: I'm probably going to have to get another washing machine since my ancient
: Hotpoint has munched a seal and lubricant is leaking out.
: A local appliance shop has a number of refurb'd top loader washers of
: various brands - Roper, Maytag, Kenmore, Kitchenaide, Whirlpool, RCA, GE.
: The ones they had on display ranged from decent in appearance to virtually
: new looking. Supposedly they've all been gone through. Probably ranging
: 5 - 20 years old. Those that had model names visible were Kitchenaide
: Care, Superba. Kenmore Quiet Pak Plus. Whirlpool Ultimate Care Heavy Duty.
: What's a good older brand or line within a brand that's known for tough,
: dependable construction and also being repair friendly? Any to definitely
: avoid? Any features that I should look for? I tend to go for simple, on
: theory that there's less to go wrong.
: Thanks for all input.
I have a set of GE that have been refurbished and the only thing that was in
need at that time was a thorough cleaning. Love the lint filter, easy to
clean, love the simple-ness of it. All of my kids learned to use it when
they were between 7 - 9 so pretty simple to use. They are approximately 30
years old now and since the refurbish<cleaning> I have only had to replace a
belt once in the washer and repair a leaky hose. Minor and cheap repairs.
Quiet running as well, that is always a bonus depending on where you have
them set up in your home. JM2C
~KK in BC~