Whirlpool WET3300XQ

by Vesna Petrova

RANK: below TOP10

Whirlpool WET3300XQ

Modern combo units are gaining more and more popularity due to the numerous features and advanced construction. However, that doesn’t mean that we should ignore the stackable units, right? What we have here is the Whirlpool WET3300XQ – 8 cycles, 4 temperature levels, and pretty good capacity – all in all, a good unit to fit into your small laundry room.

Okay, if you’re used to combos with modern digital displays, I’m afraid this stackable unit might be a blast from the past. Oh, and this unit is small, but it uses a lot of electricity and water. So I guess this explains why it’s not in our top ten.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 27 1/4″ x 71 3/4″ x 32″
Weight: 310 lbs.
Capacity (cu.ft.): Washer Capacity: 2.5 cu. ft.; Dryer Capacity: 5.9 cu. ft.
Drying System: 4-way Venting Option.
Number of Wash Programs: 8
Number of Dry Programs: 6
Features:
  • Double Duty Surgilator Agitator – a continuous rollover action is created that helps provide a thorough cleaning.
  • Stepped-down Agitation – maximizes the cleaning and gentleness during the washing cycles.
  • 8 Automatic Wash Cycles and 6 Dry Cycles – versatile cycles to choose from.
  • White Porcelain Basket – smooth and durable finish that resists scrapes, scratches, rust, discoloration and chipping.
  • 5.9 cu. ft. dryer capacity and 2.5 cu. ft. washer capacity – a large room for large loads.
  • Electro-mechanical controls – easy and simple to use controls that provide easy access to all selections.
  • DependableClean Wash System – it produces a strong wash motion that rolls the laundry through the cycles in order to provide reliable cleaning.
  • Fabric softener and bleach dispensers – it dispenses the additives at the right time, so you don’t have to visit your laundry room multiple times during the washing/drying process.
  • End-of-cycle Signal – it alerts you when everything is finished.
  • Compact Design – that provides easy and flexible options for installing.
  • Automatic Dry-Miser Control – it senses the temperature and thus shuts the unit off when the chosen level of dryness is reached.
Spin Speed (Max): 640 RPM
Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor.
Wash Programs: 8 wash cycles including Prewash, Delicate, Heavy and Normal that provide top-notch cleaning and optimal care for different types of fabrics.
Dry Programs: 6 dryer cycles including Air Only, Tumble Press and Timed Dry that handle different fabrics.
Wash Temps: Cold, Cool, Warm and Hot.
Options: Automatic Dry (low heat), Automatic Dry (high heat), Timed Drying, Tumble Press, Damp Dry, Fluff Air.
Tray Dispenser: Bleach and fabric softener.
Materials: White Porcelain Washer Basket, Side Swing Dryer Door, ToughTop Top and Lid Finish, DuraWhite Dryer Drum.
Color: White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: 1-UL Listed (120/240 volt, 60 Hz, 30-amp)
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Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Easy to use.
  • Good performance.
  • Convenient features.
  • It saves space, especially for those who don’t have room to place a washer and a dryer unit.
  • Made of sturdy materials.
Negatives:
  • It’s very noisy.
  • Poor value and high price.
  • Cleanibility.
Negatives common to all stackables:
  • Poor design.
  • Have to manually take and transfer the clothes to the dryer to dry.
Rating:
Design: 6/10 Capacity: 8/10
Features: 6/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 7/10
Money Savings: 5/10 Quiet: 6/10
Quality of Wash: 7/10 Quality of Dry: 7/10
Affordable: 6/10 Reliability: 7/10
Total Score: 65 %
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 $1,399.00 DISCONTINUED, best alternative

Conclusion: All in all, the Whirlpool WET3300XQ can wash and dry, but what we don’t like is that it does neither extremely well. Nothing good can be said of this unit other than the fact it saves space. So, a stand-alone combo would be a way better bet.

About 

Unlike many people, Vesna enjoys spending time in the laundry room of her house. She is not a fan of strong perfumes, which is why she has learned plenty of smelly laundry tips and became a mad scientist when it comes to removing stains from clothing. In her spare time, you can find her drinking cappuccino on her balcony, watching French movies or eating chocolate when no one’s watching.