Whirlpool - 4.5 cu. ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam - Chrome Shadow

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Enjoy the time-saving features of this Whirlpool front-load washer and its oversize 4.5-cubic-foot capacity. The Load and Go system stores enough detergent for 12 loads (based on an 8 lb. load), and you can clean and dry your clothes with the handy wash-and-dry cycle. The FanFresh option on this Whirlpool front-load washer keeps clothes fresh for up to 12 hours after the cycle is complete.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    39.3 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
  • Color Finish
  • App-Controlled
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What's Included

  • Whirlpool 4.5 cu. ft. 11-Cycle High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam
  • Owner's Manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (247 out of 268)


Digital display

Cycle indicator lights with digital time remaining

4.5 cu. ft. capacity

Wash over three baskets of clothing in a single load. Finish laundry faster with 4.5 cu. ft. washer capacity that offers enough space to handle larger loads.

Wash and Dry cycle

Automatically activates a fan so you can get tomorrow's outfit or sports uniform ready without having to use the dryer.

ColorLast™ cycle

Adjusts wash actions and wash time while using gentle temperatures for optimal fabric care allowing to keep colors vibrant longer.

Steam cleaning

Penetrates fabrics using increased wash action and heat for even more help in removing everyday stains.

Precision dispense

Holds detergent and additives and releases detergent at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care.

Adaptive wash technology

Senses and adapts wash actions, time and temperature so your clothes looking newer longer.

Front-load design

For thorough washing without agitation.

Stainless steel wash basket

Helps prevent fabrics from fraying and snagging.

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

Free delivery on appliance orders $399 and up

Installation of this washer is included with delivery.

Required parts sold separately

Find essential parts for installation in the accessories section on this page.

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this washer!

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After my top load Samsung washer quit working after just 2 years, not covered by warranty. (don't let their 10 year warranty fool you) I wasn't buying another Samsung and I wanted to try a front load washer this time. I wasn't prepared to buy a new washer and dryer so soon so I couldn't afford the best of the best. I waited to review this after I've been using it for a while...I feel like it is the best of the best!! So far I haven't found anything I don't like, other than the buttons can be a little sensitive, I accidentally touched the front of the washer and the washer powered off. Not a huge deal. I ended up having to purchase the matching dryer from a different store since it was on back order at BB and I couldn't wait. I love it as much as the washer. I have washed and dried our king size bedding a few times with no problem. Love load & go, FanFresh and the drum light features. The wash and dry feature doesn't work great but that's not why I bought it. I think it's very quiet and everything comes out great. So so so much better than the top loader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Washer

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

    I usually don't write comments but I guess I was compelled to write one this time as I understood how helpful they can be when you are out shopping and have so many options to choose from. Let me clarify that I am a genuine customer and not a paid blogger. I have had this washer for 1 month now and although that's not a lot of time but so far I haven't faced any issues, like many of you guys I wasn't sure about which washer to go for especially with so many options out there, however unlike cars I chose to put my trust with American engineering, design and quality. So far I have been pretty happy with the way the it's washing the clothes (after all that's the most important thing we buy a washer for). Certainly the chrome design looks great and the option to Load and go is amazing (very thoughtful, trust me you would love it). Menu is easy to understand, might take a while to understand it but self explanatory. Based on my research most people had complained about the issue of molding with the front loaders so as a precaution I keep the door open after every wash until the water dries up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Problem not with product but with seller


    I went to Best Buy to purchase a new washer and dryer. From my research I thought I would only be able to purchase a top loading washer due to the size of my laundry closet. I came with all of the dimensions and the salesman told me that I was wrong, I could fit a front loading washer and dryer in my closet, including the bases which would "just fit" under my overhead cabinets. I explained that I have folding doors on this closet but again was assured that they would fit and I would be able to close the doors. So, I purchased a front loading washer and dryer with bases. I waited 3 weeks for delivery and the day was finally here for my new set to arrive. My old washer and dryer are on their last legs and I was relieved I would be able to finally get my laundry done quickly and painlessly. Then the two from the Geek Squad came in and measured to be absolutely sure the units would fit. They informed me that (much like the research I had done that the salesman told me was incorrect) the units are 2" too deep for the doors to close. I was upset but thought I could live with putting up a curtain to make up for the door not being on the closet. Then he measured the height and found that with the pedestals the height was 3/4" TOO HIGH! Rather than go through the work of finding units elsewhere and waiting to have them delivered, I ended up accepting the units without the pedestals. I emailed the company that same day to tell them of the problem and ask them to get in touch with me to work this out. 1 week later and I've heard nothing. I'll never buy another appliance from Best Buy (Pacific Sales). As for the actual washer it is just fine. Not as quiet as I had hoped but without a closet door to close, the noise is understandable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The delivery sucks

