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Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEXW 4.3 Cu. ft. 10-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  Although the 10-Cycle Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEXW was still available through many retailers in October 2012, Whirlpool has replaced it with the 12-Cycle Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEAW; other than the number of cycles, the main difference is that the HEAW has a steam cycle that the HEXW doesn't include.
The Whirlpool WFW94HEXW is an extra-large-capacity, high-efficiency washer designed to clean family-size loads, from multiple pairs of jeans to extra-large comforters. It comes with sensors that automatically adjust the water level and temperature based on the load; a delay start (up to 12 hours) setting that lets users time when wet clothes need to be removed from the machine; an Extra High spin cycle with speeds up to 1,400 rpm; and a Fan Fresh feature that circulates air in the washer after a cycle ends to keep the laundry fresh, or it can dry a small load.

Models: WFW94HEXW (White), WFW94HEXL (Lunar Silver), WFW94HEXR (Cranberry)

Prices

(Prices as of 10/3/2012)
White      Lunar Silver Cranberry  Source
$1,299$1,399$1,399MSRP
$900Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$1,080Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899$1,169Home Depot (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899$999Abt Electronics (Shipping/delivery $78 or less)
$1,075$1,165$1,165AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 10/3/2012)
Starting From Item
$9067.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Steam Whirlpool Duet WED94HEXW Electric Dryer
$9947.4 C. ft. 8-Cycle Steam Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEXW Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$190-$290Optional Pedestal
$20-$30Optional Stacking Kit
$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$80-$300Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 38"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.5"
Weight243 lbs.
Depth (door open)51"
PowerElectric, 110/120 V, 15-20 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency ; rated CEE Tier III (meets higher standards by the Consortium for Energy efficiency -- Tier III is the highest rating)
Estimated Cost Per Year$13 with electric water heater, $9 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsWhite, Lunar Silver, Cranberry
Capacity4.3 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPainted steel
ControlsElectronic controls with dial and pushbuttons
Wash Cycles10: allergen, delicate, normal/casual, quick-wash, bulky items, whitest whites, heavy-duty, hand-wash, extra-rinse, clean washer
Water Temperatures5: cold, cool, warm, hot, extra hot
End-of-cycle SignalYes
DispensersTray with 3 automatic dispensers (liquid detergent, bleach, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: extra high (up to 1,400 rpm), high, medium, low, no spin
StackableYes
Other FeaturesSpecialty options: EcoBoost, FanFresh, Night Quiet
Sensors automatically adjust water temperatures
Delay start up to 12 hours, to time when wash cycle will end
Add-a-garment indicator light (displays when items can still be added to an already-started wash cycle)
Door opens to left only, is not reversible
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

Whirlpool no longer displays product information for the WFW94HEXW on its website, but does provide detailed product information for the WFW94HEAW, which Whirlpool describes as similar.

What People Are Saying:

The Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEXW is on the 2012 Recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rates it excellent for washing performance, energy efficiency, water efficiency and capacity; and very good for gentleness, noise and vibration. User reviews are mixed, with slightly more than half recommending this machine. Owners who like this model washer call it durable, quiet and efficient and praise its cleaning ability and the fact that with the extra high spin cycle clothes come out nearly dry. Owners who dislike this machine reported repeated repair problems and poor customer service, and say the machine is not durable and does not clean clothes properly.