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4.6 | 512 Reviews

5.3 cu.ft HE Top Load Washer with ColorLast , Intuitive Touch Controls

Whirlpool WTW8500DC

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • ColorLast Option
  • Active Spray Technology
  • Precision Dispense
  • Estimated Time Remaining LED Display

Quick Specs

  • Type: High Efficiency Top Load Washer
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.3 cu. ft.

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Adaptive Wash Technology with Active Bloom Wash Action

Our washers deliver better clean and better care 1 . Keep clothes looking newer longer 2 all thanks to Adaptive Wash technology with Active Bloom wash action. It works to thoroughly saturate clothes with water and detergent by using advanced wash actions. This helps clothes wash against one another for gentler fabric care. Plus, this feature senses each load type and then adapts water levels and wash actions, based on the type of load being washed.

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Low-Profile Impeller

Our low-profile impeller helps give clothes a thorough yet gentle clean. Its new design gives clothes more room to move, so they clean against one another. The seamless surface and unique vanes also help drive clothes from the outer rim to the center, where the deepest cleaning happens.

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Presoak Option

Enjoy better cleaning with the Presoak option that lets you skip soaking outside of the washer. Extra time is added in the washer before the wash cycle, which starts automatically when the option is complete.

ColorLast Option Give your most vibrant colors the care they need with our ColorLast option. It uses a precise combination of wash action, gentle temperatures and time to keep colors vibrant longer 3 .

Active Spray Technology Active Spray technology virtually eliminates the need to pretreat clothing. It works to saturate clothes with a mixture of detergent and water by spraying the load completely and evenly. It's gentle on clothes while still providing improved cleaning performance that helps fight tough stains.

Precision Dispense Precision Dispense provides optimal cleaning by releasing detergent at the right time. Plus, detergents and certain additives - like fabric softener and bleach - get mixed with water before they ever touch your clothes. The result is optimal fabric care and preservation for every load.

Estimated Time Remaining LED Display Always have an eye on how much time is left during any cycle with our estimated time remaining LED display. Part of our updated digital console, it illuminates your selected cycles, options and available choices and lets you know when you can remove items from the washer.

Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket The Smooth Wave stainless steel wash basket gently guides clothes and helps protect fabrics from fraying and snags.

Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System The Quiet Wash Ultra noise reduction system helps keep operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas. Thanks to sound-absorbing material and a compact motor around the wash drum, you can install your washer virtually anywhere and know you won't be interrupted. People who like quiet will love this Whirlpool® washer.

Quick Wash Cycle Our Quick Wash cycle can wash small loads in as little as 28 minutes 4 . It uses increased spin speeds to remove more water so clothes can spend less time in the dryer, so you have more time to do what you love.

Automatic Water Levels Automatic water levels regulate the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency.

6.1 cu. ft. capacity I.E.C. Put more in each load with enough room to wash a king-sized comforter, thanks to our 6.1 cu. ft. I.E.C. Cabrio® washer.

ENERGY STAR® Certified ENERGY STAR® certified models exceed government standards by over 20% to help conserve natural resources and save money on your utility bills.

Oxi Dispense Option The Oxi Dispense option distributes oxygenated additives at the right time for enhanced cleaning results. Plus, it's an eco-friendly alternative to bleach.

Steam Clean Option Add the power of steam to this stain-fighting option. It penetrates fabrics using increased wash action, rinsing and heat for even more help in breaking down deep soils.

Deep Water Wash Cycle Take on stains with the Deep Water Wash cycle. It adds more water to help break down stains and improves the ability to rinse away soils.

Direct Drive Motor The Direct drive motor is what helps our transmission system handle larger-capacity loads. It uses fewer moving parts so there's less wear and tear over time.

EasyView Frameless Glass Lid with Slow-Close Technology Create a quiet close, every time. Our EasyView frameless glass lid features slow-close technology to shut quietly. The lid also provides a better view of what's being washed and is quiet for an overall premium experience.

