Whirlpool Duet - Duet Model: WFW9400SW
Whirlpool is a name synonymous with quality and the Duet line makes that more apparent than ever.This model is a classy white washer with brushed silver accents that looks as good as it performs.
Specs at a glance
• 4.0 Cu. Ft.
• Height: 38 Inches
• Width: 27 Inches
• Colors: Ocean Blue
• Energy Star: Yes
• Cycles: NSF Certified Sanitary/ Woolmark Certified Wool/ Clean Washer Cycle/ Quick Wash Cycle
• Other features: Direct Inject Wash System/ 6th Sense™ Technology / 6-Point Suspension System/ Care Control Temperature Managemen/ Quiet Wash Plus Noise Reduction System/ Stainless Steel Drum/ Cradle Clean™ Technology/ Delay Wash/ Automatic Dispenser System/ Automatic Water Levels/ Add-A-Garment Indicator Light/ Anti-Escape Valve
The unit is a standard 27-inch model and handles a large four cubic foot load with ease. It features five temperature settings and an amazing fourteen wash cycles, which can handle anything you have that is dirty.
It features a direct inject wash system and a built in heater and a quiet wash system which helps to lower the noise level of the unit. Add in the Care Control Temperature management system and you have an unbeatable front-loading washer.
• Some of the obvious pros to this unit are the front loading making it easy for even the smallest person to get to the bottom of the tub to remove garments.
• The availability of the storage pedestal to raise it up a small amount and give you much appreciated storage immediately below the unit are but a couple of the features.
• The quiet wash system makes the unit perform quietly so you can wash even as the family sleeps without disturbing even the lightest sleeper.
• Obviously having all the fourteen setting for the wash and five for the heat means that you will be hard pressed to find a garment in your wardrobe that can-not be cleaned with this unit.
• From the most delicate undergarments to the dirtiest grass or grease stained blue jeans. If it’s in there, there is a cycle and temperature setting that will get it out.
• Of course being a front loader it will get more garments clean with less water so you save on the utility bills and don’t pump as much unclean water back into the planet which is always a good thing.
• On the down side, the units, as with most of the front loaders, require a larger amount of space, more floor to ceiling height than with the conventional systems so you might want to be sure that you measure well before buying one so that you have adequate room to have it installed when it arrives.
• Several folks have mentioned that the unit is so powerful that the clothes seem to tied themselves up in knots when going through the cycles resulting in extra work when removing them since they are tied all round themselves and other clothing.
• That could prove to be quite detrimental with a lot of clothing with long sleeves and pants.
• Also, on the negative side, customers have complained about a mold build up on the gasket around the door sleeve and that part needs to be regularly cleaned to remove the excess accumulation of mold.
• This can be especially rough in a family where some one has a severe mold allergy that causes health related issues and is something that you should take into account.