Frigidaire FAFW3801LW

Affinity Series FAFW3801LW 3.26 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer with Vibration Control System, Stay Fresh Door Seal, WashSense Technology, Express-Select Controls and Delay Start and, in White

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Frigidaire FAFW3801LW

Frigidaire Affinity Series FAFW3801LW 3.26 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer with Vibration Control System, Stay Fresh Door Seal, WashSense Technology, Express-Select Controls and Delay Start and, in White
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Quick Specs:
Brand: Frigidaire
UPC: 012505382161
Stock Id: SID172203
Series: Affinity Series
Color: White
Type: Front Load
Stackable: Yes
Width: 27"
Height: 36"
Depth: 29.75"
Energy Star: Yes
Capacity: 3.26 cu. ft.
Control Type: Digital
Volts: 120 Volts
Water Heater: No
Steam Cycle: No
Technical Details
Amps: 15A
ADA Compliant: No
Temperature Settings: 5
Reversible Door: No
Location of Controls: Front
Leveling Legs: Yes
Wash Cycles: 5
Bleach Dispenser: Yes
Stainless Steel Drum: Yes
Fabric Softener Dispenser: Yes
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1100
Self Cleaning Lint Filter: No
Soak Setting: No
Series: Affinity
Usage: Residential
CEE Rating: Tier III

The Frigidaire FAFW3801L 3.26 cu. ft. high-efficiency front load washer offers great performance and versatility. The 5 wash cycles, including casual and delicate,ensures that your clothes get the right care. NSF Allergen cycle removes up to 95% of Allergens. The tumble action wash system lifts and tumbles clothes into the detergent and water for a thorough and gentle clean. SilentDesign sound package ensures a quiet performance. Plus, the Vibration Control System keeps loads balanced for smoother and quieter operation.


  • Vibration Control System: Advanced vibration control keeps even oversized loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation. Ideal for second floor installation.
  • TimeWise: Wash time equals dry time - so you don't wait for clothes to dry.
  • SilentDesign: for quiet operation.
  • Stay Fresh Door Seal:
  • Stay Put Door:
  • WashSense Technology: WashSense technology ensures clothes get clean with care.
  • Express-Select Controls: Easily select options and cycles with the touch of a button.
  • Add-a-Garment: With just the touch of a button, easily add an extra piece to the washer once a cycle has started.
  • Save Your Settings: Automatically save your last wash setting so you can save time when doing laundry.
  • Delay Start: Set your washer to begin washing on your schedule. It can be programmed from 1 to 14 hours.


Clean Washer Yes, Key Combination
Delay Start (Hours) 10
Extended Spin Yes
Freshwater Rinse Yes
Stain Clean Yes
Control Lock Yes
Cycle Status Lights 4 - Door Lock / Sensing / Wash / Touch Pause to add a Garment
Time Remaining Indicator Yes, LED Segment
Start/Pause/Cancel Function Push 'Start/Pause' button to Start / Push 'Start/Pause' button to Pause / Push 'Cancel' button to Cancel
Electrical Specifications
Amps @ 120 Volts 9.0
Connected Load (kW Rating) @ 120V 1.0
Minimum Circuit Required (Amps) 15A
Power Supply Connection Location Rear
Voltage Rating 115V, 60Hz
Energy Data
CEE Tier Level 3
kWh/year 99
Modified Energy Factor 3
Water Factor 3.3
Water Usage/Year 4217
Certifications & Approvals
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Washer: Soil Level Selections
Heavy Soil Yes
Light Soil Yes
Normal Soil Yes
Washer: Specifications
Bleach Dispenser Yes
Detergent Dispenser Yes
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Fabric Softener Dispenser Yes
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) 1,100
Stay Fresh Antimicrobial Seal Yes
Stay Fresh Door Seal Yes
Exterior Specifications
Cabinet Color White
Console Color White
Door Lock Light Yes
Door Style Old Affinity
Knob, Button, Switch Color White
Lens Ring White
Drain Hose Extension Kit Optional, order item no. 137098000
Dryer Stacking Kit Optional, order item no. STACKIT4X
Mobile Home Installation Kit Optional, order item no. 137067200
Pedestal Optional, order item no. CFPWD15
Washer: Cycles
Casual Yes
Delicates Yes
Normal Yes
Rinse & Spin Yes
Temperature Settings
Automatic Temperature Control Yes
Cold Yes
Cold Water Clean Yes
Cool Yes
Hot Yes
Warm Yes
Exterior Dimensions
Depth 29-3/4"
Depth (with Door 90° Open) 50-4/5"
Height 36"
Width 27"
General Specifications
Adjustable Leveling Legs Yes
Product Weight (lbs) 235

