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New LG Top Loader?


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#1 Jimh64

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

If anyone seen my previous topic, my 14 year old Kenmore Elite finally passed away..

I am looking at a LG Model WT4801CW. The reviews are very good on it compared to its comparable Maytag equivelent.

Does anyone have any history with this model?

Thanks!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

LG's are good, although I don't know much about that model, (maybe another user does)
OR if you'd rather stay with a classic Whirlpool top-load,
(they're no longer made)
get one before they're gone
had been on sale for $ 249, but not for quite a while,
now on sale for $ 399
http://appliantology...d-washer-dryer/
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the info! I'll check them out.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

I have seen this model a few times on the road, and every time it was either a single individual or an older couple who don't wash a lot of clothes. The problem I came across is that if you don't wash more than 6 lbs of clothes, you will see constant off balance error codes. That information came directly from the LG tech line. I tried replacing shocks, controls, tightening every bolt down and around the rotor. I couldnt believe that such a load restriction could exist on a washer. But I guess they assume that anyone who is going to purchase an extra large capacity washer, is going to fill it up every time. I hope this info helps!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

Yes, that does help. I did read about the small load issues. Fortunately, we hardly ever do a small load, so hopefully that will not be an issue.

With so many different washers out there it is difficult to chose, so I really appreciate the advice.

Jim




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