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    I went to Sears a few years ago and told them I wanted a top loader with a huge tub, dials not pushbuttons, and I'd never need a lot of settings so the fewer the better. That's what I got and it works great. With 4 dogs and the two of us, we do a good bit of furry/grimy laundry and it all comes clean the first time through. I'd advise you to get only what you need and will use, with a big tub. I have 3 choices of cycle, three water temperature combinations to choose from, and three water levels. That's it and it works for me!
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    We also bought a new washer last yr. Left the ....26 yr old Maytag,when we moved. BTW,she was used when bought at a house auction.
    The new one is a mechanical GE with agitator & huge capacity.Inside is all stainless steel.It stops on a dime when lid is opened to add more of whatever.Mine does a good job.Still using old dryer,but will look for mechanical if & when.

    BTW,both DDs have front loaders that also do a good job.
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    What ever you do, don't get an LG. They get moldy and make your clothes smell like mold only after 3-6 months and they won't do anything about it and their customer service is terrible. We had to get ride of ours after about 2 years because we couldn't stand the smell any more.

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    Hate my new Samsung. The ring at the bottom of the washer caught and ripped by favorite pants. A repair person came from Samsung and released the caught fabric. He said I should wash them on delicate. What? I've always washed them with my other clothes. My husband has had a rash we think is coming from not rinsing enough. We're now doing an extra rinse. Who wants this extra work?
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    I can agree with the life span being very short on the new ones. We bought all new appliances when we moved into this house 7 years ago. We've replaced, hot water heater, put new parts on the KitchenAid range, microwave worked on twice, we replacing the ice maker as soon as the part gets here and now the Whirlpool Duet washer is leaking. We bought the Kitchen Aid appliances because we thought they would hold up better. Never again. I don't like the duet because it doesn't clean as well as my top loader I had before. That's just the way it is I guess.
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    I have not heard or read a good report on any of these energy saving devices they just don't work very good and to get clothes rinsed enough or just to run hot water you have to stand right there I always like washing my colored clothes in warm water these new machines will not let you they give you just a little hot water then sjps over to cold and where we live our water comes out icy cold so takes lots of time plus more water and more electricity but that is the way with most of these energy saving things the dish washer has cut down on the water and also on the hot water when my pld maytag goes out I will jut do dishes by hand

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    Just bought a Maytag, top loader, and I hate it. Doesn't aggitate good and lid locks, you can push the pause button to open the lid. Still don't like it. Barb
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    I just purchased a Maytag Cennential top load washer, so far it seems to be doing a good job of cleaning. I hope it will last. I just finished washing my stash to organize and I done about 8-10 loads a day for 2 months and it's still going strong. Will see if it has a quick death soon after that.

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    I recently bought a new washer and did some research before hand. I wanted a top loader with an agitator and a real rinse cycle. I found one, a Whirlpool. Check out Lowe's. Or read reviews on Amazon. Yes, it does lock the lid, but tho can use the pause button to open it. Hot water is not real hot, but is Ok. I don't need hot water all that often.

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    We bought a whirlpool fridge a couple of years ago and had tons of problems with it. It took 3 units just to get one that worked and we still had an issue that we ended up fixing ourselves. Whirlpool was horrible the entire time. Lowe's was awesome but whirlpool has the most hideous customer service I've ever encountered.

    then few months ago we bought a samsung stove and there was a piece missing. Samsung customer service acted like I was lying and it took weeks to get the missing part. It was probably a $5 part. Their customer service was still better than whirlpool but not great.

    So now I'm holding a grudge against whirlpool (and all of their offshoots, which includes maytag) and samsung. Before long I won't have any brands to choose from.

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    I doubt if there really are any brands to choose from now I think most by same and just slap a different name on them

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    Here's a link that shows who makes what at Kenmore:
    http://www.appliance411.com/purchase/sears.shtml

    whirlpool includes: whirlpool, maytag, kitchenaid, jenn-air, amana, ikea and a few others.

    I think Frigidaire also includes electrolux, gibson, tappan.

    GE makes hotpoint.

    I think LG and Samsung are single brand companies (for these types of appliances).

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    This may be worthless info but I'm adding it 'just in case'
    We found about 15 years ago that it was impossible to buy regular toilets around here, they were all 'low water.' We had always heard bad things about their flushing and we live in 'the black swamp' so no water problems. We live within an hour of Canada so we crossed the border as we heard up in Canada they still had the old style.

