Whirlpool WFW6620HC washer review

Ease of use is guaranteed with the Whirlpool WFW6620HC, which adds detergent to your wash loads automatically and has super intuitive controls.

Whirlpool WFW6620HC
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Whirlpool WFW6620HC is an efficient, capable washer with worthwhile features, but its limited warranty lets it down.


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    Steam clean option

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    ‘Load and Go’ dispenser


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    Warranty limited to one year

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The Whirlpool WFW6620HC is capable of tackling large loads of clothes and still has an emphasis on excellent washing, with a range of features to get your clothes feeling fresh and new. This model has a range of wash cycles available too, from steam settings to sanitizing, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to laundry day.

You can skip adding detergent to your wash with the Whirlpool WFW6620HC, as this machine automatically dispenses the right amount for you. This is a sought-after feature within the best front load washers, and can cut down the time before you can set off your wash. The warranty of this machine is less inspiring, however, and it's unfortunately not smart-home equipped. 

Whirlpool WFW6620HC: Size and installation 

  • Width: 27 inches 
  • Height: 38.63 inches 
  • Depth: 31.56 inches 

The capacity of the Whirlpool WFW6620HC is considerable, with 4.5 cubic feet of space to fill with whatever laundry you need to get done. If you need to, you could fit a king-size duvet into this machine for washing, which gives you an indication of just how big it is. Such a large washer means that you can easily battle against a mountain of laundry, and fit lots of it into just one cycle, which is great if you usually find yourself snowed under. 

The size of this model also means it’s suitable for a closet-depth fit, so that you can save space in your laundry room. And this model can be installed yourself, though the manual states you will need two people to carry the weight of it. There are extensive instructions on how to ground and set up your machine, as well as tools and parts needed to carry out the job safely. If you’d prefer to have a professional fit it for you, you can find details of installation services from many major retailers.

Whirlpool WFW6620HC: Features 

Rather than smart features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, the focus of the Whirlpool WFW6620HC is delivering great quality washing cycles. This can be seen in one of its major features, the ability to auto-dispense detergent. This machine makes it as easy as loading up on detergent after every 40 washes so that on an everyday basis you don’t have to bother yourself with refills. The sensors within the machine will add the correct amount of detergent for your load based on its weight too, so you may even end up needing to buy less product in the long run. 

The Whirlpool WFW6620HC has up to 35 different combinations of cycles available, which will allow you to personalize your wash to exactly which type of clothes you have to hand. One of the standout options is the Steam Cycle, which uses heat to saturate your clothes to give an all-over intensive clean. Then there are the sanitizer cycles, which claim to be able to eliminate 99.9% of common household bacteria, alongside the Quick Cycle which can handle smaller loads in just 15 minutes. Every 30 washes you can also use this model’s cleaning cycle, and come back to a sparkling clean drum. And choosing one of these programs is easy too, with an easy to read, intuitive control panel. 

Whirlpool WFW6620HC

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Whirlpool WFW6620HC: Design and performance  

In terms of colors, the Whirlpool WFW6620HC is available in chrome shadow (which looks a lot like silver) and white, so that you can match your new washer to whichever color scheme you’ve got going on in your home. It unfortunately doesn’t have a dedicated matching dryer, but there are plenty to check out in our best dryers round-up if you need one. Whirlpool do however sell pedestals, so you can grab one of those if you would prefer your machine to be raised. 

Unfortunately, the warranty for this machine could be improved upon, with only a year guarantee from the date of purchase. If you want more peace of mind for when investing in your washer, then check out the Samsung WF45R6300AV, which stretches up to ten years when it comes to the machine’s motor. The good news is that the Whirlpool WFW6620HC is Energy Star certified, with running costs estimated to be as low as $12 a year. 

Whirlpool WFW6620HC: User reviews 

The Whirlpool WFW6620HC has a 4.3-star rating out of 5 from 647 user reviews. Most reviews took time to comment on the ease of the automatic detergent dispenser, as well as the easy to use and self explanatory controls on the front. 

One happy reviewer said: “Easy to operate, and it holds a lot more clothing than our old one. Especially bedspreads! I wasn't able to wash them in my old washer, this one holds more and is wonderful”. Another even said that it made doing the washing “enjoyable and easy”, which is an excellent testament for a washer. Lots of reviewers also enjoyed the machine’s chime to let them know it was done washing, with one reviewer saying “I have felt so much relief when I put a load in knowing it will deliver clean clothes when I hear the “finished” tune!”.

Less impressed reviewers took issue with that fact that there’s no delayed start button available, which is inconvenient if you need to leave the house but still want your laundry to be done. Another said “I wish it had an interior light”, as “it’s difficult to see inside to make sure you have gotten all your clothing out when it is finished working”. 

Should you buy the Whirlpool WFW6620HC washer?

If you’re not fussed by smart features and you’d prefer your machine’s features to be geared toward high-quality washing, then the Whirlpool WFW6620HC still has enough to feel like a luxury addition to your home. Its main selling point, the Load and Go automatic detergent dispenser, is certainly a success amongst users, with many saying they’ve cut down on how much they need to buy and are impressed by the convenience. 

If you would prefer to have features such as delayed start times and cycle notifications, then a smart enabled washer such as the Samsung WF50K7500AW might be the right fit for you instead.

Molly Cleary

Molly is the Staff Writer for the Home Section at Top Ten Reviews, joining the team after finishing college. When she's not writing she enjoys baking and embroidery, as well as getting stuck into a good book. She now enjoys writing about kitchen appliances, gardening tools, and will even dip her toe into writing about fridges and ovens.