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Whirlpool Cabrio 5.2 Cu. Ft. Washer What A Disappointment

Reviewing: Whirlpool Cabrio  |  Rating:
Jeannie Edge By Jeannie Edge on
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The Whirlpool Cabrio Washer is the worst washing machine I have ever used. My best advice is, "don't waste your money."

I needed a large capacity washer and after researching washers, I was sure the 5.2 cu. ft. Cabrio was what I needed. I decided to rent one first before buying one, and I am so glad I did.

The Cabrio, which is advertised as a fantastic machine, makes you feel you can’t do without it. It does a triple load, is supposed to get clothes cleaner than a traditional washer with less water and detergent. I read about the features, looked at the machine, and decided it was just what I wanted.

It has the following features:

6th sense technology which determines how much water each load needs, sensors that monitor the inlet temperature to gradually warm the water which keeps detergent at its optimal effectiveness. It has a deep clean setting, and 16 cycles. There are even more features. It sounds great, doesn't it?

It does not have the traditional agitator, so you can fill it with clothes just as you would a front load. It really holds the clothes! I probably did about 3 traditional loads in one wash, as is advertised.

However, my experience from the first was not good. I would pull clothes out that still had the same food on them they went in with. They were not stained, but they still just had food on them. I reduced the size of my loads with the same results. I found I was washing most of my loads at least 2 times to get them reasonably clean.

When a washer finishes, I expect to pull the wet items out of the washer and place them in the dryer. It doesn’t work that way with the Whirlpool Cabrio. The clothes are left in such a tangled mess that it takes several minutes to actually untangle and untie each piece. You can’t be in a hurry, that’s for sure.

The last straw was when I was taking a load out and several pieces of clothing were totally dry. I mean dry, not even damp. I wish someone could tell me how clothing can go through a wash cycle, filled with water, and come out dry. I haven’t figured that out yet.

I got rid of it the next day and replaced it with a Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. washer and I couldn’t be happier.

After my experience with the Whirlpool Cabrio, I’d have to say, "Don’t waste your money."