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#1 MomAdams

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

I finally get to buy a new front loading washer and dryer! Which brand(s) have the fewest service calls?

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#2 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

opinions vary ..

also depends if Washer is abused ...

and where Washer will be located (upper level wood floor / basement cement floor)

Dryer location (for short Venting)

 

1) maybe Whirlpool Duet (maybe not Duet Sport)

2) LG (may be hard to find factory service in your area)

3) GE (high price parts)

3) Frigidaire (Tub / Bearing failures)

4) Samsung (hard to get parts and maybe service)

4) Bosch (hard to get parts and maybe service)

 

Kenmore is made by various brands


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#3 Wingerman

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

I am biased, but LG.

 

We have three colleges in our area. If you can put a washer in a Frat house and it survives, it's got to be damn good. LG the longest running, most durable brand in Frat houses. Just my two cents. 
 



#4 john63

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

LG.

 

Also survives Beauty Salons and Animal Veterinary Hospitals---6 to 8 loads per *day*.

 

Easy-Peasey diagnostics and serviceability.

 

In the approximately three years that I've participated on this forum----parts availability and servicer knowledge has exploded exponentially---and continues to do so.

 

Part of it is Sears----training their technicians nationwide---on Kenmore/LG products.


Edited by john63, 31 March 2013 - 09:51 PM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#5 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

I am biased, but LG.

We have three colleges in our area. If you can put a washer in a Frat house and it survives, it's got to be damn good. LG the longest running, most durable brand in Frat houses. Just my two cents.

I cannot dispute you if by "durable" you mean "durable frontloader. " If not, then you have some really tame frat houses in your area. Here, the out of control trust fund babies who occupy the frat houses around Duke Univeristy, make short work out of all of the newer high tech frontloaders. I've found that beer, urine and even vomit make good electrical conductors and can do amazing things to control boards and hall sensors. Have you ever been on a call to repair a frontloader being used as a lacrosse goal?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:24 PM

Durham!!! Dont you know vomit makes the paint shine!
Kicks major Samsung booty first, asks diagnostic questions later.

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#7 Wingerman

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:46 AM

I cannot dispute you if by "durable" you mean "durable frontloader. " If not, then you have some really tame frat houses in your area. Here, the out of control trust fund babies who occupy the frat houses around Duke Univeristy, make short work out of all of the newer high tech frontloaders. I've found that beer, urine and even vomit make good electrical conductors and can do amazing things to control boards and hall sensors. Have you ever been on a call to repair a frontloader being used as a lacrosse goal?

 

Three weeks ago, frat house tried to polish rocks in a front loader. Of course, basket wouldn't turn (that was the call). Wonder why it wouldn't turn?    


Edited by Wingerman, 02 April 2013 - 05:54 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:20 AM

... frat house tried to polish rocks in a front loader. 

It was only a matter of time:

 

 


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#9 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:24 AM

Lol... I know I must be senile because I can't remember being that stupid when I was in college. As a matter of fact, I can't remember ever being that stupid.


Reg, that washer rocks in more ways than one ! Gotta, add that to one of my upcoming videos.. "My Washer Moves Like Jagger" ie Adam Levine as an Appliantologist.

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