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Whirlpool WTW5300VW Top Load Washer 3.5 cu ft

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  Quick Specs  
Style: top loading, white, bleach and fabric dispenser, porcelain drum
Cleaning: 640 rpm, 2 spin speeds, 3.5 cu ft, 4 temperatures, 5 water levels
Cycles: 16
Features: no special features
fast spinning washing machine

Discontinued We suggest the WTW5700AC Instead

Stamped as an affordable washer, this is one of whirlpool's mid range washers. The model has a capacity of 3.5 cu. ft. and comes with 16 automatic cycles. It features and Xtra Roll Action Plus Agitator to ensure quality wash and an on and off Extra Rinse Option.

The model also boasts of the Quiet Wash Noise Reduction System which significantly reduces the amount of sound made during operation. Although not energy star certified, the Whirlpool WTW5300VW allows for various features to make washing day convenient. Matching dryers are also available through Whirlpool.

Key features

- It comes with a 3.5 cu. ft. white porcelain wash basket.
- It allows for 16 different automatic cycles.
- It comes with five selectable water levels.
- It comes with four different water temperatures.
- It allows for two wash/spin speed combinations.
- It features the Xtra Roll Action Plus Agitator.
- The model comes with an on and off Extra Rinse Option.
- It features the Quiet Wash Noise Reduction System for a quieter wash each time.
- It allows for a Fabric Softener Dispenser.
- It comes with care control temperature water management.
- It comes with a Bleach Dispenser.


One of this model?s most notable features is the Xtra Toll Action Plus Agitator which allows for a much cleaner wash per load. This feature allows for load circulation to maintain uniformity in cleaning each fabric. Capacity is around 3.5 cu. ft. and has features that make it an excellent addition to any household.

Some of these features include 16 automatic cycles including normal cycle, casual cycle, delicate and hand wash. An on and off Extra Rinse Option is available if you want to vary extra rinse settings depending on laundry type. Care control temperature makes sure that detergent is dissolved with the help of warm water without any undue shrinking of the fabric.

It also features the Quiet Wash Noise Reduction which significantly decreased the amount of sound released by the machine during operation. Matching dryers for this model include the electric WED5300VW and the gas WGD530VW.


Unfortunately, the Whirlpool WTW5300VW model is not Energy Star Efficient and may use up more power when compared to other models.

Other features are also notable absent from this model such as lint filter or a reversible door. Cycles such as spin only, extra spin and permanent press are also lacking as well as the add bleach signal. The unit is also non-portable.


- Easy to use
- Quality wash with the Xtra Toll Action Plus Agitator
- Adequately priced
- Durable
- Comes with 16 automatic cycles
- Includes various convenient features
- Allows for matching dryers


- Non portable
- No extra spin cycle
- No spin only
- No permanent press
- No speed wash
- Not energy star efficient
- No add bleach signal
- No lint filter
- No reversible door

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Apr 21, 2013
bad vibrations :(
by: Bob

We got this new a few years ago, and it vibrated terrible during the spin cycle, had the repairman out and was told it was normal and because we had it sitting on carpet, was the reason. After a couple of years of the wife complaining, I install hard wood flooring under it, now it moves all over during the spin cycle. Answer: New washer but not a whirlpool

Dec 05, 2012
Bad News
by: Chris Myers

This washer is by far the worst we have ever owned. To say it is noisy would be an understatement. When it switches from wash to rinse it sounds like a bomb going off. It is less than 3 years old and I am ready to replace it. Run from this one.

Jan 02, 2012
Piece of junk
by: Anonymous

What a piece of junk - I have washed 3 loads with it & it smells like something is burning. I hate all the computer settings - you cannot even open it up & throw something else in before it starts the wash cycle without it completely draining all the water out, although the manual says you can. That stop button is a joke also. I just want a good old fashioned washer the actually washes something!!!

Sep 02, 2010
excellent washer
by: Anonymous

Anyone searching for a new washer should check out this whirlpool...Agitator is quick and makes good suds unlike my old maytag...I find the machine quiet also....
Temperatures are fine...no need to worry about it!

Jul 20, 2010
Rather have my 13-yr-old Kenmore back
by: Anne Frey

I bought a new Kenmore 600 washer which I believe is Whirlpool WTW5300VW with 4 temperature choices. That is very misleading as I find only hot and cold. The hot is hot and runs into the washer at a decent pace. The warm runs hot water for under 30 seconds, then runs cold water very slowly which takes a long time to fill the tub. I called Sears Service Dept to come and reset it correctly, but they told me the Dept of Energy regulations require using less hot water. So for the rest of my life when I want to wash clothes in warm water (a reasonable request) I'll have to fill half the tub with hot and then change to warm, cool, or tap cold, which are all the same to me! And all 3 run in too slowly, wasting my time. Of course cold is the only rinse choice which I'll have to accept.

Jun 30, 2010
Water temperature control
by: Anonymous

I do not like the washer's water temperature control, the warm is not warm at all. It is like washing everything in cold water. I am sorry I bought it two months ago.

Jun 15, 2010
Bad day.
by: Anonymous

this thing is not yet five and it pours water on the floor faster than it can fill up!The matching drier is a hunk of junk too.It no longer heats up due to bad heating elements.

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