Prob buying a whirlpool duet duo - any last comments?

TeeBeeNOLAApril 4, 2014

Time is up: need to buy my washer/dryer. Before I buy, anyone has any last comments before I buy the Whirlppol Duet duo?

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georgect

The latest model WFW95HED*+ uses more water (which is a good thing) and has a larger tub volume.
Better washing and rinsing.

It just came out 4/1/2014 so look for it (or ask for it) in stores.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 9:48AM
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TeeBeeNOLA

THanks. I don't think my local dealers (looking at Sears and BestBuy) have that yet. I may wait til they do.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 11:15AM
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Gwarstong

FWIW...the one's I bought in February of 2005 (9400 washer; built in Germany) are still working like new today. I just read the manual and did what it said.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 12:18PM
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fishymom

We had a set from 2006, I never really liked them. They were in a narrow, hall like laundry room between the house and garage, no room to leave the washer door open to dry. We switched to Maytag Bravos XL, which I love. We gave the Whirlpool Duet set with matching pedestals to my son 2 years ago and he loves them, but he has room in his laundry area to keep the door open when not in use. They both perform well for him with no repairs.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 12:26PM
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whirlpool_trainee

The Duets with the bowed out front and the removable lower access panel were the ones made in Schorndorf, Germany - about two hours south of where I live. The Whirlpool shut the factory down in 2012. Most, if not all, of the current washers are now made in the US.

Here is a link that might be useful: Whirlpool in Clyde, Ohio

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 5:47PM
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georgect

Recommendation...
If you have a mom & pop appliance dealer near you, please try them out before the big stores (who really don't care after the sale is done) but mom and pop have a reputation to up hold and will treat you better.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 6:29PM
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TeeBeeNOLA

Thanks for the advise and I do have mom and pop stores - I just have to go the extra to make sure they will deliver up a flight of stairs. Not all do that. I know from experience.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 8:38AM
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georgect

Best of luck with what ever you purchase.
Please keep us posted with a review and if you decided to get the latest model that uses more water.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 8:58AM
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shaggnasty

Our German-made 9400 crapped out after about 5 years. We replaced it with a SQ.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 2:28PM
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