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Whirlpool - 4.5 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Front-Loading Washer - Chrome Shadow

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Increase efficiency when you wash clothes with this Whirlpool front-load washer. The TumbleFresh option keeps clothes fresh and wrinkle-free when there's a delay in putting them in the dryer, and the steam clean option provides intensive heat to remove tough stains. This Whirlpool front-load washer can be installed under the counter to save space.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      39.75 inches
    • Product Width
      27 inches
    • Product Depth
      33.31 inches
    • Capacity
      4.5 cubic feet
    • High-Efficiency
    • Steam Function
    • Vibration Reduction
    • Washer Load Type
      Front load
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (273 out of 288)


    Easily operate your washing machine

    Electronic controls with LED display make it easy to adjust settings.

    Large 4.5 cu. ft. capacity

    Do more laundry in less time. This size is a good choice for growing families and for washing bulky items like comforters.

    23 automatic cycles give you more control

    Let you select the best cycle and options for your load. Include quick wash, delicate, cold wash, normal, heavy duty, and more.

    Helps detergents dissolve properly

    Activate steam during the wash cycle for a thorough clean.


    Gets dirty sports uniforms and work shirts clean and bright.

    VRT (Vibration Reduction Technology)

    Minimizes noise and vibration for flexible placement.

    Front-load design

    For thorough washing without agitation.

    Stainless steel drum

    Provides strength and durability.

    Control lock

    For safe operation.

    Requires fill hose (not included) for standard hook-up upon delivery

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 288 reviews

    would recommend to a friend



    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Snagging Clothes


      WHIRLPOOL BUYERS BEWARE!! This is what my brand new front loading Whirlpool Duet washing machine does to my sheets and clothes! But according to Whirlpool there is no problem with my machine since they can't figure out what's causing it to snag my clothes. They sent a service technician out to service the machine four times (he only showed up three times) and can not find out what is snagging the clothes. They will not replace the washer. They told me to file a claim with my home owners insurance to receive money for the damaged items. They tried to blame me by saying it must be the way I'm loading the clothes as if after 35 years of washing clothes I don't know how to do laundry. They suggested that I wash my clothes in laundry bags to avoid them getting snagged. Best Buy will not allow us to return the washer so I am now stuck with a dysfunctional machine and a lot of ruined clothes! Consumers like me have no recourse against Whirlpool that makes a bad product. I try to buy American but I will not be purchasing another Whirlpool product!! Ugh!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Nice Looking & Great Wash

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have had the older Duet set since 2003 and they were work horses so I bought this new set last month.. The new set look fantastic in the silver chrome. These are work horses to and built very well. The dryers you can not kill. The old washers only had 1 downfall, which was the rear bearing would eventually go bad and is a pain to replace.. I replaced the bearing on the old set and got a few more years out of it.. Hopefully being a direct drive, this problem is not an issue anymore.. These are high quality, low soap and water usage units.. if you have never used a side mount washer, you only use a small amount of detergent. I only fill up half the small detergent bin in the washer unit at most which is about a quarter to a 5th of what a standard washer uses.. If you use to much, it suds up and will leave a musty smell. less is more in these units!! Nothing washes and cleans like a side mount! You are getting high quality, long life use when you buy these so treat yourself> you will be glad you did.. I have whirlpool everything in my house just because they have been so darn reliable..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best so far!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I love that the settings are preprogramed for every type of load. All you need is to see the manual and see the cycle guide and go from there. As soon as you pick a type of cycle the settings adjust automatically for that type of load. All you need to do is insert the clothes, soap, bleach if needed and softner. Then press start. This washer makes it that easy! Which is why I love my new washer! Thank you whirlpool for making this washer with me in mind. Thank you Best Buy for your help in answering all my questions and for having employees that are well aware about the products you sell. Thanks for price matching. This washer exceeded all expectations!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Do not buy this if you need a quiet unit


      This is not the Whirlpool of old. Replaced twelve year old Duets with this machine and matching dryer. They were worn out but quieter. Looks nice - washes and spins in balance okay BUT.... When filling with water, you can hear it 5 rooms away, sounds like a fire hose. When spinning, direct drive transmission sounds like a jet engine winding up. Almost worse when winding down from spin cycle, there is an extremely high pitched whine. Cannot tell what part of the cycle is running, no indicator for that. Annoying. Front 'touch' control panel is sooooooooo sensitive simply dragging clothing over panel can change settings. This is important if you fold clothes using the top of the machine. You can however lock the panel during wash to prevent this. Matching dryer does not have a drum light. I wish someone would have warned me about the noise before I tried this out. Returned to place purchased (not Best Buy) which was a huge hassle. Then got a Samsung front loader from Best Buy, so far so good.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Washer and Dryer Combo

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My first front loading washer/dryer combo was a Whirlpool Duet purchased back in Oct of 2005. The washer just broke down last week when the shock absorbers and bearing quit. The dryer was still working. We've decided to buy another set, after all 12 plus years of service is not bad for a front loading washer. BTW, only 2 problems surfaced during those times, a tear on the rubber bellows (due to overloading causing a sock to rub) on it's 8th year and a leaking pump discharge gasket on it's 11th year. Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with either Maytag and Kenmore either since they come from the same factory. We just stuck with Whirlpool and these models due to the right amount of features and pricing. Salesperson (Dion) at Chesapeake branch was excellent all the way including the Geek Squad appliance delivery team of John and Brad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's good, not great

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This washer has a ton of space and options available. We mainly use the "Cold" wash cycle as we never washed in warm water as the "Normal" cycle defaults to. Now the gripes. It does not have a door to access the drain pump filter. It is a major undertaking if you need to clean the filter. There is always some water left in the detergent drawer after each cycle as well as inside the casket around the door. I have doubled checked to make sure it is level so that is not the issue. In the future I would not buy a washer that did not have an access door for the drain pump filter, somehow I missed that this one did not have it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Product!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Have had my W/D set for about two months now and it is perfect. The volume of laundry it can handle is excellent, was concerned a HE W/D would only handle smaller loads but these babies can easily handle a load of 15 towels plus a dozen hand towels and wash cloths. They are quiet compared other washers and driers for the majority of their cycle. The washer does make a noise like a tiny jet engine when it is finishing a cycle (it is spinning unbelievably fast to wring out every bit of water it can!) which is understandable and only lasts a couple minuets or so. The dryer is 100% dead quiet though, I never hear that running. TL;DR Excellent product, quiet for a washer dryer, would buy again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Got this Whirlpool washer to replace an 8 year old Samsung that just all of a sudden broke. I know any repair to the Samsung was gonna take at least a month due to parts so went with a USA brand this time. This Whirlpool is fantastic, can use the high speed spin on this unlike the garbage Samsung could only use medium cause it would shake like 2 pit bulls fighting. The Whirlpool is much more quiet as well, even washed a large mink blanket in it (gets heavy when wet) and it washed and spun it just as quietly as if I had a hand towel only in there. I'm tempted to replace the dryer now too even though it still works fine.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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