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Thread: Need new washer

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    Super Member Minnisewta's Avatar
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    I have to get a new washing machine in the near future. I the present have a Maytag Neptune front loader. I'm not sure I want another front loader. What kind do you have and would you rece mend it to others.

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    Why would you not get another front loader?

    I think I want one of them - someday.

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    I've only ever had Maytags. On my 3rd one in 41 years. But I've never had a front loader. I was thinking I like them too. My sil has a Whirlpool front loader that she loves.

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    Front loaders are nice, though I have noticed that over time, it seems the clothes are getting just a little dingy. Even color bright and enhancers in the washer don't seem to help after awhile.

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    I'm a Maytag girl, too...I'm on my 3rd washer in 34 years, and the 1st one wasn't new. I got my new one this spring and it is a top loader. My ex-Maytag repair man talked me out of getting a front loader. I trust his opinion as he is also a friend.

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    I have the Neptune Maytag also, and it sure has not held up like the previous washers I've had. There is only me and my husband now and my washer is only about 8 or 9 years old and has been on the downhill slide for a couple of years. I definitely will not get another Maytag.

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    I have a Sears front loader and love it.
    The ONLY thing I don't like about it is that I can't soak things in it.
    I use the washtub in the laundry room now, but it's not a big deal, compared to how much I prefer a front load.
    Good luck, too bad Santa isn't coming earlier. You could ask HIM for one :D

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    I'm in the same boat as Spudgm. The water sits in the bottom but you can't see it. After awhile it starts to smell and my towels never smell clean and fresh like they use to. FYI...... my repair man told me that Whirlpool bought out Maytag so if you buy a Maytag it's really a Whirlpool.
    I don't like that I can't soak things and if you forget to put something in you have to wait 2 mins. for the door to unlocks. Who's idea was that, some made that has nothing better to do then wait around.

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    I have a Fridgiaire Front loader. I've had it for 10 months now and I love it. My old machine was a 28 yr old speed queen that was walking across the floor once too often. You have to dry the gasket and door after use and I use an old wash cloth to prop in the door to keep it slightly open so that it doesn't start to smell. Th manual recommends cleaning the machine once a month by running it in cleaning mode with bleach. So far I have not had the problems of smelly towels or machine. I love the hand wash cycle for my quilts. It is the largest drum size I could get as there is now laundromat around here to do oversized items or even a dry cleaners.

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    I would not recommend a front loader you have to deal with the mold factor more than the regular kind. I have had mine for 7 years and would never get another set. I have to use tide front loader cleaners weekly just to get the mold smell. It is also recommended that you use tide liquid it is one of the only detergents that will completley dissolve through the cycles. The others will just sit in the tub. If you do get a front loader pay for the extended warrenty package this saved me $$$$. They also have an insert that goes around the tub to kind of like neoprene that if the clothes are not loaded correctly it can tear and this happened twice. Sorry just giving you what happened to me I believe the stand up ones are much better.

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    Top load and front load each have thier advantages and disadvantages. I have run front load for the last 15 years because I was on a well, and it saved me water.

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    Bought a front loader from sears their so called top of the line better be paid over 2000 for the washer and dryer. I will never buy another front loader. It is suppose to save water well it does do that. it doesn't put enough water in the wash to get the cloths clean no matter how small the load so I have to do a auto soak and double rinse with each load just to get the cloths clean and the soap out. I wish I would of bought a top load that I could ajust the water.

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    I have a Maytag Neptune that came with the house I bought last year. I had a Sears top of the line front loader in my old house and I was not to pleased with that either although it seemed better than the Maytag. The next washer I buy will definately be a top loader.

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    I bought a top of the line GE top loader in January and had to have the motor replaced by April or May. My suggestion is do not buy a GE!!! Appliance store paid for motor and 3 service calls since it was so new. I have heard that about front loaders and the smell. Kind of glad I did not get one now. Before now I had Magtags - think they are made by someone else now.

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    I had a Magtag washer and dryer for 20+ years before moving to FL. I loved them, only repair was to replace the dryer belt. Did it myself.First house In Fl we purchased a Whirlpool washer and dryer. They were OK.Had no problem with them, but only lived in that house 3 years. Next house came with GE appliances. The worst appliances in the world !! We even upgraded the appliance package. Washer had to be completely torn apart (it leaked all over the place) and after that the computer panel had to be replaced!! The GE side by side refrigerator is a complete piece of junk !! The water dispenser froze up and the front panel is all rusted underneath the dispenser. The touch panel on the stove works when it feels like, you have to keep pushing it until it works. I HATE GE appliances and wouldn't want them again even if someone gave them to me. A friend of mine has a high end front end washer and dryer and wishes she never got them. I wouldn't want them either.Also had a GE refrig up north and the condenser went within the first year.

