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Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Laundry (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  March 05, 2018  |  6 Min. Read

Whirlpool  |  Front Load Washers  |  Electrolux

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As much as brands and their many options may confuse you, there are only 5 major brands of appliances. LG and Samsung are the fastest growing and are produced in Korea. GE is manufactured in the US and is owned by the Chinese Haier company.

Electrolux is made in Mexico whereas Whirlpool and their Maytag label are also produced in the US.

Both brands have very different washers but you should buy Whirlpool or Electrolux depending on your particular needs.

In this post, you will learn about each company, their products, and which one you should consider for your home.

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Electrolux Washers + Dryers

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Electrolux has been known in Europe for their appliances for decades. As a matter of fact, Electrolux is the leading manufacturer of premium appliances in Europe and number 2 overall to Whirlpool in the US.

Electrolux also owns and manufactures the Frigidaire brand. They have a heritage in 24-inch compact laundry but are a relatively new player in full-size laundry as of 12 years.

To be transparent, we stopped selling Electrolux products in January.


Electrolux EFLS617SIW - $899
27-Inch Wide Front Load Washer

Electrolux EFLS617SIW Front Load Washer


  • 4.4 cu. Capacity
  • Sanitize Option
  • Extended Refresh
  • LuxCare™ Wash System
  • Control Lock
  • StainTreat™ II Option
  • Automatic Water-Level Adjustment
  • Fresh Water Rinse
  • Extended Refresh


Whirlpool is an American based company right out of Michigan. It is America’s largest manufacturer of laundry appliances.

Their laundry started with a handshake agreement to supply Sears in the 1920's and have been the most widely sold laundry brand ever since.

Whirlpool WFW94HEAW - $1,199

27-Inch Front Load Washer

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  • 4.5 cu. Capacity
  • TumbleFresh(TM) Option
  • ColorLast(TM) Cycle
  • Presoak Option
  • EcoBoost(TM) Option
  • Precision Dispense
  • Steam Clean Option
  • Sanitize Cycle with Heater
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Visible Ball Balancer

Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Washing Machines

Truthfully, these are two excellent washers. They both have multiple speeds, 5 wash and rinse combinations, and plenty of cycles. 

In terms of vibration, Electrolux does offer a second-floor guarantee, which Whirlpool does not. They put in writing that the units will not vibrate or shake the floor.

They also have a faster washer cycle at 15 minutes on Quick Wash compared to about 25 minutes with Whirlpool.

Whirlpool has the Precision Dispenser for the right amount of bleach, fabric softener, and detergent each time.

Which is more reliable?

Electrolux has always been on the cutting edge of laundry care and will have the most features in front load laundry. 

Whirlpool is solid, with perhaps not all the features of the Electrolux, but is the most reliable laundry brand.

Final Thoughts

You are comparing two similar washer capacities and only a few different cycles but Whirlpool has an impressive service record, great convenience features with a dispenser, and special wash cycles. So, Whirlpool is your best option.

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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