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I hate my washer! / I LOVE my washer!

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How about a quick question and answer to refresh our memories and make a nice easy to see list for us! Share the brand and type and approximate age of your washer, and how you like it.

HATE IT! Kenmore Oasis (Whirlpool Cabriolet) Top loader, no agitator, about 7 years old. HATE it. It wads up the clothes, is louder than a jet taking off, and takes forever to wash.

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Shelbelle1373638291.8934000 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have a 24 year old top loader from Whirlpool, has been a true pleasure, not one issue in all these years. But, I should not brag on it, then it will go up on me!!!

Sooner1373639252.88714414 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 7/12/2013 Shelbelle said:

I have a 24 year old top loader from Whirlpool, has been a true pleasure, not one issue in all these years. But, I should not brag on it, then it will go up on me!!!

I said something nice about my car last week and am living in terror! LOL! It does seem to work that way doesn't it?

smokymtngal1373640600.4372844 PostsRegistered 12/8/2007

My old Kenmore worked great and lasted over 20 years.

I hate my 3 year old GE Profile, toploader, no agitator. It twists the heck out of my clothes, and I don't care what anyone says, it needs more water to clean properly.

chrystaltr­ee1373640904.3511618 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

We have a condo now, with a laundry center. However, when we owned our own home, I liked my Kenmore washers and dryers. They lasted forever and did the job and I never had any problems with Sears maintence and service. I preferred top loaders.

straykatz1373642677.548346 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007

Kenmore front loader washer...I think it's now 7 years old.....very quiet....does a great job tumbling through the rinse cycle without tangling clothes.....lots of settings for different cycles and water temps.....my only dislike is when I realize I missed something and want to add it to the load because once the water starts the door locks and there is no adding anything extra.

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anisa1373642689.452185 PostsRegistered 3/25/2005

I'm not happy with my two year old Maytag low level washer, Model MVWX700XL1. The clothes come out of it, with dry spots on most pieces. I do small to medium loads so there is no reason for that to happen. The only way to combat the problem is to do a bulky load setting which fills the tub to the brim. That totally defeats the purpose of using less water each time I do a load.

Sooner1373643505.38314414 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

It is so frustrating because there are so many problems reported with the newer washers and they cost a fortune and don't last any time. All of your input is SOOOO helptul!

Buck-i-Nana1373644363.0377373 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

4 yr old Samsung SVT front loader. LOVE IT. I've loved it since the first load I washed that came out smelling so clean. It's gentle on the clothes and extremely economical to run. My water bill dropped and my electric bill dropped because it spins out the water so well that it takes half the time to dry them in the dryer.

I've not had any issues with smell either. I keep the door open just a couple inches by placing a rolled hand towel at he hinge side, and I always make my towels the last load I run using hot hot water and bleach.

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ILikeShade1373644427.7036491 PostsRegistered 4/20/2012

I like our Kenmore front loader but wish the drum was bigger. Have had it about 7 years...it has the 2 way tumbler, stainless steel drum and eco cycle (don't have model no). The Kenmore top loaders without agitator were new to us at the time when we were looking and found them very interesting because they seemed bigger...shocked that they wad up the clothes. Back to my front loader, I have a king down comforter and have to take it to a laundromat because it doesn't fit but our cotton king comforter does, although barely. To add more clothes after the door locks...I turn it off and then quickly open the door and have to be fast or water will drip out. Ours used to be very silent but lately has gotten louder so I think there is a malfunction of some kind. One of the big selling points was how quiet it was.

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toodles111373645602.193600 PostsRegistered 12/6/2010

I like, not love, our Whirlpool Duet front loader. I think it is seven or so years old. I think that it does a better job when I add a rinse, which I do for stinky loads.

I am going to try the towel on the door trick because people are always closing the door and then it starts to smell.

shesallthat1373646633.6579872 PostsRegistered 4/4/2005
On 7/12/2013 toodles11 said:

I like, not love, our Whirlpool Duet front loader. I think it is seven or so years old. I think that it does a better job when I add a rinse, which I do for stinky loads.

I am going to try the towel on the door trick because people are always closing the door and then it starts to smell.

we have a seperate laundry room so i have not had a problem with the guys closing the door of our washing machine - it is a front loader,too. they don't go in there too often! Wink i told them about that problem when we got them. a friend of ours decided to retire to washington and had recently bought new front loading washing and dryer pair. she did not want to have to deal with moving them so she asked if she could give them to us. i had read alot online on the DIY boards about how when you finish washing to leave the doors open and wipe around the seal of the door and let that dry for a few hours. we have not had a problem with the smell thank goodness! but i do use the tide washing machine cleaner every few weeks - love how it makes the room smell,too!

