Post # 17
I love my set. We have had them about 5 months now. They are Kenmore brand, sold at Sears but made by LG. They are white front loaders. They clean well with quick cycle times. We are on well water so we wanted the high efficiency to use less water. The only downfall is moldy smell in washer if you don’t leave door cracked. No big deal to me though, it’s easy to leave the door ajar. Read lots of reviews and good luck shopping!
Post # 18
I like my Maytag Bravos. I put one in my first house, in 2009 and had no problems. Then when I moved, I bought a set for our new house in 2013. They are EnergyStar and HE, I prefer the top loader to the front loader I had previously. I make my own detergent and use vinegar as fabric softener, it handles our filth like a champ.
Post # 19
We had to replace our dryer about two weeks ago. I wanted something that would have a large capacity but that also would be able to dry just few articles without them becoming stuck on one of the baffles and coming out wet after more than one cycle. I did a ton of research in a very compressed amount of time, and I chose a Whirlpool model with quad baffles that is specifically designed to prevent this problem, because it was the only brand that I saw that advertised this benefit.
I should note that I already had a gas dryer, so I replaced it with a gas dryer. I was able to find a sale that also offered free delivery and free haul-away of the old appliance. Beware of hidden or surprise installation fees, however, since gas dryers must be installed by a professional, and there usually are fees associated with this (something that the website did not make clear and which customer service reps on the phone did not tell me about when I was confirming free delivery, installation, and haul away of the old dryer.)
By the way, the model I purchased has a companion, front-loading washer that is beautiful, but which I would not purchase if I need to replace my washer. I plan to avoid front-loading washers for a variety of reasons. There is no need for your appliances to be the same make, model or style unless you want them to be.
Post # 20
We got a basic whirlpool top load (not HE) washer when our old Kenmore broke. It works really well, but it does make some weird noises! Sounds like a duck quacking when the propeller is going. LOL. I just don’t have the budget for front loaders, and honestly can’t imagine spending the money on them.
I shopped small, local appliance stores, and several of the people told me that HE can be bad for people with allergies/eczema, which I didn’t know. Apparrantly the low water amount increases detergent build up and residual, which can aggravate allergies and sensitive skin. So, we went with a non HE model.
Post # 21
I love my LG front loaders. I have extra large capacity ones and can get a ton of clothes in them. We are a family of 4 and I only do 2-3 loads of laundry a week. And they come out so dry that it only takes about 30 minutes for the clothes to dry. Plus, the clothes come out so much cleaner than regular top loaders.
I had to use a top loader at a rented condo this week and the clothes still had stains on them and it took about 90 minutes to dry. I hated it!
Post # 22
I LOVE my GE top loading high efficiency washer and the matching dryer. I originally wanted front loaders but after seeing my moms leak so much, smell and not do big loads or throw something in if you forgot it initially made me say no.
I’ve had the set for a few months and have no issues with either.
Post # 23
Thank you all! I am thinking I will try to get a top loader. My plan is to pick four to five sets that I would like and then watch for sales…
Post # 24
we have samsung front loaders but we only just moved into our house last month (new build)…. so we havent been using them for that long but so far they’re great…. we can fit so much more in the wash now its crazy. We followed the sales womens advise and dont fully close the door after we wash and we havent had any issues with smell
Post # 25
@shanbp: You will though. It takes a little while. I use special cleaners but I’ve found that washing my all-white comforter on an extra long, extra hot cycle using bleach works well too!
Post # 26
@1inthechamber: good to know lol. Thanks for the tip. I have a few all white matress pads I can prob do that with