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Thread: Washing Machines: w/agitator or w/o??

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    I bought the Maytag last summer and really love it. It is so gentle on clothing and quilts.l

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    My set was delivered yesterday. The gas company is coming in the morning to run the new line to it. I can't wait to try it out! Laundry Baskets are sorted and waiting! Lol! Never knew doing laundry would be so "fun".!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    How can clothes get clean with less water? Not understanding that. There are water level adjustments on mine for different load sizes.
    There are differend load settings on the new HE washers and soak options too. You can set them for extra water if needed. Listening to the new cycle sounds with take some getting used to but so far, pretty quiet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    I have the LG with the diamond tub- such a good machine. And it has a soak cycle too, along with loads of other options. My only comment would be that is you are vertically challenged, it might be difficult to reach into the bottom to retrieve items. I am 5'6" and can reach fine, but any shorter and it might be a problem.
    I would LOVE to be able to get a top loader, but am short and to get the size I need (to wash the king size quilts/blankets) I need a step stool to fish out the clothes on the bottom. Sigh -- I'm stuck with a front loader.
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    I bought a Whirlpool topload high efficiency last year. I LOVE it! I had held on to my 25 year old washer because I'd heard a lot of bad things about the new ones. Mine is great. Cleans well, easy to use and HUGE. The only thing I will tell you is to read the manual. Mine works differently than my old one and has to be loaded differently. Once I got that down, I really like it.

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    I am 5'2". No problem reaching into the tub. I have a 3.8 tub. Sems so much larger w/o the agitator. So far so good !

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    I agree with you - can't open the door of a front loader after it's filled with water - and I often toss something extra in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang View Post
    How dirty are your clothes?? If you work where you get really dirty the low water machines do not work as well. If you clothes are not really dirty, just need to be freshened up, then they are fine. I HATE the low water machines as my husband works on antique cars and gets really greasy. NO low water machines here and I like the agitator as always.
    I have a front loader that uses less water. I also have kids of all ages, construction workers, mechanics, etc in my family and all of their clothes come clean, borrowing a stain here and there. Sometimes I put it on the soak feature to make sure they have enough time to get all the dirt out but that's only if I'm not in a rush to get it all done. I've had my set for several yrs with no problems. I have an extra large capacity and then bought the dryer a little bit bigger so it doesn't have to work so hard and dries faster. Especially with my heavy quilted bedspreads.
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    Since appliances are now regulated to be energy efficient, i am sure that in the future we will all be using these machines. I was very pleased to see that my machine cleaned up the doggie bed towels quite nicely! One towel had "spit up" on it...came clean! (Ok, vomit). I used the heavily soiled option on that load.


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    2months later and I still love my new machine w/o agitator.

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    I had a top loader w/o agitator GE. It did NOT get clothes cleaner, no option to fill tub to what you want- it "senses" what is needed. Husband has lawn & landscape business clothes didn't get clean, even lightly soiled ones. Tub agitation constantly twisted up sheets, shirts etc. Took it back and got a new model with agitator. Salesman said they had had many returned, different models. My DS & DDIL love theirs, but their clothes are never really dirty and they dry clean many items. Just my experience. I'm 5'1" I had to use a stool to get to the bottom!
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    I have a Samsung HE washer, top load large capacity without the agitator...I hated it at first because the normal cycle would barely fill the tub 1/4 with water and only cold water no matter if you set it to hot water..and you could only put about a half dozen clothing items it to wash. THEN...I figured out if I put it on the bedding cycle, it will fill all the way up, no matter how full of clothes it is and you can do a hot wash if desired...ha! ..so I always just use that cycle for either a hot wash or a warm wash and set it for a pre-wash and extra rinse too. Our clothes come out cleaner than the old washer I used to have would get them. I love my Samsung washer now

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    Just my 2cents I love a Top Load washer with a agitator and thats what I own
    seems to get my clothes cleaner. But I to love my Old Matag Winger washer just love getting out on a sunny day and washing and hanging my clothes and bedding I throw them in the dryer for a few seconds to get the allergies off.Just Saying

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    I have a new Samsung and i hate it, it is one that decides how much water to use by weighing the clothes, my husband added a small hose to our laundry sink now i add the clothes, and i add alot of water with the hose add the soap and use the bedding cycle it works a bit better, but not at all like my old Speed Queen.
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    My new Maytag has a "deep water" option. I am only 5'2" but I don't have an issue with reaching into the drum. Msybe my arms are longer? Yes, it is deep but it is do-able.

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    I have a new Maytag washer, and was told it pushes the water through the cloths, and it didn`t wash the rag rugs
    clean. When I asked hubby for a small stool to stand on, he said no way. If I would reach in and there was nothing
    to stop me, I may not be able to get out. I`m 5`3" tall and rather old. I don`t think I would buy another one.

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