- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My husband and I (well, I) just bought a Maytag high efficiency, top loading washing machine. It cost a pretty penny (almost a grand), is the current top-of-the-line model, and got great reviews, so needless to say we had high expectations. We are less than pleased for the following reasons:
– barely any water is in the basin during the wash cycle, and the clothes end up tangled and rub against each other and the washing plates so vigorously, we’ve already had clothes damaged.
– the clothes get so tangled no matter how we load them or how large or small the load is, that some entire items and parts of other items of clothing just don’t get washed and/or rinsed properly
– the ‘hot’ water is barely above tepid
– about a third of the clothes in each cycle come out still dirty, or covered in a soapy film
– it takes SO long to do a load! An hour, compared to 30 minutes in a regular washer. How can this be high efficiency if it takes so damn long!
I’ve read so much into this over the past couple of days, and I know that a lot of the time, poor performance of the washer is due to improper use – loading it too densely, using the wrong settings, the wrong detergent, etc. We’ve read the manual cover to cover, we had a LOT of dirty laundry saved up to practise on, from not having a washer for so long, lol. I don’t think this is us. Maybe we got a lemon, or this model just sucks, or high efficienty washers just suck? Argh. Poor DH is so upset about this he can barely think about anything else.
Anybody have any insight into this, or can think of anything else we might be doing wrong? It just seems ridiculous that such a highly recommended product from a trusted brand would be performing so poorly!