OHIO -- We bought this product to replace an older (yet stilling running) Whirlpool dryer. We were lifelong, satisfied Whirlpool customers. Our experience with this product, and Whirlpool's handling of the problems will make us customers of one of their competitors. This product is the mate for the Cabrio washer and therefore has a nice large capacity. It is also supposed to run more quietly than other units.
We began having troubles with our unit on the day it was delivered. It was loud and rattling. Also the door kept opening by itself, while it was running. Whirlpool sent a repairman to look at it. He "adjusted" the door, somewhat helping that problem. He also had to tighten every screw and nut in the unit as nearly all of them could be turned with your fingers. This helped for a short time.
Soon after, the unit started making noise again. Another repair was made replacing rollers and grinding some rough edges on the drum. More time passed, more noise. Now the bearing in the motor was going bad. The motor was replaced. They extended the warranty on the dryer an extra six months. More time passed same issue. Ordering another motor.
Whirlpool's stated policy is to NOT replace a unit. They will continue to replace parts, I guess forever. When talking to customer service regarding all of this, I requested a replacement and was told that policy would not allow for such a solution. I stated that somebody at Whirlpool could make that decision and I was told "Not even the president could do that." We do not yet know what the result of the third motor will be. I have missed at least three days of work and will miss one more. We have had to make numerous trips to a laundromat (12 miles away).
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- The washing machine is a total piece of **! It is a known fact that the control board is faulty, there are thousands of complaints about it on the internet. For example Google the F51 error on the Whirlpool Cabrio Washer. The scum bags at Whirlpool refuse to take responsibility, but they will be happy to charge you $400 or more to fix their junk, or they will sell you a one year warranty for $360 to fix their junk.
Yes Whirlpool is happy to sell you a $500 piece of junk and then charge you $400 more to fix their garbage. Basically Whirlpool wants you to pay $900 for a $500 washer that isn't worth $50. They are robbing the American consumer. I have a Sears Kenmore that I bought used 4 years ago for $100, it still works perfectly while this over-priced Whirlpool piece of junk is a paper weight.
TEXAS -- *****DON'T BUY WHIRLPOOL PRODUCTS********* Whirlpool Cabrio model WTW6400SW3 is a BAD PRODUCT. After only 4 years of and usage of 3-4 loads a week the bearing and the motherboard have both gone out. To repair the bearing you have to buy the outer tub to replace as the bearing and for the motherboard you need to replace it. Cost: $1,400; this is what a new washer and dryer would cost.
Calling Whirlpool was pointless. They told me the warranty was up. This is true, but looking at the internet reveals there is a problem with this. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER WHIRLPOOL PRODUCT OF ANY KIND. AND I PLAN TO TELL EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES. *****DON'T BUY WHIRLPOOL PRODUCTS*********
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- We purchased a Cabrio Washer in July of 2009 from Sears along with a 5 year extended warranty. Since the purchase there have been several times that we get error messages that tell us it is too full when it is not (only a couple items like a delicate load) & it shuts down on us. We have had to turn the power off & restart the load completely. Well, on May 29th (less than 11 months old) it shut down completely & would not drain the water. A&E whom both Whirlpool & Sears use for servicing under warranty could not get a service man here until June 10th. We ended up with Mildew in our machine which we predicted may happen waiting this long.
One technician on the phone told us to pour bleach in our machine until a service man arrived of which we said no to because of fear the bleach may strip the inside or cause more damage. Well now we had a broken machine with a mildew inside that we don't want to wash our clothes in. Then once the tech arrived on June 10 a whole other mess began. The 3 parts he ordered for the machine have been on back order & are still on back order today (July 8th yep 6 weeks later SO FAR that is). Everyone at A&E has been very nice & professional but all the people but 2 at Whirlpool have been very rude & not professional at all.
I told one man how much we have been out so far on using the washateria & he said something like " I have 7 children & it doesn't cost that much ". First of all is it his business to judge his customer on how much I wash clothes & secondly (as I judge him) I wonder how often his poor kids have to rewear their clothes & how often he washes their sheets?
My machine is only 11 months old now so should they not have parts for it. How crazy is this?? We paid a lot for this machine & the extended warranty. The least they could do while we wait for them to fix our machines is for them to pay for the washateria or a rental machine. They would have much happier customers. I now refuse to ever buy a Whirlpool after this. In fact we are talking about selling it once its fixed because we don't want to deal with them. I plan to write this complaint on every site I can find. I'm so frustrated in how we have been treated.
WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND -- Where should I begin. It's been a long journey with a brand new washer I bought about a year ago. I have had nothing but problems with it from the start. The f1 button kept on lighting up on the control panel. I looked in the manual for an answer but there was nothing stated about that code. I called up the place where I had bought the washer and they connected me to the department that fixes the washer and they said it should be fine if I hit the cancel button twice, it should clear itself and restart the cycle.
