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Duet® Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense Ultra

Whirlpool WFW97HEXR

Available in 3 Color(s)


  • Rated the #1 Front-Loading Washer by a leading consumer magazine
  • Precision Dispense Ultra
  • Laundry Apps
  • 4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket

Quick Specs

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38"
  • Depth: 31.5"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.0 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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Precision Dispense Ultra Cleans better and uses less detergent, saving nearly 10% in HE detergent costs. By adding detergent throughout the length of the fill time, Precision Dispense Ultra delivers better results than adding detergent manually. The system also releases bleach and fabric softener at the right time during the cycle for optimal fabric care.The removable reservoir can hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry in a single filling 2 .

Laundry Apps The washer-s built-in suite of Laundry Apps includes features like Stain Assist and Hints & Tips that give practical advice on stains and other everyday laundry questions. The Before You Call section provides topical answers to all your technical questions about the washer. 14 specialty fabric care cycles and 3 language options complete the number of customized helpers this washer provides.

Quiet Spin 360 Technology Now you can place your laundry pair virtually anywhere and be assured of balanced performance and vibration control. The washer takes into account where it-s installed and adapts to improve its balance over time. A built-in accelerometer and dual-ring ball-balancing keep the wash basket centered at all times.

Smart Temperature Control Helps Reduce Shrinking and Color Bleeding The Care Control temperature management system enabled by 6th Sense technology helps protect your clothes by controlling water amount and temperature.

Responsive Technology Saves You Water, Energy and Money The H2Low system enabled by 6th Sense technology uses less water per load while delivering better cleaning performance and gentleness than a traditional top load washer.

Keep Operational Sounds Inside the Washer With the Quiet Wash noise reduction system, sound-absorbing materials around the wash basket or drum reduce operational noise.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

CEE Tier III Qualified Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product listings--with Tier III being the most efficient. This model features advanced water & energy savings and may qualify for rebates from local utility companies.

Direct Inject Wash System Penetrates stains and pretreats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent virtually eliminating the need to pretreat. The wash cycle begins only after the entire load has been treated.

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.

EcoBoost Option Get additional energy efficiency without giving up cleaning performance. This option lowers water temperature and increases the tumbling action to use less energy while still delivering great cleaning and gentle performance.

Direct Drive Motor The direct drive motor allows the washer to spin faster, and it uses fewer moving parts, so there-s less wear and tear over time.

Stainless Steel Wash Basket Resists odors, rust and chipping. The smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging.

Clean Washer Cycle with Affresh® Use this cycle once a month with Affresh® washer cleaner, to eliminate odor-causing soap residue and mildew that can build up as a result of regular everyday washing. This cycle uses a higher water level and hot water to remove buildup.

Delicate Cycle A reduced agitation speed and low spin speed provide needed fabric care without sacrificing cleaning performance.

Quick Wash Cycle Clean small, lightly soiled loads in less time. Plus, increased spin speeds extract more water for faster dry times.

Bulky Items Cycle Ideal for cleaning bulky items like comforters, sleeping bags, down jackets or pillows, all of which fit easily into the wash basket.

Whitest Whites Cycle Raises water tempeatures and releases bleach or an oxygen-based cleaner at the optimal moment to enhance whitening performance.

Cradle Clean Technology Simulates hand washing during extra care cycles by "rocking" the tilted wash drum instead of spinning it.

Automatic Water Level Control Regulates the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment.

Add-A-Garment Indicator Light Illuminates for the first 8 minutes of the wash cycle as a convenient reminder that forgotten items can still be added to the load in progress.

Hand Wash Cycle Uses extra low, intermittent agitation to mimic washing in the sink for delicate care of hand wash only garments.

Allergen Cycle The Allergen cycle has been tested to remove up to 95% of harmful allergens 1 from your clothes.

Deep Clean Steam Option Penetrates deep into fabric fibers, breaking down and dissolving stains like grass and grease without pretreating.


  • Rated the #1 Front-Loading Washer by a leading consumer magazine
  • Precision Dispense Ultra
  • Laundry Apps
  • 4.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • FanFresh Option for up to 16 Hours
  • Quiet Spin 360 Technology
  • Smart Temperature Control Helps Reduce Shrinking and Color Bleeding
  • Responsive Technology Saves You Water, Energy and Money
  • Keep Operational Sounds Inside the Washer
  • Rated a "Recommended Buy" by a leading consumer magazine
  • Full Color Widescreen LCD Display
  • Stain Assist
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • CEE Tier III Qualified
  • Direct Inject Wash System
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • 12 Automatic Cycles
  • 14 Specialty Cycles
  • 6 Temperature Settings
  • 16 Adaptive Wash Actions
  • EcoBoost Option
  • NSF Certified Sanitize Temperature
  • 1,400 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Internal Water Heater
Configuration and Overview
Capacity 4.3 Cu. Ft.
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Care Control Temperature Managemen Care Control Temperature Management
Energy and Eco-Friendly
CEE Tier III Energy Star CEE Tier III level
Energy Star® Qualified Yes
Cycle and Options
Spin Speed 1400
Clean Washer Clean Washer with Affresh ?
Quick Wash/Rapid Wash Yes
Number of Cycles 26
Width 27
Height 38
Depth 31 1/2

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 38"
  • Depth: 31.5"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.0 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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