FAFW4071LA Review

Frigidaire FAFW4071LA Frigidaire

Affinity Washer
Capacity: 3.7 cu ft
Width: 27"












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Frigidaire FAFW4071LA

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning An internal heater sanitizes clothes by raising the water temperature to the 150-160 degree range. High temperatures are the key to really getting clothes clean, removing stains, and killing hidden bacteria.
Cycles Number of cycles and options is 39% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new washers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles makes it harder to meet your fabric care needs.  
Energy Modified Energy Factor is 14% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 25% of new washers for FAIR energy efficiency. This washer is Energy Star, but it's significantly less efficient than most new washers.  
Water The FAFW4071LA Water Factor is 3% lower than average and ranks in the top 45% of new washing machines for BETTER water efficiency. WF = consumption / capacity; the lower the factor, the less water it uses.
Warranty This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may still be available at some stores that sell Frigidaire washers. Should provide at least the standard one-year parts and labor warranty.  
Price Price per cubic foot is 18% lower than average and ranks in the top 25% of new washing machines for BEST affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $47 less than the average new washer.

Frigidaire FAFW4071LA Washer

Performance Ratings
1200 RPM - Maximum spin speed is 7% higher than average and ranks in the top 45% of new washers for BETTER moisture removal. Higher spin RPM usually shortens dryer time and often saves on energy use.
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that water enters and stays at the proper temperature. On cold days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Standard Motions - Cleans using standard front load tumbling wash motions that are effective for most wash applications. Some models have unique motions that can help improve cold wash cleaning in particular.  
Internal Heater - Uses an internal heater to achieve higher temps beyond your home's hot water supply. Hot water is the best way to remove stubborn stains. Key feature that makes a difference.
No Steam Cleaning - The Frigidaire FAFW4071LA does not have the capability to produce steam. Steam cycles are now available on about 40% of new washers, and they are very effective on soil removal.  
Sanitize Cycle - Water is heated to the 160-degree range where it kills most or all germs and bacteria. Helps ensure that your laundry is truly fresh-smelling by destroying odor-causing bacteria. NSF Certified.
No Foam Cycle - Powerfoam is only available on select Samsung washers. Foam cleaning has not proven to get your clothes any cleaner, but it can lessen wash-times and may be easier on certain fabrics.  
Allergen Cycle - The FAFW4071LA reduces or eliminates many common household allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. Certified 95% or more removal by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).
Automatic Water Level - Designed with sensors that detect the load size and then adjust the water level to achieve the best cleaning and rinsing performance. Convenient feature that also saves water.
Vibration Control - Actively works to keep the washing machine drum balanced during both wash and spin cycles. System is designed to absorb vibrations, reduce noise, and help prevent out-of-balance loads.
Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a long-lasting wash tub material; it resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. Durability is why several manufacturers offer extended warranties on steel tubs.

Convenience Ratings
Capacity 3.7 cu ft - Interior capacity is close to the new washer average of 3.9 cu ft. Capacity is a personal choice, but the larger the washer, the less loads you'll have to do, and the more time and money you'll likely save.  
MSRP $849 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price is 23% lower than average and ranks in the top 20% of new washing machines for BEST overall price. Also check the cost per cubic foot.
Display LED Display - Frigidaire's FAFW4071LA includes a display that provides information on remaining cycle time and sometimes program status. Just glance at the machine while you're working to see the status.
Delay Start - You can program the wash cycle to start at a later, more convenient time. Allows you to fit the laundry around your schedule and to consider hot water availability or planned home arrival.
Dispenser 3-4 Tray Dispenser - Bleach, fabric softener, and detergent can be preloaded into the FAFW4071LA dispensing trays and automatically released by the washing machine at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
Settings 5/3/4 Temp/Soil/Spin Settings - Average number of selectable settings for temperature, soil level, and spin speed. More settings allow greater flexibility with the care of your clothes and fabrics.  
Standard Quick Wash - Standard quick-wash capability where you can run a small-load, short cycle (generally 30 minutes). Allows you to quickly do some last-minute laundry for unexpected events.  
No Overnight Wash & Dry - Like most washers, this one does not have the unique capability to both wash and dry your clothes in an extended multi-hour cycle. Only found on less than 5% of new washers.  
No Custom Cycle - Cannot program a custom cycle with soil, spin, temperature and other settings that you use most often. Convenient capability - only available on about 20% of new washing machines.  
No Smartphone Connect - You can't control washer operations or troubleshoot problems through a smartphone application. About 25% of new washers now have some type of phone connectivity.  
No Detergent Reservoir - Does not have a large reservoir that holds a month or two supply of detergent. Less than 5% of new washers have on-board, multi-day detergent and fabric softener storage.  
No Reversible Door - The washer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Only a few brands such as Electrolux and Kenmore offer some washers with reversible door capability.  
Stackable Stackable - Like most new washers today, this model can be stacked vertically with a dryer to save space and allow one unit to be accessed comfortably at shoulder level. Small laundry room? No problem.

Energy Ratings
Energy Star Qualified - Meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR federal criteria of Modified Energy Factor >=2 and Water Factor <=6. Over 90% of new washing machines are now ENERGY STAR qualified.
No Most Efficient Award - Like most new washers on the market, the Frigidaire FAFW4071LA has not earned Energy Star's Most Efficient award and does not pass their toughest criteria for elite efficiency.  
120 kWh Annual - Estimated annual electricity use is 25% lower than average and ranks in the top 30% of new washing machines for BEST kWh usage. Check the Modified Energy Factor for efficiency.
Tier III
Not CEE Tier III Rated - The FAFW4071LA has not earned the highest Consortium for Energy Efficiency rating for super-efficiency. CEE Tier III criteria is significantly greater than Energy Star.  
Standard Cold Wash - Does not employ special technologies to help get your clothes really clean on a cold wash cycle. Basic cold wash sometimes works with lightly soiled, unstained clothing.  
Not Smart-Grid Capable - Cannot be hooked into your present or future local utility smart-grid and programmed to operate when utility rates are lower. Most new washers are still not smart-grid capable.  

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