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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:06 PM

I need a new front loader washer, which brand is best? Anyone have a lemon to avoid?

Thanks for any help. I have had my original duets for 20+ years now, but think it might be time to replace them.

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Reply I need a new front loader washer, which brand is best? Anyone have a lemon to avoid? (Original post)
58Sunliner Nov 2020 OP
BainsBane Nov 2020 #1
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #9
BainsBane Nov 2020 #10
Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #17
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #2
Freddie Nov 2020 #4
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #12
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #22
LuckyLib Nov 2020 #3
Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #5
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #6
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #11
Polly Hennessey Nov 2020 #7
patricia92243 Nov 2020 #8
Alliepoo Nov 2020 #14
patricia92243 Nov 2020 #25
Atticus Nov 2020 #13
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #15
BlueTexasMan Nov 2020 #16
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #24
northoftheborder Nov 2020 #18
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #23
byronius Nov 2020 #19
Chainfire Nov 2020 #21
Chainfire Nov 2020 #20

Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:07 PM

1. I have an LG Steam washer

that I like a lot.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:04 PM

9. Can you tell me what year it is? Thanks.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:06 PM

10. about 2014

no problems with it so far.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:42 PM

17. I fixed mine about 3? months ago

It is set up well and is easy to work on.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:08 PM

2. I have an electrolux and love it. No issues with mold like some front loaders have...I have

it stacked with an electrolux dryer...love both of them...had them more than two years.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:22 PM

4. Also very happy with my Electrolux

Got it about 6 months ago. Middle-of-the-line model about $800. The base model did not have the 20-min. quick wash option which I use pretty often.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:11 PM

12. Thanks.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:27 PM

22. I have a quick was too...I really like it. I had an LG that I cleaned and cleaned ...

the mold was awful. I swore I would never get a front loader again but we have a washing closet upstairs which is great...no up and down he stairs...so we had to have a stackable. And I have been very please as I noted before.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:21 PM

3. We've had an Asko washer and dryer. Very energy

efficient, water-saving, easy to use. Had them 11 years now. Never a problem.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:23 PM

5. I also have the LG Steam

It's been a good machine and it was easy for me to repair. Still going strong.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:43 PM

6. You sure got your moneies worth out of your old ones.

 

Do a google search for best front loaders,tons of info both pro and con. Interesting how Maytag was the Gold Standard until Whillpool/Amana screwed up a great product.

LG has gone from junk to one of the top performers both money wise and lifespan. We had a Bosch,loved it never a problem in twenty years until the computer Board crooked. Replacement board with install labor was more than a new one. Got a top loader with agitator instead. With the Trump Tariffs,and zero availability,we took a rain check.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:10 PM

11. I did get my money out of them. Only replaced 2 parts.

GE and Whirlpool were supposed to be best from what I could see. There seem to be recent negative reviews for every brand out there.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:47 PM

7. I am a top loader/agitator fan.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:50 PM

8. If you are accustomed to a top loader, you might try out a

front loader at a laundromat or a friends. I hated mine and sold it at a great loss, then bought a top loader.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:16 PM

14. What about the front loader did you not like?

My top loader is SO old and so is my dryer. I was thinking about a front loader-have been noticing several ads for stackable washer and dryer too. Iíve used a front load washer at a house we rented. It was fine but there was a note about leaving the door open after use and I sopped out water and lint around the rubber ring. I guess they were concerned about mold? Just curious to hear your thoughts!

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:46 PM

25. It broke my back getting the wet heavy clothes from the back

of the washer. Also, I didn't feel like my clothes were clean in the little bit of water it used and with no agitator.

But if you have used one in your rental and liked it, you should be alight. You do have to leave the door open a crack or it will start stinking.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:15 PM

13. We bought a Speed Queen top loader several years ago and it is hands down the best we've ever

owned.

They do make a front loader and I assume the quality would be the same.

I doubt we'd even consider another brand.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:26 PM

15. Thanks.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:37 PM

16. Avoid builder supply stores

They sell discount models branded with major names, but different than 'real' models. Use a trusted appliance store.

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Response to BlueTexasMan (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:44 PM

24. Like HD and Lowe's?

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:53 PM

18. New Kenmore washer and dryer 5 years ago....

Love doing the laundry now; first front loaders I've ever had; got the base drawers to stack them on; very easy on back, don't have to stoop or stretch; very energy and water efficient; dryer exceptionally fast; I do leave the washer door open until it dries to deter mold. (I may be wrong, but I don't think Kenmore is made anymore. It has been a long-lasting brand for me over the years.)

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:30 PM

23. Kenmore never made their own stuff...a tech could probably tell.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 05:09 PM

19. Always a subjective things because different models and years are totally different --

But I like Kenmore.

Trouble with Samsung. Did not last.

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Response to byronius (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 05:18 PM

21. One of my coworkers has a nightmare experience with a new Samsung laundry set.

It was broken more often than working and after a few months the company quit servicing it. I don't know if Sumsung have gotten their act back together; this happened about 3 years ago.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 05:12 PM

20. We bought an Electrolux set about two years ago

and have been very happy so far. My wife did a lot of research before we got that. That same year, before we retired, we replaced all of our kitchen and laundry appliances. Each piece carefully researched and no two pieces are the same brand except the laundry set.

Our old laundry equipment was OLD. What was funny was when we put the first load of clothes in the wash, when it started to spin, I wanted to run! That thing hauls ass when it spins, it sounds like a jet taking off.

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