front loaders save water, sewage and energy, but cost so much more
than top loaders they will never in their lifespan save any real money
since they cost so much more......
just compare the purcase cost of front load vs top load, then add in
much higher repair costs of front loaders......
drum bearing fails, need new drum bearing part of assembly, 500 bucks
That's what happened to my Kenmore front loader that I
bought new in 2000.
The main seal and bearing failed after 7 yrs light use.
Would have had to replace the ENTIRE inner drum unit as
the bearing itself can not be replaced alone. Took
unit to steel scrap yard where it is now setting. Never
On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:18:56 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
Do a search for the LE error and you will see quite a few people have
seen this, some have fixed it by just unplugging the machine, others
had to have parts replaced to fix it. Someone posted that everyone
will see this problem, it's only a matter of when.
Keep your old Maytag and repair it at all costs when needed....I can't
comment on the Maytag washers after they were bought out by Whirlpool
but the ones prior to the buyout are complete trash. I would have paid
$1000 now to repair our old Maytag's transmission when it went.
On Dec 3, 3:33 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We have two front loaders (one for us, one for our tenants) - one is a
Maytag Neptune and the other a Whirlpool. Both have been workhorses.
The Whirlpool is roughly 9 years old and has never needed a repair
(knock on wood). The Neptune is about 5 years old and has had only
one repair (blew an internal fuse last summer - took the repair guy
about 5 minutes to find and fix. Since he was there, he gave the rest
of the machine a quick check and said it looked fine). We like the
Neptune the best as it does a very good job spinning the excess water
out of the clothes resulting in less time in the dryer.
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:00:35 -0800 (PST), "larry moe 'n curly"
I have always been a bit skeptical about CU and their repair stats.
They will take 3 machines that are clones (Roper is a Whirlpool as is
Kenmore) and come up with significantly different results.
I think it may be more of a commetary about the respondents than the
Roper buyers may have lower expectations and don't call for service
when trivial things happen and Sears buyers may have jobs that get
their clothes dirtier. Until you can remove factors like that, a few
percent in the statistic may be well below the margin of error.
Yep....saw that as well..... but I just cant afford a
front loader even tho Id like one..... cant spend
almost $1000 on one right now
So.... guess will just have to live with less clean
clothes from top ,loader. <sigh>
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