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    washer recommendations

    My washer just broke down again and as I have never been happy with it, I am getting a new one. Does anyone have a recommendation?

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    Maytag! Maytag! Maytag! I have always had one, my mother always had one, my MIL always had one... they take a licking & keep on ticking! Here's what workhorses they are... my DS & DIL have one that was my MIL from the 50's. She washed in it every day. Then when we got married, she gave it to us. I washed zillions of loads of wash in it. Never had to have it serviced (once a belt broke but DH was able to fix that). Then when DS & DIL bought their first house, I gave it to them (so I could get a new Maytag). I serious... they are wonderful & worth every $$$!

    I think there was a discussion about this topic a while back. You might try looking for that thread, too.
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    I love my Kenmore top loading water & energy efficient machine. It is huge and does not have the center piece. I have had it about 2 years and it has been wonderful!

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    I'd suggest whatever you to out and find, read up on the reviews before purchasing. I have a Maytag Neptune top loader and when we bought it they had just come out. Turns out there are some design flaws that turn up about a year later (after the warranty runs out, naturally).

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    I have always bought Whirlpool washers and have never been sorry. They last forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKaren1949 View Post
    I have always bought Whirlpool washers and have never been sorry. They last forever.
    lol, if they last forever, why have you had to buy more than one??

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    Maytag Washers are now made by Whirlpool. They are not the same as the old Maytags, reputation-wise. I hope you check out lots of good sources before making your decision. Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I'd suggest whatever you to out and find, read up on the reviews before purchasing. I have a Maytag Neptune top loader and when we bought it they had just come out. Turns out there are some design flaws that turn up about a year later (after the warranty runs out, naturally).

    I wish I had read up before buying...
    We learned when buying cars to never buy the first year model...that has extended to other purchases as well. The first year is really like a trial run, no matter what the sales folks say. IMHO
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    We had a Maytag Neptune. Bad. Maytag is not Maytag anymore. We now have front loading Samsung. They had good reviews when we investigated. I really like them, clean clothes and ease of operation. The only negative is that the cycle are longer than I am accustomed to.

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    I've had 2 Maytag washers in the last 40 years. I still have the dryer purchased 40 years ago. My current washer was purchased in 1996.
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    I loved my top load! Not so much front load

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    We bought a Maytag Washer & Dryer .. and LOVE them !! Top loader is what we needed for the space we have for them, but it truly works !! But then also before my Kenmore broke down and was not able to get parts for (yes it was old!!LOL), I swore by it ! So either Kenmore or Maytag has my vote !
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    We learned when buying cars to never buy the first year model...that has extended to other purchases as well. The first year is really like a trial run, no matter what the sales folks say. IMHO
    I agree with Coopah about not buying the first year model. We had loads of problems with a first year van that we bought. Do your research first.
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    LG has a good reputation these days. Old Maytags were wonderful machines. New Maytags not so much......

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    We have had our Maytag washer and dryer since 1972! Hope it lasts forever. That way I have more money for fabric!
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    We always buy Whirlpool. They tend to last a long time and they're not real expensive.

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    I have Sears front loader washer and dryer, 5 years now, no problems. Love the front loader,, cleans so much better than my top loader did...water saver too...
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    We all have our favorite brands, Maytag used to be at the top of the list but in 2005 they moved their manufacturing overseas and lost their reputation for reliability.
    I bought a Kenmore High Efficiency top loader to save on water. Huge capacity, and it has been trouble free for 5 years. However, now I want to Retayne some fabric and you can't do that in these efficient automatic machines! I wish now I had a few more manual controls.
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    so many 'old name' companies are now under new owners - and they just don't seem to make the same quality of goods any longer - Sad

    My Maytag washer is from 1990 or 1991 - and still runs well - but I wouldn't venture to say what the new models are like

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    Maytag! Maytag! Maytag! I have always had one, my mother always had one, my MIL always had one... they take a licking & keep on ticking! Here's what workhorses they are... my DS & DIL have one that was my MIL from the 50's. She washed in it every day. Then when we got married, she gave it to us. I washed zillions of loads of wash in it. Never had to have it serviced (once a belt broke but DH was able to fix that). Then when DS & DIL bought their first house, I gave it to them (so I could get a new Maytag). I serious... they are wonderful & worth every $$$!

    I think there was a discussion about this topic a while back. You might try looking for that thread, too.
    I bought a Maytag in 1994 because of the reputation and it wasn't even 6 months later that the water switch stuck and my husband came home from work before me to find a lake in our utility room and kitchen! Luckily, it was covered by insurance and Maytag covered our deductible. I bought a Kenmore after the Maytag gave up the ghost for good and am not sorry I did. When I had called Maytag to see about getting a repairman out to see what was wrong with the water switch, she said it would be about a week before he could get to me. I asked her about the commercial about the "lonely" Maytag repairman and why they couldn't get out the next day. I told her that was false advertising! She didn't answer me.
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    I have the Maytag front loader and the matching dryer. I love them. They have all the features I could want including hand wash and delayed start on the washer. The dryer drys as fast as the washer washes.

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    We have always had good luck with Maytags.

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    I had an older Maytag for 25 years. I never had an trouble with it until one day, it decided not to work anymore. Too old to get parts so I just bought a simple mechanical Speed Queen washer and I am very happy with it. I don't need a computer in my machine and I just couldn't see paying the extra money for it. My Maytag did laundry for 6 kids for 25 years. I got my money's worth from it. I think the speed queen will be just as good. I follow the rule...the more stuff it has...the more that can go wrong. I just needed a simple machine and that is what I got.

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    I went to Sears and told them that I wanted the largest tub and the least number of cycles and NO pushbuttons or electronic panels....and got a huge Kenmore with only three cycles. Love it, Love it, Love it! (I mean, how many cycles do you really use???)
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    We had an old Magtag washer and dryer... It worked very well and did a good job for a long time.. then the tornado took everything and we bought an LG front load washer and dryer, plus the kit to make them stackable.. I love it.. It takes up half the room and yet they are full size machines.. On top of that it cleans the clothes very well and doesn't tangle everything up.. and there's more.. when the machine finishes it sings a little song instead of that awful blast of sound! I'm very happy.
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