Whirlpool WFW96HEAW

WFW96HEAW 4.3 cu. ft. Duet Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense Ultra, 12 Automatic Cycles, 5 Temperature Settings, Direct Drive Motor, Normal/Casual Cycle and Internal Water Heater in White

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Whirlpool WFW96HEAW 4.3 cu. ft. Duet Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense Ultra, 12 Automatic Cycles, 5 Temperature Settings, Direct Drive Motor, Normal/Casual Cycle and Internal Water Heater in White
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Quick Specs:
Brand: Whirlpool
UPC: 883049263946
Stock Id: SID282526
Series: Duet Series
Color: White
Type: Front Load
Stackable: Yes
Width: 27"
Height: 38"
Depth: 32.75"
Energy Star: Yes
Capacity: 4.3 cu. ft.
Control Type: Touchpad
Volts: 120 Volts
Water Heater: Yes
Steam Cycle: Yes
Technical Details
Amps: 15A
ADA Compliant: Yes
Temperature Settings: 5
Location of Controls: Front
Leveling Legs: Yes
Wash Cycles: 12
Bleach Dispenser: Yes
Stainless Steel Drum: Yes
Fabric Softener Dispenser: Yes
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1400
Self Cleaning Lint Filter: No
Soak Setting: Yes
Series: Duet
Usage: Residential
CEE Rating: Tier III

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12-Hour FanFresh Option with Dynamic Venting Technology
When selected, a built-in fan automatically 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.

Active Spray Technology
Active Spray technology sprays the load with detergent in a cone shaped patter to completely and evenly cover the fabrics. It delivers better cleaning performance that virtually eliminates the need to pretreat.

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.

Tap Touch Controls
The 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.

Smart Temperature Control Helps Reduce Shrinking and Color Bleeding
The Care Control temperature management system enabled by 6th Sense technology helps protect your clothes by controlling water amount and temperature.

Precision Dispense
Penetrates stains and pretreats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent. The wash cycle begins only after the entire load has been treated.

EcoBoost Option
Get additional energy efficiency without giving up cleaning performance.

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.

Adaptive Clean Wash System
The Adaptive Clean wash system automatically senses the size of each load to use just the right amount of water to deliver great cleaning.

12 Automatic Cycles
Add the power of steam to select wash cycles to eliminate tough stains with virtually no pretreating.

Steam-Enhanced Cycles
Add the power of steam to select wash cycles to eliminate tough stains with virtually no pretreating.

Deep Clean Steam Option
Penetrates deep into fabric fibers, breaking down and dissolving stains like grass and grease without pretreating.

Direct Drive Motor
The direct drive motor allows the washer to spin faster, and it uses fewer moving parts, so there's less wear and tear over time.

Delay Wash (up to 12 Hours)
This eco-efficient cold water cycle cleans as well as a warm water wash. An initial wash phase at the beginning of the cycle uses a high detergent concentration to remove tough stains like stains include grass, blueberry juice, red wine.

Cold Wash Cycle
This eco-efficient cold water cycle cleans as well as a warm water wash. An initial wash phase at the beginning of the cycle uses a high detergent concentration to remove tough stains like stains include grass, blueberry juice, red wine.

Delicate Cycle
A reduced agitation speed and low spin speed provide needed fabric care without sacrificing cleaning performance.

Quick Wash Cycle
Clean small, lightly soiled loads in less time. Plus, increased spin speeds extract more water for faster dry times.

Bulky Items Cycle
Ideal for cleaning bulky items like comforters, sleeping bags, down jackets or pillows, all of which fit easily into the wash basket.

Whitest Whites Cycle
Raises water tempeatures and releases bleach or an oxygen-based cleaner at the optimal moment to enhance whitening performance.

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.

Add-A-Garment Indicator Light
Illuminates for the first 8 minutes of the wash cycle as a convenient reminder that forgotten items can still be added to the load in progress.

LED Display
Provides easy selection for all options, displays time remaining and status for the cycle.

Allergen Cycle
The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens from your clothes.

Additional Features:

  • PreSoak Option
  • 4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • 5 Temperature Settings
  • Keep Operational Sounds Inside the Washer
  • 14 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature
  • 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Normal/Casual Cycle
  • Internal Water Heater
  • Estimated Time Remaining
  • Display On/Off Extra Rinse Option
  • Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh Washer Cleaner
  • Deep Clean Option


Capacity: 4.3 cu. ft.
Drum Material: Stainless Steel Wash basket
Door Construction: Door Window
Hoses Included: Not Included
Dispenser Type: 3-Tray Dispenser Drawer
Temperature Control System: Care Control Temperature Management
Number of Temperatures: 5
Spin Speed: 1400
Number of Chambers: 3
Detergent Dispenser: Yes
Tier Level: CEE Tier III Level
Number of Cycles: 12
Whitest Whites Cycle: Whites
Heavy Duty Wash: Yes
Normal Wash: Yes
Quick Wash: Yes
Delicate Wash: Delicates
Extra Rinse: Yes
Estimated Time Remaining: Yes
Add A Garment: Yes
Control Lockout: Yes
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.5"
Height: 38"
Shipping Weight: 250 lbs.

