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Old 03-20-2014, 09:21 AM
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We had a Maytag washer and dryer at the old house for almost 25 years. No problems other than the dryer timer broke. We bought Maytag again for here, 13 years ago. No problems other than the dryer buzzer doesn't work.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:22 AM
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The washer is top loader.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:10 AM
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If your clothes aren't worn to do dirty, greasy work, just normal wearing, then the fast agitation and lots of water isn't needed. I love my swish top loader. My clothes aren't agitated to death making them look old fast. It has a super water level setting that fills the tub over the clothes level, I can open the lid after starting and it has a hand wash cycle which is the best ever for washing fabric. No threads and no raveling. It's a GE Profile about three years old. I got the dryer to match and it works like dryer should. I have no preference in dryers. I just buy a new dryer when I get a new washer so they match.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Misty's Mom View Post
I love my whirlpool duet front loaders. Have had them for app 8 years. I can control the temp and just change the cycle and add an extra rinse if needed. That said, I agree they cost way too much just to do laundry. I believe the front loaders are easier on your clothes too, the reason I got them.
Same for me. I love my Whirlpool Duets! I have well water and my clothes come out perfect, no graying from the hard water. My washer and dryer are 12 years old and have never needed any repairs.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:41 PM
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I think I had better baby my 25 year old Maytag washer!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:55 PM
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I guess I won't be of any help to you since I have a front loading Maytag that I really like. We've had it for 4 or 5 years and it did need an expensive repair about a year ago but we had an extended warranty so didn't have to pay extra for the repair. The biggest test it gets is DGS's white baseball pants with the ground in red stuff they use on the fields, plus grass stains, a little blood now and then. Those pants come out looking great! Our machine has many different settings for water temp, wash time, etc. Major save on water use and our water is high cost so we appreciate that. I know I sound like a Maytag sales person whenever I talk about it! Good luck, hope you find something that works for you.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:13 PM
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You ALL are so lucky. I live in an senior housing and we ALL have to go to the one laundry facility in my side of the complex. But they seem to do their duty that they are paid well for (5 quarters for a wash and 4 for a dry!).
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:26 PM
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I have one of the new Maytag HE top loaders and it cleans just fine. Like Selm said, it uses a lot less water. I use probably half the detergent and water of a regular machine, I can set hot water wash but it only rinses in cold. I can add stuff after it starts and also keep the extra rinse cycle on most of the time.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:26 PM
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We bought Maytag Bravo HE top loaders about six months ago, and I LOVE them! But if you're looking for the tub to fill out, I think you have to stay away from the HEs.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:44 PM
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I'm knocking on wood like crazy! Both my washer and dryer are ancient...BUT...so far....they are great. I can adjust water temp, open any time I want, and adjust load size. The latch on the dryer door is broken, but a magnet keeps it closed. They are truly work-horses. Over the years my sons have worked at a junk yard, the city maintenance yard, and a printing plant. They challenged me with every kind of gunk/grease/dirt/oil etc known to mankind!! That goes back 15 years...my machines are still chugging away!
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