I purchased a Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer about 2 years ago (top loading washer). I have 2 main complaints. 1. You cannot keep water in the washer for a prolonged period of time and 2. anything large ends up in a ball making the machine off balance.
Shortly after getting my washer, I had a white tablecloth with red wine stains. I put it in the washer to “soak” and realized the “soak” cycle was a few minutes. I called Whirlpool customer service and asked “How do I really soak something in this washer?” After a few minutes on hold, the reply was, “You can’t.” So, now if I want to soak something I’m using a bucket of water, hauling it to the washer and then carrying on. I never would have purchased this washer if I had known this one fact. I never even thought to ask the salesman if water would stay in the washer if you wanted.
2. Even washing a load of king sized sheets makes this machine off balance. What prompted me to write this complaint today is the difficulty I have had trying to wash a king size coverlet. It’s not THAT heavy (single thickness). Because of my past experience cited above, I used the bathtub to work on a stain, then hauled it to the washer where it has gone off balance 3 times. Now I have put it in a big bucket to take to the laundromat.
Before I purchased this washer and dryer pair I did a lot of research. I decided that I wouldn’t get a front loader because of the creeping factor and chose this model instead. I guess the big reason for my irritation is that when you buy a major appliance, you live with what you like and don’t like for a long time. I never had any trouble washing sheets, etc. using the “old” technology (center agitator) and I really liked my previous Whirlpool washer that lasted 15 years. I hope that you rethink this new technology. I am getting ready to buy a new washer and dryer for a 2nd home and I will not even think about getting this type of washer again.
Thank you for letting me reduce my irritation by sending in this complaint, Gail Gamble
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