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Whirlpool WTW57ESVW Top Load Super Capacity Plus Washer Hands-On Review

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Whirlpool WTW57ESVW Top Load Washer

Whirlpool WTW57ESVW Top Load Washer

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The Bottom Line

If you prefer traditional top load washing and you don't want to break the bank for a washer, this Energy Star Whirlpool offers an extra large capacity, lots of fabric care wash cycles and good performance for a great price.
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  • Top load convenience
  • Energy Star rated
  • Lots of cycles
  • Auto adjust water level


  • Only available in white


  • Whirlpool Top Load Super Capacity Plus Washer (traditional top load)
  • 4.0 cu. ft. Capacity; porcelain wash basket
  • Auto Load Sensing adjusts water level to match the load
  • Fabric Sense, 32 Automatic cycles, 6 water temperature selections, 5 wash/spin options; care control temperature management
  • Energy Star rated; Energy Guide estimated annual usage is 224 kWhs
  • Special cycles: Heavy duty, hand wash, delicate, normal, prewash, quick, soak, casual, extra rinse
  • Xtra Roll™ Action Plus agitator; Quiet Wash sound package
  • Bleach and softener dispensers
  • 1 Year warranty; MSRP $579

Guide Review - Whirlpool WTW57ESVW Top Load Super Capacity Plus Washer Hands-On Review

September 20, 2010
I recently had a good look at this family-sized traditional top load washer and though it looks pretty basic, what isn't immediately noticeable are the nice washing features. There's more than meets the eye with this washer; it has loads (32) of wash cycles including several special fabric settings and enough spin and temperature options. With this much choice, you can be as picky as you want to be when it comes to customizing your wash.

As far as energy savings go, it's Energy Star rated and has a very low Energy Guide 224 kwh average estimated use. Combine that with water level sensors and choice of temperature settings, and you can reap some pretty good energy savings in the long run. And if you factor in the super plus capacity, you can combine small loads to save even more. But it probably won't measure up if compared to high efficiency models and you shouldn't expect it to.

It does have a sound package but some find it noisy and you may have to take more time to level it properly to reduce vibrations. These are no-frill trade-offs for a washer that often retails for less than $500, one where you can use regular detergent, enjoy the convenience of top load washing and still get good cleaning performance for a lot less than some other models.
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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
top load. whirlpool cabrio, Member ofcourseitisme

mine is 6 yrs. old. purchased washer (and dryer) mainly because of large capacity washer. ...SHOULD RECEIVE -5!!! By far the worse machine on the market (MUST be) ...does not hold enough water to do load. I have actually stopped load in mid wash cycle and found clothes DRY in areas. ...W. will do nothing and repair man told me Mfg. has to comply w/ fed regs. -therefore they can't make them the way they should be. (???) What in the devil does the gov. have it's nose in my laundry room for??? - well, thought others might find interesting too. Distraught Grandma

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