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Need some recs. My machine just died. It's making this horrible grinding noise. I'd like a front loader, but I can't spend a grand on a washing machine. Are the less expensive machines good? Are they worth the money? A top loader like the one that just died is almost $600.

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good washer/dryer thread from a while back: [url]http://www.carolinahuddle.com/forum/the-lounge/46844-anyone-have-a-front-loader-washing-machine.html[/url]

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[quote name='sunbunny']Need some recs. My machine just died. It's making this horrible grinding noise. I'd like a front loader, but I can't spend a grand on a washing machine. Are the less expensive machines good? Are they worth the money? A top loader like the one that just died is almost $600.[/QUOTE]


Go to Lowes and check out Whirlpool duet<sp> had it for 2 years, it been great.

On other hand have some one check your old one it and see if it is fixable or 100% dead.

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I think it's a bearing or something fixable. I'd much rather have this one fixed.

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I'll ask my wife as soon as she is done making my sammich. I have requested multiple hand sliced lunch meats so it will take her awhile.

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That one by LG .. forgot the name but if you get them in red they are 900 a piece and 800 if you get in white , and they will wash and dry at whatever temp you want and stuff like that , I was gonna grab em this christmas.

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High efficiency top load by Kenmore...saves water, time AND your clothing over the long haul

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I work for Lowe's and have the Whirlpool Duet in both of my homes.... couldn't be happier.

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We have a samsung set. Its the one with vibration reduction, silver ions & steam. The dryer has steam too, I haven't had to iron anything in 6 months.

We got them right before christmas. I did lots of research before buying them and they seemed like the best set at the time. I absolutely love them. We paid like 1200 for both, they were on sale. We initially paid about 2200 but since we got them at Lowes, I watched the circular and saw they went on sale for Christmas, I took my receipt back and they gave me a refund.

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I have a whirlpool top loader that was around $600 new from lowes. I got it from a scratch and dent store. It was still in the original scratch protection plastic but it had a dent on the side so they couldn't sell it in the store. I payed $160 for it. It works perfect, and I've had it for about two years.

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Here is a good site to help you pick a new one.

[B][URL="http://www.consumersearch.com/washing-machine-reviews"]Washer Machine Reviews for Wimmenz because Real Men don't mess with that sort of stuff[/URL][/B]

We bought a top loading Kenmore HE last year and MamaSan loves it. As you may have guessed, we do a lot of laundry. The only glitch is that she has a hard time finding her favorite HE soap in the larger containers.
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I wouldn't have a front load washer... How many times have you forgot to throw something in the washer and stopped it so you could throw it in? With a front load you can't do that.

Just my two cents!

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[quote name='SCMunnerlyn1']That one by LG .. forgot the name but if you get them in red they are 900 a piece and 800 if you get in white , and they will wash and dry at whatever temp you want and stuff like that , I was gonna grab em this christmas.[/QUOTE]

stay away from LG... when the wife and i were shopping for a new washer/dryer... EVERY SINGLE place told us to stay away from it, frigidaire and GE.

[quote name='Jeff L']I wouldn't have a front load washer... How many times have you forgot to throw something in the washer and stopped it so you could throw it in? With a front load you can't do that.

Just my two cents![/QUOTE]

:iagree:

they're all the same technology now, so unless you want to show off your laundry room all the time and look cool for having a front loader, just stick with a top loader.

plus, unless you're a midget, most people want the stands as well... and those are generally another $200 ON TOP of the appliance itself

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We have had a Maytag Atlantis top loader for 6 years.

Never a problem, ever.

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We have had a bosch for the last 3-4 years, not a single problem, built just up the road in Newburn, so the $$ helps the local economy, Water level never gets up past the door seal, so you can pause it and open it anytime you want. Uses way less water then the top loaders, even the "he" top loaders, so our water bill is much lower, which saves $$$.

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I can honestly say, I have no knowledge of washers and dryers....at all!!!!

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Thanks, everyone!

I'm really hoping this one can be fixed. It sounds like a bearing is out. It's a Maytag, so I'm kinda surprised I'm having problems with it so soon.

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[quote name='Jeff L']I wouldn't have a front load washer... How many times have you forgot to throw something in the washer and stopped it so you could throw it in? With a front load you can't do that.

Just my two cents![/QUOTE]


Not true! Mine has a pause/add an item button, you can add an item at any time except during the spin cycle, you wouldn't want to add an item during the spin cycle anyway.

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[quote name='sunbunny']Thanks, everyone!

I'm really hoping this one can be fixed. It sounds like a bearing is out. It's a Maytag, so I'm kinda surprised I'm having problems with it so soon.[/QUOTE]

don't think they are meant to be ridden on such a regular basis!
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