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We are tired of HE machines; low water level of washing;

 we are tired of stinking odors coming from clothses & washer;

clothses not getting clean;

laundry cycle about 1 1/2 hr instead of 30-45 minutes

 

requirements:

 

want simple knobs instead of l.e.d. electronic boards;  

adjustable water level

adjustable temp.

SS tub

simple top loader

 

thanks for your imput;  it is hot & humid in southeast Texas & we have well water that wont allow a porcelain type tub & loads will sour if left in washer too long; we have used rinse/cleaners etc but just not happy with front loaders & "green" H.E. type

 

rant is over & I know this wont put $ in the tech's pocket but I bet he still has lotsa business,

 

                                                                            randy

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<<< we are tired of stinking odors coming from clothses & washer >>>

 

<<< clothses not getting clean >>>

 

<<< laundry cycle about 1 1/2 hr instead of 30-45 minutes >>>

 

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What type of washer do you have---a top load or front loader?

 

A few years ago---LG did a consumer survey.

 

Consumers that *already* had a front load washer were asked if they'd consider an LG front load washer as their next purchase.

 

To LGs astonishment---most replied that they'd likely *never* buy a front load washer again,ever.

 

Complaints of Musty Odor/Long Cycle Run Times/Dingy Whites/Mysterious Leaks onto the floor/Suds Error Message (and interrupted cycle) were rampant.

 

This prompted LG to take action. 

 

Nearly every training seminar now covers this subject.

 

It's very important to know the following...

 

Correct Detergent Dosage

 

HE ; (2) Tablespoons Per Wash

 

HE 2X (double concentrated detergent) : (1) Tablespoon

 

HE 3X  (triple concentrated detergent) : (1) Teaspoon

 

Prevents/Reduces...

 

1) Musty Odor

 

2) L-O-N-G cycle Run Times (longer than time originally displayed)

NOTE:

This is caused by a hidden/little known software program called: "Suds Kill Mode"

When the Suds Kill program becomes enabled (during the rinse cycle)---the countdown clock will be *stalled* for approximately 30 minutes.

During the Suds Kill "cycle"---a series of programmed actions occurs---designed to reduce the suds level

 

3) Poor Wash Results (especially whites)

 

4) Suds Error Message/Interrupted Cycle

 

5) Suds Leak During the Spin Cycle (varies depending on brand)

 

Many front load washers now have a special cycle---specifically for cleaning the washer tub (to remove bacteria/soap scum/etc)

 

Perform a CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months (or more often if needed)

 

Use "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

 

If you have an older front load washer that does *not* have the Clean Cycle feature---follow the directions on the Tide Cleaner packet.

 

I cannot recall the name of the CLEAN CYCLE on the various different brands---these are a few that I remember...

 

1) LG---Tub Clean Cycle

2) Whirlpool---Washer Clean Cycle

3) GE---Basket Clean Cycle

4)Samsung---Pure Clean Cycle 

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PDuff

Randy, looks like most of the features you've mentioned can be found in the Speed Queen top load washer.  I haven't had the chance to service the new models (maybe that says something) but perhaps others have.

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DurhamAppliance

topic moved from Laundry forum to Appliance Reviews forum

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Adirondack Bob

I second PDuff : Speed Queen

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I will put in a third, YES, for the Speed Queen top loader - about the only fully mechanical control top loader that I can think of that is even still marketed, they are a little on the expensive side - prices seem to run in the high $750 to $900 price depending on if you have to pay shipping or can find one at a discounter with maybe free shipping or close enough to pickup.

 

The only complaint I have with the Speed Queen top loader, I don't feel the bearings and seals hold up as well as they should - but that seems to be a common problem area for all brands top and front loading now days.

 

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