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#1 Posted : Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:54:25 AM(UTC)

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I have the chance to buy a majorly dented Whirlpool WTW57ESVWI, full warranty, at a bargain price - plus my power co. will give me a $100 rebate, as it is an Energy Star! BUT- I've heard a lot of negatives about the auto load detection feature. I know that the auto load detection switch (original one) failed on a regular basis, but that the part has been replaced by a "new, improved" switch. Anybody have experience with the new switch failing?

Should I generally avoid this kind of "band-aid" technology? In reading carefully, I see that if you tell the machine that you've got softener in the dispenser, the machine will fill to the highest level, no matter the actual load size - where's the energy savings there? Of course, I'd just toss in a Downy Ball, but maybe it wouldn't work with this type of machine.

Appreciate any opinions!
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#2 Posted : Friday, February 11, 2011 9:49:58 AM(UTC)

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This is a Whirlpool made direct drive machine, which we like a lot. Cannot really comment on the electronics of auto load, but if the price is low enough and you can live with the dent I would say go ahead. Make sure the one year warranty can be relied upon.
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