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Whirlpool 3.6 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer
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Whirlpool 3.6 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer

Item# 02631062000P | Model# WTW4950XW | Added on June 27, 2012
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This Whirlpool 3.6 cubic foot capacity high-efficiency top-load washer uses just the right amount of water thanks to the H2Low™ wash system with Auto Load Sensing. This system determines exactly how much water is needed, saving resources and delivering a deeper clean.
This ENERGY STAR® qualified model also features the Care Control temperature management system, which ensures the water is warm enough to dissolve detergents but not so hot that it leads to shrinking or color bleeding. Twelve automatic cycles, four water temperatures, and four water levels give you exact control over your laundry. And the EcoBoost™ option uses a lower temperature and higher spin speed to reduce overall energy use.

  • Wash more at once. The top load washer's impeller increases its wash capacity making this 3.6 cu. ft. D.O.E. capacity washer our largest traditional top load ever
  • Save money and energy. The EcoBoost™ option uses a lower temperature and increases spin speed to provide excellent cleaning and reduce your overall energy use
  • This washer is CEE Tier 3* rated, and uses up to 74% less water and 76% less energy compared to pre-2004 conventional washers (*Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product ratings)
  • Better efficiency and performance - The H2Low™ wash system automatically senses the size of each load to use less water and deliver better cleaning performance and gentleness than a traditional top load washer. Plus, the impeller at the
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4 found this review helpful
by bclub
March 10th, 2012
Nice but not great

a Good product, not sure if it warrants the $600 price tag.

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5 found this review helpful
by Dlars
June 15th, 2013
Why?

The machine is designed to make washing clothes as difficult as possible while doing a marginal job. Everything is a problem. Can't put in soap, bleach, etc. when YOU want to. Lid lock is a pain in the ****, machine sometimes just stops in the middle of a wash cycle for no reason. Must be restarted and go through all the iterations it does to get going again. Makes strange, loud and annoying noises. After 6 months we bought a new GE old-style machine with agitator, no load sensing, high efficiency ****. We told the delivery guys the old one was virtually brand new and they could do what they wanted with it. Back to basics and happy again.

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KatyPyle

I hate it!

Worst. Washer. Ever. Sure it saves energy, but I'd rather "pay the extra money" to have my clothes CLEAN!! I live in an apartment Complex, and they upgraded all the washers in every unit to these, to save energy... It was a bad move on their part! Problem #1 It randomly stops and has to be restarted. Problem #2 is I wash my comforter and it makes this loud banging sound on the side of the washer. The basket is junk!! Problem #3, I've had to wash my clothes twice because they don't even look very clean and they feel soapy still, and I'm putting the right amount. They look so wrinkly, as if someone was just sitting there soaking them in water, and wringing them out. So annoying. Problem #4, it's pretty loud, when it's not banging it takes forever to start and locks and unlocks the door which is pretty loud and annoying. I may have gotten this with my apartment, but it is not worth it, so many people have complained already, and if you're looking for a washer, I'm begging you to just spend the extra money for a front loader, they get your clothes cleaner than ever, they may be a little cloud but at least you have clean smelling clothes that are not wrinkled and don't have soap residue on them still!! I miss my front loader, when i get out of this place I'm going back!!

October 23rd, 2013 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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CAFinNY

Clothes not clean, holes in clothes, "not enough water" repairman says!

To be fair, the repairman said that this is a problem with all "High efficiency" washers. They don't bring in enough water to keep the clothes from scrubbing each other, or to get the dirt out. (Socks are still hard after Soak, Heavy wash, & Rinse and Spin!) There's no way to adjust the water level, except to set the Fabric Softener to on! (or don't put many clothes in...why did I get a "Bigger" washer, if you can't fill the tub & have clean clothes?) Running 2-3 loads or 3 cycles instead of 1 to have clean clothes is NOT energy efficient! Having to buy new clothes because the ones you just bought have holes in them is NOT efficient (and my daughter is UPSET!!) This is not worth the money, even if they were giving it away...which they're not.

If you want clean clothes DO NOT GET a "Energy efficient" washer!

October 17th, 2013 via sears.com
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EDHS

Disappointed

I hope all top load HE washers aren't this bad. I didn't realize that since it didn't have an agitator, you'd have to make sure the clothes didn't touch the center thingy. It leaves soap/lint residue on my clothes and the spin cycle leaves clothes looking as if the were hand washed and rung out. After 6 months, I can't take it any longer. I'm going back to a front loading machine. Donating this piece of junk to charity. Don't waste your money!

October 13th, 2013 via sears.com
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Vallo

Poor performance

Because of the energy requirements this machine is terrible. It uses very little water but does not get the clothes clean and it spins them so hard even the dryer can't get the wrinkles out. I thought that since most of my clothes are washed in cold water and and hung to dry that this washer would be ok, no need for all the special settings. Boy was I wrong! Because they are energy savers they spin so hard on delicate that the wrinkles are almost permanent. I am going to get rid of it and buy a new set. If I could find an old style Matag like this replaced that was 27 years old I would buy it and say goodby to the energy efficient sets. I guess no one cares how their clothes look, but with this one you will have to buy a good iron. Also it has leaked bleach into a load following one with bleach . What a waste of money. I also had to add the extra rinse in order to get the soap out. I only used 1 tablespoon per small load. Not so energy efficient after all.

