Ranking Criteria: Modified Energy Factor (MEF)
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Samsung
WF455ARGSWR/AA

This is a 4.5 cubic foot clothes washer.

Energy Details
Lifetime Cost Savings/Break even
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $153-$346
Energy Savings
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1,920 kilowatt hours
Energy Use
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.42
Energy Use
Annual Energy Use: 90 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,731
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Samsung
WF457ARGSWR/AA

This is a 4.5 cubic foot clothes washer.

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 90
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $153-$346
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1920
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.42
Annual Energy Use: 90 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,731
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#2

Kenmore
417.4112**

This is a 3.7 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 96 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,206
Annual Energy Use: 93
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $147 to $332
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1,848 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.35
Rank: 3
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#3

Electrolux
EIFLS60**

This is a 4.3 cu. ft. front load washer with IQ-Touch™ controls featuring perfect steam™

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 102 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,720
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $142-$320
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1,776 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.33
Rank: 4
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#4

Whirlpool
WFW88HEA*

This is 4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Steam Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense.

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 112 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,583
Annual Energy Use: 102
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $132-$298
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1,656 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.32
Rank: 5
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#5

Whirlpool
WFW96HEA* WFW94HEA*

This is a 4.3 cubic foot clothes washer.

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 125 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,583
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $120-$270
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1,500 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.3
Rank: 7
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#5

Samsung
WF393B*PA*, WF395B*PA*

This is a 3.9 cubic foot clothes washer.

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 93 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,388
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $151-$339
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1,884 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.3
Rank: 7
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#5

Samsung
WF398A*PA*

This is a 3.9 cu. ft. Large-size Capacity Front-Load Washer

Energy Details
Annual Energy Use: 94 kilowatt hours
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 4,539
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $150-$337
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1872 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.3
Rank: 7
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#6

Kenmore
4157#21#

This is Kenmore Elite  4.3 cu. ft. Steam Front-Load Washer

Energy Details
Gallons of water used in a typical year's washing: 5,009
Annual Energy Use: 115 kilowatt hours
Rank: 9
Lifetime Cost Savings vs. Energy Star 5.1 baseline: $130-$292
Lifetime Energy Savings vs. ENERGY STAR 5.1 baseline: 1620 kilowatt hours
Modified Energy Factor (MEF): 3.30

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Category Last Modified: March 13, 2014