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Melzy1373646827.45103 PostsRegistered 12/9/2006

Funny you should ask... Just bought a Kenmore dryer yesterday. I bought new Maytags in 2006. I figured I'd buy the best, after all, back in the day - they lasted DECADES!! The washer bit the dust a year and a half ago. The dryer died on Monday. We went back to Kenmore because they seem to last the longest. The salesmen will tell you they're made now to last approx. 10 years. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE??

Shorty2U1373649849.9914420 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007PA

GE TOP load washer, love it and its 4 years old. I hate front loading washers and also we bought a white washer and dryer. Why pay a fortune for color when no one sees it but us? The washer and dryer are in our laundry room on the first floor. All of our appliances are 3 to 4 years old. We replaced them all over a 2 year period because they were all getting old and here from when my husband had the house built (before I met him).

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"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

clemintine1373650113.2118194 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

2 yr old Speed Queen/stainless tub/top load/ water levels and temps....LOVE IT

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clemintine1373650114.56718194 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

{#emotions_dlg.blushing} sorry, double post (only have one washer!!)

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LipstickDi­va1373655308.5336952 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

Samsung Front Loader about 3 years old. Absolutely, postively love it. However, yes it does take longer to wash than my 1978 Whirlpool did. But on the other hand, the drying time in my Samsung Dryer is much shorter.

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LipstickDi­va1373655408.80336952 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio
On 7/12/2013 Mostly Invisible said:

4 yr old Samsung SVT front loader. LOVE IT. I've loved it since the first load I washed that came out smelling so clean. It's gentle on the clothes and extremely economical to run. My water bill dropped and my electric bill dropped because it spins out the water so well that it takes half the time to dry them in the dryer.

I've not had any issues with smell either. I keep the door open just a couple inches by placing a rolled hand towel at he hinge side, and I always make my towels the last load I run using hot hot water and bleach.

Just read this. I think this is the same one I have.

I love the music it plays at the end when the loads are done! LOL

I don't have a smell problem either.

You can't buy love but you can adopt it. Adopt, don't shop.

Tyak1373656383.5071662 PostsRegistered 1/25/2013

I have a 7 yr. old Maytag top loader and it hasn't given my any problems, but I don't think it spins the water out as much as it should.

Can you even get a top loader with an agitator anymore or are those a thing of the past?

tetonlady1373657019.3724 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012

I just replaced my 20 year old Whirpool washer with a Speed Queen. I did not want a front loader, and was skeptical that the top loaders with no agitator could wash with such low water levels. So far, I love the Speed Queen. It is made in the U.S. and has a good warranty. After doing research prior to buying it, most people gave it a thumbs up.

JESSA1373657138.422225 PostsRegistered 12/18/2010

I have a LG front loader and I hate it...the clothes do not come out clean...they look dingy to me . I wish I had the old Speed Queen wringer washer that my mom had.

Sooner1373657206.7214414 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Mine does NOT play music! Now that is impressive!

Buck-i-Nana1373661283.97373 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio
On 7/12/2013 Sooner said:

Mine does NOT play music! Now that is impressive!

Yeah, it plays Franz Shubert's Die Forelle (The Trout). My model only plays the first bar or so, but the newer models apparently play the whole thing!

Enjoying my retirement 1 cup of coffee at a time.

NOT invisible anymore, so get over it! I'm not gonna disappear :)

ROMARY1373661512.30715341 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

Older GE washer. Maybe around 30 years. I LOVE it because it has a very short wash cycle option. Turn knob type. No push buttons, which i like. Hope I don't 'jinx' it now. Let's all keep our 'fingers crossed'............

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Yellow Rose

JustJazzmom1373665535.19727301 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!
On 7/12/2013 ROMARY said:

Older GE washer. Maybe around 30 years. I LOVE it because it has a very short wash cycle option. Turn knob type. No push buttons, which i like. Hope I don't 'jinx' it now. Let's all keep our 'fingers crosses'............

I hear ya-- my GE top loader is close to 27 years old and is still going strong. Only thing we have ever replaced on it is the hot and cold hoses. I never used powders but strictly liquids.

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ROMARY1373666472.29315341 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

Yes, liquids only. The 'free and clear' type for us because of allergies.

Yellow Rose

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