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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Washer Dryer?

Matthew
Updated 11 February 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Washer Dryer?

Whirlpool is one of the most popular washer dryer brands as well as being well known for its washing machines, dishwashers and microwaves. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Maytag, Bauknecht, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint Washer Dryers.

If you are thinking about buying a Whirlpool washer dryer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of washer dryer brands is compiled by analysing over 6,500 user and expert reviews and 4 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 washer dryers.

Whirlpool are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular washer dryers. Their washer dryers start at $593 for the FWDG86148W which has a wash noise level of 56dB, a washing capacity of 8kg and a drying capacity of 6kg and go up to $704 for the FWDD117168W which has a wash noise level of 54dB, a washing capacity of 11kg and a drying capacity of 11kg. The average price of a new Whirlpool washer dryer is $667.

Whirlpool are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular washer dryers.

Is Whirlpool the Best Washer Dryer Brand?

So are Whirlpool washer dryers any good? We give every washer dryer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all washer dryers we are able to impartially rank all the washer dryer brands.

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 1 best washer dryer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the actually best washer dryer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
67 reviews
#2
United States
85%
85%
365 reviews
#3
Pyle
69%
69%
2 reviews
#4
Germany
69%
69%
132 reviews
#5
Turkey
66%
66%
448 reviews

Let's look at how Whirlpool washer dryers compare to the other washer dryer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All washer dryer Brands
Whirlpool Washer Dryers

There's a wide selection of Whirlpool washer dryers available compared to other washer dryer brands, with 3 Whirlpool washer dryers currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool also have better reviews than the typical washer dryer brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool washer dryer being 77%.

The average review score for a Whirlpool washer dryer is 77%.

However Whirlpool washer dryers tend to be more expensive than most other washer dryer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Whirlpool have a number of interesting features including Clean+ option, 6th Sense Technology and Fresh Care, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool washer dryer is $177 (based on a person typically doing 5 washes per week), which makes them less efficient than most other washer dryer brands.

No. Of Washer Dryers
Average Price
$463
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,499
Price Distribution of All Washer Dryers
No. Of Washer Dryers
Average Price
$667
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,999
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Washer Dryers

What Do the Whirlpool Washer Dryer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Whirlpool washer dryer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Whirlpool and then compared this to the other washer dryer brands.

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Whirlpool logo

User Reviews

5 stars
46
4 stars
11
3 stars
3
2 stars
2
1 star
4
Whirlpool has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its washer dryers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Whirlpool washer dryers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 75% and 88% respectively across all Washer Dryer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool washer dryers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other washer dryer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score LG Samsung Bosch Beko AEG Whirlpool
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
1 review
80%
1 review
79%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
60%
1 review
gadgetsmagazine.com.ph logo
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
1 review
Average
88%
4 reviews
77%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
79%
1 review
76%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Washer Dryers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Whirlpool washer dryer. The table below compares the number of awards received by Whirlpool to other popular washer dryer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Whirlpool has won 1 award for its washer dryers.
Number of Awards LG Samsung Bosch Beko AEG Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
2
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Washer Dryers?

We checked over 6,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool washer dryers. 75% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Whirlpool washer dryer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Whirlpool washer dryers are reliable.

So, most people think that Whirlpool washer dryers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Whirlpool washer dryers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Great buy - I hope it proves reliable
Amazon
dependable service
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

it came pretty close without damaging clothes or having to leave something wet in the washer for too long
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Washer Dryers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Whirlpool washer dryers that set them apart from the competition. These include Clean+ option, 6th Sense Technology and Fresh Care.

Whirlpool Clean+ Option

Whirlpool washer dryers that feature Clean+ option include the Whirlpool FWDD1071681W ($683), the Whirlpool FWDD117168W ($709) and the Whirlpool FWDG86148W ($597).

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool washer dryers that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool FWDD1071681W ($683), the Whirlpool FWDD117168W ($709) and the Whirlpool FWDG86148W ($597).

Whirlpool Fresh Care

Whirlpool washer dryers that feature Fresh Care include the Whirlpool FWDD1071681W ($683), the Whirlpool FWDD117168W ($709) and the Whirlpool FWDG86148W ($597).

Whirlpool Final Cool Cycle

Whirlpool washer dryers that have a final cool cycle include the Whirlpool FWDD1071681W ($683).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Washer Dryer?

Whirlpool FWDD1071681W

$683.26
Crampton and Moore
Whirlpool FWDD1071681W
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Whirlpool FWDD1071681W
10kg
CAPACITY
7kg
DRYING
54dB
WASH NOISE
1,600 RPM
SPIN SPEED
53dB
DRYING NOISE
83dB
SPIN NOISE
$714
OVER 10 YEARS
A

A great mid range choice, priced at $683.26 is the Whirlpool FWDD1071681W, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Clean+ option
Fresh Care
Large drying capacity (7kg)
Large washing capacity (10kg)

A fully featured and very economical to run 7kg drying capacity washer dryer, with a fair price and washing capacity.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$710 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the FWDD1071681W in the US is $683.26 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$708.64
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What is the Best High End Whirlpool Washer Dryer?

Whirlpool FWDD117168W

$708.64
mgdomesticonline
Whirlpool FWDD117168W
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Whirlpool FWDD117168W
11kg
CAPACITY
11kg
DRYING
54dB
WASH NOISE
1,600 RPM
SPIN SPEED
63dB
DRYING NOISE
83dB
SPIN NOISE
$481
OVER 10 YEARS
A

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool washer dryer then the Whirlpool FWDD117168W takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $708.64.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Clean+ option
Fresh Care
Large washing capacity (11kg)
Large drying capacity (11kg)

An economical to run and washing capacity average noise level washer dryer, with a reasonable price and drying capacity.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
96
Running Costs
$480 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the FWDD117168W in the US is $708.64 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Washer Dryer?

Whirlpool FWDG86148W

$597.37
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Whirlpool FWDG86148W
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Whirlpool FWDG86148W
8kg
CAPACITY
6kg
DRYING
56dB
WASH NOISE
1,400 RPM
SPIN SPEED
61dB
DRYING NOISE
82dB
SPIN NOISE
$689
OVER 10 YEARS
A

At only $597.37 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the Whirlpool FWDG86148W makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Clean+ option
Fresh Care
Foam control system
Child lock

A very economical to run and fully featured 8kg capacity washer dryer, with a fair price.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
86
Running Costs
$690 Over 10 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the FWDG86148W in the US is $597.37 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Whirlpool Washer Dryer?
Is Whirlpool the Best Washer Dryer Brand?
What Do the Whirlpool Washer Dryer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Washer Dryers Received?
How Reliable Are Whirlpool Washer Dryers?
Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Washer Dryers
Whirlpool Clean+ Option
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Whirlpool Fresh Care
Whirlpool Final Cool Cycle
What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Washer Dryer?
What is the Best High End Whirlpool Washer Dryer?
What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Washer Dryer?

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