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Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEAW 4.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEAW is an extra-large-capacity, energy-efficient washer designed to clean family-size loads. Features include the ability to delay the start of the wash cycle for up to 12 hours; an internal water heater; a deep steam option; a presoak option for up to 8 hours; and an extra-high spin speed of up to 1,400 rpm. Whirlpool lists the 12-cycle WFW94HEAW as similar to the older 10-cycle WFW94HEXW model; other than the number of cycles, the main difference is that the HEXW doesn't have the deep-steam option available on the newer HEAW model.

Models: WFW94HEAW (White), WFW94HEAC (Chrome)


(Prices as of 10/3/2012)
White      Chrome     Source
$1,200$1,300Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,079$1,169Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$1,075$1,165AJ Madison (At times offers free shipping on orders over $999)
$995$1,099US Appliance (At times offers free shipping on orders over $999)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 10/3/2012)
7.4 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Steam Whirlpool Duet WED94HEAW Electric Dryer
7.4 C. ft. 8-Cycle Steam Whirlpool Duet WGD94HEAW 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


DimensionsHeight: 38.5"
Width: 27"
Depth: 30.94"
Weight250 lbs.
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, $10 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsWhite, Chrome
Capacity4.3 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPainted steel
Wash Cycles12: normal, whites, heavy duty, towels, allergen, sanitize, cold wash, delicates, quick wash, wash & dry, drain & spin, clean washer
Water Temperatures5: extra hot, hot, warm, cool, cold
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Dispensers3-Tray dispenser drawer (liquid detergent, bleach, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: extra fast (up to 1,400 rpm), fast, medium, slow, off
Other FeaturesDelay start (up to 12 hours)
Deep clean steam option
Up to 8 hour presoak option
Internal water heater
Sensors automatically adjust water temperatures
Estimated Time Remaining Display
Add a Garment indicator light
Control lock (child lock)
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at

What People Are Saying:

The Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEAW is a relatively new model, and user reviews are not yet available online. Whirlpool lists this washer as similar to the older model WFW94HEXW, which Consumer Reports rated excellent for washing performance, energy efficiency, water efficiency and capacity, and very good for gentleness, noise and vibration. User reviews for the WFW94HEXW were mixed with slightly more than half recommending it.