It worked for a couple of times like that and so I was satisfied. I thought I was doing something wrong, like putting it on the wrong setting. Well that wasn't so I was doing everything right. But no one seemed to have the answer. To make a long story short the washing machine flooded my redone basement 4 times. The drain pump went because that a penny was stuck in the pump and blew a hole in the well crafter hard plastic pump, it was made out of the best material. NOT... You figure that you spend over $1.000.00 on a product that it would work.
What happened to metal parts. A penny shouldn't brake a washing machine. My old washer withstood screws change and even toys, it was old so I got rid of it. I should have kept it. You know the saying why fix something that is not broken. My eyes got the best of me at the store. I thought by having a new really cool looking washer that you could put a queen size comforter in would be a great investment.
I thought I would save myself some money not having to go to the laundry mat. Was I wrong. Instead it cost me 2 brand new floors in my downstairs and $400.00 in drain pumps. I will never buy a Whirlpool product ever again. Just to let you know my washer is still not fixed it now won't even drain or turn on.
I called the appliance man and he said it would most likely cost me another $400.00 for a new electrical board. Well I don't think so. I'm so done fixing this machine - it's a piece of junk. My son has better made toys than this washer. Good luck to everyone who has a Cabrio washer by Whirlpool. I hope you have better luck me.
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- Purchased a Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer in April of 2010. Of course just past the 1 year old date (5-26-11), I had my first repair because of overheating. Clothes were so hot I couldn't even hold them in my hands. Went through so many repairs and so much money that I just couldn't take any more. On 3-21-12, I got rid of it and purchased a Speed Queen (American made) and so far am absolutely satisfied. No mother boards, etc. Just an old fashioned agitator washing machine with push buttons. I figure I lost $1,607.00. I urge anyone buying a Whirlpool product to save your money!!
My new $700.00 Whirlpool Cabrio dryer is a piece of junk!!! Been repaired 4 times in a year, leaving me without a dryer for weeks at a time waiting on repairs and parts. Whirlpool refuses to replace it, Lowes refuses to replace it and I am stuck with a piece of junk. Have to keep an old dryer to use when the new one is down. Repaired the same thing - overheating, blowing fuses, etc 4 times. Inside of dryer is blackened from the heat. Dries everything on high, wrinkling and ruining my clothes!!! When it catches fire I'm going to sue Whirlpool and Lowes for not replacing it!!!!
I was one of the unlucky people who paid $950.00 for a Top loading Cabrio Washer when they first came out. My husband said to get a standard machine but I too wanted the wonderful(?) Cabrio and now I am sick about it!!! We had several issues with it the first year (control board, water pump and some other gizmo for the computer stuff). We had trouble with it again making horrible noise and the bearings were then replaced. The sound it made would outdo any jet engine on a plane. Guess what . . . now it needs $600.00 repair for the bearings again.
This machine is a really big disappoint and I will tell everybody I know. We are in the plumbing business and I talk with a lot of customers daily. Rest assure they will all be told to never buy a Whirlpool Cabrio Washing machine. I feel the company should have to pay all of us back the money we have poured into these machines. It really is a sad state of affairs. Customer service... there is none.
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- I put my Cabrio Washer in service on 14 January 2010. In March 2011, it gave me a "LD" alarm (Long Drain). First, the repairman said the electronic control board needed to be replaced. The $369.00 repair cost represented 51% of the original cost of the machine. After replacing the electronic control board the washer at least recognized the commands which was an improvement. However, the washer would not drain which the repairman said would cost another $208.00.
My complaint is a washer which is 1 year and 2 months old should not need repairs equal to over 79% of the original cost. The Whirlpool representatives kept saying over and over, "There is nothing we can do." I have never called a company and got this answer so many times. I wonder about the quality of Whirlpool's products. Needless to say Whirlpool has dropped to my "do not buy list".
What a disappointment. I bought the set for about 2k in 2007 April. Three short years later it began displaying code F51. The repair man came out at least 5 times with a myriad of theories and attempts to fix it. Ultimately, he replaced the control panel and all electrical parts to the tune of what would have cost me $600. Whirlpool knows they have a real problem with this machine, that's why they sent the repairman out for free to me.
The whole ordeal left me without a washing machine for 3 months and lots of missed time from work. Now, 6 months later, Feb 2011, it began being off balance several times, a load. We would re shovel the clothes then within seconds it was OL. Then I look on the floor and see water leaking. Not just a little, a lot! After seeing on the net this is a known problem I have thrown the thing in the trash and my new NOT Whirlpool machine is coming Wednesday. This is the only time I have taken the time to write a review. I wish I had this advise before I bought last time.