Frigidaire FAFW3801LW Reviews & Ratings

FAFW3801LW Affinity Series 3.26 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer with Vibration Control System, Stay Fresh Door Seal, WashSense Technology, Express-Select Controls and Delay Start and in White is rated 4.1081 out of 5 by 111.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Goood I really like this washer, it;s easy to use, nothing complicated. I like the different setting for the types of clothes I am washing. The only thing I don't like, and I guess it's just because I am use to a top loader, is the fact that it stays damp inside the washer. I have to leave the door open so it can dry out, and how my laundry room is set up the washer door is right next to my room door, so I then have to leave that door open all day as well. I liked the top loader machines due to I could leave the lid open all day and it was more convenient. But overall this machine has more options, and it's of good quality, seems well made.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Joke at best After having 2 of these units deliver to my home, one after the other and both being factory defective I can only come to the conclusion that these machines are in the Beta stage and have not yet been perfected. The idea is good as tumble washing is the best method of cleaning clothes. However these units are not in anyway doing the job intended. There is no spin action to remove the soapy water after the wash cycle and no spin cycles between rinses. Clothes come out with soap residue left in them no matter how little detergent is used. I could not recommend this unit because of it's imperfections. May all be a computer glitch?
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New to front loaders/LOVE it! I had read a lot of reviews that said front loaders didn't get the clothes clean, or there was a residue of detergent, but all you have to do is drastically reduce the amount of detergent you use. The clothes come out clean and way drier than other washers. It's attractive, has nice features, yet it's simple enough to program different settings in. Water usage is WAY down, as is detergent use. And it's HUGE! I can't believe how much you can stuff in there, and all the clothes come out clean. I haven't washed my comforter yet, but I know it will fit! Love this washer. Now I just need the pedestal and the matching dryer... :)
Date published: 2014-07-17
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine! We purchased this washer from Sears and couldn't be happier. The only problem we've had with the machine is that the load needs to be perfectly balanced before starting, and the only way to find out if it's balanced or not is when you do start it the machine it will pause itself multiple times in each cycle of the wash, and your clothes will be soaking wet at the end because it will not spin very fast on the spin cycle. But that's no reason to dock a star, because that's user error not machine error. The anti-vibration technology is wonderful as we live in an apartment complex, so doing wash at 3 am is no problem. When we can afford it we would like to get the matching dryer for it.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Pretty Good Wash I didn't really have a choice when it came to appliances because these were brand new at the property when I purchased it. The washer does the job well, some of the options can be a little confusing and I definitely reccomend giving the manual a read so you dont miss anything important. One thing I recently learned about front load washers that I do not like is the chance for mold and build up inside. I was told to leave the machine door open after a wash to let it air dry to avoid mold biuldup inside. Pretty annoying. But, the machine does wash the clothes pretty well.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine! This is my second front load washer, both have been Frigidaire and I have been very pleased with both of them. I use the German detergent Persil and it does a wonderful job, especially the one for whites (you don't need to use bleach, which I really like); the whites come out very bright and stay that way over tiime, not like bleach where after a while everything yellows. The one for colours is equally as good and colours don't fade with washing, even darks. To comment on the person with the mold problem, if you leave the door open a little, it is better for the seals and they don't mold. I have done that with both of my machines (the first one was 15 years old when it died) and I haven't had any problems with mold on the seals.
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from GOOD BUT NOT GREAT I was very excited to own my very first front load washing machine. I ready reviews and thought I would give this one a try. Overall I am happy with what this machine does, though the only complaint that I do have are the following: 1. If you have children make sure to put their socks in a mesh bag because they will get caught in between the door. 2: Even on a delicate load the machine does spin rather harshly so don't be afraid if your house starts to shake. Other than that I am very pleased with the machine and how it cleans our clothes.
Date published: 2015-01-15
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