I don't get it. People say things don't last like they used to but how many
of you are using 1950's, 60's, or 70's washing machines or cars? Why would
you want to drive a 1970's gas guzzler with a POS carb that you have to
rebuild every so often. Man, I never want to go back to that old
technology. Well, I do have a 69 VW where it is fun to tinker with but I
sure don't want a daily driver like that. I also like not having keep
adjusting my clothes in the washing machine when they get off balance like
the old machines I have used. The new one I have automatically compensates
for all of that. Also, if manufacturers make things that last forever,
eventually there will be so many and no more will need to be made. Then
what happens? They go out of business and you can't even find parts to
repair your "last for ever" washing machine.
Welcome to the land of reality where things wear out or become obsolete and
need to be replaced. And, if you want to go and use that TRS-80 or IBM PC
Jr be my guest. I am sure you can find some software out there for it if
you look hard enough. But don't expect to be doing any of the cool stuff
that the new ones do.
New Zealand based Fisher and Paykel makes a highly efficient top loading
washer. It is a simple design with a direct drive DC motor. They also
came out with a top loading dryer, with an unnecessarily complex design
(IMHO) compared with the washer.
You might want to look at the Stabler, if you can find them (this is all I
It is made by an industrial washing machine manufacturer and is built like a
tank. Very clever design features make it one of the most energy efficient.
My brother designed it and holds patents on some of the features. He's no
longer affiliated with them, but the machine is very good. Very pricey,
though. I believe they are still made.
Bob (Chief Pilot, White Knuckle Airways)
"Ignoramus22440" <ignoramus22440@NOSPAM.22440.invalid> wrote in message
It's Staber, not Stabler. http://www.staber.com /
I've owned one for about 10 yrs. Unique patented design. Cleans
wonderfully, gentle on clothes, must use low-sudsing detergent (like
Tide HE), all stainless, only top-loading horizontal axis made. Has all
advantages of other horizontal-axis washers plus better agitation. Had
some problems which were corrected promptly. Essentially available
only from factory. Simple belt drive. Only issue remaining on my
older model is unbalance on spin dry for partial loads. Things like
1-2 towels which are hard to self-balance. A must look for those that
appreciate quality built American designs with demonstrable advantages.
Bob Chilcoat wrote:
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