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Old 08-03-2018, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Other than the fact that you can stack them, I have no idea why you would ever buy a front loader.

Yes, you can keep them decent. But we have at least a half cup of water that gets buried in the folds of the door gasket. I would be genuinely surprised if that takes less than 48 hours to evaporate.

There is now way that we can functionally keep the door open - it's in the first floor bathroom and there's just no way. And cleaning the gasket is groooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo os. Ugh. And then you run the sanitize cycle, with bleach. Then you run it again to make sure there is residual bleach. So now throw away two empty wash loads every month or less.

Can you use a front loader? Yes.

Should you, unless you have no other options? No.
I have a great reason....the wife said so.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
I have a great reason....the wife said so.
You are a very wise man!
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
I have a great reason....the wife said so.
I can't argue with that!

Especially since it's the same reason we have ours
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:19 PM
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We have gone through washing machines like crazy over the years. We paid a lot of money for a Speed Queen washer and the gear box went out under warranty and they replaced it, the gear box went out again and was stupid expensive because it was then out of warranty. We got rid of it and bought an expensive GE model, 2 years we got out of that machine before it started leaking and again not worth the cost to diagnose and fix. We then bought a Frigidaire that lasted a couple of years and then it crapped out, had an estimate to fix it that was outrageous so we dumped it. We remodeled our kitchen and were looking for new appliances at the same time and we went with all LG stuff. We have all LG stuff including TV's and mobile phones and have been very happy with everything. The washing machine is probably 7 or so years old and still working just fine. We had an error message come up on the display once and I read on line to unplug it for awhile and let the error clear and then try it again.....that worked and we have had no problems since.

I know there are a lot of LG haters out there but we would and will buy LG stuff again over any other brand.
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We have gone through washing machines like crazy over the years. We paid a lot of money for a Speed Queen washer and the gear box went out under warranty and they replaced it, the gear box went out again and was stupid expensive because it was then out of warranty. We got rid of it and bought an expensive GE model, 2 years we got out of that machine before it started leaking and again not worth the cost to diagnose and fix. We then bought a Frigidaire that lasted a couple of years and then it crapped out, had an estimate to fix it that was outrageous so we dumped it. We remodeled our kitchen and were looking for new appliances at the same time and we went with all LG stuff. We have all LG stuff including TV's and mobile phones and have been very happy with everything. The washing machine is probably 7 or so years old and still working just fine. We had an error message come up on the display once and I read on line to unplug it for awhile and let the error clear and then try it again.....that worked and we have had no problems since.

I know there are a lot of LG haters out there but we would and will buy LG stuff again over any other brand.
What are you washing? Cinder blocks?
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What are you washing? Cinder blocks?
That's what I was thinking. RussH, I bet you could fuk up an anvil.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:12 PM
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I had a GE front loader set. Within 2 years the electronics in both shit out and would have cost $250 each to fix.

went to a used appliance shop and got maytag commercial grade washer and dryer for $100 each. Been very happy for 5 years now.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:16 PM
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That's what I was thinking. RussH, I bet you could fuk up an anvil.
I don't wash anything but my wife used to wash clothes every day when our daughter was at home. We have heavy iron in our well water which isn't kind to washing machines. Besides that we have lived at the same place for 33+ years, 5 or 6 washing machines in over 33 years.....how long do you think a washing machine is supposed to last. Fuk you on the anvil comment.....
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:22 PM
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Had original Maytag 20 years washer/Dryer. Zero problems. Upgraded to front loader Whirlpool Duet at least 10 years ago. Best move I could have made. Zero issues and quiet. LG and Samsung won't last two years. Have friends with both and a disaster.
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Originally Posted by fiveeyes View Post
ever try to add some clothes that you missed,in a front load?
top load only
Yes, it is very easy.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
I don't wash anything but my wife used to wash clothes every day when our daughter was at home. We have heavy iron in our well water which isn't kind to washing machines. Besides that we have lived at the same place for 33+ years, 5 or 6 washing machines in over 33 years.....how long do you think a washing machine is supposed to last. Fuk you on the anvil comment.....
my moms fugly 1970s Kenmore is still going strong.
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Fuk you on the anvil comment.....
I'm no fun. I just lay there and giggle.
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What are you washing? Cinder blocks?
No - I think he's jackin' up the Camaro once a month, takin' the tires off and throwin' 'em in the washer? Why NOT - ROUND washer, ROUND tires! AND, it gets the 4" WIDE WHITEWALLS clean! Downside is it takes 4 loads (+ the spare) + 1 more load for the fur seat covers!

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No - I think he's jackin' up the Camaro once a month, takin' the tires off and throwin' 'em in the washer? Why NOT - ROUND washer, ROUND tires! AND, it gets the 4" WIDE WHITEWALLS clean! Downside is it takes 4 loads (+ the spare) + 1 more load for the fur seat covers!

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WTF are you talking about? You should put a breathalyzer on your keyboard to stop drunk posting.
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WTF are you talking about? You should put a breathalyzer on your keyboard to stop drunk posting.
Don't you REMEMBER sending me this pic a while back, asking how I liked them?

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I didn't read all the posts... Just going to throw this out there. When I bought our summer place out here and we were going to look at washer and dryer, I was telling a friend about it, not happy about possibly dropping $2500. He has owned several dry cleaning stores, he suggested a top loader without computerized controls. Go with a mechanical control, he preferred Speed Queens.... "10 loads a day, 6 days a week, 10 years" You can guess what we have in our laundry room out here.
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Our 18 year old Kenmore front loader just died over the weekend. Went out yesterday and bought a 4.5 cb ft Whirlpool for $699 on sale, includes deliver, set up and they take away the old one. Nothing fancy about it, pretty basic control. With a little luck it will last 15-18 years. Since the washer was so cheap I bought the 5 year extended warranty for $75, probably throwing the money away but considering a service call is $90 just to have a guy walk it the house I figured what the heck

My parents have had an Electrolux front loader for 31 years. She always happy to remind me she has only had one service call on it.
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Front loaders just have too many issues. Go with Speed Queen or the new line of plain jane Maytags, there's a reason they have knobs not soft touch control panels.
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Front loaders just have too many issues. Go with Speed Queen or the new line of plain jane Maytags, there's a reason they have knobs not soft touch control panels.
Not to mention there are plain Jane's knobs to play with.

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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post

And also, STAY AWAY from ANY detergents, units or anything else labeled "High efficiency".... thats code speak by the Prius driving eco-nazis for "powder and nice chit that don't clean chit!"

It's laundry, NOT rocket science!!!
I will add/agree to stay away from "he energy saver" models in general.

Have a whirlpool duet "he energy saver" I picked up from Home Depot. On most modes, it barely puts enough water into the unit to get the clothes wet. The one cycle it will clean on takes about 2 1/2 hours. So I typically run the shorter cycle twice. One to get the soap into the clothes and one to get the soap out of the clothes. - REAL Efficient.

(Some models used to have a way to adjust a valve that would regulate the amount of water the unit would use; nope, not this one.)
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