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05-05-2019 12:29 PM
Washers like the Kenmore your mother had, are exactly what many of us would love to have now!
My Whirlpool washer has a very short soak cycle. If you stop any wash cycle, and don’t restart within a certain time, the washer will drain all the water out, then stop, and you have to start the cycle over.
05-05-2019 12:53 PM
@pooky1 At one time, I had GE washer. dryer, and refrigerator, all lasted 20-25 years. Four years ago, I bought a GE Monogram, terrible, leaks from the bottom, so we deal with it, otherwise I would have to empty the freezer and the refrigerator for someone to look at it for repair.
I wont buy another GE appliance.
05-05-2019 01:15 PM
I have a GE washer. It has various soak settings from 15 minutes to 2 hours and I use the soaking feature often. It really helps to get out stains. I wouldn’t buy another washer without that feature.
What I don’t like about my particular model is that I had to buy a lower end machine to get an agitator and it doesn’t have a spin speed control. Everything spins at the fastest speed so many loads, especially sheets, end up twisted and unbalanced and the washer starts walking across the laundry room. I’ll be more careful to avoid that with my next machine.
05-05-2019 04:02 PM
I have a Hotpoint, which is made by GE, a lower end of GE, had it for last 5 years, I love it!!
And yes, any washer can soak if you fill it, then stop it and restart.
Not ALL washers, including my Whirlpool Cabrio HE washer, it automatically drains after a few minutes when turned 'off'.
Don't you hate that when it starts to drain automatically! I still find it difficult to get used to! I used to like to start my machine, stop it while looking for other things to throw in or just let it soak for a while. After I got my Cabrio I tried it and came back to an empty machine several times! Lol! Now the dirty laundry hunt has to be fully done before starting it.
On a side note...what I miss immensely from my old machine is the delayed start feature. I could put my laundry & soap in, close the lid, select how many hours to delay the start and it would start either 3, 6 or 9 hours later. Great for when you were going out for a few hours and when I returned the laundry was just recently completed.
05-06-2019 11:52 AM
05-06-2019 03:16 PM
In almost 44 years of marriage, I've never had anything but GE washers & dryers. The first set was still going strong at 17 years old when we sold the mobile home they came in. The 2nd set lasted for 20+ years. Both sets had top loader washers. None of them ever needed a repair, til the 2nd set washer just died.
My current set of GE (front loader) is maybe 6 years old, never been a problem either. I use the delayed start on the washer frequently, and will never have another washer without it! I can go from 1 to 10 hours in 1 hour increments.
I'm sitting here at work trying to remember if mine has a soak cycle, lol! If it does, I've never used it.
05-06-2019 04:20 PM
We just had a new washer and dryer delivered about an hour ago.
To be honest, I have no idea if our old set had a pre-soak feature. If it did, I never used it,
I assume this new set does as it seems to be capable of doing everything except cook dinner. I’ll have to specifically look for that.
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