Review of Whirlpool 3.6 cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer (White) ENERGY STAR (Model: WTW4950XW)
Reviewed on: January 15, 2013
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Pros & Cons
Whirlpool WTW4950XW is a Top-Load Washer with large 3.6 cu.ft. stainless steel wash basket with no agitator. This high-efficiency washer uses just the right amount of water. The H2Low wash system with Auto Load Sensing determines exactly how much water is needed, saving resources and delivering a deeper clean. This model is energy efficient and is ENERGY STAR qualified. 12 automatic cycles, 4 water temperatures, and 4 water levels give an exact control over washing laundry.
The EcoBoost option uses a lower temperature and higher spin speed to reduce overall energy use by cutting on drying time. This model does not have too many bells and whistles and thus it is very simple and easy to operate. This washer features a wide-opening lid that makes it easier to load larger items. Whirlpool WTW4950XW washer is priced reasonably.
Some users complain that since this machine uses less water, it doesn't clean clothes effectively and leaves stains and soap in clothes.It may take more that one wash cycle to clean the clothes properly. It takes almost an hour to finish a wash cycle which is standard as per Whirlpool. For some users, this washer is loud and noisy. Users recommend using the Bulky Wash Cycle to wash normal laundry lots to clean them better.
Overall, Whirlpool WTW4950XW - 3.6 cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer is a reasonably priced good quality washer which can accommodate big loads of laundry to save time and energy. It has many adjustable settings and cycles to wash laundry ranging from delicate to bulky.
Works best with these Whirlpool dryers:
Traditional Electric Dryer with AccuDry Drying System - Model# WED4900XW
Traditional Gas Dryer with AccuDry Drying System - Model# WGD4900XW
Model Number Variations
A similar model may also be listed with select retailer partners under the following model # WTW4930XW
This model is similar to these older Whirlpool brand model: WTW5300VQ
Review Group #: 1
Cleans clothes very well • Energy efficient • Uses less water
Review Group #: 2
Clothes comes out clean and odorless • Spin cycle gets clothes dry enough that it cuts down on the dryer time
Review Group #: 3
Big wash basket • Super wash cycle is good for white clothes • Lid locks during washing making it hard to add or remove clothes • Takes long time to wash a load
Review Group #: 4
Reasonably priced • Excellent quality • Users are happy with this product
Review Group #: 5
Does not remove stains • Have to run small loads so that it does not get out of balance • No agitator so can put bulky items n the wash tub • Loud and noisy
Review Group #: 6
Some users say it doesn't clean clothes well unless on bulky items setting • Easy to operate • Not too many bells and whistles
Review Group #: 7
Not enough water to soak and wash the clothes • Leaves soap in clothes • Have to wash 2 or 3 times to remove the soap
Review Group #: 8
High speed spin cycle cuts down on dryer time
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