On/Off End-of-Cycle Signal You'll always know when your wash cycle is finished, thanks to the end-of-cycle signal. This helpful tone reminds you when it's time to transfer clean clothes from the washer to the dryer. You can also turn it off completely.

Clean Washer Cycle with affresh® Washer Cleaner Deep-fill the washer to clean even those areas that aren't normally reached by everyday cycles. Add an affresh® Washer Cleaner tablet to the Clean Washer cycle for best results.

850-RPM Max Spin Speed The Direct drive motor provides fast spin speeds of up to 850-RPM in the washer to remove moisture from clothes, so they spend less time in the dryer.

Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. These washers are built with American Pride and designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

Features

  • ColorLast Option
  • Active Spray Technology
  • Precision Dispense
  • Estimated Time Remaining LED Display
  • Smooth Wave Stainless Steel Wash Basket
  • Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Automatic Water Levels
  • 6.1 cu. ft. capacity I.E.C.
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Oxi Dispense Option
  • Steam Clean Option
  • Deep Water Wash Cycle
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • EasyView Frameless Glass Lid with Slow-Close Technology
  • On/Off End-of-Cycle Signal
  • Clean Washer Cycle with affresh® Washer Cleaner
  • 850-RPM Max Spin Speed
  • Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A.
Dimensions
Capacity IEC 6.1 cu. ft.
Depth 28.0 in
Height 42-1/4 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 39-1/2 in
Width 27-1/2 in
Appearance
Window Yes
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Advanced Vibration Control Yes
CEE Tier Not Rated
Energy Star® Certified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Hoses Included No
Pedestal Options No
Size 27 in
Sound Package Yes
UL UL
Details
Auto Load Size Sensing Technology Yes
Dispense System Detergent, Fabric Softener & Bleach
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Internal Heater Yes
Maximum Spin Speed RPM 850
Spin Speeds 3
Wash Action Impeller
Cycles and Options
Eco Monitor/Efficiency Monitor No
Number of Soil Levels 4
Number of Wash Cycles 26
Number of Wash/Rinse Temperatures 5
Rinse Temperature Cold
Soil Selections Light, Medium, Normal, Heavy
Temperature Selections Tap Cold, Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot
Washer Cycle Selections What to Wash: Mixed, Casuals, Whites, Delicates, Bulky/Sheets, How to Wash: Normal, Quick, Cold, Deep Water, Color Last, Rinse & Spin, Clean Washer
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Control Type Electronic
Electrical
Volts 120

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: High Efficiency Top Load Washer

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.3 cu. ft.

Adaptive Wash Technology with Active Bloom™ Wash Action

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QuickSelect™ System

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SkipSteps™ System

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4.6 out of 5

93% of reviewers recommend this product.

Love this washer!

Mandie 3/29/2017

First of all, its HUGE! My clothes are cleaner and it uses less water. It is super quiet, too!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Washer

Re 3/29/2017

I've only had the washer a little over a month. I like the extra features. There is a slightly steep learning curve but I am getting the hang of it. I enjoy doing laundry with the new machine. It is quiet and efficient.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Sleek Design

Major 3/29/2017

This washer looks terrific in the area that my former Samsung (made in China) front loader. Totally pleased with it;s performance.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fantastic family washer!

Brian 3/29/2017

This washer does a fantastic job and holds a ton of clothes! The navigation on the controls is easy to use and navigate. We love how great of a job it does with all types of items!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features and looks nice

Sissy 3/28/2017

I love this new washer . Wasn't sure about it with no agitates in it . But it works great

Yes, I recommend this product

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awesome washer!!!

Jeff 3/28/2017

this is our second whirlpool washer and we love it!!! It's quiet and has plenty of washing options.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great washer !

