FFTW1001PW Review


Frigidaire FFTW1001PW Frigidaire
FFTW1001PW

Delicate Agitator
Capacity: 3.4 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $699
Cleaning

Agitator

Capability
Spin Rate

850

RPM
Energy

1.5

Factor MEF
Water

7.5

Factor WF
Cycles

10

and Options
Price

$206

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Frigidaire FFTW1001PW

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning Older cleaning technology with a standard agitator and no internal heater. Most new washers now employ tumblers, infusors, impellers, and plates that are gentler on fabrics, use less water, and provide more internal space.  
Spin Maximum washer spin rate is 25% lower than average. Lower spin RPM usually leaves more water in the clothing and requires longer, more costly drying times. Ranks in the lower 15% of new washing machines for FAIR moisture removal.  
Energy Energy Factor is 48% lower than average. Clothes washers with lower Energy Factors are less efficient and will cost more to operate because they use more energy. Ranks in the lower 1% of new washers for POOR energy efficiency.  
Water The FFTW1001PW Water Factor is 137% higher than the average new washer. Higher Water Factors indicate the washer is less efficient and will use more water to operate. Ranks in the lower 1% of new washers for POOR water efficiency.  
Cycles Cycles and options are 50% lower than average. Less operating flexibility may be an issue if you have a wide array of fabrics or soil conditions within your family. Ranks in the lower 1% of new washers for FAIR program selection and flexibility.  
Price Price per cubic foot is 19% lower than average. Based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), each cubic foot costs about $45 less than the average new washer. Ranks in the top 30% of new washing machines for BEST price efficiency.


Frigidaire FFTW1001PW Washer

Frigidaire FFTW1001PW



Performance Ratings
Steam No Steam Cleaning - Does not have the capability to produce high-temperature steam. Steam can gently penetrate fabrics and is very effective on soil removal. Steam cycles are now available on about 50% of newly manufactured washers.  
Sanitize No Sanitize Cycle - Does not have the option to sanitize clothing by raising water temperatures to high levels that kill many types of bacteria. Bleach or OxiClean may be a partial alternative depending on your chemical sensitivity.  
Allergen No Allergen Certification - The FFTW1001PW is not certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) or the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to reduce allergens such as dust mite and dander with high temperature water.  
Temp
Control
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that the wash water is at the proper temperature for the cycle selected. On cold winter days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Heater No Internal Water Heater - Water temperatures cannot be increased beyond your home's hot water tank supply. Internal heaters are necessary for steam cleaning capability and are the preferred method to sanitize clothes with high temp water.  
Water
Level
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 eliminates guessing and saves water costs.
Drum Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a durable wash basket material that resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. It is superior to porcelain or plastic. Over 90% of new washers produced today have stainless steel drums.
Vibration Standard Vibration Control - The Frigidaire FFTW1001PW is designed with a standard spring suspension to help reduce vibrations. Effectiveness of this system compared to other washers with advanced anti-vibration is unknown.  
Wash
Type
Agitator - Top load washer with older agitator technology. Agitators can be effective, but they take up valuable drum space and are harder on clothing and fabrics. Uses significantly more water than newer tumble or impeller designs.  
MSRP $699 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 35% lower than average. You should save about $366 compared to the average-priced washer. Ranks in the top 10% of new washers for BEST overall price. Also check the cost per cubic foot.
Motor 10 Year Warranty - Frigidaire currently has one of the best drive motor warranties available with 10 years parts and one-year labor. The washer drive motor is one of the more expensive components to replace. Manufacturer warranties are subject to change.


