With a rather pocket-emptying MSRP of $1,449.00 (sale price about $1,200), this model fails to altogether satisfy, and the annual cost of running it is higher than we like to see too, at $34.91. The is an above average worker with some notable high-end goodies though, such as its Precision Dispense drawer. With this drawer, users pour enough detergent in for about 36 loads, which the washer then measures and dispenses automatically during each wash. This is both convenient and cost effective. We should mention too the Fan Dry option, a feature that tumbles clothes periodically for up to 12 hours as an integrated fan circulates air throughout, reducing humidity so that your damp socks don't smell like death.

Along the top of the , one will find a detergent drawer, a control dial, and a cycle customization panel. Underneath is a reversible, transparent door.

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Drawer Photo
Interior Photo

The interior of the CDWT980VSS.

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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS side views

Back Photo

Electricity use in washers accounts for a mere fraction of the overall cost, thus the results here have little impact.

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