Washing Machines

Old 04-05-2014, 03:16 PM
  #81  
Power Poster
 
lynnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 24,581
Default

always had a top laoder, could stop it ata anytime and throw in that lost sock. heard all the rage about the front loaders, so when NOT. it takes forever to wash, there's no way to quicken it up, like in a top loader, and that lost sock, is lost forever. I hate it. we really only have room for a top and bottom one. but when it goes, i'm looking for a top loader. Oh, lets not even discuss the high effiency washer!!! and the special soap you need and the cleaner for the drum you also need.
lynnie is offline  
Old 04-05-2014, 10:34 PM
  #82  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
wanda lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: In the country in Ohio
Posts: 4,302
Default

Thank you Brandeesmom, this does work well, It totally tricks the machine.

Originally Posted by brandeesmom View Post
I also bought one of those new HE washers, top of the line Samsung top loaders with no agitator. Do I like it he** no!! But I figured out a way to trick it into giving me more water for each load. Before I hit the power button I load the clothes into the machine, then I dump a couple of gallons of cold water right on top of the clothes, add my detergent then I turn the power on. Now the machine thinks I just put a heavy load into it and now fills with plenty of water....clothes now come out cleaner because there is enough water for the clothes to move around. If you have a sink close to your machine, give this a try, it really does work.
wanda lou is offline  
Old 04-06-2014, 03:05 AM
  #83  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posts: 635
Default

My miele is 18 yrs old and has had one repair. Its a great machine and if I have to replace it I would do so with the same brand. Prior to buying this machine it was a case of new washers every second or third year as they just didn't last or the cost of repairs made it more cost effective to just buy a new one. I think it really is a case of paying for what you get. Though my machine cost a kings ransom it has more than paid for itself with barely a day of not being used, many days on all day especially when all five children were at home. Now it gets more rest though my youngest seems hellbent on producing enough washing to compensate for the absence of her siblings!
Sheilz is offline  
Old 04-06-2014, 03:12 AM
  #84  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: new york state
Posts: 5,614
Default

I have a washer with no lint filter in it. What fun that is. The lint roller has become my best friend. wish it would die so I can get a new one and guess what my first question will be.
zennia is offline  
Old 04-06-2014, 03:50 PM
  #85  
Super Member
 
gale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North-Central Indiana
Posts: 4,799
Default

Originally Posted by Sheilz View Post
My miele is 18 yrs old and has had one repair. Its a great machine and if I have to replace it I would do so with the same brand. Prior to buying this machine it was a case of new washers every second or third year as they just didn't last or the cost of repairs made it more cost effective to just buy a new one. I think it really is a case of paying for what you get. Though my machine cost a kings ransom it has more than paid for itself with barely a day of not being used, many days on all day especially when all five children were at home. Now it gets more rest though my youngest seems hellbent on producing enough washing to compensate for the absence of her siblings!
The problem is that they don't make washers the same way they did 18 yrs ago and what was a good brand back then may have been bought out by someone else and may not be a good brand anymore. I remember when Maytag was a go-to brand and then whirlpool bought them and now they're the same junk as other companies. And now that they have these water conservation rules in place traditional washers like what was available 18 yrs ago will no longer be made at all. Only high efficiency ones.
gale is offline  
Old 04-06-2014, 10:59 PM
  #86  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 832
Default

Could it be the laundry soap you are using? I bought a Samsung front loader last year and I just Costco brand Free and Clear laundry soap, I feel my clothes are getting very clean.
debbiemarie is offline  
Old 04-07-2014, 03:33 PM
  #87  
Super Member
 
JudyTheSewer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,243
Default

Originally Posted by Paula Fullager View Post
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.
We LOVE our 2 year old LG. We are in a dry climate and leave the door ajar until the washer is dry. We've had absolutely no problems, no odors, no bad smells, and our clothes are cleaner than they've ever been. I inherited an old rag rug from my mother and just one wash through this machine made the colors pop - I never knew there was purple and pink fabric in this rug before I washed it in the LG!!!!

Based on my happy experience, my cousin in MN bought the same machine and raves about it on a weekly basis because her previous TOTL washing machine was a disaster (I won't mention names.).

I just couldn't let our beloved washing machine have a negative review without writing about my positive experience.
JudyTheSewer is offline  
Old 04-07-2014, 03:39 PM
  #88  
Super Member
 
quiltjoey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 2,027
Default

We both Whirlpool washer and dryer set about 6 months ago. The washer is a top loader. It has all kinds of settings and does a good job. I like the gentle cycle for fabrics...
quiltjoey is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Juzsayin
Main
12
05-01-2013 05:37 AM
bearisgray
Main
22
09-14-2012 02:26 PM
Nanamoms
Main
78
10-21-2011 07:30 PM
grammy17
Main
7
01-15-2011 08:40 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.