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    I had a Maytag top loading for over twenty five years. Finally bought a Samsung front loader and am very pleased. Do you use the 3x soap and a very small amount. You can tell you are using too much if you rewash a load and check to see if there are any suds in the load the second time. It is amazing how little it takes.

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    Also the dishwasher had to have to control panel replaced within months, a recall...fire hazard.

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    I bought Maytag 3000 series front loader about a year and half ago and we love it. It uses so much less water, it is amazing. That was an issue for us. Our DD and two young teen-age DGS live with us so we do lots of laundry! Have not had any problems with smell or mold on the door seal. We have done nothing special to care for it. Have never used the washer cleaner that came with it. Don't have time to pamper appliances. We kept our same Maytag electric dryer that we've had I don't know how long. I think this is the third washing machine we've had the same dryer. The clothes are so much dryer coming out of the front loader that it makes your dryer more efficient, also. Good luck with your decision! There's alot to chose from out there.

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    I Bought a Whirlpool Cabrio . It will wash 14 pairs of jeans. I loved but did cost about 1000.00 It wash my king size quilt.

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    DH & I had a Maytag dryer that literally ate a button a day off of our clothes. It was only a few years old, but one day a couple of weeks ago I decided enough was enough. Didn't particularly like my washer either, so I listed both on craigslist and we went shopping! Bought an LG 5.2 cu. ft. Graphite Steel High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer and LG 7.3 cu. ft. Graphite Steel Electric SteamDryer. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! It is actually fun to do laundry. In one load we can complete what we used to do in 2.5 to 3 loads. Everything is clean and we know we're saving water and energy. Many stores have been running the pair on sale recently for $1498-$1500. After all the negative things I've heard about front loaders, I did not want one and am so happy we found this set. We came home and read the reviews AFTER we purchased them and we don't think we'll have any regrets. We did, however, purchase the service plan since this washer uses new technology and we want to be sure we're covered over time. If you don't want a frontloader, definitely give this one a look!

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    Replaced the Maytag washer and dryer with the Whirlpool waher, Duet model. Maytag developed a leak that, cost almost as new washer. I am happy with Whirlpool. Cleans good.
    It is better to us the HD detergent in front loaders, it is designed to used less per load.
    To keep the mold from getting into washer leave the door open.
    I purchase appliances from local appliance store, owner told me that Maytag is not the same product is used to be.
    Also, local store service is the best. Local store has trained tech when help is need.

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    When I lived at my other house I had a Maytag top loader that my husband picked out when I was working full time. That thing tied socks, bras, panties in knots. My husband used to hang the stuff on the line knots and all. It ruined my underwear faster than I could buy it. I then told my husband I would do my own laundry, thinking it was something he was doing; still tied it in knots for me too. Now I have a Kenmore that I bought when I moved here 12 years ago. My DIL's brother is a washer repairman and replaced the pump once, and another part; told me not to buy another washer till he told me to. He doesn't recommend the front loaders because they have a lot of electronic problems, and gasket problems. And the Sears repairman that was here 2 weeks ago for my refrigerator said the same thing. He also said to never get a new appliance without getting an extended warranty. He says the new appliances, any kind, just don't hold up anymore.

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    I have the maytag neptune and it is a top loader. love it....front loaders also do not let you open it up after locking so youcan pop in that shirt that the pup just ran down the hall with. lol

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    [quote=great aunt jacqui]I have the maytag neptune and it is a top loader. love it....front loaders also do not let you open it up after locking so youcan pop in that shirt that the pup just ran down the hall with. lol[/quote
    Just have to add that my Maytag front loader will let you add items but not too far into the cycle. It will open in just a few seconds, not two minutes as someone else said about her machine. I'm sure they all have different settings, kind of like us! LOL!

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    Been in my new home 3 years now and got a top loader Maytag. Now since I am starting to quilt again I was regreting not buying a front loader. But...now I feel better with my decision after reading all of the negatives about the front loader machines! :-P Just wanted to say...

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