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Re: front load versus top load

@crazything   I bought a Miele front loader, had always had a top loader, about five years ago, also bought the raised piece with a drawer so I don't have to bend down low.  It has been fine, also bought the dryer and raised piece at the same time.  These are supposed to last twenty years, will see.

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Re: front load versus top load


@suzyQ3 wrote:

 

The way our laundry is set up. it would be very inconvenient to leave the door open on a front loader.


Ditto here. Our tiny utility room is a pass-through to the garage. It's hard enough getting through it with two doors close together to navigate. Leaving a washing machine door open wouldn't work.

 

There's also the issue of length of wash cycle. Our top loader takes 15-20 minutes for a load. Some front loaders take around an hour. 

 

 

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Top load for me, I would never have a front load. Mine now still has agitator, my clothes come out clean and in perfect condition. 

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Re: front load versus top load

If I were buying, I would want a top load with all the great features of gentle cycle,  short cycle, etc.  I have used both (in apts. I rented) and I still prefer the top load.

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Re: front load versus top load

I've heard great things about Speed Queen.  My problem with them is they are too small.  I need a larger capacity.

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Re: front load versus top load

I much prefer a top load machine. However, my laundry room is quite small and has a sink. I could not fit full size machines side x side. Had to go with a front load washer and stacked the dryer on top.

 

Purchased the LG models and have had no mildew problems. I do leave the washer door/detergent drawer open when not in use.

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Re: front load versus top load

Re: my post re: plastic drums..........

 

That was years ago when I read the info.

 

I'm now thinking that plastic drums now-a-days are treated to have anti-microbial, anti-mildew properties.

 

Everyone:  Enjoy your washers, and the best of luck always.

 

 

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Re: front load versus top load

Speed queen top loader,love the one i have.

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Re: front load versus top load

I have an LG front loader and really like.  It gets my clothes super clean and is not hard on clothing.  

 

My clothes still look like brand new, whereas when I had a top load washer it wore out the clothes. 

 

I leave the front load washer door open and detergent drawer open when not in use to air out.  I haven't had any problems.

 

 

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We moved into a home in which we had NO OPTION except a front load, and I dreaded the thought of it.

 

I had left a previous Sears machine that was the best I’d had in 40 years of marriage, and thought I’d never find anything I’d like as well again.

I WAS WRONG!

 

My “new” LG is equipped with a magnetized door that keeps it open an inch when it’s not in use. Problem solved! I use only scent free laundry products, and I’ve NEVER had any off odors of any kind.

 

It’s also a stacker that does quilts, full loads of queen sized bed linens, and HUGE loads of clothes WITH EASE.

 

No agitator, low water consumption, EVERY SINGLE THING I DIDN’T WANT, LOVE IT!