Queen Bee 3/28/2017

Beautiful. Huge capacity with all the features you need

Yes, I recommend this product

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Take a little while to get to know the features

Vicki 3/28/2017

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and I am still learning how to use the features

Yes, I recommend this product

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Disappointed

Disappointed 3/28/2017

I bought this less than one week ago and it has already quit working. Lost it's brain. Scheduled appointment to get it fixed, through Whirlpool, and they did not show when scheduled. Called them next day and stated would be there when they got there. I am a nurse and cannot take off when I want to so asked to please call before coming. Stated again, would be there when got there. I have not heard from them again.

No, I do not recommend this product

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So Noisy

JanieJo 3/28/2017

I had a previous model of this set which I liked and only bought new so I could pass my others down to someone who was in need. I figured the new model would be even better. Didn't work out that way. The washer makes a terrible metal on metal scraping noise when it's operating and I've been told this is normal. The store I purchased them at said they will upgrade me to something else so I'm working on that but unless they remedy this situation, I don't recommend them. Horrible noise that I can hear throughout the whole house.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Sleek, Fantastic machine

Cody 3/28/2017

Bought washer and dryer set. Myself and my wife couldn't be more pleased. Great set. Would highly recommend

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very nice machine, cool features

Jackyl 2015 3/28/2017

Bought this appliance to replace my old washer. Very impressed with the new technology.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it so far!

Lak 3/28/2017

Bought a month ago and I was skeptical about not having an agitator but this cleans awesome!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Terrance 3/27/2017

I bought this a month ago

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great washing machine!

Kbeas 3/27/2017

I have had this washer for a few weeks and I really like the features. The color fast feature really works. It holds so much more than my last washer. I love the color and design.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not a good choice!

KC 3/24/2017

Love the features, but just not cleaning our clothes well, even using the extra cycle.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great buy for family

Kytweeter 3/23/2017

We purchased this washer 3 weeks ago (and the matching dryer). We love the features, size, and job it does cleaning our laundry. Our young children are rough on clothes but this washer has stood up to the test. We also love the large capacity drum so that we can spend less time doing laundry. We are very happy with our purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Learning the Ropes

Marci Busywoman 3/23/2017

Great features on this washer, especially the ability to do a steam mode. I'm still learning how to use the machine, Had two LG front loaders, that had bearing issues. Decided to go with the Whirlpool Cabrio top loader to avoid that problem, though it is a little louder (not terrible).

Yes, I recommend this product

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perfect

the man 3/23/2017

Is been a wonderful chioce and it make us wanting to wash always. But the size makes it impossible as it washes all available clothes at once.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great washer

Jhaya 3/22/2017

Its the best choice we ever made. Easy to use washer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good.

melissad2 3/22/2017

Large capacity for a large family. Lots of nice features.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great washer so far

Cbuffing 3/22/2017

My old Whirlpool was a front loading machine. I bought it because I wanted to be able to wash the quilts which I made. But it just wasn't roomy enough. Needless to say this new washer will have no problem accommodating my extra large queen size quilts. The only problem I foresee is being able to reach to the bottom as I age!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my washer

B.Lincoln 3/22/2017

I love this washer. It's Max on load size,cleans great, easy to use, beautiful.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good!

KG 3/22/2017

Only had about a month but I am loving it so far.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Washer

Wingman 3/22/2017

Bought this washing machine a few weeks ago. Love everything about it, it cleans well. It does however, take a long time todo it compared to my old Maytag.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Proudnana 3/22/2017

I bought this about 2 months ago absolutely love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great washer

Rusty 3/22/2017

I bought this to replace a 20 yr old whirlpool washer and I glad I did because you can trust them

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful Machine!

Songbird 3/22/2017

We've only had our washer for a few weeks, but so far we are extremely pleased! It's huge, and very deep! It has a Deep Water option, and actually washes your clothes with plenty of water! Average load takes about 55minutes with extra options, such as extra rinse, or longer spinning time. Highly recommend over a front loader!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Dee 3/21/2017

My first Whirlpool appliance. It's great!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works perfect

Mike 3/21/2017

Working excellent, so much room and clothes turning out much better then previous washer

Yes, I recommend this product

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just awesome!

