I was the unfortunate owner of a Maytag Atlantis washing
machine which has been chewing our clothes since we purchased it 2 1/2
years ago. I have tried everything including replacing the agitator
and have had it with the machine. I'm looking to buy a replacement but
have not seen anything that hasn't had problems. If possible I would
like to get a front loading washing but have heard that top loading
washers have fewer problems. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what
will be reliable as well as serviceable when the time comes 5-10 years
down the road? I can do some of the major repairs if necessary.
Thanks for your time
I just got the new Consumer Reports Buying Guide, and it ranks Fisher
& Paykel next to the bottom among top loaders:
Percentage of failures for top loaders bought from 2002-2006::
Roper (by Whirlpool): 7%
General Electric: 9%
Sears Kenmore (mostly Whirlpool): 10%
Fisher & Paykel: 15%
Percentage of failures for front loaders bought from 2002-2006:
General Electric: 10%
Sears Kenmore: 10%
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 02:06:29 -0800 (PST), "larry moe 'n curly"
Sounds extremely like CR fudge to me. How did they arrive at these numbers? What
was the source of the data? I can remember CR rating two VCR's that were
completely identical (and off the same assembly line) except for some minor
cosmetics. One was rated best and one was rated worst. They even praised certain
features on one and panned them on the other.
Fisher Paykel is not some "new kid on the block" except maybe in the US. They
have been around for a long time, and are highly regarded worldwide.
I was the unfortunate owner of a set of Kenmore front
loader washing machine. the thing shook so bad that I
could never get it to spin without vibration. The main
seal finally went out of it so I took it to steel scrap
I probably wont buy a front loader ever again
As a point of interest, all new top loaders are being held to the same energy
and water use standards as front loaders. That means that for the time being,
you will not find a top loader that can clean as well as a front loader...
"Tell me what I should do, Annie."
"Stay. Here. Forever." - Life On Mars
On Dec 4, 8:31 am, email@example.com wrote:
I saw something of a study showing front loaders don't clean as well
as top loader. However, they were being quite critical about stain
removal. Stains should be removed ahead of time anyway.
Have been using a front loader (the cheapest Frigidaire) for more than
five years and I am sold on it because I think is is much easier on
On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:53:56 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They are all basically the same mechanics, the difference is in drum
size, drum coatings and how fancy the timer is. I like the ones with
knobs because the touch pad is probably going to be the first thing to
When I moved into my home, the last people left an old washing machine. A
Whirlpool. This was in 1994, and they said it just needed a $65 part, but
they didn't want to fix it, but they were taking the dryer. I found the
motor needed oil, and it's still in use today. I really like whirlpool. They
later came out with a model that uses a direct drive coupler, mine uses a
belt. And the direct drive couplers tend to break, but are relatively easy
to replace. I've dried my clothes with an indoor clothes line all these
Christopher A. Young;
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model. They love it, pack it with a ton of blue jeans or steam delicate
stuff. When powered on, it looks like a NASA control panel :o)
I noticed when I did some laundry at their house that one printed
t-shirt was missing the metallic part of the screen-printed decoration,
but it may have worn off earlier and I had not noticed. I have wanted a
front-loader for a long time but hubby isn't convinced. Our dryer is
probably terminal, but the old Maytag just won't die. :o)
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