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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 02 June 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Washing Machine?

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

If you are wondering how Whirlpool washing machines compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 5,400 washing machines by objectively and impartially analysing over 40,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Whirlpool are recognised for their mid-range and popular washing machines. Their washing machines start at $403 for the FWG71484 which has a noise level of 51dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 7kg and go up to $789 for the FSCR 12430 which has a noise level of 49dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 12kg. The average price of a new Whirlpool washing machine is $580.

Whirlpool are recognised for their mid-range and popular washing machines.

Is Whirlpool the Best Washing Machine Brand?

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

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 5 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 5th best washing machine brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,213 reviews
#2
Germany
88%
88%
126 reviews
#3
United States
87%
87%
1,775 reviews
#4
Germany
87%
87%
2,749 reviews
#5
United States
86%
86%
109 reviews
#6
Italy
85%
85%
1,993 reviews
#7
South Korea
76%
76%
5,687 reviews
#8
United States
75%
75%
6,457 reviews
#9
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
550 reviews
#10
China
65%
65%
203 reviews
#11
Sweden
63%
63%
3 reviews
#12
Magic Chef
56%
56%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Whirlpool washing machines compare to the other washing machine brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All washing machine Brands
Whirlpool Washing Machines

There's a wide selection of Whirlpool washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with 5 Whirlpool washing machines currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $580, Whirlpool washing machines also tend to be cheaper than most other washing machine brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers.

The average review score for a Whirlpool washing machine is 76%.

Whirlpool have a number of great features including Sports Shoes Cycle, 6th Sense Technology and Fresh Care which sets them apart from the competition.

However Whirlpool have worse reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool washing machine being 76%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool washing machine is $85 (based on a person typically doing 5 washes per week), which makes them less efficient than most other washing machine brands.

No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$618
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $2,299
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$580
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,299
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Washing Machines

What Do the Whirlpool Washing Machine Reviews Say?

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

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
65
4 stars
24
3 stars
2
2 stars
3
1 star
9
Whirlpool has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 60% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Whirlpool washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 94% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Whirlpool washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

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

Average Review Score Samsung LG Bosch Whirlpool Miele
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
dday.it logo
82%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
84%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
40%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
100%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
80%
29 reviews
73%
12 reviews
93%
11 reviews
81%
5 reviews
87%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Washing Machines Received?

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

Whirlpool has won 1 award for its washing machines.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung LG Bosch Whirlpool Miele
Which? logo
9
6
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Total
23
2
8
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Washing Machines?

We checked over 40,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool washing machines. 57% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Whirlpool washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

57% of reviewers think Whirlpool washing machines are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

handles seem robust
ao.com
Its well made
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor product reliability
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Washing Machines

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Whirlpool washing machines that set them apart from the competition. These include Sports Shoes Cycle, 6th Sense Technology and Fresh Care.

Whirlpool Sports Shoes Cycle

Whirlpool washing machines that feature Sports Shoes Cycle include the Whirlpool FSCR10432 ($624), the Whirlpool FSCR90430 ($599) and the Whirlpool FWG71484W ($402).

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool washing machines that have a 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool FSCR10432 ($624), the Whirlpool FSCR90430 ($599) and the Whirlpool FWG71484W ($402).

Whirlpool Fresh Care

Whirlpool washing machines that feature Fresh Care include the Whirlpool FSCR10432 ($624), the Whirlpool FSCR90430 ($599) and the Whirlpool FWG71484W ($402).

Whirlpool Anti-Crease Technology

Whirlpool washing machines that feature Anti-Crease Technology include the Whirlpool FSCR10432 ($624), the Whirlpool FSCR90430 ($599) and the Whirlpool FSCR80410 ($579).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Washing Machine?

Whirlpool FSCR10432

$624.45
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Whirlpool FSCR10432
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Whirlpool FSCR10432
10kg
CAPACITY
1,400 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
48dB
NOISE LEVEL
240 Min
CYCLE TIME
95kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
$372
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

A great mid range choice, priced at $624.45 is the Whirlpool FSCR10432, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
PrecisionClean
Fresh Care
Big drum capacity (10kg)
Fast maximum spin speed (1,400 RPM)

The highest scoring large washing machine on the market, with excellent expert reviews and a fair price. It has a remaining time indication, an adjustable temperature and a delayed start timer and features adjustable spin speed. Multiple reviews mentioned that this washing machine has a good display and it's very quiet, and easy to use.

95
Reviews
11 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$370 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Whirlpool FSCR10432 has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 11 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the FSCR10432 in the US is $624.45 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Whirlpool Washing Machine?

Whirlpool FSCR12441

$754.38
Crampton and Moore
Whirlpool FSCR12441
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Whirlpool FSCR12441
12kg
CAPACITY
1,400 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
59dB
NOISE LEVEL
240 Min
CYCLE TIME
110kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
$420
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool washing machine then the Whirlpool FSCR12441 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $754.38.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
PrecisionClean
Fresh Care
Big drum capacity (12kg)
Child lock

Multiple reviews mentioned that this washing machine has a big capacity. It's a drum capacity and very economical to run average noise level washing machine, with a good spec and an industry award. It has a child lock and a load balancing system, supports Wi-Fi and features self-cleaning.

91
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
93
Running Costs
$420 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Whirlpool FSCR12441 has outstanding expert reviews with an average expert rating of 100%.

Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice

The cheapest price that we could find for the FSCR12441 in the US is $754.38 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$754.38
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What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Washing Machine?

Whirlpool FWG71484W

$402.43
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Whirlpool FWG71484W
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Whirlpool FWG71484W
7kg
CAPACITY
1,400 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
51dB
NOISE LEVEL
190 Min
CYCLE TIME
157kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
$528
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

At only $402.43 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the Whirlpool FWG71484W makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Fresh Care
Clean+ option
Fast maximum spin speed (1,400 RPM)
Quieter than average noise level (51dB)

Our review analysis indicates that this washing machine isvery quiet and easy to use. It's the highest scoring small washing machine around, with a very good spec and very low running costs.

94
Reviews
11 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$520 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Whirlpool FWG71484W has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 11 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the FWG71484W in the US is $402.43 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$402.43
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$415.05
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Whirlpool Washing Machine?
Is Whirlpool the Best Washing Machine Brand?
What Do the Whirlpool Washing Machine Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Washing Machines Received?
How Reliable Are Whirlpool Washing Machines?
Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Washing Machines
Whirlpool Sports Shoes Cycle
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Whirlpool Fresh Care
Whirlpool Anti-Crease Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Washing Machine?
What is the Best High End Whirlpool Washing Machine?
What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Washing Machine?

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