    We went to a Home Depot right over the border and the guy there said they sell ALOT of toilets to Americans for the same reason!
    I do not know the reason for the newer washers, but maybe a Canadian?
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    thanks a bunch for the tip we are not that far away so maybe a trip coming up this summer I know I love shopping in Mexico I have gotten some clothes there that is much better than here almost like our old and anything leather well Mexico is the place to buy as all of our leather is sent there I love the purses that I get there and the vanilla so it goes you get the idea

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    I have never bought large appliances to last for years. They start to look out dated and I want to to change them out. I have learned what brands I like the best for each and now only buy Bosch dishwashers. The Bosch dishwasher I have now still looks great and works great and I don't prewash the dishes. I use Cascade Complete Action Packs and a rinse aid. It is so quiet, I have to put my ear to the door to hear it. This washer has an extra shine setting. I never used it but once DH did and I could tell a big difference. The glassware was actually shinning. LOL
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    I have my top loaders for over 17 years and it still works, My girlfriend had a front loader for 2 years and got rid of it because of many problems and went back to a top loader. At the price they want I would stick to a top loader if I have to replace mine

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    what we need to do is order a washer from China made in the USA and we'd probably get a great one. what is here for us to buy usually isn't the best. sad but true.

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    onobyone when did you buy your dishwasher this big change in the appliances has just come out in the last 5 years or so also has happened with sewing machines and many other things it really is a BUYER BEWARE out there shopping is not what it once was and nativetexan you may be right maybe if we could order from China but I really don't think there is much made in the U.S. anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugosaB View Post
    This may be worthless info but I'm adding it 'just in case'
    We found about 15 years ago that it was impossible to buy regular toilets around here, they were all 'low water.' We had always heard bad things about their flushing and we live in 'the black swamp' so no water problems. We live within an hour of Canada so we crossed the border as we heard up in Canada they still had the old style.

    We went to a Home Depot right over the border and the guy there said they sell ALOT of toilets to Americans for the same reason!
    I do not know the reason for the newer washers, but maybe a Canadian?
    That's interesting. We've been having trouble with our septic recently and the plumbers and septic company all think it's because of the low flow toilets (we're in a new house). They've all said the water to solids ratio is not ideal for washing everything down to the septic tank. We have one old toilet in our old house we can swap in but we need two. I've been thinking about looking up a way to modify one to hold more water.

    eta: this is another reason we're happy that we went with the traditional speed queen washer. That way more water is being washed down to the septic tank.
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    In other words....they were HE's.
    They still sell the regular washers, just keep shopping.
    Sorry I'm no help to where but I got mine at Best Buy two yrs ago.
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    I've seen regular ones at Lowe's online too. Fisher and Paykel was the brand. The only place we could find the speed queen was at a small mom & pop appliance shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    That's interesting. We've been having trouble with our septic recently and the plumbers and septic company all think it's because of the low flow toilets (we're in a new house). They've all said the water to solids ratio is not ideal for washing everything down to the septic tank. We have one old toilet in our old house we can swap in but we need two. I've been thinking about looking up a way to modify one to hold more water.

    eta: this is another reason we're happy that we went with the traditional speed queen washer. That way more water is being washed down to the septic tank.

    Good to know! I still have my 20 yr old Speed Queen washer and we are on septic.
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    I have recently bought front loader washing machine whirlpool washing machine and i simply love it, it consumes less water and spin faster which give a me a clean clothes as gift every time i wash them. It also extract water at a much faster rate as compared to that of top loader. Go for front loader may be luck will favor you third time
    Hope it will help you : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I have never bought large appliances to last for years. They start to look out dated and I want to to change them out. I have learned what brands I like the best for each and now only buy Bosch dishwashers. The Bosch dishwasher I have now still looks great and works great and I don't prewash the dishes. I use Cascade Complete Action Packs and a rinse aid. It is so quiet, I have to put my ear to the door to hear it. This washer has an extra shine setting. I never used it but once DH did and I could tell a big difference. The glassware was actually shinning. LOL
    Thanks for posting that. I, too, have a Bosch dishwasher & if I could love an inanimate object, I'd LOVE my dishwasher. Never, ever pre-wash. The silverware holder is configured so each piece has their own little compartment, so no nesting. And talk about quiet! When we first got it, I started it, listened, then opened it to see if it was running.
    Regarding clothes washers! I have a front load, computer HE washer & dryer, both on pedestals. I keep the door to the washer open, as we live in FL, so with the humidity, things don't dry out really well. It has never gotten mold, but I know that is due to it always having circulated air. It washes clothes clean & I'm happy with the dryer. So I'm just a happy camper, quilting along!!
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    In my opinion, washing machines do not really clean clothes very well. I do have washing machine but I seldom used it. My reason is , I spend too much on water but I'm not also satisfied with the outcome of our clothes. I think , you just try hand washing your clothes and just use an effective detergent.

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