Buying a new washer & dryer?

An effortless shopping process begins with these helpful steps from Whirlpool brand.

Step 1 Choose your washer and dryer type.

When it comes to fabric care, Whirlpool brand offers three primary configurations of washers and matching dryers that can help make caring for your clothes easier, more efficient and less costly. Be sure to visit your local Lowe's to learn more about how Whirlpool intuitive features sense and respond to the needs of each load.

Duet(r) High-Efficiency Front-Load

Washers

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified to save you water, energy and money. When combined with a matching Duet® dryer, makes it the most resource efficient laundry pair*.
  • Bulky items cycle provides excellent cleaning for larger items like comforters, down jackets or pillows with ease.
  • Precision Dispense Ultra cleans better and uses less detergent. The removable reservoir can hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry in a single filling**.
  • Innovative technology senses and responds to the needs of each load to help save time and resources.
  • FanFresh® option lets you wash and dry a small load right in the washer***.
  • NSF Certified Sanitize Cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria**** in the washer.
  • Safely clean delicate fabrics that you may otherwise have to dry-clean.
  • Quiet Spin 360 Technology allows you to place your laundry pair virtually anywhere and be assured of balanced performance and vibration control.
  • *Among leading brands, based on equal weighting of energy and water usage, electric dryers only.
    **Based on 6X concentration of HE detergent.
    ***Based on a 3-lb load of lightweight fabrics.
    ****Bacteria tested were K. pneumonia, P. aureginosa and S. aureus.

Dryers

  • High-efficiency dryers save time & energy by sensing air temperature and moisture levels.
  • SilentSteel dryer drum runs quieter, even when you load clothing with buttons and zippers.
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing prevents over drying and saves you time and energy.
  • Large capacity lets you dry large bulky loads, even comforters.
  • Select models feature the industry's fastest drying time.
  • Advanced features let you steam away wrinkles and odors.
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Available Colors

  • Lunar Silver
  • White
Cabrio(r) High-Efficiency Front-Load

Washers

  • Together, our industry's most resource efficient top-load pair* with the best Care for Your Clothes**.
  • Innovative technology senses and responds to the needs of each load to help save time and resources.
  • Industry's largest capacity top-load pair lets you wash three baskets of laundry in a single load***.
  • Clean Care Cycle washes like warm water in an eco-efficient cold water cycle.
  • Quiet Spin Technology provides superior vibration control and allows for 2nd floor installation.
  • Designed without a center agitator to provide gentle wash action that helps keep your clothes looking newer longer.
  • *Compared to other leading brand pairs, based on equal weighting of energy and water usage, using eco cycles/options.
    **Among leading top-load brands, based on cleaning, gentleness and efficiency in the washer enabled by the Clean Care cycle; and lower fabric temperatures in the dryer, enabled by Advanced Moisture Sensing.
    ***Among leading brands, based on combined washer and dryer cu. ft.

Dryers

  • High-efficiency dryers save time & energy by sensing air temperature and moisture levels.
  • Offer the same large capacity as front-load washers.
  • Advanced features let you steam away wrinkles and odors.
  • Dryers with Advanced Moisture Sensing end the drying cycle when everything is perfectly dry, saving time and energy.
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Available Colors

  • Chrome Shadow
  • White
Traditional Top-Load

Washers

  • Care Control Temperature Management system washes better and more efficiently.
  • An outstanding value for great performance and simple operation.
  • Allow you to select the best cycle and setting for every load.
  • Many are ENERGY STAR® qualified to save you water, energy and money.
  • Deep Water Wash option provides more water during the Super Wash Cycle*.
  • *Available on select models.

Dryers

  • Wrinkle Shield helps keep wrinkles from setting into your clean, dry clothes.
  • Offer great drying performance and simple operation.
  • Feature adjustable temperature settings and multiple cycle options.
  • Easy to find the best settings for your load size and fabric needs.
  • Select models feature high-efficiency sensor drying.
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Available Colors

  • White

Step 2 Understand what you are paying for.

Duet® Front-Load Cabrio® Front-Load Traditional Top-Load
Washers Base MSRP* $849-$1,599 $749-$1,299 $549-$649
Dryers Base MSRP* $799-$1,699 $749-$1,399 $549-$699
Capacity 3.5-4.3 CU FT 3.6-4.6 CU FT 3.4 CU FT
High Efficiency
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Adaptive Wash Actions (No Agitator)
Steam (Washer)
Steam (Dryer)
Glass Windows On Washer And Dryer
2nd Floor Installation (min. vibration)
Quiet Wash & Quiet Dry options
Specialty Cycles
*MSRP in Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price and may not necessarily be the price at which the product is sold in the consumer's area. Dealer alone determines actual price. Check Whirlpool Brand retailers for local pricing and special offers.

Step 3 Ensure your washer and dryer are a perfect fit for your home.

Do It Yourself

Decide where you will install your new washer and dryer. You will need:

  • A level floor with no more than a 1" slope.
  • A location that can support the installation of a Dryer exhaust system.
  • Hot and cold water lines within 3' of Washer hookups.
  • A cold water line within 3' of your Dryer if you select a Steam option.

Measure the height, width and depth of the area designated for your new washer and dryer.

  • Here's how to measure:
  • W: side to side (add 1" on each side for air circulation)
  • D: back to front (add at least 6" to depth for door clearance, dryer vents, and hookups)
  • H: top to bottom (for top-load washers, add at least 20" for door clearance)
  • Note: Be sure to measure for additional space if you plan to add pedestals to your laundry pair.

Measure the clearance of doorways, hallways and other points-of-entry that will be used to deliver your new laundry pair.

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Confirm that electrical output is sufficient for the location of your new washer and dryer.

You will need:

  • A grounded electrical outlet within 4' of the rear of both machines (no extension cord or adaptor).
  • A separate designated 30-amp circuit.
  • Set water heater to 120° for washer.

Contact a licensed gas or heating professional if you plan on purchasing a gas dryer.

Your home should have:

  • A CST International approved gas supply line.
  • A shut-off valve.

Decide how you will dispose of your old laundry pair.

  • Lowe's will haul away your old appliance for free or a small fee. (Local government disposal surcharges may apply). Visit your local Lowe's for more details.
  • Contact your local municipality to determine the most ecologically responsible way to recycle your old appliances.

If you are installing a new washer and dryer in a space for the first time, contact a licensed plumber to install a drain system.