best feature is the precision detergent dispensing system. As we are always on the go the ability to fill up the unit at the beginning of the week allows for a quick wash to get onto our next task in the household. The quality of the wash is second to none.
Pros: Convenient Features, Design, Easy to use, Energy Savings, Innovative, Performance, Sound level, Style
Summary: My washer seems to be very loud when it is going into the spin cycle. It bothers me so, I am calling out the repair man to check it out. Otherwise, I do love the precision dispense detergent function. It seams that I am using less detergent that I would if filing it on my own.