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Old 07-09-2013, 08:51 PM
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We're looking to stack our washer and dryer (when we buy), and all of the units that come pre assembled as a "stackable' unit are not energy star compliant. So now we're looking into buying a front loader but are not sure if you can just drop a dryer on top of the washer or not.

If you can who can recommend a good reliable front load washer that comes in at about the $700 mark.

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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I'm looking for one also...I just read the new Consumer Reports guide at the library. They ranked the LGs and Samsungs as the best units.
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I'm looking for one also...I just read the new Consumer Reports guide at the library. They ranked the LGs and Samsungs as the best units.

Thanks, can you stack them or will the dryer damage the washer? Anyone?
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Yes, they can. I have a pair of LG's for about 5 years, no problems. They are on level concrete which is recomended.
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Most front loaders can be stacked, a stacking kit is usually required to do so. I would check out the speed queen 1 piece unit, IMO the best residenti unit for the money. It is actually built on the same line as commercial. If you decide on the full size front loaders make sure you have enough depth. They are much deeper then the older units...
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Huh!

I thought we were going to be talking about tractors and front end loaders.
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Just checked and thanks to all, they do sell stacking kits for front loaders (washer/dryers). Anything from $25 - $100.

The issue have with the units sold in tandem is that none of them are energy star qualified.
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The issue have with the units sold in tandem is that none of them are energy star qualified.[/QUOTE]

http://www.speedqueen.com/home/en-us...ct.aspx?id=350 - E-Star qualified...
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Originally Posted by Justintime82 View Post
The issue have with the units sold in tandem is that none of them are energy star qualified.
http://www.speedqueen.com/home/en-us...ct.aspx?id=350 - E-Star qualified...[/quote]


Thanks but have found them (thanks to your link) at $2,300 and up,
Amazon Amazon

For that money I can buy better rated individual units and place them with a rack for far less, but I do thank you for the info.
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If you want a quality machine without gimmicks, made in the USA, and will last a very long time take my recommendation, if you want a less expensive imported product that is "better rated" by consumer reports go for it. Makes no difference me, I was just trying to help a fellow Hull truther out.
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Have had a stackable set of LG's for about 6 years. To be honest we haven't really liked them. I miss the older dryers, that just seemed to work. We don't have a clogged dryer vent, already checked that, it take for ever to dry a full load of towels. Also they advertise that you can was a king size comforter, ours won't complete the spin cycle, we end up with an error code. Nothing is an fun as ringing out a king size comforter in the shower. Oh and last complaint, we used to throw a load in when heading to bed, can't do that with a front loader, if the load sits for more than a couple hours after being washed it will begin to have a moldy smell because it is air tight vs. a top load washer that isn't air tight. So yeah, we won't be buying another set.
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I've had very good experience with a pair of stackable Samsungs I bought 2.5 years ago. They still sell the exact same model (but they cost almost double now! I bought the set for like $900), so they must have been pretty decent.

http://www.hhgregg.com/samsung-3-6-c...em/WF361BVBEWR
http://www.hhgregg.com/samsung-7-3-c...em/DV361EWBEWR

If I leave a load of clothes in overnight and all day when I get home from work I will occasionally get the "soured smell" in the clothes as stated above, but rinsing again with a little white vinegar will get rid of it, and no, your clothes don't smell like vinegar. I was warned about the front loader washers smelling even when empty, but I've never noticed it happening.
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Our Kenmore front loader washer has a dryer stacked on top. I think most models will do this. You just pull the sheet metal off the top of the washer and the dryer has two clip in the back and two screws in the front to keep it in place. That said, we are going back to top loader h/e. I like the LG 1101 model with no backsplash. All controls in front. And if it breaks, it will talk to LG and let them know whats wrong over a cell phone connection. Huge SS tub, no agitator. Direct VFD drive with no belts. Going to look at a real one today.
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I'm all for American made but not at double the price. I've always had good luck with the machines I pick and personally would rather have a top loading washer but again at over 2K for a smallish design won't fly for my needs/budget.
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Front loaders SUCK!!! If you come pick my LG's up....you can have them. They stink! They don't clean clothes,,they're expensive, the detergent is more because you need HE. HATE. HATE. HATE.

I have a cheap set of old fashioned Ropers at the bay. Wife and I both LOVE the,.

Never again.
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
Front loaders SUCK!!! If you come pick my LG's up....you can have them. They stink! They don't clean clothes,,they're expensive, the detergent is more because you need HE. HATE. HATE. HATE.

I have a cheap set of old fashioned Ropers at the bay. Wife and I both LOVE the,.

Never again.
x1000!! The front loaders are a royal pain in the ass. They smell moldy unless you leave the door open when you're done - then you have to run front load washer cleaner in them without clothes every once in a while to keep mold smell down to a minimum. I've had to take mine apart a couple of times because some pennies, paper clips, kids socks... whatever, get stuck in the filter below and cause the machine to fill up and not drain properly, oh the list goes on and on... I wouldn't do these again. No way.
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Originally Posted by rkatz View Post
x1000!! The front loaders are a royal pain in the ass. They smell moldy unless you leave the door open when you're done - then you have to run front load washer cleaner in them without clothes every once in a while to keep mold smell down to a minimum. I've had to take mine apart a couple of times because some pennies, paper clips, kids socks... whatever, get stuck in the filter below and cause the machine to fill up and not drain properly, oh the list goes on and on... I wouldn't do these again. No way.
This must be a brand thing. I've never had this happen.

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