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mark mac

new whirpool washer line

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mark mac

By the end of yhe year whirlpool will be making no more d/d have a new entry level and  midrange washer,no more drive trains or bases . its a cross between a cabrio and a newer ge.It has a splunk gear, motor and a belt. not biult to last will not be lasting no 10 or 15 , all plastic  components, easy to work on

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Good intel, MM. Do you know if Service Matters has posted service manual for it yet?

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kdog

[user=32835]mark mac[/user] wrote:

It has a splunk gear, 

like a "Splutch" - sounds similar to the "World Washer" the mexican portable/breadmaker

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appl.tech.29501

Looks like my service load is about to go up ;)

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RegUS_PatOff

VMW series

" ... the new Whirlpool brand Vantage laundry pair that we will introduce to the North American market later this year.

The product features LCD touch-screen controls and the industry’s first USB port,

which allows consumers to update and customize washing cycles and other controls. "

http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/2009annual/chairmans-letter.html

at ServiceMatters Job Aids:

04/21/2010 Laundry Products W10329932 L-84 16 MB

Whirlpool Vantage: $4000 / pair

(after 50 seconds of Cabrio intro)

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appl.tech.29501

Woo wee, hope they didn't get the design from GE....probably won't see many of those in my area....that's a lot of bread.

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RegUS_PatOff

$ 4000 / pair .. although that's list price ..

some current models (various U.S. brands) are $3000+ / pair

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appl.tech.29501

Yeah, great units to promote during a recession ??? But I guess the people that would buy these aren't really worried about the money.

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mark mac

It,s a splutch design gear ,it's a cross between a world washer, little mexican portable and a cabrio, u wanna talk abour job security this waher will give it

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kdog

Load the truck with transmissions !!

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Scottthewolf

$4,000.00 a pair? Does it load, fold and put the laundry away?

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grey shrek

I am so glad I am retired!!!!!:gulp::gulp::gulp:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Domo for the references, Reg!

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Trying to help

Unit is a breeze to work on.  Remember, 25 years ago or so I had to drive back 2 hours from Albany NY to my home town laughing all the way about the new Whirlpool Direct Drive washer we had just trained on.  Swearing they would drop it and go back to the belt drive within a year or so..... or 26 as it turns out! 

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Robin the Hood

Lord help us!

More bells and whistles...

Wonder how much the CCU and UI's are gonna run on THESE bad boys...

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RegUS_PatOff

The VMW Vertical Modular Washer represents several familiar features from prior designs.

The transmission is a non-serviceable belt driven component.

- Inner shaft top splines connect to the agitator.

- Bottom splines connect to the splutch pulley.

- Outer shafts top splines connect to the basket.

- Bottom splines connect to the inner splines of the splutch cam.

16 MB  L-84  :spaz:

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appl.tech.29501

yep, as TTH states it really is a breeze to work on.

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Scottthewolf

GE is making Whirlpool look bad with the fact that they advertise on their washers "All our washers still come with fill hoses. Not all washers do."

I don't like the fact that this new washer Whirlpool just came out with has to be laid down on it's front to service the belt and the gearcase. Might as well just go back to the traditional Whirlpool belt drive washer.

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Scottthewolf

I'd like to see what Frigidaire's plans on their top loader will be.

I bet Whirlpool will be completely done making appliances for Sears very soon when their contract runs out.

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BrntToast

well frigidaires last plan to meet energy guidelines was a joke

they just took  the same ole washer and changed the pressure switch to only fill the tub 3/4 of the way

customers are now force filling the tub with the reset on the water level control, big trouble with that is..... when the machine fills for rinse it has a full tub of clothes, and only 3/4 tub water

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kdog

[user=19296]Scottthewolf[/user] wrote:

I bet Whirlpool will be completely done making appliances for Sears very soon when their contract runs out.

Stores have none up here - Kenmores are all Friggy's, Samsung and LG's now

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what did you break now

You"ll just get "soaked" on your repair bills.....great job security with this one , says my crystal ball...[user=3641]...........................................................................................................[/user]

RegUS_PatOff wrote:

VMW series

" ... the new Whirlpool brand Vantage laundry pair that we will introduce to the North American market later this year.

The product features LCD touch-screen controls and the industry’s first USB port,

which allows consumers to update and customize washing cycles and other controls. "

http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/2009annual/chairmans-letter.html

at ServiceMatters Job Aids:

04/21/2010 Laundry Products W10329932  L-84  16 MB

Whirlpool Vantage:  $4000 / pair

(after 50 seconds of Cabrio intro) 

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completeapplianceservice

I'm going to a training class for these on sept 15. should be interesting. if these are taking the place of the d/d then they have to have a low price point option too right?

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appl.tech.29501

I think they told us about $550

If your doing tear down in the training you might want to bring along a little socket kit with 1/4,5/16,7/16,1/2,10mm,12mm,13mm

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Trying to help

Scott the Wolf said:

"I don't like the fact that this new washer Whirlpool just came out with has to be laid down on it's front to service the belt and the gearcase. Might as well just go back to the traditional Whirlpool belt drive washer."

 

Think you were given some bad info Scott.  Unit can be tilted back slightly and complete trans dropped if necessary.  Belt and other components accessible just by tilting back.  Not as easy as say to replace a belt on an old Maytag dependable care, but about as far as needed to change a thrust bearing on a MAV style.  I personally liked the ease of teardown.   

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