I am pissed off about my GE profile washer breaking down in just 2+
years I owned it. If my attempts to repair it are unsuccessful, I will
be looking for another washer.
My question is, what currewnt brand of them is most reliable.
Testimony such as "I owned my XXX brand washer for 20 years and it
never broke", does not really help as everybody has cheapened out
Any brand or model suggestions will be appreciated.
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On Feb 20, 11:22 am, Ignoramus19266 <ignoramus19...@NOSPAM.
Most reliable is commercial grade, most manufacturers have them and
sears sells them. We had one 30 yrs and the dryer maybe 35, we even
used them commercially in an apt for years. New stuff is junk, light,
and cheap. Just compare weight of commercial to non commercial units.
Everything in them is bigger and stronger. My newer non commercial
unit had the lid switch loose from the factory, it was plastic so it
broke off just out of warranty.
On Feb 20, 12:53 pm, Ignoramus19266 <ignoramus19...@NOSPAM.
You are in Chicago area, I buy used quality stoves and friges from a
guy on the South Side. He sells washers and commercial units cheap,
Great stoves installed for 150$ I bought 3 they would be 7-800 new.
Commercial washer units id be suspect of since they are abused. But
for a $ he would drive and has deals. Let me know if you want an
alternative. He does offer a warranty and is my suplier so I could
push him if he fails to honor a breakdown. But if you have the cash
Commercial is rated 10x? more cycles for only 2x the price. What a
shame are disposable society is at.
Your first place to start research is Consumer Reports. Their reports
are factual, what you glean from the newsgroups is anecdotal. Your
call on which to place the most value.
I bought a Frigidair washer and dryer based upon Consumer Reports. The
washer and dryer were crap. I no longer read Consumer Reports.
When my direct-drive Kenmore washer quit working we talked to Sears and was
told that only the front-load machines now are direct-drive (I haven't
looked inside them, this is just what we were told). The top-loaders are
all belt-drive. This sounds like crap to me but when you add the plastic
gearbox and the short warranty it sounds like a bad deal to me. We were
looking at the lower priced models (under $500) so maybe the more expensive
ones are better. I decided to fix my old washer. I turned out to be easy
to repair (once I figured out what was wrong) and the parts are fairly easy
to find for a resonable price.
I can't be sure about the modern ones. But the one I use is
Whirlpool, and I've been totally pleased with it. Mine is
older than 1994. So, my experience may not be the same for
you. Quality has suffered, a lot.
No, fool! Today's whirlpool might be a cesspool, but the old
fool knows no fool like an old whirlpool. I didn't learn
that in school. Use the tool, sit on the stool, and wash in
the whirlpool. Know I'm sayin', fool?
The Kenmore I have was made by Whirlpool. Now I wish I'd kept my old
Whirlpool even though it was belt-drive. I figured it was pretty much worn
out (after 10 years of my wife) so I kept the motor, pump, selenoid etc and
tossed the rest. Now I think I could have fixed it.
If you burn Hydrogen in an Oxygen environment, you get "fresh water."
All other water is "used" water.
Water is the ultimate reusable resourse. And, if you look at your water
bill, none of the charge is for the water itself - water is basically free.
You're really paying for the delivery.
Good point, but how much hot water are you saving? I'm not arguing with you
guys I'm just asking. What is the water capacity with an average
front-loader as opposed to a top-loader? I have a well and use as little
water as possible/needed but if it only adds up to a couple hundred gallons
a year then I would have to consider how much that is worth compared to the
cost of a front-loader...
When I was trying to diagnose my top-loader I came across MANY sites and
discussions about front-loader problems. Most of the problems were quite
expensive. I was not even looking for this information. They sound like
way too much maintenance.
Sewers are metered now?
On Feb 21, 12:31 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
As sa dog points out
front loaders extract more water mechanically (spin) which leaves
much less to evaporate off via the dryer.
significant savings in the typical install comes from lower hot water
usage... cold water is gallons per penny, hot water is pennies per
rebates from water & electrical suppliers lower the cost more
Still, at price front of most front loader sets....its gonna take some
time to pay off. But if you need new machines any way.........
The Fisher-Paykel machines are mid-priced top loaders (about $650)
that use less water like the front loaders, and leave the clothes
almost dry. Unlike the front loaders, however, they don't need special
and very expensive soap. In fact, they use regular soap, and half as
much of it as a regular top loader.
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