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Whirlpool Duet WFW9151YW 3.5 Cu. ft. 12-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Whirlpool Duet WFW9151YW is a relatively large front-load washer that should clean most family-size loads. It has 12 wash cycles, including a cold wash setting that the manufacturer claims will clean as well as a warm water cycle. The Delay Start feature lets users time when wet clothes need to be removed from the machine; or, after the cycle is completed, the Tumble Fresh feature rotates the washed clothes every five minutes (for up to 90 minutes) to prevent wrinkles.

Models: WFW9151W (White)


(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$800Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$720Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$719Lowe's (Delivery start at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$667Abt Electronics (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$78)
$688AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$6456.7 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Whirlpool Duet WED 9151YW Electric Dryer
$7216.7 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Whirlpool Duet WGD9151YW 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)
$69-$259Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 36"
Width: 27"
Depth: 30.5"
Weight214 lbs.
Depth (door open)50.25"
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$16 with electric water heater, $12 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
Capacity3.5 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPowder-coated Steel
ControlsElectronic controls with dial and pushbuttons, LED display
Wash Cycles12: normal, cold wash, small load, delicate, activewear, bulky items, heavy duty, whitest whites, allergen, rinse/drain & spin, clean washer
Water Temperatures3 water temperatures
End-of-cycle SignalYes (adjustable on/off)
DispensersTray with 3 automatic dispensers (liquid detergent, bleach, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed1,200 rpm maximum
Other FeaturesEcoBoost feature lowers water temperature and increases the tumbling action to use less energy
Add-A-Garment Indicator Light (stays lit first 8 minutes of wash cycle to show items can still be added)
Estimated time remaining Display
Delayed start (up to 10 hours)
Door opens to left only, is not reversible
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports gave high marks to a Whirlpool Washer with a somewhat similar model number (WFW9050XW) but has not reviewed this specific model. There are not many user reviews online, but those found by CostHelper are primarily negative. For example, at both Best Buy and Lowe's only one out of five owners recommend this product. Complaints center on vibrations, leaking, bad bearings and other ongoing repair problems. The minority who recommend this washer say it's quiet and cleans well, and they like the number of features it offers.