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Whirlpool LTE5243DQ 24-Inch Thin-Twin Stacked Washer/Dryer Electric Laundry Center

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  • Stacked electric washer/dryer laundry center for small spaces
  • 1-1/2-cubic-foot washer with 5 cycles and a 1/2-HP motor
  • 3-2/5-cubic-foot dryer provides 5 cycles and a 1/4-HP motor
  • Surgilator agitator; stepped-down agitation speeds; quiet operation
  • Measures 27-1/4 by 24 by 71-3/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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Color: White
Technical Details
Brand NameWhirlpool
Model InfoLTE5243DQ
Product Dimensions27.2 x 24 x 71.8 inches
Item model numberLTE5243DQ
National Stock Number3510-01-459-1387
Part Number LTE5243DQ
ColorWhite
Access Location front_load
Fuel type Electric
Material Type metal
  
Additional Information
ASINB000SOJKA4
Best Sellers Rank #5,430 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight300 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First AvailableMay 22, 2007
  
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The Whirlpool 5 Cycle Large Capacity Washer with Electric Dryer is the perfect solution for a small laundry space. This washer/dryer set fits in small spaces and provides all of the great cleaning and fabric care you expect from a standard machine. The washer features a 1.5 cu. ft. capacity, spreckle porcelain basket, 5 automatic cycles, 4 wash/rinse temperature combinations, 5 wash/spin speed combinations, 3 water level selections, easy-to-clean lint filter, and ToughTop II top and lid finish. The dryer features 5 cycles, 4 temperature selections, side-swing door, end-of-cycle signal, and automatic Dry-Miser control.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Gregory L on December 13, 2010
Color: White
As one of the other reviewers noted, the washer drum jumps off the hydraulics regularly.

We put one of these in one our apartments. It worked well for about a year and then headed south.

I watched as a repairman opened it. The washer drum is held up by three struts/shock absorbers that sit in these slightly cupped supports. If the wash isn't perfectly balanced (and how could any be that way), it jumps off the strut.

Great size. Not at all built to last.
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful By nyc2cents on February 25, 2012
Color: White
Over 20 years I have had two of these, because it is the only stackable that fit in the space. I bought a new version about ten years ago thinking that newer would be improved, it wasn't--but that is fine, it didn't need improvement. It is a great little workhorse.

The good news is that it is quick, thorough, dryer is fine, and my housekeeper has always put in ridiculous amounts of laundry--with two boys and a husband who all play sports. The machine works constantly in our house. In fact, the machine can take lots of laundry, like all the bedding of a queen bed plus some hand towels and undergarments, and wash well, but it is the rinsing that isn't thorough when the drum is that full. It does if you put very, very little soap--and if one has been reading about washing machines, it turns out that it is the rotating action that actually cleans the clothes, not the soap beyond a minimal amount.
The dryer too, is great--contrary to some complaints.
The negative is that indeed it does go off balance, frankly more so with fewer items that are in the tub, especially if they are heavy. And I also agree that the cover does rust in the corners after 10 years. Not noticeable when closed, and barely noticeable when open. I thought it was just ours because it is in a closet, so not a lot of air ventilation.
Lastly, and no one mentioned this, but I do find the dryer creates a lot of lint. It is important to clean the filter every second or third time--otherwise it gets completely blocked for letting air vent out. Perhaps that is why some people complain about the dryer taking a long time. With a clean lint filter it seems to work well.
I would recommend this, but am currently investigating the GE 24".
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Wally M. Viray TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 16, 2012
Color: White
I have had my Washer/Dryer for almost 4 years now. We use it everyday, and it has served me and my family well. I love it because it saves space.

I saw all the negative reviews and I just had to leave my experience with this washer Dryer. Yes, it is not large, but that is the point of this washer/dryer. This is what you buy if you have a small house or an apartment. It can do a lot for its size. Don't leave negative reviews if you did not bother read the dimensions before buying something.

Pros:
1. Space saver as this is meant for situations where space is a concern.
2. Reliable and has not had a single problem
3. Washes and dries my clothes very well
4. Many settings to choose from
5. Easy to install

Cons:
1. Compared to the new washing machines out there this looks a little dated.

Summary:
I have been using this for years and it has served me well. I recommend it.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Eve B. on October 15, 2013
Color: White
I bought this washer dryer combo for a rental unit. Dryer did not dry, which turned out to be a faulty ignitor problem. Whirlpool did not stand behind their product. I had ordered the unit on September 12 last year, had it delivered on the 27th of that month, and the first call to report the problem was on September 17 this year. Whirlpool did not care. As far as they were concerned I had missed the guarantee deadline by 5 days and I was to pay $85 for one of their "certified" repairmen to come out to fix the problem, but when he got there, he wouldn't fix it for less than $215. I had no choice but to pay, but I will not buy a Whirlpool (or one of their subsidiaries, Amana, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Jenn Air) ever again.

This is not the first Whirlpool product I bought that had a faulty part from the start. There was a problem with a water heater ignition switch, the compressor problem with a refrigerator, and the dishwasher with the faulty computer chip. I also don't care for their Customer Service department's snide attitude. I am done with this company.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Buddy on September 23, 2013
Color: White
This is the second one I've owned. Whirlpool replaced the first one after I called them and left a voice mail of the airplane sounding LOUD machine. The shock absorbers broke, it leaked oil from underneath and became unbalanced every time I used it. I agreed to a replacement thinking it was a lemon. The second one worked about 6 months before it also broke. It is so loud it sounds like an airplane is in my apartment and my downstairs neighbor complained about the noise. It is impossible to watch TV or have a conversation when it is on. The inside of the lid rusted in the corners even though I always leave it open when it's not on. Clothes have small rust spots and look dingy which is why I'm getting rid of it. The dryer does work.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Valerie on March 17, 2011
Color: White
If I could give this combo set less than one star I would. It's awful. One pair of jeans and a couple shirts are all that will fit in the tiny wash tub. Then the chances of an out of balance cycle are inevitable. Even when the system stays balanced the spin cycle is so rough that I can hear it throughout my apartment. My neighbors can hear it too. The dryer is pathetic. I have to run a 50 minute dry cycle at least twice for every load. If I've decided to wash jeans or towels, I often have to run it three times. I've rented this washer set for five months, and have broken my contract early just so they'll come take the monster away. Take my advice and run away as fast as you can.
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