Convenience Ratings
Capacity 3.4 cu ft - Interior capacity is 13% lower than average. Smaller washers generally cost less up-front, but if you want to do your laundry less often, a larger washer saves time and money. Ranks in the lower 5% of new washers for SMALLER load size.  
Periodic
Tumble
No Periodic Tumble - After the wash cycle completes there is no extended tumbling of the clothes. Periodic tumbling, especially with circulating air, keeps the clothes fresh if you are delayed in transferring them to the dryer.  
Time No Time Display - The Frigidaire FFTW1001PW is one of the few new washing machines that doesn't have an estimated cycle time remaining display. Time displays make multi-tasking around the home a little easier.  
Delay No Delay Start / End - Cannot be programmed to start or end at a later time. Over 80% of new washing machines produced today have a delay feature that allows you to better schedule the laundry around your busy life.  
Dispenser Bleach and Softener Dispenser - The Frigidaire FFTW1001PW can automatically release both bleach and fabric softener during the wash cycle. Detergent must be placed in the wash drum before the wash cycle begins.  
Settings 4 Temp-Soil-Spin Settings - 4 Temperature, 0 Soil, and 0 Spin settings. Lower than average number of settings for these key items on a new washer. Fewer settings limit your flexibility in caring for a wide range of fabrics, stains, and conditions.  
Quick
Wash
No Quick Wash - This washing machine does not have a fast wash cycle that can have your clothing ready in much less time than regular cycles. Some washers can have a small load ready in just 15 minutes.  
Wash-Dry No Overnight Wash & Dry - Like most washers, this model does not have the unique capability to both wash and dry your clothes overnight. A few washers can continue to tumble the clothes and circulate drying air after the wash cycle has ended.  
Drum
Light
No Drum Light - There is no internal lighting of the wash drum area when loading or unloading clothes. Sometimes shadows or an unlit laundry room can hide a stray sock that remains missing until the next wash cycle.  
ADA Not ADA Compliant - Does not comply with American Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Most top loading washers are not ADA compliant because of the door location and the controls are higher from the ground than front load washers.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - This washing machine is not Wi-Fi Enabled or Wi-Fi Ready. It cannot be remotely programmed, operated, or diagnosed through a home Wi-Fi Internet connection or Smartphone. It is not Smart Grid or Smart Meter capable.  
Detergent
Supply
No Detergent Reservoir - Like most washers, this machine does not have a reservoir that holds a large supply of detergent. A Few brands such as GE, Maytag, and Whirlpool offer new washers with multi-day detergent and fabric softener storage.  
Reverse
Door
No Reversible Door - Reversible doors generally do not apply to top load washers as they usually open from front to back. They are available on some front load washers where an open door can sometimes block the dryer.  
Stackable Not Stackable - Most top load washers cannot be stacked vertically with a dryer to save space and make dryer loading easier. This is a handy feature with front load washers if your laundry room area is small.  


Energy & Water Ratings
Energy
Star V7
Energy Star V 7.0 Unknown - Qualification status for Energy Star Version 7.0 is currently unknown. Washer IMEF and IWF test values are not yet available for new Energy Star criteria that became effective March 7, 2015.  
Energy
Star V6
Not Energy Star V 6.1 Qualified - Does not meet federal ENERGY STAR Version 6.1 test criteria that have been in effect since February 1, 2013. Over 90% of new washing machines manufactured today are Energy Star rated.  
Most
Efficient
No 2015 Most Efficient Award - The Frigidaire FFTW1001PW has not earned Energy Star's Most Efficient rating for 2015. Only 20%-25% of new washers meet Energy Star's strict criteria for superior water and energy efficiency.  
CEE
2015
CEE 2015 Status Unknown - IMEF and IWF test values are not yet available for this washing machine. The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) 2015 Tier I, II, or III classification is based on these values and is therefore currently unknown.  
CEE
2011
Not CEE 2011 Rated - The FFTW1001PW has not earned a 2011 rating from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). This washer does not meet the minimum requirements established by CEE in 2011 for Tier I, II, or III.  
Energy
Guide
425 kWh - The Energy Guide label lists an estimated annual electricity usage of 425 kilowatt-hours. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of usage are in accordance with the older Energy Star Version 6.1 procedures.  
Water
Usage
7000 Gal - Energy Star lists an estimated annual water usage of 7000 gallons. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of water are in accordance with the older Energy Star Version 6.1 procedures.  


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