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Whirlpool meets the Garage
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Post# 258220   1/6/2008 at 20:17 (3,571 days old) by jamman_98 (Columbia, SC)        

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I was watching the International Builders 2007 show on HGTV and they featured a washer and dryer for the garage. Very industrial but just a Whirlpool duet with a new skin. Take a look

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Post# 258229 , Reply# 1   1/6/2008 at 20:28 (3,571 days old) by funguy10 ()        

WOW! When does this come out to stores? It does look like a Duet Sport.

Post# 258235 , Reply# 2   1/6/2008 at 20:32 (3,571 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Maketing gimmick you betcha!

Sexy? oh yes!


Post# 258236 , Reply# 3   1/6/2008 at 20:33 (3,571 days old) by cybrvanr ()        

cool lookin washer/dryer combo! I like the slots on the side that allow hanging shelves. The casters on the bottom are a nice feature too, but I wonder if they make it easier for the unit to dance around when they go into spin cycle.

Post# 258237 , Reply# 4   1/6/2008 at 20:35 (3,571 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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..and can we get the casters for OTHER WP models.

Post# 258256 , Reply# 5   1/6/2008 at 21:34 (3,571 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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On wheels, huh? Boy, I'll bet THAT makes for some interesting spin cycles, especially with the tall stack.

Doesn't Whirlpool make a similarly-styled fridge for garages? If not Whirlpool, it's someone else. I know I've seen one somewhere.


Post# 258303 , Reply# 6   1/6/2008 at 22:14 (3,571 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Yes, they do have a smiolar styled fridge / freezer for the garage.

Post# 258304 , Reply# 7   1/6/2008 at 22:17 (3,571 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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Isn't this model the Sport?
Peter


Post# 258312 , Reply# 8   1/6/2008 at 23:20 (3,571 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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I also did not see this on the Whirlpool website!
Peter


Post# 258327 , Reply# 9   1/7/2008 at 00:47 (3,571 days old) by oxydolfan1 ()        

I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...the looks of this pair.

My favorite American FL up till now, appearance-wise, was the Frigidaire Affinity, but this knocks it out of the water!

Question...those panels that make up the racks on the sides couldn't possibly be made of plastic, could they? :0


Post# 258341 , Reply# 10   1/7/2008 at 05:27 (3,571 days old) by mrwash (Germany)        

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When it does an unbalanced spin, it might roll away *lol* and the dryer might crash down. I would never buy machine on rolls even if they look pretty good like those two.

Post# 258352 , Reply# 11   1/7/2008 at 07:07 (3,571 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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The casters appear to be fixed in direction, not 360* type.

So no L to R movement, just back to front.

I wonder if this makes a difference. I'm guessing a front loader does not really exert forces front to back.


Post# 258382 , Reply# 12   1/7/2008 at 10:48 (3,571 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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The casters have a lock so once it's in place it does not walk.You need to depress the lock to activate it.

Post# 258384 , Reply# 13   1/7/2008 at 10:55 (3,571 days old) by hometechdoc ()        
Gladiator compatabile

Whirlpool markets a line of garage storage equipment under the Gladiator brand. It consists of heavy duty shelving, storageunits, and various utiltiy racks. They have marketed refrigerators and freezers in stainless and on rollers for a few years to match the garage pieces. I have a few pieces in my garage and am very happy with them. The laundry is a natural and nice addition. In moderatie climates like CA many homes even fairly upscale homes have the laundry in the garage.

Post# 258420 , Reply# 14   1/7/2008 at 14:54 (3,571 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I don't understand the need for casters. The washer needs a water and drain connection and the dryer needs to be connected to a vent. Am I missing something or wouldn't it be a major pain to disconnect these machines in order to roll them somewhere else? Or are they both portables?

I do like the look and the diamond plate is very butch.





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