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The Whirlpool WTW4800XQ is a low-end to mid-range top loading washer designed with ease of use in mind.

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relatively quiet - can be installed on a second floor without issues

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proprietary 'Care Control temperature management system' - makes sure detergent dissolves properly

4 agree

top-loading design - allows for last minute articles of clothing to be added to the washing machine

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Inexpensive and seems to clean well. Don't have to buy HE detergent. Has agitator so will clean better than those without.

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energy efficient - will likely reduce the average user's utility bill upon installation

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very slow cycles

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Noisy - can hear it all through the house. Completely different sound than old Frigidaire

15 agree

poor customer service from the manufacturer when it comes to repairs

12 agree

hard to speed up a cycle once started

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short manufacturer warranty - 1 year

11 agree

This washer is terrible. It was leaking bleach onto my clothes - even thhough there wasn't any in that particular load. Also builds us fabric softner residue and spots clothing. Hate it !!!!

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lacks digital controls - dial controls only

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Lacks Energy Star efficiency rating

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only available in one color - white

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The Whirlpool WTW4800XQ is a low-end to mid-range top loading washer designed with ease of use in mind. Its Care Control Temperature Management system ensures that water temperature is just right while its Xtra Roll Action Plus agitator ensures that all clothing in a load gets an equal clean. Additionally, the WTW4800XQ's Quiet Spin technology allows for top floor washer placement.

The WTW4800XQ's Care Control Temperature Management system adjusts the hot and cold water inlets in order to reach a temperature hot enough to instantly dissolve detergent but cold enough that colours won't run. Its Xtra Roll Action Plus agitator features two separate spinning sections that are designed to constantly cycle clothing from the top of the load to the bottom, ensuring a better overall clean. Meanwhile, the WTW4800XQ's Quiet Spin technology utilizes a wash basin suspensions system which minimizes vibration and noise.

  • 3.5 Cu. Ft. white porcelain wash basket
  • Xtra Roll Action Plus agitator
  • Care Control Temperature Management
  • Quiet Spin technology
  • 700 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • 8 Automatic Cycles
  • Bleach and fabric softener dispensers
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Nc Resident
01/24/2013 04:27

I absolutely hate my wtw4800xq2 !!! The MAIN reason is simple. It doesn't get clothes clean. It's pathetic little attempt at "agitation" is line a wimpy groan. The soap doesn't even bubble. I had switched to Gain before my old washer died, and the clothes smelled GREAT. THen when I got this washer... no clothes smell at all. I added fabric softner (which I never do). STILL NO NICE SMELL. And then I notice all my kids' white socks a dingy. really gross. AND I USE TIDE FOR THE WHITES! I hate this machine with every bone in my body. I think I will sell it. but honestly I would rather take it out on the back deck and beat it to death with a baseball bat.

Missy Ann
09/07/2012 01:07

It's me again...Forgot to add that when I spoke to customer service, I explained to them that i felt ripped off that I purchased a defective washer and that I wanted to either my money back or a new machine. The rep stated that I needed to discuss this with the repair man. I did and he had no idea how to help me. And guess what, the problem with the machine is the same thing that happened in July!!! Nice job Whirlpool!! Now I will speak to the dealer and next the Better Business Bureau......Thanks for all of the grief and dirty laundry Whirlpool!!!!

Missy Ann
09/07/2012 12:55

I absolutely hate my wtw4800xq1!!!! It takes an hour , sometimes an hour and a half to do a regular load with the option for fabric softener!!! I bought my machine Sept 24, 2011 and am under warranty until next week. Today is Sept. 7, 2012 and I am waiting for the repair man as my machine is un-opperable again. This time the dials light up but no action. I discovered this after my wash was soaking wet after the cycle finished yesterday. I should have suspected problems as the day before I noticed that the fabric softener never dispensed. My first complaint was in July of this year. I noticed the clothes were not being cleaned at all and the machine was starting to make a loud grinding noise. While preparing for the repair man I dusted under the machine and I found a bolt from the machine. He recognized the bolt and stated that he's come across this problem multiple times... YIKES! I also asked him why when I move the agitator, can I hear water swishing, his reply was "that's normal". I have never had standing water in any washer that I have owned. Needless to say, shortly after I had an infestation with ants in and around my washer...... I guess the ants are attracted to the water. And how about the possibility of mold with standing water? Anyhow, here it is almost a year and nothing but problems........I bought a dryer to match the washer and forked over $950 for the pair. Now I am beginning the process of asking for a new, different washer (and dryer to match). I'll keep you posted...FYI, Customer services keeps you on the phone for 40 minutes or more just waiting for a rep. At least that's less time than it takes to get a load of laundry cleaned!



11/03/2012 12:42

Did you ever get this problem resolved with Whirlpool? We bought our set in Sept. 2012 also and started having problems 3 weeks after warranty ran out. Lid lock switch blinks forever, doesn't drain all the way and usually won't spin. Bought and installed a new lid switch for $48, as researching this problem online it seems many have had problems with the model and usually faulty lid switch was the problem - not so with me. Next would be control panel replacement - only $272! I think this is where they make their big $$$$ - make it last for a year then charge you half the price of the machine (or more) for replacement parts!



08/29/2013 06:26

Exactly the same problem I had except I also had to diagnose and replace the shift actuator twice within the two years I've had it. Now I've decided to simply buy a new washer rather than spending the money on a new control board which is over half the cost of a new washer.

Dan Gibson
11/19/2011 10:18

The washing machine cycle program is unusual. After pressing the start button, the machine spins the basket, clicks and hums. It takes about two minutes before the fill cycle starts. During the wash cycle, after the first spin, the machine drains then sets idle for a couple of minutes before beginning the initial spin. The rinse cycle is slow, when the following spin cycle begins, the machine runs the pump for several minutes before the basket begins to spin. The basket spins for 30 second and stops, more wait time and then finally spins at high speed. This machine has a long wash cycle, the clothes do not smell clean after an hour or more of wash time. It appears that the machine is microprocessor controlled because the cycle control knob does not move as with the traditional mechanical controls. The programming could be much more efficient to save time and eliminate odd unnecessary triggering of the spin cycle at random moments, etc. Is updated programming available?

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