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Post# 189241   2/7/2007 at 14:28 (4,610 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        

Saw the new design of the HT models. Impressive. But what's the difference? Or is it just the same machine with new looks...


Post# 189246 , Reply# 1   2/7/2007 at 14:46 (4,610 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        
This is interesting

"This Duet HT® washer offers 14 cycles and 6th Sense™ technology"

Do you see dead people in the window while washing your clothes?

Post# 189254 , Reply# 2   2/7/2007 at 15:19 (4,610 days old) by vintagesearch ()        

looks alot better than the first duet i would buy this one.

Post# 189256 , Reply# 3   2/7/2007 at 15:22 (4,610 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I agree. This generation of WP FL's doesn't look as "gay" as the Duets (as a certain BIL has described them).

Post# 189296 , Reply# 4   2/7/2007 at 18:22 (4,610 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Seriously, these machines have some pretty nice features, lke spin only and rinse/spin. These options are pretty rare on FL machines. I was pretty impressed.

Post# 189307 , Reply# 5   2/7/2007 at 18:47 (4,610 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Nice unit

Post# 189317 , Reply# 6   2/7/2007 at 19:04 (4,610 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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It's pretty much no different htan previous renditions feature whise, except for the new suspension system. Nothing new that knocks my sox off.

Post# 189318 , Reply# 7   2/7/2007 at 19:07 (4,610 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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I do like this new design a lot better than the origional. It has a much better appearance.

Post# 189389 , Reply# 8   2/7/2007 at 22:57 (4,610 days old) by kenmorepeter5ab ()        
New Whirlpool Duet

Hello. I am deaf.

Umm..which is the door? (handle door or electronic button door or automatic door)

Is that spin about 1,200 rpm same as Kenmore Duet 4 or 5?

Peter (kenmorepeter5a) ;-) (my friend)

Post# 189430 , Reply# 9   2/8/2007 at 01:28 (4,609 days old) by agiflow ()        

Doesn't seem to look as plasticky either.

Post# 189505 , Reply# 10   2/8/2007 at 10:13 (4,609 days old) by oxydolfan1 ()        

This may seem odd, but I like the look of the Epic's hinges better.

Post# 189698 , Reply# 11   2/8/2007 at 22:57 (4,609 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        

A huge improvement in looks IMHO.

Post# 189784 , Reply# 12   2/9/2007 at 12:00 (4,608 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Duet and similar machines have always had 4 struts underneath and two springs above. The struts have changed and new software is supposed to help with balancing issues, but 6 point suspension is not new.

Post# 189810 , Reply# 13   2/9/2007 at 14:52 (4,608 days old) by easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        

I had a Duet set for about 5 years. They're great machines. The washer cleans really well and spins the hell outta the clothes. The dryer was quiet.

My only complaint was that they are huge machines -- meaning they take up a lot of room. My laundry space wasn't big enough. I found someone who needed a new W&D, so I sold them. The new owners are happy with them.

Jerry Gay

Post# 192432 , Reply# 14   2/20/2007 at 13:26 (4,597 days old) by kenmorepeter5ab ()        
New Washer

Which is the country - USA or Foreign?

I don't have seen at the locator store of the New Whirlpool Duet (model WSW9400S)

Peter (kenmorepeter5a) ;-)

Post# 192596 , Reply# 15   2/21/2007 at 06:15 (4,596 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Kenmorepeter5ab, it is built in Groningen, I believe, a city and province in NE Netherlands by a firm named Bauchnekt or something like that. Louis and others will know the correct spelling, but Louis does not think that the factory turns out top notch washers. The matching dryers are Whirlpools made in the USA.

Post# 192606 , Reply# 16   2/21/2007 at 06:59 (4,596 days old) by bearpeter ()        
What a waste of space....

....and money on the fascia board!
Cycle signal I could cope with, at a push. But Button Sound??????? These manufacturers need their head examined!
Like the sound of the "Diamond Dust" colour though....!

Post# 192805 , Reply# 17   2/22/2007 at 03:54 (4,595 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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Is the proper spelling, but a pile of horse...feathers by any other name is still...well, don't want the PC folks breathing down my neck again.
If these machines are really made in that factory, then I would not touch one for all the tea in China.
Whirlcool, maybe some US FLs are "dumbed down" but I can't think of a single, solitary FL sold here in Europe which does not offer separate rinse & spin, respectively spin only cycles.
I liked the styling on the old Duets, I like this styling, too. But I'd rather have a "boring" Miele which will be working reliably and never seen a service-person years after these and their replacements and those machines' replacements have bit the dust.
Whirlpool could build good stuff - there are some vintage machines discussed in this forum which are still running after decades of hard use. But the current company's philosophy just rubs me the wrong way. I work for my money. Why should I give give it to them for junk when for just a few bucks more I can have machines that actually are built to last?

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