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Has anyone purchased a washer/dryer set recently?

Has anyone purchased a washer/dryer set recently?

Old 04-22-2014, 04:20 AM
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Default Has anyone purchased a washer/dryer set recently?

I need to buy a new washer asap as mine died yesterday. I will probably get a washer/dryer set. I don't know whether to get a front loading set or a top loading set. There are just two of us--kids are gone. So, I'm looking for opinions on brand and model plus your thoughts on front loading versus top loading, pros and cons. Any help much appreciated .
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:38 AM
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I have a new whirlpool front loading washer. I love it. It uses a lot less water. I have the new dryer also, it has a steam cycle( dryer is hooked to water line) gets out all those stubborn wrinkles from my fabrics and clothes.
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We moved and add to buy all new appliances. We did lots of research for quality and price. We purchased a Samsung washer dryer set at Home Depot. During our research, we found that the warranty and reviews were much better than the Whirlpool set we were considering. It's is a top loading washer and is high efficiency. We have been very pleased with it. I had to call Samsung customer service a couple of times because of operator error and you can't beat their customer service! It took me a bit to get accustomed to the smaller water usage and be sure you use HE laundry detergent. I used regular detergent for the first month and just decreased the amount I used but it was obvious that I was still using too much. My set takes longer to run through a cycle, I think it is 48 minutes to do a regular wash load and 46 minutes to dry. Somehow that equates to energy efficiency but I can't wrap my brain about that one. I can't tell you if it uses more or less electricity or propane because they were never installed in our previous home. At Home Depot, there is usually a discount if you spend over a certain amount when purchasing appliances. Also, if you finance it thru their credit card, there are even more incentives. We wound up buying the washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove and dishwasher the same day. We paid cash and couldn't get any extra discounts. -Nobody wants to reward customers who use cash anymore!!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:32 AM
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I will be doing this too , there is a very long thread about this on the Board.

I am a Speed Queen girl myself. Top loader . Went to look at them last week, in fact. You will find them at independent retailers.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:35 AM
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I do have a front loading washer and love it. However, if you want to "soak" anything, a top loader is the ticket. We almost considered purchasing an inexpensive top loader just for that particular feature.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:48 AM
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I have a front loading Samsung washer and dryer that I am very pleased with. I'm not the type of girl that gets excited over appliances so a certain brand doesn't mean anything to me. I just buy what "fits the bill". I do like the fact that front loaders saves on water and you will buy less detergent and fabric softener. The only thing I don't like is that you can't soak anything.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:17 AM
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When we moved to the new house, she left her W&D. Washer was a front loader. I used it for the first few loads. It did use a lot less water but what I don't like is the clothes just flop around-there is no agitating. I would rather my clothing last a year or less from agitating then them lasting a couple years and wonder if they are really getting clean. Only top loader for me. I'll sell the front loader in the garage sale for $50.
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I've had two front loaders--first one broke and couldn't be fixed(they said it had been "overloaded") Second one always left my clothes greyish and I missed the "CLEAN smell. Went and bought a top loading Roper (very inexpensive) and ILOVE it. Clothes and linens Look and Smell clean. I think it's great to save water but not if you give up feeling Clean.
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I have whirlpool front loaders. Have had them for approximately 8 years now. Not a bit of trouble, clothes come out clean and fresh smelling. I use hydrogen peroxide instead of Clorox 2 and white vinegar instead of fabric softener. Also, you have to leave the door open so that it can dry out. Leaving it closed can cause the washer and your clothes smell less than fresh.
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FYI, my front loader is more labor intensive. It needs to be drained weekly, the opening needs to be cleaned and the door for the detergent and the washer door both need to be left open whenever not in use. It also takes longer to wash clothes. Those are the down sides.
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