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Whirlpool® 4.5 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with Load & Go™ System

Colors stay vibrant wash after wash with the 4.5 cu. ft. Duet® front load washer. The Load & Go™ system includes a cartridge that holds enough detergent to wash 12 loads1 of laundry so you can fill it and forget it, while Precision Dispense releases the right amount of detergent at the right time during the cycle. And, you won't need to worry about running out of detergent since the detergent level monitor lets you know when it's time to refill. You can even wash and dry a small load right in the washer2 thanks to the 12-hour FanFresh® option with Dynamic Venting Technology®. A built-in fan activates after the wash cycle is over, tumbling clothes so you can wash and dry tomorrow's outfit all in one step.

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Whirlpool® 4.5 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with Load & Go™ System

Colors stay vibrant wash after wash with the 4.5 cu. ft. Duet® front load washer. The Load & Go™ system includes a cartridge that holds enough detergent to wash 12 loads1 of laundry so you can fill it and forget it, while Precision Dispense releases the right amount of detergent at the right time during the cycle. And, you won't need to worry about running out of detergent since the detergent level monitor lets you know when it's time to refill. You can even wash and dry a small load right in the washer2 thanks to the 12-hour FanFresh® option with Dynamic Venting Technology®. A built-in fan activates after the wash cycle is over, tumbling clothes so you can wash and dry tomorrow's outfit all in one step.

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Adaptive Wash Technology

Keep clothes looking newer longer4 with technology that senses and adapts wash actions, time and temperature.

Load & Go™ System

Skip adding detergent to every load with the Load & Go™ system. The Load & Go™ cartridge holds enough detergent to wash up to 12 loads5 of laundry so you can simply fill it and forget it.

Load & Go™ Cartridge

The removable Load & Go™ cartridge holds enough detergent to wash 12 loads1 of laundry in a single filling. Based on 2X concentration of HE detergent.

Top Features

Adaptive Wash Technology

Keep clothes looking newer longer4 with technology that senses and adapts wash actions, time and temperature.

Load & Go™ System

Skip adding detergent to every load with the Load & Go™ system. The Load & Go™ cartridge holds enough detergent to wash up to 12 loads5 of laundry so you can simply fill it and forget it.

Load & Go™ Cartridge

The removable Load & Go™ cartridge holds enough detergent to wash 12 loads1 of laundry in a single filling. Based on 2X concentration of HE detergent.

Additional Features

Precision Dispense

Precision Dispense holds detergent and additives and releases detergent at the correct time during the cycle for optimal fabric care. Detergent mixes with water to penetrate fabrics and virtually eliminate pretreating.

14 Adaptive Wash Actions

Up to 14 different adaptive wash actions provide a combination of powerful cleaning and gentle fabric care.

12-Hour FanFresh® Option With Dynamic Venting Technology®

A built-in fan activates after the wash cycle is over, tumbling clothes for up to 12 hours so you can wash and dry a small load right in the washer2.Based on a 2-lb load of lightweight fabrics.

Wash and Dry Cycle

Wash and dry tomorrow's outfit in the washer6 with this cycle. Featuring FanFresh® technology, it automatically activates a fan so you can get tomorrow's outfit or sports uniform ready without having to use the dryer.

Active Spray Technology

Active Spray technology sprays the load with detergent in a cone shaped pattern to completely and evenly cover the fabrics. It delivers better cleaning performance that virtually eliminates the need to pretreat.

Steam Clean Option

Add the power of steam to the stain-fighting Steam Clean option for even more help in breaking down deep soils.

Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket

The Smooth Wave stainless steel wash basket gently guides clothes through the wash cycle and helps protect fabrics from fraying and snags.

Meets CEE Tier 37 Standards

CEE Tier 37 standard is based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualifying product list. Visit cee1.org for more information.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Exceeds government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on your utility bills.

Presoak Option

The Presoak option adds extra time for soaking before the wash cycle starts.

Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System

EcoBoost™ Option

Get additional energy efficiency without giving up cleaning performance. This option lowers water temperature and increases the tumbling action to use less energy while still delivering great cleaning and gentle performance.

Cold Wash Cycle

This eco-efficient cold water cycle cleans as well as a warm water wash. An initial wash phase at the beginning of the cycle uses a high detergent concentration to remove tough stains including grass, blueberry juice, red wine. This cycle uses less energy because there is no need to heat the water or maintain the temperature during the cycle.

Allergen Cycle

The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens3 from your clothes.

Sanitize Cycle with Heater

The Sanitize cycle with Heater eliminates 99.9% of common household bacteria8. Bacteria tested were S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae.

Tap Touch Controls with Memory

The sleek Tap Touch control interface allows direct access to washer functions and remembers your last cycle and settings.