October 6th, 2013 via sears.com
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Jacks_Take

Lasted 2 Years and 10 Days Before Breaking.

I would not buy another Whirlpool HE washer because 1.) The wash cycle takes way too long -- at least 90 minutes; 2.) The lid lock requirement is non-sensical; 3.)Sometimes the clothes on top come out dry as though they have never beed submerged in water. 4.) It broke 2 years and 10 days after it was bought. 5.) What's more, I did not purchase/have an extended warranty because I figured Whirlpool made good products, Whirlpool wanted $320 to have someone come out and fix it. Sears wanted $240. My appliance repair guy replaced a broken pully and a broken screw for $89 so we'll keep it for now.

September 25th, 2013 via sears.com
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jmflo

LASTED ONLY 18 MONTHS

Bought this 18 months ago for family of 4. Machine stopped draining and made loud engine-like noise. Warranty good for 12 months so nothing was covered. Called 800 line for Whirlpool repair center and the visit to diagnose the problem was $110. I got a local guy for $65. Main bearing is broken = major repair. Called Whirlpool again and they will repair for $330 and give 1 year warranty. Almost cheaper to replace the unit. Prior to this, I didn't like the machine - long cycles, top layer of clothing often remained dry, moldy smell needed treatment every 1-2 months. This washer replaced one that worked for 22 years. I thought for this price we would get more than 18 months before junking it!

August 30th, 2013 via kmart.com
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RJ W
July 4th, 2013
Dlars

Why?

The machine is designed to make washing clothes as difficult as possible while doing a marginal job. Everything is a problem. Can't put in soap, bleach, etc. when YOU want to. Lid lock is a pain in the ****, machine sometimes just stops in the middle of a wash cycle for no reason. Must be restarted and go through all the iterations it does to get going again. Makes strange, loud and annoying noises.

After 6 months we bought a new GE old-style machine with agitator, no load sensing, high efficiency ****. We told the delivery guys the old one was virtually brand new and they could do what they wanted with it. Back to basics and happy again.

June 15th, 2013 via sears.com
5 of 6 found this review helpful.
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Jester714

Simple, efficient, fast

No useless bells and whistles, several useful and practical cycles. And yes, my homemade detergent (standard recipe available on internet) works just fine. Whites come out clean without bleach, really clean with bleach. Clothes dry on clothesline quicker than with old machine. Makes lots of different noises but it's in the basement so no matter. Washes much more quickly than my old machine and uses far less water.

May 26th, 2013 via sears.com
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Jerry B
March 29th, 2013
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March 4th, 2013
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March 4th, 2013
rmtqw

Washer

I purchased this washer at a discount at Sears scratch & dent. I am very pleased. I looked at all the review & don't know what all the fuss was about the noise, I don't notice anything out of the ordinary. This is a washer I would recommend.

February 24th, 2013 via sears.com
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Jcfrankfortil

Junk

Bought this machine less than 2 yrs. ago. It stopped working. Had a repairman come out, paid him 52 dollars for him to tell me the lid lock, the main bearing, and control board needed to be replaced. He said I was better off buying a new one. I contacted whirlpool, they said ,not there problem. I asked for anything, something for help. They said not there problem. I will never buy another whirlpool.

December 9th, 2012 via sears.com
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Mangalakshmi Kaliyamurthy
October 25th, 2012
C Greene

Recommend

I like the features on this washer and whether large or small loads, my clothes come out clean. The rinse/spin cycle really spins the excess water out of the clothes Energy efficient and saves water.

October 17th, 2012
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djustblessed

Washes Poorly

I have three children and my husband is a construction worker. This machine doesnt wash the clothes clean at all. I've tried different detergents (all he brands) and the clothes were still not as clean as they should be. I tried adding BIZ and it did help a little. My husband's clothes still had dirt on it and the smell of his ordor was faintly there. When your husband complains that his clothes aren't clean then you know the clothes aren't clean.

September 10th, 2012 via sears.com
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Blazerdude20

Truly awful.

I've had this washer for a year and a week. It seemed to work fine for about 9 months. Then it stopped working. The transmission on it failed and was replaced under warranty. One week after the warranty ended (last night) it quit working in the middle of a wash cycle. What a waste of $500. We also have the matching dryer which has been, thus far, reliable.

September 9th, 2012 via sears.com
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ourwasher

WHIRLPOOL WASHER

<p>i bought this for my daughter in law and it is terrible.  only had it a year and half. if i could return it i would. don't buy </p>

August 21st, 2012 via sears.com
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christine2428

only owned for 10 months

<p>Had machine for 10 months when the thing started sounding like a jet engine in my cellar. After a few weeks of that in stopped spinning all together. Had the repairman fix it under warrany, ( it took 3 weeks to get it done). It is now 9 months later, it has broken again. The first guy told me it was because I used too much detergent. This time I bought HE Packets so we  would not put too much in. I guess that was not the problem. I will not buy Whirlpool again.</p>

July 30th, 2012 via sears.com
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