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Stratmanx
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Sep 20th, 2017 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Time to buy a new washing machine.

Looking for around 3.5 cu

Haven't bought a new one in decades so am not aware of what's out there that's good and what's junk.

I've got a Lowes, Home Dept and Best Buy nearby.

Thanks !




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Sep 20th, 2017 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Our most recent purchase was a top loading Whirlpool which replaced one that was over 20 years old. I keep hearing that it's all junk now but we've always had great luck with Whirlpool appliances.

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Sep 20th, 2017 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Whirlpool here too.....base, base model for me.

SS2

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Sep 20th, 2017 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

#3 for Whirlpool.

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Sep 20th, 2017 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We got a Hotpoint, based on its silence rating and capacity, for much less than the Miele machines we normally favour. We recently moved the utility area closer in beside our dog room, so we wanted to make sure we weren't going to be disturbed. So far, so good. Silent, and the warranty deal reassured us for five years it is covered for everything and will be repaired or replaced within twenty four hours. Machine can take large duvets and huge loads, so much less washing needs to be done too. i hate noise.

Except the fire, I love the sound of burning logs or peat!

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Sep 20th, 2017 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stay away from the fancy shmancy high efficiency low water usage stuff.

Stay far, far away.

Stratmanx
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Sep 20th, 2017 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Right, I want the basic mechanical systems. None of that whiz bang HE crapola !

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Idaho, USA

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Sep 20th, 2017 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think even the basic models are on the energy efficiency bandwagon. Ours looks like the old one but works differently. It's a basic model.

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Sep 20th, 2017 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think even the basic models are on the energy efficiency bandwagon. Ours looks like the old one but works differently. It's a basic model.

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Sep 20th, 2017 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This may seem odd to some, but if you're on Facebook, or have friends or family that are, join some local neighborhood yard sale sites. We've had great luck with it. Our washer died a couple years ago, so my wife started looking through the yard sale pages. She found a practically new GE in perfect condition for $100. Going on two years, and not a single issue. I was skeptical at first, but I was convinced after she made some more purchases that way.

Lenny1716

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Sep 20th, 2017 11:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm on my 2nd HE front loader, which I recently purchased. The one it replaced, lasted 13+ years. since specifics were't mentioned. Not sure why some have reflected negative for low water, HE machines, which come in both top loader and front loader models. Performance and reliability between models of either type can vary. I don't intend to antagonize those against HE, and this only reflects my opinion, based on my experience as an owner of both none-HE and HE types. Do your own research to decide. You can't go wrong with either type, select the type that fits your budget.

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Sep 20th, 2017 11:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"since specifics were't mentioned. Not sure why some have reflected negative for low water, HE machines, which come in both top loader and front loader models."

Because they do not get your clothes clean.

Water is not a limited resource, it is naturally recycled.

I have a GE HE because due to law it is the only thing I can buy. I have to add 5 gallons of water to every full load if I want clean laundry. I can wash with small loads and get them clean. Small load ='s 2 pair of pants and two shirts, maybe a pair of socks.

Land of the free my A##

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Sep 21st, 2017 06:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm an HE fan. It saves me a ton of money in detergent, water and heating the water every year. But I do wish the current washer, (Kenmore), had an option to do a deep fill because some things just need more water to get clean. I do not care for front loaders as they are extremely heavy and difficult to install and remove from the basement.

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Sep 21st, 2017 07:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I decided to go with the GE.

This model got very good reviews across the board for the price and the size I was looking for.

The Whirlpools I looked at, even though they didn't state HE on the descriptions, once I got to see them firsthand and opened them up, sure as heck, there's the HE logo.

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The GE GTW330ASKWW top-loading washing machine is a traditional washer with an agitator style of washing. It is one of the best traditional top-load washing machines because of its many wash cycles, low water factor and affordable operating costs. With its tub capacity of 3.8 cubic feet, this top-load washer is large enough to handle good-sized laundry loads. The matching dryer, the GE GTD33EASKWW, has an aluminized alloy drum that is designed to both resist corrosion and improve energy efficiency.

GE 3.8-cu ft Top-Load Washer - Model # GTW330ASKWW

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Sep 21st, 2017 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While our newest washer (GE) has the HE logo it also has a "Deep Fill" logo next to it.

Our previous HE washer was shallow fill and the wash cycle took forever. That, and as K4 stated, the wash did not clean well.

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Sep 21st, 2017 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The local repair guys recommend Speed Queen. I think they are made in the US. I wouldn't buy Fisher Paykel. To many repairs since 2009. And it loves to gunk up with mold. HE breeds mold.

Lenny1716

SoCal, South Bay

Sep 21st, 2017 10:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Because they do not get your clothes clean."

Sorry that is your experience/situation. However, my current machine does, as my previous machine did, provide clean clothes, without any intervention. Thus, our experiences are different.

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Sep 22nd, 2017 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The biggest culprit for clothes not getting clean is overloading the washer. Just because there appears to be more space in the washer is no reason to try to stuff in more clothes. Running a cleaning cycle 3-4 times a year is usually enough to keep nasty stuff from taking up residence in your washer. I got all these ideas out of the Owner's Manual.

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Sep 22nd, 2017 06:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got a speed queen front loader last year after being unhappy with HE top loaders after several just wouldn't get dirty clothes clean. Very happy with the results.

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