WAP24202UC Review


Bosch WAP24202UC Bosch
WAP24202UC

Axxis Plus
Capacity: 2.2 cu ft
Width: 23.5"
MSRP: $1399
Cleaning

Sanitize

Capability
Spin Rate

1200

RPM
Energy

2.3

Factor MEF
Water

4.3

Factor WF
Cycles

21

and Options
Price

$636

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Bosch WAP24202UC

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning Sanitizes clothes with an internal heater. Raises the temperature of the input water supply to ensure the water is very hot, usually above 150 degrees F. High water temperature is the key to getting clothes really clean.
Spin Maximum washer spin rate is 7% higher than average. Higher spin RPM wrings more water out of clothing, shortens dryer time, and saves on overall washer-dryer energy use. Ranks in the top 45% of new clothes washers for BETTER moisture removal.
Energy Energy Factor is 19% 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 15% of new washers for FAIR energy efficiency.  
Water The WAP24202UC Water Factor is 24% 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 15% of new washers for FAIR water efficiency.  
Cycles Cycles and options are 5% higher than average. Operating flexibility can be important if you have diverse fabrics and soil conditions within your family. Ranks in the top 40% of new washing machines for BETTER program variability and selection.
Price Price per cubic foot is 154% higher than average. Based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), each cubic foot costs about $385 more than the average new washer. Ranks in the lower 1% of new washers for POOR price efficiency.  


Bosch WAP24202UC Washer

Bosch WAP24202UC



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 Sanitize Cycle - Clothes are sanitized by raising water temperatures to high levels that kill several types of household bacteria. Sanitization method may be effective, but it is not certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).
Allergen No Allergen Certification - The WAP24202UC 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 Internal Water Heater - Includes an internal water heater that can boost water temperature beyond your home's hot water tank. Helps maintain optimum temperatures throughout each cycle. Hot water is the key to really getting your clothes clean.
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 Added Vibration Control - The Bosch WAP24202UC is advertised to have advanced features to help control vibration and related noise. Details of these anti-vibration features are not readily available and the true effectiveness is unknown.
Wash
Type
Drum w Paddles - Front load washer with a rotating drum and paddles that lift and drop clothes. Very effective washing mechanism compared to the older agitating machines. Gentle on clothing and uses significantly less water.
MSRP $1399 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 32% higher than the average new washer. Expect to pay about $334 more than average. Ranks in the lower 15% of new washers for POOR overall price. Also check the cost per cubic foot.  
Motor 2 Year Warranty - Bosch currently has one of the better washer drive motor warranties available with 10 years parts and one-year labor. The washer drive motor is one of the more expensive components. Manufacturer warranties are subject to change.


Convenience Ratings
Capacity 2.2 cu ft - Interior capacity is 44% 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 1% of new washers for SMALLEST 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 Remaining Time Display - The Bosch WAP24202UC includes a digital time display at the top of the washer that shows estimated remaining cycle time. Just glance at the display while you're working and plan your time accordingly.
Delay Delay Start / End - You can program the wash cycle to start or end several hours later when you wake up or arrive home. Allows you to organize laundry chores around your schedule, or take advantage of lower, off-peak, utility rates.
Dispenser Detergent, Softener, Bleach Dispenser - Bleach, fabric softener, and detergent can be preloaded into the Bosch WAP24202UC dispensing trays and automatically released by the washer at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
Settings 8 Temp-Soil-Spin Settings - 4 Temperature, 0 Soil, and 4 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
15 Minute Quick Wash - In a hurry? Forget to wash a garment for today's special event? This washing machine has a fast wash cycle that can have your clothing ready in much less time than regular cycles.
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 Federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Controls and operating mechanisms are not within the defined reach distances, or they cannot be easily operated with one hand.  
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 - Like most front load clothes washers, the door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Only a few brands such as Electrolux and Kenmore offer washers with reversible door capability.  
Stackable Stackable - Front load washers can be stacked vertically with a companion front load dryer. If you have a small laundry area this is a very convenient feature. It also places the dryer at shoulder level for easier loading.


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
Energy Star V 6.1 Qualified - Meets federal ENERGY STAR Version 6.1 test criteria for washing machines that's been in effect since February 1, 2013: Modified Energy Factor (MEF) >=2.0 and Water Factor (WF) <=6.0
Most
Efficient
No 2015 Most Efficient Award - The Bosch WAP24202UC 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
CEE 2011 Tier 2 - According to 2011 standards, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) lists the WAP24202UC as a CEE Tier 2 washer. Tier I is equivalent to Energy Star, Tier II is more efficient, and Tier III is super-efficient.
Energy
Guide
135 kWh - The Energy Guide label lists an estimated annual electricity usage of 135 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
3640 Gal - Energy Star lists an estimated annual water usage of 3640 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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