Splendide WD2100XC

by Jaro

RANK #8:

If you look at this combo, it looks like all the other I have reviewed so far, however it does differ in a significant way. The drying function requires venting the hot air outside, which might be a problem in some households. Basically you need to make a hole in the wall, or have it near a window or a door. Sometimes, you can see this model being sold under the name Westland WD2100XC. It’s basically the same unit, just rebranded.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 23.4″ x 33.25″ x 22.0″
Weight: 148 lbs.
Capacity (cu.ft.): DOE 2.1
Drying System: Vented
Number of Wash Programs: 10
Number of Dry Programs: 3

 

Features: Automatic Dispenser Drawer, Auto Water/Energy Control, Safety Door Lock, Express Wash, More Rinse Cycles, Foam Removal System, Automatic Balance System, Impulse Spin Technology.
Spin Speed (Max): 1200 RPM
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
Wash Programs: Super, Heavy, Regular, Express, Cotton, Wool, Wool Dry, Silk, Delicates, Synthetics.
Dry Programs: Rinse, Spin, Drain
Tray Dispenser: PreWash Detergent (With Bleach Bin removed), Detergent for the Wash Cycle (Powder or Liquid), Fabric Softener, Bleach (With Bleach Bin in place).
Materials: Drum: Stainless Steel, Cabinet: Painted Steel, Control Panel: Plastic, Top Plate: LPM Board, Door Rim: Chrome
Color: White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: Standard voltage electricity (UL Listed /120V, 60Hz, 11Amps)
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Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Good capacity.
  • Easy to install, easy to use.
  • Quiet.
  • Uses little water.
  • Energy efficient.
  • Low Maintenance – Lint passes safely through a ‘self-cleaning pump’ and then out the drain or dryer vent – so there’s no messy wash or dry filter for you to clean.
Negatives:
  • It uses a vented system so you will have to deal with the hot steam and vent it outside.
Negatives common to all combos:
  • There is no exterior lint trap for the dryer. The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal and you have to empty that once a month depending on the frequency of use.
  • The clothes need to be free to tumble in order to dry completely. Fill only half of the drum if you’re going to use the dry function.
  • Noisy water pump that expels the water from the machine – although active only intermittently during the wash and rinse cycle.
  • Produces a bit of heat.
Rating:
Design: 5/10 Capacity: 8/10
Features: 8/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 8/10
Money Savings: 7/10 Quiet: 7/10
Quality of Wash: 8/10 Quality of Dry: 6/10
Affordable: 6/10 Reliability: 7/10
Total Score: 70
Reviews and Prices:
Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.
Online Store Price Link
Amazon $1,328.07 Purchase

Conclusion: If you are OK with the vented system, this machine doesn’t have any significant drawbacks.

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  • Cameron

    This is a rare vented system in the combo style and is considered a hybrid of features suited for those in need of space with access to an exterior wall. The vented system works faster than the common condensing feature and is preferred when an exterior vent is viable. Rather than listing it as a “con” it should be in the positive category. Clothes come out completely dry if not over-loaded and the 2.2 size drum provides a bit more room than competing units. The only down side I’ve found is the noise from the pump. Still much quieter than my previous washer but when compared to a Bosch dish washer and other “quiet” appliances, this is something you’ll want to keep in mind before pushing the start button. The product is not cutting-edge technology but is well built and conserves water earning it an Energy Star rating.

    • Hi, Cameron. Thank you very much for you contribution and your point of view. You are right. The vented system is usually quicker in comparison to the condensing method. The reason I think it’s a con for most people, is that most households don’t have the possibility to install the venting system, or they simply prefer not to do it.