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

    I got this washer because my Samsung washer blew up so I had to us my warrenty to buy it. The first washer they try to give me the delivery team was mean and they made my daughter and mother in law very uncomfortable. They where very mean to them and told them they don't speak English at all. Then they told them it was broken. Then the second time they came to my house early. Even after I told them that no one will there until after 5:30pm. Then they told me I have to reschedule again. I called up someone from the management team and told me they will fix it but they didn't. The third time the manager from the delivery team told me all will go ok, but it didn't. They came early again and I told them no one is home you have to came at 5:30pm, the guys told me here will talk to the dispatch to send someone around that time. I got home and no one showed up so I called up the delivery company and I was talking to a lady and at first she was nice they she told me that they came by at 4:00pm and no one was there. I told her that no one was going to be there until 5:30pm. 5yen she told that there nothing she can do, it is too late then I told if I can speak to a manger she told that the manger was busy and that I can't talk to her at all. So asked what can I do she told to go to the store where I get the washer from and go get my money back because there is nothing she can do. So I went the store manager and told her everything so took care of everything for me and got my washer delivery to my house at 9:10pm. The store manger and delivery manger both told they where going to comp something for me because all the stuff I had to go through. I have gotten a email or a phone call at all so this is the last time I get anything from best buy that has to be delivered.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Washer Mold Ruined All My Clothes


    After only two months of use, all clothes washed in this machine began smelling terrible. After removing the detergent container, I discovered this was due to excessive amounts of mold (see images). This is only what can be seen from the outside. I am terrified of what the rest of the inside of the washer looks like. This washer made all clothes dirtier than when they entered the mashing due to the mold and can the clothes no longer be worn due to the stench which even other washers which function perfectly cannot remove. Thousands of dollars worth of clothing now have a terrible stench need to be replaced. Whirlpool considers this "functioning as designed". I do not recommend anyone purchase this washer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lasted Less then a Year

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was excited about this machine because I had previously owned a Whirlpool Duet and it had been a great machine. However, after just three months of usage, this machine totally died. At this point I was not happy and wanted a new machine, but the Geek Squad came out and installed an entirely new control panel instead. It continued to work for several more months, but once again I started having serious problems. The machine would drain on certain cycles, but not on others. Once again a Geek Squad guy came out---and he determined that once again it was a control panel issue. At that point they were going to potentially yet again replace the control panel---but I appealed, and thankfully the wonderful Geek Squad guy got it approved for me to pick out a new machine. I am not sure how that is going to work yet, but meanwhile, I wanted others to know that this machine was totally unreliable for me. It has great reviews on here, but it was not the case for me. A machine that costs almost $1000 should last way longer than the 9 months it lasted me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response


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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Initial Buying, Setup and First Use

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

    The buying process was excellent and our Sales Consultant was very friendly and knowledgeable without steering us to any particular brand. This Washer/Dryer replaced a 5.5 year old Samsung that had several issues with the door leaks from year one was the main issue. The delivery/haul-off/setup was done today and it was conducted in a very professional manner.. The guys that did this install were experienced and very easy to work with. They took great care with my house during the install and hookup went well. As always on fresh installs, I will keep an eye on water lines and such for any minor retightening that is often required. The Washer seems to be a dream. My only complaints is that if you have cabinets above the machines they will chirp every time you may inadvertently touch the control panel and you have to purchase a separate single load liquid detergent dispenser insert if you plan using different detergents in a household. This item is kinda hard to find and is about $50. So far it is very quiet. The Dryer seem just fine and the hookup went fine with all new vent ducting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Huge Washer but a little noisy

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

    We love our new washer and dryer set. They both have huge capacities perfect for our 4 person family. This was bought to replace a 14-year-old Whirlpool Duet. The only issue we had is that we could not get a new pedestal drawer that was only 12 inches. It only comes in 15 and half inches, which would have made the washer too tall for our space. So we had to go with only a 10 inch pedestal, no drawer. It is a little noisy, kind of the same as our old model. I also noticed the scent booster beads did not all dissolve fully as some were stuck on the rubber piece right inside the door. A sock got stuck in between the rubber and the door the first time we used the washer. We had to pause the machine and pull out the sock. It hasn't happened since then, but now I always check to make sure no clothing is stuck there. Overall it's a good washer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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