Whirlpool 3.4 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washers – WTW4800XQ

Pinned on March 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm by alexp

Whirlpool 3.4 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washers – WTW4800XQ

  • Xtra Roll Action Plus Agitator
  • Brings the laundry to the bottom of the wash basket where cleaning takes place. It can effectively roll over and clean twice the average load size.
  • Fabric Sense Wash System
  • Once you select a cycle and fabric type, the washer automatically matches it to the optimal wash temperature, cycle time and agitation speed for customized care and cleaning.
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • 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 shrinking and/or color bleeding.
  • Quiet Spin Technology
  • Quiet Spin technology offers a unique suspension system that senses and adapts to each load, making upper-floor installation possible.
  • Cycle Status Bar
  • The cycle status bar shows you which portion of the cycle the washer is operating, including Wash, Rinse, Spin, Done and Lid lock.
  • 700 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Faster spin speeds in the washer remove more moisture from clothes, so they spend less time in the dryer.
  • Delicate Cycle
  • A reduced agitation speed and low spin speed provide gentle fabric care without sacrificing cleaning performance. For models with a one speed motor, the wash cycle uses alternating periods of agitation and soak to simulate hand washing your clothes.
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Clean small, lightly soiled loads in less time. Plus, increased spin speeds extract more water for faster dry times.
  • On/Off Fabric Softener Knob
  • Use this knob to add the proper amount of water needed when using fabric softener.

    Product Features

    • Spin Speed: 700 RPM / Energy Guide: 397 KWh/yr
    • Water Used Per Cycle: 30 Gal (avg) / Delay Start: N/A
    • Care Control Temperature Management
    • Dimensions (WHD): 27 1/4 X 43″ X 26 5/16″

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Trebor Mints says:

Good washer, with plenty of options to get clothes clean Whirlpool WTW4800XQ Top-Loader WasherI spent some time reviewing both Consumers Reports and customer reviews from Amazon and the like before purchasing a washer.I noted a number of complaints about the new, “efficient” washers in general (not specifically Whirlpool):1. They don’t wash as clean2. They don’t rinse properly, leaving detergent residue on clothes3. They wrinkle clothing during the new (much faster) spin cycle4. They are noisy and take more time to do a load.The main problem is that they all use less water than the old “Inefficient” washers, and the water they do use is cooler. Also, they often only “spin rinse” where they spin out the washing water and then spray in some fresh water while still spinning. (This is in place of a proper, old-fashioned rinse, where the clothes are agitated in a tub of fresh water.) All these changes (I won’t call them improvements) are in order to save water and, more specifically, to save the energy used to heat the water. In addition, they spin much faster to get out more water so that you subsequently use less energy in the dryer.Nice in theory, but the washing results often aren’t as good.My solution to this was to look for a washer with the most manual adjustments on it; and I chose to purchase the Whirlpool WTW4800XQ, having first READ THE MANUAL online. I discovered that, for lightly soiled clothes, I can (and do) use the “Casual Regular” cycle, which has a proper rinse instead of the spin rinse. This option also spins at a lower speed, causing less wrinkling. I can also choose my own water level. Thus, I’m basically back to how our old washer worked, with good results.If I have to use the “Normal Regular” cycle for more-soiled clothes, it will only do a spin-rinse, but I have the option with this washer of adding a second rinse to the cycle in case one won’t do.The Whirlpool won’t solve complaint #4, although I don’t find it terribly noisy, just different. A “Normal Regular” wash, large load, with additional spin-rinse, took 75 minutes; a “Casual Regular” wash, medium load, took 55 minutes.All in all, a good, basic washer that I have good control over, and at a very reasonable price: If you don’t do dozens of washes a month, you don’t need a high-efficiency washer that will cost you many hundreds of dollars more.

Sara Singer "Metro Singer" says:

DON’T BUY THIS WASHER! HERE’S WHY……. WHIRLPOOL WTW4800XQHere is the breakdown.THE’ PROS:Large capacityGets Clothes cleanTHE’ CONS:*The overly sensitive computer*The lid lock failure*Tendency to go out of balance easily*Holes in clothes*Hot water valve may melt in time*Chewed up several items in just a week.*No hot water. (The machine will automatically add cold water to hot so you get cold or tepid water, not even warm). My hot water in July was 100 degrees. This is barely warm.My water temp is 148 degrees but machine will not allow you to use hot water or even warm water.*No soak feature*Not very quiet, makes strong computer noises. Some reviewers say it is like a hack saw. I don’t think it is that bad but it is not quiet in a condo environment.*USLESS ‘Technical Dept. (Whirlpool tech dept seems to have no training. You might as well pull a girl off the register at your local market for help.)I had read there were a few people who had trouble with the lid lock not working correctly. I thought it was just an oddball. I had to return the unit because the lid lock would not allow water into the machine as it kept locking and unlocking. (yes! the water was on!). The first load was fine. The second wash load the lid lock would not stop locking and unlocking after one hour. I’made sure the clothes were evenly balanced in the machine. So’I unplugged the machine and let it rest for 15 minutes. The same process happened again–I let the machine lock and unlock for an hour. I’unplugged it again and let it rest. Tried this several times over 24 hours to no avail. The store I bought the machine from sent a repairman. He did not fix it–the machine just happened to work. When the repairman left I did a load (‘this was my third load of wash since I bought the machine) and the same thing happened. It was quite arduous to get my money back.What is supposed to happen?–The lid lock will lock and unlock until it feels the load is balanced. This is normal. But it is not normal if the machine locks and unlocks for hours. This is what happened to me.Also when I went to go purchase another washer from another store, the manager said they had a lot of problems with the WTW4800XQ because in time the hot water valve would melt. Yes, according to this manager of the store just 120 degree water out of the tap was enough to deform the hot water valve. He thinks Whirlpool has been trying to remedy this problem. But he could not say for sure if they fixed this error. Whew! I feel I dodged a bullet with this machinePAY ATTENTION to those people who say that they have a lid lock failure and the machine goes out of balance easily. These are real problems and I encountered them both plus holes in my clothes.This WTW4800XQ got the clothes clean but it did not work consistently and it went out of balance frequently and easily. My new SpeedQueen 432 is a dream of a washer. Read my other review on SpeedQueen 432 to see how amazing this machine is and what you need to be aware of with the new government regulations.

Cat Paw says:

Brand New Machine Leaks Small Puddle After my WhirlPool WTW4800XQ washer was installed, I did a fewloads and there was a spot about the size of a quarter under themachine. The next day after using the machine most of the day,there was a small puddle of brownish oil/water with surroundingbrownish spray under the machine. It appears the washer leakedwater and also a significant amount of oil.I detected the leak by sliding a white plastic tray top from astorage container under the machine, but I expect that newspaperslid under the machine would also work. If I had not done this,then I probably wouldn’t have been aware of this leak, since Inormally don’t do a lot of laundry.Another reviewer described the sound this washer makes as”eeee eeee eeee eeee” which is pretty accurate. I am not certainbut given other internet reviews, I assume this sound is normalfor this machine. I think the loudness went down as I did moreloads and with higher water levels. After a while I didn’tnotice the sound.I had no problems with the lid lock feature, at least during Filland early in the Wash cycle. The lid unlocked quickly every timeI tested it.I liked the fact that I could just press Start if I used the samesettings as before. There was no need to rotate a dial back to thesame position as the last load.I would have kept this machine if it didn’t leak. All I need is abasic washing machine but the leak seemed to imply poorreliability/longevity and this factor is very important to me.

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