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Old 05-27-2018, 10:44 AM
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was in Lowes today, I looked at two adjacent Maytag washers (maybe one was whirlpool, same maker). one had what looked like a somewhat normal agitator,
the other has some low fins on the bottom. these were top load machines. Maybe NOT HE at $450
what magic washing method do the machines with no agitators use? and what was was the reason for doing away with agitators (less load on the motor?), what was the advantage claimed when the no agitator machines came ot years ago? cant be using less water due to rmovong the agitator?

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A friend has one and complaint is the wash cycle takes forever.
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They also turn your sheets into a giant donut.
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We put maytag w/d in our condo.

the guy who said it takes forever is correct

We bring sheets and towels from home now or else we have to wait forever for them to wash and dry when we leave.

Irritating
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I bought a top loader with no agitator in 2012. Between the lack of agitator and the minimal amount of water the machine considered "extra full", it simply could not get clothes clean, sometimes not even wet. We dumped the machine after 12 months of frustration, replaced it with a Speed Queen. The people who sold us the Speed Queen took away the old no-agitator machine, said it would be put in the landfill because nobody wanted those machines, new or used.
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We have the same one, 2-1/2 hour wash cycle. They suck
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Originally Posted by JoCo34 View Post
We have the same one, 2-1/2 hour wash cycle. They suck
I never timed it but it seemed like forever!
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We have the Samsung no agitator, takes hour to wash or maybe on 45 min, it has a count down timer. Washes fine, without the agitator you get alot more in there.
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Time is important with a family on the go, hell I want to be able to throw a load in, go back in 40 minutes so I can toss them in the dryer and start a new load and keep rotating every 40-45 minutes. I can knock out 3 loads in 1.5 hours by leaving load 3 in the dryer overnight.
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I have one and a front loader. I prefer the top loader with no agitator. Works fine for me.
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Evidently most of you guys are not old enough to remember when there were NO washing machines. We love out GE top loading with no agitator. The soap does the work. We also use the “deep fill” button.
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Sucks when you have to throw an extra bucket of water in to get clothes wet.
Also noticed it was tearing up clothes that sit on top of agitator .
Liked the front loader when it worked.
going to dump and get a speed queen .
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We have had top loaders without agitator for quite a while. Current model will clean an amazing amount of laundry without drama in an hour. With HE detergent, a large bottle form Sam’s lasts a year.
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Problem with Speed Queens is the small basket capacity; 3.2 cu ft on all three and the price is kinda high for that capacity.
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have the lg top loader with no agitator works fine and can adjust wash cycle. full load with extra spin takes less than hr. cleans better than the pos ge it replaced
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I think these manufacturers keep dreaming up different things just so they can sell the new ideas.I remember washing machines from 40 years ago that actually got clothes clean and had parts that could be replaced or repaired.
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the lower water usage results in no agitator. there is not enough water in the machine for the agitator to agitate, and you cannot raise the water level at all
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
was in Lowes today, I looked at two adjacent Maytag washers (maybe one was whirlpool, same maker). one had what looked like a somewhat normal agitator,
the other has some low fins on the bottom. these were top load machines. Maybe NOT HE at $450
what magic washing method do the machines with no agitators use? and what was was the reason for doing away with agitators (less load on the motor?), what was the advantage claimed when the no agitator machines came ot years ago? cant be using less water due to rmovong the agitator?
Our biggest complaint with the MayTag version was it didnt clean and smelled like mold. Items would come out dry in places. We were fortunate to have got in on a knob controlled agitator washer (Speed Queen) before they recently changed.
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Originally Posted by total mayhem View Post
have the lg top loader with no agitator works fine and can adjust wash cycle. full load with extra spin takes less than hr. cleans better than the pos ge it replaced

We have LG washer/dryer and like them, too. May not clean quite as well, but it does clean and doesn't take forever. 4 years of solid use so far and no issues.

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