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Need new washing machine, reviews on those big enough for queen size quilts

Old 11-27-2018, 08:32 AM
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The knobs on my Kenmore HE2plus are breaking off. First it was the start button, today i knocked off the wash cycle setting knob. Start button was a push to start so we could still use the washer. The selector knob has a plastic stem that broke. Can now only use the washer at what it was set to last night: the regular wash cycle. DH often chooses to do an extra rinse because he has never been happy with this washer: not enough water. leaves soap in after rinse if he used as much as he needed to get things clean.
He likes top loaders, i like the size of the front loaders. It is getting harder to bend down to pull things in and out. My thoughts on the large capacity top loaders without agitators is that they can't possibly get mechanics/ farmers clothes clean.
Help. I know i'll be replacing the washer by this weekend. Our appliance guy says that sears isn't making the control boards anymore, probably figured out it was a bad design since apparently this is where that model fails.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:43 AM
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Sorry I’m no help because I am a top loader fan. For really dirty clothes I can load my washer and let them soak in the water as long as needed before finishing the cycle.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:48 AM
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So do you have a top loader that works well with both the dirty clothes and quilts, sleeping bags etc.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:55 AM
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I have a HE top loader. Mine is about 3 years old, so things may have changed,but I won't buy an HE washer again regardless. It has too many drawbacks that they don't mention.

I have two questions regarding them: If they are so great, why do you have to use/buy special cleaning agents to keep the machine from stinking? If you have to clean your washer, how clean is it getting your clothes?

I'm sorry, I can't answer the question regarding washing a queen sized quilt.

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Old 11-27-2018, 09:28 AM
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The front loaders get mold and nasty. I have them at work so I have stuck with top loaders at home
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:36 AM
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The best washing made right now is a Speed Queen according to repairmen. Try and not get a digital one, almost impossible now. I had DH disconnect the lid lock on my top loader. That is the dumbest thing ever put on one.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:53 AM
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The best washing made right now is a Speed Queen according to repairmen. Try and not get a digital one, almost impossible now. I had DH disconnect the lid lock on my top loader. That is the dumbest thing ever put on one.
I agree that the lid lock is a dumb idea. I will also only buy top-loading machines. I bought a GE large capacity set in 2005 and took it with me when I moved in 2015. Unfortunately the house I wound up buying was plumbed for gas, and my set was electric. I used a front loader (left by the previous owners of this house) for a while. The lack of control over what happened during the wash cycle was frustrating. Finally I bought the supposedly improved GE large capacity set and sold the other two sets on craigslist. The new washer does the job, but I don't like the controls on it as well as the older model. I have washed queen and king quilts in it with no problems.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:01 AM
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Oh for an old fashioned regular agitator washer. My mom's washer held up for over 30 years no problem except once the granulated soap built up in the line and had to be cleaned out. DH and I were discussing washers just last week. We are going to try to go to local small dealers and see if they have old stock in stock. I would go for as old school as I could get.
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Originally Posted by bkay View Post
I have a HE top loader. Mine is about 3 years old, so things may have changed,but I won't buy an HE washer again regardless. It has too many drawbacks that they don't mention.

I have two questions regarding them: If they are so great, why do you have to use/buy special cleaning agents to keep the machine from stinking? If you have to clean your washer, how clean is it getting your clothes?

I'm sorry, I can't answer the question regarding washing a queen sized quilt.

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Unfortunately that is all you can get' The HE machines.to help keep the machine from stinking be sure and leave the lid open when not in use.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:41 AM
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Sorry I’m no help because I am a top loader fan. For really dirty clothes I can load my washer and let them soak in the water as long as needed before finishing the cycle.
whatever you get Don't get one of those water saver ones. I'm sorry that when our top loader went we got a water saver. Try to wash a load when the water barely shows in the load. and the rinse is the same. I know that the ladies in India may wash by beating their clothes to death, but I don't like the twisting and turning of wet clothes.
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