Whirlpool WFW96HEAW Reviews & Ratings

WFW96HEAW 4.3 cu. ft. Duet Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense Ultra, 12 Automatic Cycles, 5 Temperature Settings, Direct Drive Motor, Normal/Casual Cycle and Internal Water Heater in White is rated 4.5729 out of 5 by 192.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed - poor design, poor performance I've owned 3 sets of Duets, beginning in 2003. The 1st & 2nd sets lived up to their claims about handling family sized loads, 12+ jeans, or two sets of queen sheets with ease. This model will just tolerate one set of queen sheets, or maybe 5 jeans. Forget blankets, or small bath rugs, it won't spin - no matter the settings. Now, I take those "bulky" items to the laundry mat. This machine is not worth the money and is a far cry from the quality of the original Duets. I regret this purchase, it's been a huge disappointment. I've been a loyal Whirlpool customer for 20+ years, recommended and help friends and family purchase Whirlpool as well. Not any more.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value packed This Duet front load washer has performed very well. We have owned it since May 2014 and have not had any problems. On average we run 1-2 loads laundry per day so it has had a fair workout on nearly all the cycle options. I particularly like the auto detergent dispense feature that takes the guess work out of that process and is less wasteful than I was. A few things to remember 1) run the refresh or other recommended cleaning through the washer when requested, 2) clean the door every so often (per instructions) or it may leak a little until you clean it and 3) we leave our door ajar to avoid any moister build-up between loads.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The machine isn't as smart as it thinks This appliance not only has too few ??? if any ??? options to customize settings, it is far too temperamental. Failing to touching the controls in a certain way causes problems, most times it must be turned off and on again to change a cycle. Overall, the machine's sensors are meant to make it smarter than humans, but it's not. In spite of telling it that our detergent is super (6x) strong and diluting the detergent, it still dispenses too much in the delicate cycle. All in all ??? including three service visits which basically underscored the quirks you have to live with ??? the performance isn't worth the price, any price. I would say the same for the companion dryer.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the precision dispense and fan fresh features! This washer makes the task of doing laundry so much easier. The precision dispense feature saves time and effort by eliminating an entire step in the laundry process. I just load the clothes, choose my settings, and go! I could never again own another washer without this feature. The fan fresh option is great too. I can wash clothes in the morning and return at the day's end without worry of mildew on our clothing. It's perfect for a busy family lifestyle. I have even had out-of-town visitors remark how clean their clothing is after using our washer. I absolutely love this product and would highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this product! This washing machine does not use enough water to clean or rinse the clothes. When washing or rinsing there is no visible water in the bottom of the tub at all. What little water the machine dispenses is absorbed by the clothes and they just beat each other to get clean. Even while using the extra rinse option and fabric softener, the clothes come out of the dryer stiff. The cycles are extremely long too. Most of the cycles take and hour and a half and longer if you add the extra rinse cycle. The end of cycle signal cannot be turned down, only on or off. I would not recommend this washing machine to anyone!!!!
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like, like, like this washer We have been using the washer for three months. Six persons are feeding laundry into it so it is getting a lot of use. Only one disappointment, the door is not reversible, but I knew this when buying. The washer is very quiet and does not move from its location. The auto detergent dispenser lasts for over six loads and the laundry does not smell like detergent, but it is clean. In prior washers the normal cycle would be selected and never changed. All of the cycles are being used and they are different. Finally it spins the laundry at a very high RPM which means the Dryer does not have to work as hard.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! We bought this washer and dryer duet. I could not even begin to tell you how much we LOVE these machines. My clothes are almost dry when they come out of the washer. I have not ironed the first blouse, skirt or shorts since we bought these. The steam cycle is the best invention ever. They are large machines and take up a lot of our laundry room but we did not have a problem with this as they only thing we go in there for is to do laundry. These machines hold LARGE loads! Definitely worth the investment. The lint filter on the dryer is so easy to clean. One of the determining factors in buying a new set as the other lint filter was a poor design. GREAT GREAT products!!! OH, very quiet!
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEW WHIRLPOOL bought new Samsung returned. We love this washer I especially love the multi-load auto detergent dispenser which at first I thought was a gimmick but has turned out to be my most liked feature. I like the option of changing the spin speed from the default setting to my choice.Im sure there are more features that i haven't tried and some I have not listed. On the negative side we are very careful to dry the washer drum, plastic bubble, Rubber Gasket and to leave the door open until bedtime to make sure gasket is entirely dry. The top of ours gets quite dusty maybe the dryer hose is not on properly. Thank you for a great product.
Date published: 2013-11-03
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