Whirlpool Cabrio Washer and Dryer Review

The Whirlpool Cabrio Washer WTW5700XL (Price range: $899) has extremely poor reviews. This washer uses very little water, which is good for the environment. It vibrates little during its spin cycle.

However, it is not much good at removing really tough stains. Furthermore, clothes get completely tangled up while they are being washed, and the machine breaks down frequently. Most of these models do not even last 2 years. All customers state that buying this machine is a total waste of money. Let’s take a look at some other options.

The Kenmore Elite 31512 washer

This washer does not have very good reviews. It has a very large capacity, so it is suitable for large families. It does not have many features, and its option buttons are difficult to use and understand. It does not get rid of stains effectively, and it uses a lot of water. Prince Range: $1059.

The Samsung WF457ARGS [GR] washer

Samsung WF457ARGSWF457ARGS has better reviews. It has some excellent features, such as automatic temperature control and a large capacity. One reviewer states that it is the best machine that he has ever owned.

However, others state that their machines vibrate so much that they cause the entire house to shake, and that they broke down within six months of buying them.

Samsung customer service are difficult to deal with, making it difficult to replace a machine that is still under warranty. Price Range: $1076 to $1499.

Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer Review

The Whirlpool Cabrio WED8500BW Dryer has high ratings. It is an effective dryer and has lots of cycle options. It is considered to be excellent value for money. Furthermore, this dryer is very easy to use and easy to clean. It has more dryness levels and temperature settings than most. Prince range: $899.

whirlpool cabrio washer review

The Kenmore Elite 81073 dryer

It’s more expensive than the Whirlpool Cabrio.It has the same features as the Whirlpool Cabrio, but it takes longer to dry things.

It is more silent than the Whirlpool Cabrio, which some may consider to be a huge advantage. Prince Range: $1100.

The Samsung DV457EVGS[GR] dryer

Kenmore Elite 31512

This dryer has a much larger capacity than most other dryers. It has fewer functions than the machines mentioned above.

Customer reviews of it are extremely negative. The electronics on the dryer (especially the touch screen interface) break down frequently, making it inoperable. Samsung customer service is extremely slow to respond to customer complaints and to repair / replace parts. Customers would not recommend this dryer to anyone. Price Range: $1499 to $3049.

Common Whirlpool Washer Parts You Can Buy Online

There is nothing more frustrating than having one of your whirlpool washer parts malfunction. While whirlpool washers have gained popularity over the past few years due to their efficiency and reliability, frequent use may lead to wear and tear that could warrant the services of technical support.

Fortunately, there is no need to dwell in your frustrations. Some of the popular parts of the washer can easily be replaced without calling a technician.

The coupler

couplerThe coupler is probably the part that breaks more often than the rest. This part replaces the belt in the previous models. You will know when it is broken if your whirlpool washer does not spin or agitate.

The coupler is a vital part of the machine that connects the transmission and the motor. You can replace it with a new one by purchasing online, but be sure to check the model number.

The lid switch

lid switch Some of the other common parts that may need repair include spin basket drives, agitator dogs, pump and the lid switch.

The work of the lid switch is to switch off the motor while the machine is in spin cycle and/or in washer cycle.

The latter feature is common in more modern models. It is made of plastic housing and is usually screwed to the cabinet. As the number of times you open and close the lid switch increases, the part becomes loose and may break down around the supporting screws. This may lead to a loose connection between the contacts.

The Pump

whirlpool pumpA pump malfunction normally begins with the leaking of the seal. You are more likely to notice this breakage as water starts spilling from the machine and gathering on the floor.

If this happens, tip the machine on one side against the wall and observe the condition of the pump below.

The pump is the one attached to the face of the motor with two clips, at least in most cases. You cannot afford to delay pump leakage repair, as the water from the washer may rust the shaft and cause permanent attachment to the motor.

Agitator dogs

whirlpool washer agitator dogsThe agitator dogs come in two interlocking pieces. If you find that the upper piece of the agitator is not ratcheting perfectly with its lower piece, it is time for a change.

You can easily check if the pair is working correctly by turning in both directions while the whirlpool cabrio washer is turned off. If the two pieces move as a whole, you need new agitator dogs.

Spin basket drive

One of the hardest parts to diagnose and replace is probably the spin basket drive. The work of the spin basket is to hold back the inner tub during the wash cycle and engage it during the spin cycle.

Check for model and part number of Whirlpool washer parts

If your clothes are returned soaking wet after the spin cycle, chances are high that the basket drive has malfunctioned and needs to be repaired. The internet can be a great source of both new and affordable second hand whirlpool washer parts to replace your broken ones.

For accuracy, you will need the model and part number before searching online. Both of these can be found on the part itself, and if not, you can locate them from a schematics on the website of the company.

2018 Top 3 Washers : Whirlpool Cabrio, Kenmore Elite and LG

If you’re in the market for a new washing machine, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the options that are out there today. Top load or front load? HE? Ultra Large Capacity? Steam cycle? What is all this stuff, and do you really need it?!

With more options than ever, there are a lot of great washing machines out there, but i’m going to narrow it down to the top 3 washing machines on the market in 2018.

Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum WTW8900BC

Priced at around $1200, this top load machine is a top of the line machine which is packed full of features. It has many cycle options including sanitary and allergen cycles. It also has energy saving features, which means it will save you money.

Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum   It’s stainless steel tub has a 4.8 cubic feet capacity which means it can handle large loads, meaning you can cut down on the number of loads of laundry you are doing, which will save you money.

  • whirlpool cabrioIt also features an ecoboost option which optimizes the water temperature and spin speed which ends up saving you energy.
  • The Whirlpool Cabrio machine also has an eco monitor which is a display screen that shows you how much energy your washer is using – this is an amazing feature to have!
  • The yearly operating cost of this washing machine is estimated at $16 a year, which is quite impressive.
  • You can set a delay for up to 12 hours, and this washer features an impressive 15 cycle options.

Overall the Whirlpool Cabrio is an excellent machine – it has all the bells and whistles but is a little easier on the wallet than other top of the line machines.

Kenmore Elite 41472

Priced at around $1300, this high-end washer gets your clothes impressively clean in just 38 minutes on a normal wash cycle and 19 minutes on a “quick wash” cycle.
his machine is energy efficient, and you will be amazed at it’s ability to remove stains.

  • Kenmore EliteThe average yearly operating cost of this machine is only $20 a year.
  • The Kenmore Elite features 12 different wash cycles, including a very impressive sanitary cycle.
  • This machine even allows you to totally customize a load with any of 5 settings for soil level, temperature and spin speed.
  • There’s even a “my cycle” preset button which allows you to input your customized preferences as a preset option.

The Kenmore Elite machine also features “Accela-wash” which speeds up the cycle by injecting the detergent in a special pattern. It also features steam cycles and even has a picture display that shows how much laundry detergent you should be using for your cycle choice.


Priced at around $1500 this machine is 5.1 cubic feet, making it the largest non-commercial washer on the market. There’s no doubt about it – if you have a large family, or if you do a LOT of laundry, this is the machine for you.


The cycle time of a normal wash is 48 minutes and with 14 different wash cycle options including sanitize and allergen, you can easily customize this washer to your needs. This is an HE machine and it also features a steam cycle.