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Washer purchase advice from a (soon to be former) GE owner


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#1 antsybunch

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:58 PM

I have used this site before to fix my GE washer and it worked (many thanks) but I continue to have additional problems.  After reading a number of posts concerning other GE washers and comparing to the problems we are having, i think that the time has come for our family to purchase a reliable washer.  I am tired of having piles of clothing ruined with mildew and the like while my 9 children wait for me, the mom, to get the washer fixed. ...  What kind of advice could you honorable appliantologists give an onlooker such as myself?

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:04 PM

Whirlpool/KitchenAid/Roper/Estate or Staber, top loading horixontal axis washer,  and L.G.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:06 PM

Get a regular top load whirlpool washer. Do not get a Calypso or a Catalyst model, just a middle of the road top load machine.

Same advice I give to friends and family members.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:09 PM

I have no experience with the Stabler washers, but I is reccomended by people I would trust.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:45 PM

How ARE the LG machines holding up (esp. directed at you, Pegi)?

The LG sells for a good bit less than the Duet front-loaders, which means I'd like to consider it.



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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:50 PM

Staber is the only top load horizontal axis washer sold in the USA and shows to to front servisable by the home owner and wonderful tech support.  Check them out at http://www.staber.com  Or get a nice simple Whirlpool washer, sooooooo easy to repair, best top load out there in my opinion, but remember, the simpler the better, fancier is just more to break and expensive to repair.  I believe the Staber can be bought thru this site also..I would have one if my Whirlpool had not kept going and going while abusing the heck out of the poor thing...:?
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:58 PM

I would buy an L.G. washer before any other front loader out there, holding up will as long as you follow the users manual.  We have worked on several of the washers and dryers and frige's, but the most problems are caused by customer miss-use of the appliance.  Getting stuff clogged in the drain trap from washing a rug, getting a sock stuck in the blower of the dryer because they left the lint filter out, etc.  Overloading, wrong soap.  Complaining about the house vibrating from the washer on a peer and beam floor, ouch!!  Front  loader will not go on a wooden floor that is not re-inforced. Have not seen any mold problems yet like the Duet and Neptunes.   Choose the L.G. if you want a front loader, the Whirlpool or Staber if you go top load.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:00 PM

I have three little girls, though, and it's no contest as to which cleans better. The horizontal axis stuff removes dirt and stains that the vertical axis machines leave in time after time. The horizontal machines are also MUCH easier on the clothes.

I'd actually consider the Speed Queen front-loader, but darned if I can find anyone who actually sells them.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:37 AM

If I look for a front loading washer, do I have to consider anything like whether it has a belt or is a "direct drive" type of machine?  I priced a couple of [top loading] washers this morning and I'll be darned if anything on the machine or anyone in the store could even tell me if it was direct drive or not. ...  Is that even a conciderations any more?  The last time I looked for a machine was 10 years ago and I was determined to have a machine without direct drive.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 01:49 PM

Okay, I'll reply to myself. . ...  :vinnie:  I went snooping around in the Masters' Dojo. ...  :drowning: (Way out of my league) and found out that I am about 20 years behind the times.  Am I right in assuming that nobody makes belt driven washers any more?

That being the case, I am mostly concerned about reliability, cost, and efficiency (particularly in efficiency of my time - i.e. How big can i make those loads, anyway? and How much abuse can this machine take?).  Of course the inevitable quetion always becomes number one in the end - How easily can I repair this thing myself when the need arises?

If all of the advice remains the same, I will have to pitch in to the beer fund and get my tail in gear looking for a local dealer so I can get busy and actually do my laundry.


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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:01 PM

Look at the L.G. but if you do get a front loader be sure it is on a concrete floor or a reinforced wooden floor. They are easy to work on also.  The Staber is belt driven and is the horizontal axis top loading washer.

 

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:00 PM

Do you have to concider the floor for the Staber?  We do presently have a concrete floor where the washer is but. ... being a military family, that could change in a couple years and I can't change washers every time we move.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:07 PM

I would not think it would be such a factor, all washers will cause vibration.  Check them out at  www.staber.com and see what you think...
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