Would love to here opinions on what company makes trouble-free
appliances, that are built to last and not break down right away for
Here's the thing. Our 25 year old "Magic Chef" dryer is finally on it's
last legs. One of the things wrong with it, is that its takes about 2
hours to dry 1 load of wet clothes, but the main thing is that the drum
is rubbing against the dryer door, and its causing metal to grind on
metal, and little SHARP shards of METAL get all over the clothes, lint
trap, inside of dryer, etc, etc.
So for the time being its off to the laundry mat while we shop for a new
dryer. We have had problems with other brand new appliances in the past.
About 6 years ago, when we bought a brand new "Frigidaire" refrigerator,
we had 2 problems with it in LESS than a years time!!! 2 months after we
bought it, the freezer section wasn't keeping the frozen foods
cold/frozen, and "Frigidaire" had their repair man install an
"insulation kit" for the freezer. 6 months after owning the fridge, the
COMPRESSOR went on the thing, and the repair guy tried to milk us out of
$178 dollars for a new compressor, even though its was under warranty,
and he left all mad.
We had a 2 year old "Kenmore" washing machine that had to have the
agitator replaced after only 2 years!!!
So anyway we want to buy a QUALITY made appliance this year, and so I
have asked friends for suggestions, and they all say that either
"Whirlpool" or "Maytag" are the BEST appliances that are durable, and
need repairing the least.
We were thinking about either "Maytag" or "GE Profile", but my friend
says that she has a "GE Profile" dryer, and it only worked good for
about 2 years, before the belt started squealing, and the bearings had
to be replaced.
Is "GE Profile" a junky appliance? Are "Whirlpool" and "Maytag" really
the best? What about our "Magic Chef" dryer that has lasted for 25
years? Does "Magic Chef" still make good, quality appliances?
Any thoughts and opinions would greatly be appreciated!!!