Nonsense. We have Maytag front loaders in our lodge laundromat. The
do a full cycle in 28 mins. OTOH, it's true that once you close that
front door and start the cycle, that's it. It doesn't unlock till
I don't know any that take that ling, but you don't have to hold its hand
while it's running. If you like your weekends free, do laundry at night
during the week. A load a night while watching TV works.
I like getting my laundry done on Sunday, and it's low cost
electricity on the weekends, to boot. I'm not seeking a solution
to the washer cycle time, I picked up a washer that does the job
in a half hour or so, I'm happy for the time being. I know to check
out this issue if I decide to switch.
SWMBO does the laundry on Saturday while doing other things. Sunday is usually
spent elsewhere, though sometimes we switch days. A used washer is often the
best solution. We had one die a year before we were planning to move so we
bought a $100 set and left it for the new owners and bought new after.
Before you buy new, check reliability reports. The front-loaders have been
the pits; bearing problems.
Good plan. Washers are really pretty sturdy devices and can be repaired - by
someone who knows what to do - rather cheaply. That is, the thing that
breaks is usually inexpensive.
So, instead of getting a problematic washer repaired, many opt for new. Some
entrepreneurs scavenge these busted machines, make the repair, and sell them
with a substantial guarantee - and for substantially less than their new
I often see FREE washers and dryers on Craigslist.
I thought my washer would be the next to need replacing, but
what happened was a chipmunk got in through the vent and
killed my dryer. I really did want a bigger washing machine so
I just replaced the set ... but I told the guys who came to
deliver the new/take away the old that there was nothing wrong
with the washing machine. They looked pretty happy about that
and I'm sure it found a new home somewhere. It was a good
22 years old then and showed no signs of slowing down.
Many ppl jes give them away or sell them dirt cheap when moving. Same
with chest freezers and refrigerators. Also, the cost of dumping a
large old house appliance has now become costly. I gave away my
perfectly good washer/dryer and had to pay $20 to dispose of my
ancient ....but still working.... refrigerator, when I could not take
them with me on a four-states-away move.
Opposite experience here. Advertised a washer and dryer at a low price
to sell them fast. I think people were suspicious of the low price,
thinking they must be junk. After several weeks of no response, I
doubled the price and sold them the same day the new ad appeared.
Are you using the proper laundry soap? Serious question.
We have this machine
It's fantastic. 16 gallons per full load. It takes about 1 hour to do a
load but clothes come out almost dry and clean. Dryer rarely has to work at
But there is so much electronics that you have to use a non-suds soap like
"he" types. Sudsy soaps screw up all the sensors.
Here is a quick read-up on HE soap:
Costco, at least in Canada sells it the cheapest per load. Our local
appliance store sells it to and their price is maybe 2 cents a load more.
BS. we've been using the regular stuff in ours since day one. It works
just fine. HE soap is a scam.
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