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#1 hal_owen

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

I am still working on my Whirlpool, but I know that some day I will have to replace it.

I would like to find something similar.

It is an LSC9355EQ1 Direct Drive, Top Loading, Washer.

It is not HE, it has an agitator, and it actually cleans clothes instead of just spritzing them with a little water and jostling them a bit.

Does anyone have any advice on who is making a decent top-loading washer?

I am looking for something old-school if possible.

I don't live in California, I don't even have a water bill (apartment) so having clothes that are half as clean for twice the cost to save a gallon of water is not really a priority for me.

My other option is to put another $300 or so into the Whirlpool.

I like it just fine, but I keep waiting for a circuit board, or some other part I can't get, to go out.

Any advice?

Thanks,

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:17 PM

There are still some Whirlpool Direct Drive Top Loaders out there.
I think Whirlpool stopped making them (or soon)
here's the links .... HomeDepot & Lowes
Goes on sale every few months .. Washer / Dryer as low as $ 249 ea
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Thanks, RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

Beware that many of the remaining "old-style" agitator Whirlpool machines (Roper, Estate, Admiral, etc.) may run only a low-level rinse even with a full load ... i.e. when high water level is selected for wash.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the reply, and the warning.
It also looks like the Whirlpool/Kenmores have switched to only rinsing in cold water.
I ended up getting the old machine up and running.
Hopefully by the time I need to buy one there will be some better choices.

Or we will just go back to the tub and washboard approach.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

... looks like the Whirlpool/Kenmores have switched to only rinsing in cold water.
... Hopefully by the time I need to buy one there will be some better choices.

1) with just one wire connection moved, it could Rinse with the same temperature of the Wash temperature
2) They're not making the normal Top Loaders anymore ....
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

1) with just one wire connection moved, it could Rinse with the same temperature of the Wash temperature
2) They're not making the normal Top Loaders anymore ....


How, exactly, would that work?

Not that anyone would deliberately alter their washer so that it rinsed in anything other than cold.

But just so that I don't accidentally do that during some future repair . . .

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

1) with just one wire connection moved, it could Rinse with the same temperature of the Wash temperature


How, exactly, would that work?
Not that anyone would deliberately alter their washer so that it rinsed in anything other than cold.
But just so that I don't accidentally do that during some future repair . . .

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:51 AM

A better option, especially if you want the rinse water level to be the same as you selected for your load, (instead of beating a large load of laundry around in 9 inches of rinse water), would be to cut the Y-V(Yellow-Violet wire from timer contact #12) and splice it into the V(Violet wire from timer contact #15).

That would eliminate the rinse water level switch which is set at a permanent low level and the only cold rinse. Water level in both wash and rinse would be whatever load size you actually selected and rinse temp would be the same as the wash temp, (only problem with either option is if you set for a hot wash you also get a hot rinse which might not be desired - this problem could be taken care of by switching the water temp control switch to warm or cold wash after the tub has finished filling at the start of the cycle).
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

A better option, especially if you want the rinse water level to be the same as you selected for your load,...
would be to cut the Y-V(Yellow-Violet wire from timer contact #12) and splice it into the V(Violet wire from timer contact #15).

That would eliminate the rinse water level switch which is set at a permanent low level and the only cold rinse.

Water level in both wash and rinse would be whatever load size you actually selected and rinse temp would be the same as the wash temp,
(only problem with either option is if you set for a hot wash you also get a hot rinse which might not be desired -
this problem could be taken care of by switching the water temp control switch to warm or cold wash after the tub has finished filling at the start of the cycle).

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Rinse temperature & water Level the same as Wash
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

Thanks so much for the information. I now have hope of clean, and rinsed, clothes in my future.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

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