Imagine performance and efficiency WITHOUT COMPROMISE: The Whirlpool Duet Fabric Care System. The new Duet washer with Catalyst cleaning action delivers a perfect mix of water and detergent in each load, resulting in uncompromising soil and stain removal. The Duet system's front-loading design eliminates the agitator found in conventional top loading washing machines. Fabrics are cradled rather than agitated resulting in less pilling and shrinking. The Wool, Silk, Delicates and Hand Washable cycles are so gentle you can confidently clean washable items at home that you used to send out for professional care.