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Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo review

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX has a great selection of smart technology such as app and WiFi compatibility, but a limited warranty lets it down.

Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo review
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Our Verdict

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo delivers in smart technology and stylish design, but it's let down by some of the basics

For

  • Low price for its selection of smart features
  • TumbleFresh function keeps laundry wrinkle-free
  • Large capacity
  • WiFi and app compatible
  • Huge selection of cycle options

Against

  • Unimpressive warranty
  • Complaints of long wash times

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX has the maximum capacity of the best washer dryer combos in our roundup, and its compact and sleek design will fit right into any space you have in mind. The Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo is packed with some of the best smart technology in the industry, making it a rival for the LG Signature LUWM101HWA in terms of features. However, it offers these features for a significantly lower price than the LG. Its TumbleFresh feature is also a great addition for those looking to make the most of app compatibility and run their washer from a distance, but the limited one year warranty isn’t the most impressive we’ve seen, and customers have reported long run times for cycles, which could become an inconvenience.

Whirlpool WFC8090GX review: Features

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo comes with a load and go dispenser, which allows you to top up a tank of detergent and fabric softener and skip having to refill every wash, as the Whirlpool WFC8090GX will automatically dispense the correct amount for every wash you do. The tank will get you through 20 washes, but it won’t automatically dispense a specific amount depending on load size or wash cycle, like the LG Signature. 

Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo review

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo has a stylish design and large capacity (Image credit: Whirlpool)

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo also comes with WiFi compatibility and a mobile app which allows remote controls to set, start or pause the wash and dry cycle and monitor its progress from afar. It also works with Alexa and the Google Assistant. Many prefer button controls when buying a washer dryer combo, but if you’re looking for more of a modern touch the Whirlpool WFC8090GX comes with touchscreen controls. These controls are smart, letting you customize your wash and dry cycle and featuring your most used cycles for easy access.

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX has five dry cycles and 28 wash cycle options, which is by far the most wash cycles of any washer dryer combo we’ve reviewed. This includes sanitize, cold wash and quick wash options, but no steam functions. The main complaint we’ve seen for the Whirlpool WFC8090GX is the amount of time it takes to do a load. Some have reported that washes can take between four and six hours, which is inconvenient unless you’re willing to try washing overnight.

Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo has a touchscreen control panel (Image credit: Whirlpool)

If you do choose to wash and dry clothes overnight, the Whirlpool WFC8090GX has smart settings which will prevent your laundry becoming creased. The TumbleFresh feature periodically rolls clothes for up to 12 hours after your wash finishes, and the Wrinkle Shield setting functions in the same way to prevent freshly dried laundry becoming creased.

 Whirlpool WFC8090GX review: Size & dimensions 

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX has a capacity of 2.8 cubic feet, which is the largest capacity you will find in a compact, mainstream washer dryer combo. Although loads aren’t as big as those offered by the best front-load washers, this is offset by the convenience of having a compact washer dryer combo which will fit conveniently into any space thanks to its ventless design. In terms of specific dimensions, the Whirlpool WFC8090GX washer dryer combo is 24-inches wide, 33.25-inches in height, and 28-inches deep. These are standard dimensions for a washer dryer combo.

Whirlpool WFC8090GX review: Warranty

The Whirlpool WFC8090GX has a one-year limited warranty, which is standard for a washer dryer combo. However, some users have reported a drop in performance after time, with wash and dry times taking longer and longer. Of course, the Whirlpool WFC8090GX also has a lot of happy customers, but this complaint is worth taking into account considering the Whirlpool WFC8090GX’s one-year warranty.  If you’re looking for a washer dryer combo with a more impressive warranty, consider the LG WM3488HW, which has a lifetime warranty on its stainless steel drum. 

Should you buy the Whirlpool WFC8090GX? 

If you’re looking for top-tier smart technology, but without the pricetag that often comes with it, the Whirlpool WFC8090GX is a great choice of washer dryer combos. However, with some reports of very long wash and dry times, it may be less reliable than more basic models such as the similarly priced GE GFQ14ESSNWW washer dryer combo.