Estimated Time Remaining LED Display

The LED display on the washer clearly displays your selected cycles and options while showing the other available choices and counts down the amount of time left in the cycle.

Care Control Temperature Management System

The Care Control temperature management system adjusts the cold and hot water inlets to reach temperatures that are warm enough to dissolve detergents. Water is kept from overheating to help reduce color bleeding and to save energy.

Quick Wash Cycle

Clean small, lightly soiled loads in less time. Plus, increased spin speeds extract more water for faster dry times.

Clean Washer Cycle with affresh® Washer Cleaner

Deep fill the washer to clean areas that aren't reached by the wash cycles. Add an Affresh® Washer cleaner tablet for best results.

Automatic Water Levels

Automatic water levels regulate the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment.

1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed

Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A.

Whirlpool® Duet® washers are built with American Pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Configuration and Overview

ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Side and Front Reach Compliant
CEE Tier
Tier II
Energy Star® Qualified
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Capacity
4.50
Amps
15 or 20
Hz
60
Volts
120

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
12
Washer Cycle Selections
Allergen, Clean Washer, Cold Wash, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Heavy Duty, Normal, Quick Wash, Sanitize, Towels, Wash & Dry, Whites
Washer Option Selections
Control Lock, Delay Wash, Detergent Concentration, EcoBoost™, End of Cycle Signal, Extra Rinse, Fan Fresh®, Presoak, Steam Clean, Water Hardness
Number of Soil Levels
4
Soil Selections
Extra Heavy, Heavy, Light, Normal
Washer Number of Spin Speeds
5
Washer Spin Speed Selections
Extra Fast, Fast, Medium, Off, Slow
Washer Temperature Selections
Cold, Cool, Extra Hot, Hot, Warm
Water Factor
3.00
Maximum Spin Speed
1400

Controls

Washer Electronic Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
Hoses Included
No
Pedestal Options
Yes
Washer Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Washer Energy Factor
3.20
Washer Motor Drive Type
Direct Drive
Stackable
Yes
Washer Out of Balance Sensing
Yes
Washer Suspension System
2 Springs 4 Dampers
Washer LED Color
Blue
Washer Feedback-Status Indicators
Add Garment, Clean Washer Reminder, Delay Wash, Detergent Level, Dispensing, Done (Clothes Clean), Door Locked, Estimated Time Remaining, Fan Fresh®, Load&Go™, Sensing, Steaming

Style and Extras

Dryer Electronic Display Type
Cycle Indicator Lights with Digital Time Remaining
Dryer Drum Material
Stainless Steel
Pedestal Options
Yes
Stackable
Yes

Dimensions

Height
38 3/4
Width
27
Depth
33 5/16
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
52 3/4

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Measure Your Space

Width (side-to-side):

Add 1" to each side for air circulation.

Height (top-to-bottom):

For top-loading units, add at least 20" for door clearance.

Depth (back-to-front):

Add at least 6" to depth for door clearance, dryer vents and hookups.

Installation Space:

Requirements for new washer and dryer install: level floor with no more than 1" slope, location supporting a dryer exhaust system and hot and cold water lines within 3' of washer hookups.

Entrance & Doorways:

Measure doorways, hallways and entry points that new laundry pair must pass through.

Choose Front-Load or Top-Load

Front-Load
  • Great washer performance
  • Uses less water than traditional top loaders
  • Safe for delicate fabrics or bulky items
  • Greater capacity than most top-load models
  • Units can be arranged side-by-side or stacked atop each other
Top-Load
  • Offer good value, range of sizes, feature and prices
  • Units come in a range of capacities
  • Can only be arranged side-by-side

Additional Considerations

Important Considerations
Electrical

Confirm that electrical output is sufficient for the location of your new washer and dryer. You will need:

  • A grounded electrical outlet within 4' of the rear of both machines (no extension cord or adapter).
  • A separately designated 30 amp circuit

Set water heater to 120°F for washer.

Gas

Your home should have:

  • A CST internationally approved gas supply line
  • A shut-off valve
Disposal

Haul away is available for replacement product purchases. Unhook and move the unit you wish to be hauled away to an area from which it can be easily removed. Haul Away Details >

Installation

We offer installation options for major appliances that do not require a gas or water hookup, and are not a built-in unit. Eligible products will display the installation service during checkout. Installation Details >

Is Your Dryer Connection Gas or Electric?

There are two dryer types — gas and electric. Similar models look and perform the same, but differ in how they’re set up. Your decision between the two depends on where you will connect your new dryer:

  • Gas: needs an approved gas line with shut-off valve
  • Electric: needs a three-prong outlet with 30 amp circuit
Evaluate Features
Washer

High-Efficiency: save water, energy and the environment with High-Efficiency washers.
Water Level & Balance Sensors: innovative features for less maintenance and worry.

