I am moving & need a new Washer & Electric Dryer.
When i go to Lowe's,Homedepot,etc. & read the reviews they all are horrible.
I can't find one with a good review.
So i thought i would ask here.
Any recommendation's appreciated.
Aside from the 2 hours it took to buy a set from HD (almost like buying
a car), we are happy with LG.
Consumer reports gives the highest marks to Sears' home brand, I'd
recommenced that direction.
As for setup and install, again, using HD subs makes me wish I had used
Sears subs instead.
And if you are going to buy front load, make sure you are prepared ahead
of time to combat known issues. Not bad, just be forewarned.
re: "to combat known issues. Not bad, just be forewarned"
Since "combat" usually refers to fighting, it seems strange (at least
to me) that you would use "Not bad" in the very next statement.
What are these "known issues" that you refer to?
FWIW: Whirlpool consistently gets good reviews in Consumer Reposts. We
bought a Duet (washer only) about 6 years ago and it's still going strong.
If you're looking at lower priced w&d Ropers are Whirlpool's low priced
brand and I'd consider them.
We bought a Whirlpool Cabrio set a couple of years ago and are quite
happy with them. We didn't go with a front-loader because the repair
ratings (on ALL of them) were so poor. The thought was that the
Cabrio gives the advantages of a front loader, keeping the
configuration of a top-loader. So far it's worked out well. The
washer sounds a little funny, though. ;-)
I remember a few years ago in misc.consumers one guy said he went with a
front loader primarily because he enjoyed being able to sit and view his
clothes being washed. I recommended a top loader and Netflix as an
Consider a washer and dryer with less bells & whistles. Think plane
vanilla, the less cycle options, the more reliable the machines will
be. Some of the chips in these machines cost almost as much installed
as a more modest machine. My guess is that even a less costly pair
will do the job. Think Murphy's Law.
Six years ago I bought a Fisher and Paykel top load washer because I was
impressed with its simplicity. To top it off, it was eligible for an
energy saver rebate. I haven't had any trouble with it. I don't
recommend their overly complex top loading dryer; it's a solution to a
non-existent problem. If the washer does a good job spin-drying the
load, there's less for the dryer to do.
I'd recommend you talk to a local dealer instead of the big box stores.
They can be very competitive on price and offer better service. Find a
dealer that does his own service. They know what brands to avoid.
We have a dealer locally who sells virtually all the big brands - and
we bought the Samsung midline units (front load) at their
recommendation. 3 years and not a speck of trouble.
Abouit $75 less than any of the big-box stores.
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