Vicko 3/21/2017

We thought the Whirlpool washer we had before this was the best. We love this one even more!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Huge loads get clean!

Mimi 3/21/2017

Have had it about a month. Seems to work better than my previous Samsung (recalled) washer. I like the option for the "deep water" loads and use it a lot. Wish it had a way to get water before running to use for scrubbing stains, etc.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Gets clothes clean

Terry 3/21/2017

I bought this washer six weeks ago and I love it! It got one of my robes clean that I have never been able to clean! I like the fact that I can wash bedspreads in it and they come out clean. I am very impressed with my new washer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great colors

CC 3/21/2017

First time user

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Ms. Starbucks 3/21/2017

Replaced a recalled washer approximately 1 month ago. So far, love the whirlpool. Have had good experiences with other whirlpool appliances.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent features

Stokered 3/20/2017

My clothes have never been cleaner.

Yes, I recommend this product

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The Cabrio

Cooker 3/20/2017

Excellent machine with many features. Does a great job rinsing the clothes so less time is needed to dry them.

Yes, I recommend this product

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BEST washer ever!

Beth 3/20/2017

I did major research before purchasing this machine! I absolutely LOVE it. I can wash my king size comforter AND king sheet set in the same load with excellent results. I also use much less soap. I can find nothing negative to say about it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Clothes are fresh and clean!

Em 3/20/2017

We have had the washer for about 2 weeks and I love it! I was scared because of the reviews but I have had no problems whatsoever! I am amazed by home much you can fit in it but I still do my normal size loads.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Em 3/20/2017

Had for a month!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!

Momtotenkids 3/20/2017

I bought this after using a front loader for years. I am so impressed with it so far. It is efficient, runs quiet and my clothes are clean!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dru 3/20/2017

On the Sheets/Towels setting, our machine rocks all over, makes the worst noise. We had 2 king size sheets and 2 or 3 towels. I ran to stop machine, redistributed contents, and it did the same thing. Took out 1 of the dripping wet sheets, tried to go again....to NO avail. Had to change to mixed setting to wash. Now I don't know what to do. Otherwise I very much like.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great cleaning

Ruth 3/20/2017

This was an unexpected purchase to replace another brand that failed prematurely. So far, it has beed great choice. Smooth, quiet operation.

Yes, I recommend this product

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#one Mickey Mouse fan 3/20/2017

I am very happy with my purchase and hope to enjoy it for many years to come.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great washer

Lisa 3/20/2017

I bought this because of the deep water and I love the color. Only thing is it's all plastic

Yes, I recommend this product

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Large capacity, uses less water, quiet, spins clothes dry

none 3/19/2017

So different than our last Whirlpool with the full agitator. After one month we have adjusted to the differences and like the results we get from the new machine. Almost too easy to use. Important to balance machine correctly the first time.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful!

Kacie 3/18/2017

I bought the new washer and matching dryer and cannot say how pleased I am with them both. I can wash twice the amount of laundry in half the amount of time. I know it's going to decrease my water bill and help the family save time and money. I hope these appliances last a long time. It is also so much quieter than our old washing machine and doesn't take as long to wash a load anf the dryer does the job in about half the amount of time as out old dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Its great, its big (which I like)and quiet

Dee 3/18/2017

As your example states I brought it about a month ago and love it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful Appearance - Deep Tub

Bev 3/17/2017

The appearance is beautiful The controls are amazingly simple Large tub is awesome for large loads; blankets, comforter, etc.. I need a step stool to get the clothes out of the washer. At 5'4" I can not reach the clothes at the bottom of the tub. May not clean as well as my Duet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I especially love the large tub

Miss Clawdy 3/17/2017

After looking around for a washer, I decided to purchase this whirlpool because of the large tub and the special features it offers

Yes, I recommend this product

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