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I am ready to replace my LG TROMM front loader with something that uses WATER!!

What do you have (please no front load HE's)?

I do not was an HE washer. Thanks!!

So far I am seeing the GE 3.9 GTWN4250DWS in the running.

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Shelbelle1353856556.29732808 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I swear by Whirlpool when it comes to washers and dryers.

Perkup1353857465.5875540 PostsRegistered 12/24/2008

We bought a Whirlpool from Lowes a year ago. It's a top loader and it works like a dream; chooses the water level based on the laundry load, a quick wash cycle, even has a hand wash cycle. Several choices, but not so many it's a digital nightmare. I'd buy another just like it if we had reason to. Can't find a model number, but the serial number is CY0843161. It's not a HE model.

happy hous­ewife1353857690.528014 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I have a builder grade GE top loading washer that I like a lot. I feel that paying a fortune for a washing machine - unless you are washing a lot of particularly delicate items that require special cycles etc. is just a waste. Mine has all the temperatures, hot, warm , cold and it has several cycles from delicate to wash & wear to heavy duty. I don't see a need to pay high price for a washer. And - IMO - front loading washers don't get clothes as clean as top loaders with an agitator. I have heard bad stuff about the top loaders without agitators. i say, save your money and buy a basic machine and you'll be happier.

ID21353857730.0831787 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012
On 11/25/2012 abigail7456 said:

I am ready to replace my LG TROMM front loader with something that uses WATER!!

What do you have (please no front load HE's)?

I do not was an HE washer. Thanks!!

So far I am seeing the GE 3.9 GTWN4250DWS in the running.

Wow! I really don't understand your question?? You want a top loading washing machine that uses water??? Huh? I'm pretty sure ALL washing machines use water to wash clothes. Wink

"Pure Michigan"

abigail74561353857943.2971830 PostsRegistered 11/15/2006Back home again in Indiana~
On 11/25/2012 ID2 said:
On 11/25/2012 abigail7456 said:

I am ready to replace my LG TROMM front loader with something that uses WATER!!

What do you have (please no front load HE's)?

I do not was an HE washer. Thanks!!

So far I am seeing the GE 3.9 GTWN4250DWS in the running.

Wow! I really don't understand your question?? You want a top loading washing machine that uses water??? Huh? I'm pretty sure ALL washing machines use water to wash clothes. Wink


Front load HE washers give only a certain amount of water per load size and that is very little. I was a large load of water for my clothes. I have had to wash items twice because they were not cleaned the first time.

42! Dark Brown super thick hair, combo skin and I am addicted to lipsticks!

Maggie No­lia1353858048.0534093 PostsRegistered 11/8/2012

Kenmore





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author1353858097.7834138 PostsRegistered 7/3/2005

I just replaced my Whirlpool top load with a new GE Hotpoint BASIC top load washer, that not only uses water, but uses HOT water and doesn't blend it down. I have never had cleaner, whiter fresher smelling clothes. It is has metal gears, it is solid, it wasn't expensive.

The appliance store (local) had just received them and knew this would be perfect for me due to my allergies. I need to wash with very hot water, and of course you can choose warm or cold too. It only has 3 cycles, but they work great and you can interrupt it, wash things for a minute then rinse, etc. It's all mechanical and I love it.

The 5-year-old Whirlpool was dying, one cycle gone already, and I hated it. It was top load as well, but so noisy I couldn't use it when we watched tv at the other end of the house. This one is so quiet and efficient.

Shop around; don't settle. Take your time and do some research. I washed by hand for awhile and waited until i could find what I wanted.

arrianna1353858170.395072 PostsRegistered 10/20/2010
On 11/25/2012 Shelbelle said:

I swear by Whirlpool when it comes to washers and dryers.

ITA

Funny thread title, I knew exactly what you meant. lol

twopeas1353858409.413940 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

I have a front loader and my clothes have never been cleaner. The soap gets totally rinsed out leaving the clothes so soft. When I first got mine, my daughter asked me to wash my first load of clothes without soap and then watch through window how much soap was removed during the wash that had been left in from the previous wash with my old top loader. Wow ! I am a believer. (She was in the energy business).

If you always tell the truth you will never have to try and remember what you said before .....

MaggieToo1353858473.787748 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004AZ

I've had my mid-grade Kenmore's for nearly 25 years. They are still going strong and clean the clothes very well.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Maltese Ba­bies1353858528.9331621 PostsRegistered 7/19/2008

I agree with the posters that suggest a Whirlpool. I have a top loading Whirlpool washer and it's pretty basic, however does have heavy duty to delicate cycles.

Bought my washer and dryer at Lowes in 2004 when they were having a sale and I have no complaints.

Good luck and hope you find what you are looking for.

Montana1353858594.21354 PostsRegistered 7/1/2005
Speed Queen is a reliable USA brand. I bought a basic model to replace my beloved 20+ year old Kenmore. I picked this brand after noticing its the one my hair salon used to wash their towels. I figured if it was sturdy enough for them it would work for me and it has.

weight wat­cher1353858771.09368 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007

I have the 5250 which is the same as the 4250 with just a few more buttons and it doesn't use much water either. I'm not a very happy camper because these machines have a mind of their own. If you say you have a large load and really don't the machine won't give you any more water than it thinks you need which isn't a lot. Water level barely covers the clothes. On the other hand, I have looked at and smelled the clothes and they do seem clean. If I were you I'd keep looking. You definitely want an agitator - some Whirlpools don't have one. Good luck.

happy hous­ewife1353858934.7128014 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 11/25/2012 abigail7456 said:
On 11/25/2012 ID2 said:
On 11/25/2012 abigail7456 said:

I am ready to replace my LG TROMM front loader with something that uses WATER!!

