Whirlpool WTW5500BW

Cabrio WTW5500BW 27.5" HE Top Load Washer with 3.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Precision Dispense, Adaptive Wash Technology, Quiet Wash and Spin Technology, in White

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Whirlpool WTW5500BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5500BW 27.5" HE Top Load Washer with 3.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Precision Dispense, Adaptive Wash Technology, Quiet Wash and Spin Technology, in White
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Brand: Whirlpool
Stock Id: SID335845
Series: Cabrio Series
Color: White
Type: Top Load
Stackable: No
Width: 27.5"
Height: 43.5"
Depth: 27"
Energy Star: Yes
Capacity: 3.8 cu. ft.
Volts: 120 Volts
Water Heater: No
Steam Cycle: No
Payment System: No
Technical Details
Wash Cycles: 11
Stainless Steel Drum: Yes
Series: Cabrio
Sound Package: Yes
Commercial: No
Agitator: No
Hoses Included: No
Eco Monitor: No
Advanced Vibration Control: No
Auto Load Size Sensing: Yes

Enjoy exceptional cleaning and fabric care with a washer that combines the best of both worlds. Colors stay vibrant with the Whirlpool Cabrio top load washer because it uses Adaptive Wash technology and five different adaptive wash actions to be more gentle while delivering better cleaning performance1. It senses and adapts to the size of your load and uses the right amount of water for great cleaning. Not only does this model add detergent, bleach and fabric softener at the right time during the cycle with Precision Dispense, but it also features a smooth impeller that is specially designed to give you better fabric care and more wash capacity. And, with 3.8 cu. ft., you'll always have enough room to wash more than two baskets of laundry in one load.


  • 3.8 cu. ft. capacity
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • Meets CEE Tier 3 Standards
  • Precision Dispense
  • Adaptive Wash technology
  • Quiet Wash Noise Reduction System
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Deep Water Wash Cycle
  • Super Wash Cycle
  • Delicate Cycle
  • Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh®
  • Bulky Items Cycle
  • Automatic Water Level Settings
  • Smooth Spiral Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Quiet Spin Technology
  • 800 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.


Washer Capacity (DOE) 3.8 Cu. Ft.
Energy and Eco-Friendly
CEE Tier Rating Tier III (Highest Possible Efficiency Rating)
Energy Star® Qualified Yes
Eco Monitor No
Style and Extras
Sound Package Yes
Auto Load Size Sensing Yes
Advanced Vibration Control No
Hoses Included No
Automatic Dispense System Bleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
Cycle and Options
Number of Spin Speeds 2
Number of Temperatures 5
Temperature Combinations Cold, Cool, Hot, Tap Cold, Warm
Number of Soil Levels 4
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM) 800
Height 43.5"
Depth 27"
Width 27.5"

Whirlpool WTW5500BW Reviews & Ratings

WTW5500BW Cabrio 27.5" 3.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity HE Top Load Washer with Precision Dispense, Adaptive Wash Technology, Quiet Wash and Spin Technology in White is rated 4.3158 out of 5 by 152.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money, sours clothes, wastes water Oh how I hate this washer let me count the ways! 1. You cannot regulate the amount of water that it uses. It claims to be able to sense the amount of water you need. It has failed to do this properly over and over again. I have use this washer for a year and a half now and I hate it. 2. It does not get the clothes clean 3. It sours the clothes. 4. The water sensor added gallons of water for three articles of clothing. 5. Then added inches of water for two mats that would not fold down getting them only about halfway wet. I cannot believe we paid $800 or so for this bucket of trash Would have added a picture but apparently that feature is broken too.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whirlpool Quality When my wife and I deceided to purchase a new washer and dryer it was a no brainer to go with the Whirlpool brand. I am a medically retired veteran and we have learned by experience to go with a name that we trust and that has met all of our expectations in the past. The Cabrio washer and dryer that we recently purchased is no exception. We are currently raising two grandchildren and we could not be any happier with the performance that we have received from them both thus far. As an added bonus; it appears that we have reduced out water usage and electrical usage as well. They both have been a WIN WIN purchase. Thanks Whirlpool
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whirlpool Cabrio 3.8 HE Top Load Washer with Precision Dispe I recently purchased a Whirlpool Cabrio 3.8 HE Top Load Washer with Precision Dispense. Last year when my dryer went, I purchased a Whirlpool Dryer. Now when my washing machine went , I knew it was going to be another Whirlpool product. It is much like a front loader in operation. Simple and easy. At first, the sound was a bit different than my old agitator machine, but the clothes don't seem to take as much of a beaten (for lack of a better word). The purchase is too new to tell, but the manufacturing says it will save on water. I would definitely recommend, Most liquid laundry detergents today are for HE , so don't let that make you shy away from a HE machine.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bearings went after only 4 years. I was so excited when I got this washing machine. We do a lot of laundry, and this washer was large enough to do the trick. Other than the fact that during the rinse cycle it would sound like a jet plane was landing in mylaundry area (located it my basement), I loved this washing machine.....until it started to leak water & lots of it from the bottom of the machine. We called in our friend who is an appliance repair man, and he told us it would cost almost $700 for the new parts, mainly new bearings. This washer died after only 4 years. Not worth the $ that I paid for it.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORST WASHER EVER!!! Purchased this wash machine a year ago. DOES NOT GET DIRTY LAUNDRY CLEAN !! I know it's HE but what you save on water, you spend in electricity because the cycles are longer, you spend in time to hand wash or rewash the dirt that didn't come out the first time and no it will not wash out solid deodorant. Forget washing sheets and blankets, they just wad up in a twisty ball, no chance for any dirt to be washed out. Loads of jeans get tied up in knots and so does long sleeved shirts. I really miss my old agitator, this machine is the worst, what a waste of money!
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible everything!! I've had this washer a few months now and thank G oD I am just renting it because I've had nothing but issues... One night my daughter got sick in her bed (and I cleaned up the vomit for the most part ) I washed her sheets and when the cycle had ended there was still vomit on some parts?? It still smelled horrible so I washed the sheets in the tub and re washed in the washing machine.. With my older whirlpool (with the agitator and lots of water) it ALWAYS did the trick! I miss the old models! I understand trying to save water but... If I'm washing clothes in the tub before placing them in the washing machine? I don't think Its saving me much of anything ! It'll just save me the headache when I send it back and try the front loader
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Continues to perform above expectations Spent time learning about HD washing machines. Asked my appliance repair tech which manufacturers they service least. Whirlpool had the least service calls. Washing settings made sense; not complicated. Absence of cleaning dispenser no big deal== just measure and pour into clothing center. Quieter than expected but there are clothing placement differences. Dropping into piles rather than dumping entire load results in no item tangling. Placing softener ball in lower pile of clothes results in consistent dispensing. Highly recommend this machine!
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite a surprise!!! I had no idea how far technology has come. The last time I bought a washer was in 2002. This washer senses how much water is needed for each load and therefore saves on water. It also makes some very quirky noises since it doesn't use a spindle. When I first turned it on it sounded like R2-D2 from "Star Wars". When the wash cycle started it sounded like some deep voice was grunting. It is in my garage, I don't have a cellar since I live in Florida, so I don't really hear the noises that it makes. I absolutely love this machine.
Date published: 2014-03-27
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