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I need a new front loader washer, which brand is best? Anyone have a lemon to avoid? (Original Post) 58Sunliner Nov 2020 OP
I have an LG Steam washer BainsBane Nov 2020 #1
Can you tell me what year it is? Thanks. 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #9
about 2014 BainsBane Nov 2020 #10
I fixed mine about 3? months ago Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #17
I have an electrolux and love it. No issues with mold like some front loaders have...I have Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #2
Also very happy with my Electrolux Freddie Nov 2020 #4
Thanks. 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #12
I have a quick was too...I really like it. I had an LG that I cleaned and cleaned ... Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #22
We've had an Asko washer and dryer. Very energy LuckyLib Nov 2020 #3
I also have the LG Steam Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #5
You sure got your moneies worth out of your old ones. Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #6
I did get my money out of them. Only replaced 2 parts. 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #11
I am a top loader/agitator fan. Polly Hennessey Nov 2020 #7
If you are accustomed to a top loader, you might try out a patricia92243 Nov 2020 #8
What about the front loader did you not like? Alliepoo Nov 2020 #14
It broke my back getting the wet heavy clothes from the back patricia92243 Nov 2020 #25
We bought a Speed Queen top loader several years ago and it is hands down the best we've ever Atticus Nov 2020 #13
Thanks. 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #15
Avoid builder supply stores BlueTexasMan Nov 2020 #16
Like HD and Lowe's? 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #24
New Kenmore washer and dryer 5 years ago.... northoftheborder Nov 2020 #18
Kenmore never made their own stuff...a tech could probably tell. Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #23
Always a subjective things because different models and years are totally different -- byronius Nov 2020 #19
One of my coworkers has a nightmare experience with a new Samsung laundry set. Chainfire Nov 2020 #21
We bought an Electrolux set about two years ago Chainfire Nov 2020 #20

Demsrule86

(68,055 posts)
2. I have an electrolux and love it. No issues with mold like some front loaders have...I have
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 02:08 PM
Nov 2020

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

Freddie

(9,212 posts)
4. Also very happy with my Electrolux
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 02:22 PM
Nov 2020

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.

Demsrule86

(68,055 posts)
22. I have a quick was too...I really like it. I had an LG that I cleaned and cleaned ...
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 05:27 PM
Nov 2020

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.

LuckyLib

(6,811 posts)
3. We've had an Asko washer and dryer. Very energy
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 02:21 PM
Nov 2020

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

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
6. You sure got your moneies worth out of your old ones.
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 02:43 PM
Nov 2020

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.

58Sunliner

(4,310 posts)
11. I did get my money out of them. Only replaced 2 parts.
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:10 PM
Nov 2020

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.

patricia92243

(12,581 posts)
8. If you are accustomed to a top loader, you might try out a
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 02:50 PM
Nov 2020

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

Alliepoo

(2,153 posts)
14. What about the front loader did you not like?
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:16 PM
Nov 2020

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. I’ve 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!

patricia92243

(12,581 posts)
25. It broke my back getting the wet heavy clothes from the back
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 05:46 PM
Nov 2020

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.

Atticus

(15,124 posts)
13. We bought a Speed Queen top loader several years ago and it is hands down the best we've ever
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:15 PM
Nov 2020

owned.

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

I doubt we'd even consider another brand.

BlueTexasMan

(162 posts)
16. Avoid builder supply stores
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:37 PM
Nov 2020

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

northoftheborder

(7,562 posts)
18. New Kenmore washer and dryer 5 years ago....
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:53 PM
Nov 2020

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.)

byronius

(7,348 posts)
19. Always a subjective things because different models and years are totally different --
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:09 PM
Nov 2020

But I like Kenmore.

Trouble with Samsung. Did not last.

Chainfire

(17,204 posts)
21. One of my coworkers has a nightmare experience with a new Samsung laundry set.
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:18 PM
Nov 2020

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.

Chainfire

(17,204 posts)
20. We bought an Electrolux set about two years ago
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:12 PM
Nov 2020

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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