What do you have (please no front load HE's)?

I do not was an HE washer. Thanks!!

So far I am seeing the GE 3.9 GTWN4250DWS in the running.

Wow! I really don't understand your question?? You want a top loading washing machine that uses water??? Huh? I'm pretty sure ALL washing machines use water to wash clothes. Wink


Front load HE washers give only a certain amount of water per load size and that is very little. I was a large load of water for my clothes. I have had to wash items twice because they were not cleaned the first time.

Where we go camping in the summer has front loading machines and they really don't get the clothes very clean at all. Fortunately it is only camp clothes for the most part, but I notice that our underwear gets much cleaner once we come home and I can wash it in my machine.

Jinlei1353859980.49115 PostsRegistered 7/25/2010
Whirlpool for me, too. The first Whirpool washer and dryer I had lasted 15 years. I have the standard top loading washer. I felt I did not need all the newfangled bells and whistles. I got my Whirpool washer and dryer for under $1000. I wouldn't buy anything else!

RedTop1353870971.383700 PostsRegistered 9/1/2010

I am glad to know so many of you prefer the standard type of washing machine, so that we can at least try to convince manufacturers through our continued purchases of them, that there is a need to continue making this type of washer. I want a washer that has an agitator, fills with water and swishes the clothes around to get them clean. I will figure out other ways to conserve water in my household, but please don't force it on me through an "energy efficient" washer that doesn't get my clothes clean. Right now I have 3 good washers in my house; 2 are used regularly, and # 3 needs a minor repair, but can be fixed and is the designated spare washer in the basement. As long as I can find a standard washer, I won't allow myself to be forced to buy one of the HE washers.

MathisFan1353871442.21914 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have a top load GE. You can choose your water level. It also has a hot water wash setting. It wasn't expensive either.

I'll never have one that fills according to the weight of the laundry load. I've heard they never fill with enough water to clean or rinse clothes properly.

weight wat­cher1353874292.3368 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007

MathisFan, although my GE washer lets you choose your water level it does what it wants anyway. This was also a compaint on a GE website when a customer wrote in.

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MathisFan1353874570.563914 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 11/25/2012 weight watcher said:

MathisFan, although my GE washer lets you choose your water level it does what it wants anyway. This was also a compaint on a GE website when a customer wrote in.

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Wow! Sorry to hear that! I've never had any trouble with mine. Mine isn't too fancy. It has a knob you turn to select water levels....low, medium, large and super.

Were you able to have the issue resolved? Warranty, etc.?

The only thing I really don't like about my washer is that there is only cold rinse. I just don't feel as if you can get anything rinsed very well in cold water. It does have cold, warm, hot and colored clothing wash temps. I mainly use warm water to wash our clothes.

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KatherineW1353874575.59728128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God

I have a Whirlpool top loader. Those front loaders kill my back.......I prefer Maytags.




FATCATinCT1353874716.92514 PostsRegistered 11/18/2006

I so hear you about the front loaders and the water level, I cannot wait till mine dies so I can buy another top loader. One thing I did find recently, I normally wash my comforters on the normal cycle, this time I used the "bulky bedding" cycle and apparently this cycle uses a lot more water and it came out white and clean! i have been doing all my laundry on the bulky bedding cycle, what a big difference. If you have this cycle, give it a try.

AuntG1353875832.2535644 PostsRegistered 1/31/2009Wisconsin

Our Whirlpool top loader is a very good machine.

Abby Grace1353878810.491127 PostsRegistered 6/12/2011

A few months ago, I bought the GE top loader with an agitator. I didn't want the HE models that are being forced on us today. It has one HE setting, and other settings that you choose your water lever. The 1st load I used was the HE setting- I hated it. I took over an hour for the load, and the water barely covered the clothes. Since then I've been using the options that allow me to choose my own water lever. This machine is go quiet, that initially I was afraid that it wouldn't get the dirty clothes clean, but it works beautifully. It also does an amazing delicate wash. Our clothes spin out quite a bit too, so drying time is reduced with less wrinkles. So far, I have no regrets. If they fix the HE issues, I'll reconsider for my next purchase.

betteb1353880432.10314538 PostsRegistered 1/1/2008The Land of Oz

Roper by Whirlpool. I got my current set at Lowe's. 3 temps. 3 water levels and 3 cycles.

My current set replaced the same brand that lasted 18yrs. Very reasonably priced.

,
"Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;" Wordsworth

Irshgrl312­011353880943.57313195 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

I have never used a front loader that I like. I have a really pricey front loader and I hate that there is not a lot of water like a regular washing machine. I really miss that and after the holidays I am getting the old stylie back.

They never wash out all of the soap. Everytime I have put clothes washed in them in water I see soapy suds, I hate it. I can feel it on dried on to my clothes.

I like the older kinds that have plenty of water, my clothes feel the cleanest there. I have to rinse each load at least times with top loaders.

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