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A Nice Big Washing Machine

Reviewing: Whirlpool 32 Cycle Super Capacity Plus Washer  |  Rating:
eggy By eggy on
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I have had this Whirlpool washing machine for just over a year and I am very happy with it.

This washer was bought to replace my High Efficiency (HE) Whirlpool Calypso Washer which I loved but it died after 6 years. My new washing machine is a bit noisier than the Calypso, but my laundry room has a door which isolates most of the sound from the rest of the house. The Calypso was almost like a front loading machine laid on its back (e.g., it did not have a tall agitator). I was happy that although my new washer does have an agitator its large (4.0 cubic foot) capacity will accommodate a king size comforter. The major difference between my old and new machines is that the Calypso spun at a much faster speed and therefore removed more of the water before the clothes went to the dryer.

The washer's 5 knobs (see photo) and 32 automatic cycles provide a high degree of control over its functions. There is no water level knob or switch because it uses Triple Spray technology which automatically uses 3 spray nozzles to provide the correct amount of water for the particular load. Triple Spray seems to work very well for me, but I have read other reviews which say this can be a problematic feature if you have low or inconsistent water pressure. Although the machine has analog knobs, there really are a lot of electronics behind the controls, so I usually unplug my washer when it is not in use (I think power fluctuations killed my last washer).

This washer was available in a limited number of colors (white is the standard, and I believe that red and black were available special order). The drum and interior of the machine have a porcelain finish. It is Energy Star qualified. It is 35.5" high, 27" wide, and 26.5" deep. It has a one year parts and labor warranty.

I am very happy with my Whirlpool 32-Cycle Super Capacity Plus Washer.