Dryer

Wrinkle Reduction Options: convenient options that help keep wrinkles out of clothes.
Moisture-sensing Cycles: moisture-sensing technology monitors dryness levels for efficient drying.

Choose Your Accessories

Pedestals: Create an area for storage and raise the front-load washer and dryer for more convenient loading and unloading.
Cleaners: Keep your new washer fresh by removing residue and odor left behind by water and detergent using Affresh™ Washer Cleaner.

Pick a Color and Finish

Most models available in: black, white and stainless steel.

Washer Maintenance Guide

Because all clothes washers have the potential to accumulate some amount of mildew, bacteria and odor after a period of use, we recommend that you perform the following simple routine maintenance:

  • Always follow the instructions in the use and care guide for your washing machine.
  • Always leave the washer door or lid open between uses to help dry out the washer and prevent the buildup of odor-causing residue.
  • Promptly remove laundry after the wash cycle has completed to avoid odor and rusting of metal objects on garments. Wet fabric left in a closed space is particularly conducive to the development of odor.
  • Use only the amount of detergent recommended on the detergent container. If your washer is a high-efficiency machine, use only HE detergent, not regular detergent.
  • Choose the warmest wash water temperature that is safe for the fabrics you are washing. Use of warm or hot water washers sometimes (not exclusively cold water washes) does a better job of controlling the rate at which soils and detergent accumulate.
  • Regularly clean your washing machine. If specific cleaning instructions are not included in your use and care guide, it is a good practice to run an empty cycle (without laundry) once a month using hot water and liquid chlorine bleach or a commercially available washing machine cleaner, such as Affresh™ Washer Cleaner.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of mildew, bacteria and odors in washing machines, including the following:

  • Not all of the water immediately evaporates after a load is complete.
  • Washing machines generally are kept in somewhat closed and damp environments, such as laundry rooms and basements.
  • The laundry that is put into washing machines has a wide variety of organic materials.
  • Modern high-efficiency washing machines use less water and are more tightly sealed when the door or lid is closed.
  • Modern high-efficiency washing machines are designed for use with specially formulated, low-sudsing high-efficiency ("HE") detergent. Regular detergent may cause excessive suds in high-efficiency machines, and excessive suds can leave a soap film that is conducive to the development of mildew, bacteria and odor.
  • Over time, laundry habits have changed, including the use of less bleach, more fabric softener and more frequent cold water washes. These habits may increase the rate at which detergent and soil residue builds up inside the washer, which in turn may result in undesirable odor.

Replacement Parts

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8212487RP
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 5 ft. nylon braided water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings. They're Better than Stainless!
Outlet Price: $26.99
Part # 8212545RP
Hose kit includes everything you need for easy water supply installation and fits most washers. Hoses provide hot and cold water to the washer with (2) 4.5 ft. water supply lines and 4 built-in o-rings.
Outlet Price: $19.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # W10135699
Affresh® Washer Cleaner removes and prevents odor-causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. Designed to penetrate deep into the machine, Affresh® Washer Cleaner breaks up residue better than bleach. Used once a month, Affresh® Washer Cleaner keeps your machine fresher and cleaner.
Outlet Price: $6.99
Part # 31625
The Microfiber Cloth is perfect for cleaning up grease, grime, and stubborn soils. Simply dampen the Microfiber Cloth and use on everyday liquid clean up, or keep the Microfiber Cloth dry in order to trap dust and dirt. The Microfiber Cloth is safe to use on all surfaces of your house. The 16" Microfiber Cloth can be used repeatedly, up to 300 times.
Outlet Price: $5.49
Part # 285320
Keeps water from siphoning out of your washer by providing an air gap in the drain itself. The Siphon Break is conveniently designed for use with rubber and plastic drain hose applications and fits all washers.
Outlet Price: $16.99
Part # 8212526
Tray fits under washing machine and prevents floor damage. Protects floor from scuffs, spills and overflows including laundry detergents and bleach. Includes a 1 in. PVC drain fitting, washer and lock nut, and installation instructions. Fits under Duet® , Duet Sport®, Epic®, and all top-load platforms. 29 1/4" x 31 1/4" outside dimensions. 27" x 29" is the usable size. The unit curves up after those dimensions.
Outlet Price: $37.99
Part # XHS1000XX
Adjustable clothes rack allows you to conveniently hang garments straight from the washer or dryer. It is collapsible and removable for quick, easy storage. It assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with a Phillips screwdriver. The rotating arms pivot independently to accommodate various configurations. It also easily attaches with scratch-resistant magnets to most full-size washers or dryers.
Outlet Price: $69.99
Part # W10498442
Transporting your washer soon? This Shipping Bolt set is used to secure the washer tub before moving to avoid internal suspension and structural damage to the unit. Shipping bolts are also beneficial when needing to lie a unit on it's side for pedestal installations.
Outlet Price: $19.99

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