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Post# 494179   2/5/2011 at 17:46 (4,690 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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I am looking for information on the new Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer with the LCD screens.  Specifically, does the dryer offer reverse tumbling like the Vantage dryer?

Post# 494197 , Reply# 1   2/5/2011 at 19:09 (4,690 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Well malcolm, I looked at the Vantage user guide as well as through all the "sales" b-s at Whirlpool and I didn't see anything mentnioned about reverse tumbling either location. I even did a search for the word reverse. And now I'm curious about why therre's the "Precision Dispense" mentioned on a dryer.

Post# 494200 , Reply# 2   2/5/2011 at 19:35 (4,690 days old) by appnut (TX)        
Adaptive Tumbling

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Malcolm, I did find a feature set from a retailer and a feature mentioned is adaptive tumbling--but I cannot find the term on Whirlpool web site. Am getting some funky search results in trying to find out more about this. Well, appears adaptive tumbling has nothing to do with reverse tumbling. Has to do with temperature and air flow adjustments.

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Post# 494244 , Reply# 3   2/5/2011 at 21:56 (4,690 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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"Press and hold for drum light"

I'll take it! (as long as it doesn't 'precision-dispense' a waxy dryer-sheet into the load!)

Post# 494259 , Reply# 4   2/5/2011 at 23:23 (4,690 days old) by coldspot ()        

They done a photo shop error lol. Go to sears and you see it is wrinkle shield with stem button.
Ge did the same thing on one of there ads a few weeks back dryer and washer face plate were reversed. I was like wow a dryer with high spin and water temps.

Post# 494267 , Reply# 5   2/6/2011 at 00:45 (4,690 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Awww, rats! I was hoping a little robot arm ripped a dryer sheet off a roll and tossed it into the dryer.

Post# 494331 , Reply# 6   2/6/2011 at 05:37 (4,690 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Adaptive Tumbling

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I agree.  I cannot find any explanation of "Adaptive Tumbling" anywhere on the Whirlpool website.

Post# 494342 , Reply# 7   2/6/2011 at 07:21 (4,690 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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Isn't there a Maytag dryer that reverses? The Bravos X, I think. I only found this one video from WhirlpoolCorpCare on YT mentioning Adaptive Tumbling.

Post# 494727 , Reply# 8   2/7/2011 at 17:16 (4,688 days old) by georgect (Fairfield, CT)        
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It's so funny how Whirlpool obviously coins the fraise "Adaptive Tumbling" yet leave it to the user to figure out what it means.

It could be any number of things but sadly I don't think it means the drum changes direction.

Post# 494777 , Reply# 9   2/7/2011 at 20:24 (4,688 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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The first generation FrigiLux dryers (1996) had reverse tumbling.  The electric model reversed every 2-3 minutes.  The gas model (which I had) reversed about every 7 minutes, as I recall.  It was great for keeping pillowcases from balling up inside fitted sheets.  Don't know why it was such a short-lived feature---I really liked it.


But I have to agree with the others, here.  I doubt adaptive tumbling means reverse tumbling.

Post# 494883 , Reply# 10   2/8/2011 at 11:41 (4,687 days old) by joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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I do remember reading about the adaptive tumbling somewhere in the whirlpool literature. I will see if I can find it - but it said that it adjusted the speed of the tumbling. I believe it is safe to assume the new line of dryers have separate motors for the blower and drum.

Post# 494929 , Reply# 11   2/8/2011 at 13:52 (4,687 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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That is a step in the right direction.


Post# 495060 , Reply# 12   2/8/2011 at 20:49 (4,687 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Why Oh Why is it that Whirlpool seams to have issues with interior washer lights?? They are the only ones who, along with their other owned brands, refuse to put any kind of illumination in their washers.

Post# 495063 , Reply# 13   2/8/2011 at 20:59 (4,687 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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chuck, the new TOL front loaders made in the USA do have interior lights. 

Post# 495065 , Reply# 14   2/8/2011 at 21:01 (4,687 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        
The new front loaders are not only illuminated...

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... If you turn on the light after you start the machine, it will stay on until the machine is done!

Post# 495146 , Reply# 15   2/9/2011 at 07:15 (4,687 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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For what's it worth, some of the Cabrios have LED lights in them, too.

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