(Closed) tips on washer/dryer purchase?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@tenacity:  I would definitely check Consumer Reports.  You’re right, nothing is going to have impeccable reviews, but we used Consumer Reports for car and washer/dryer purchases.  We got the best that we could afford, and have been pleased.  Unfortunately, I can’t help you with specific model advice, since ours aren’t stackables.  However, Kenmore does have good ratings, and we love ours.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I don’t have much advice….but I would stick with a well known name.

I have always had either Whirlpool or Kenmore from Sears. Both excellent…..and last many, many years.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Also, stackables are expensive. If you are renting an apartment and this is not for long term, you may want to consider buying a used one off Craigslist.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have sold appliances for Lowe’s for the past 3 years…I would go with Samsung.  I purchased a set myself about 2 years ago.  You don’t have to go with their top of the line model…they are all great.  They start at around $699 but you can always catch a sale (wait for memorial day, 4th of July or Labor day for the best deals).  I get the fewest returns/complaints, ect on Samsung (Whirlpool woulld be my 2nd choice).  Also, don’t forget to ask about what rebates are available….(here in Ca PG&E offers a $75 rebate on highly rated energy star washers).  What I would NOT recommend is Frigidaire or GE in a washer/dryer.  Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@tenacity:  No problem!  PM me if you have any other questions!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We went through the same exact thing trying to buy a stackable.

We ended up getting a Frigidaire Affinity. We’ve only had it about 4 months and it works very well. I’d never had a front loading washer before so that was hard to get used to. You have to leave the door open because the lining around the opening collects water and I read that it’ll mold if you don’t let it dry out.

The dryer has a nice feature of turning off once it senses the clothes are dry.

Another annoying thing is that the washer door locks, which totally makes sense when there is water in the drum. But I haven’t figured out how to get it to stop just a minute or so early when it seems like the spin cycle is going forever. So annoying to push cancel, reset, pause, cancel, reset, and still see the lcok light.

But anyway, those are little things that don’t effect the way it works in the least. I wanted something that didn’t have a ton of computer parts since I’ve read that a lot of those complex computer consoles break and you have to replace the whole appliance.

We’ve been pleased with it so far, but talk to me in 7 years. I’m just hoping it lasts a long time.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014
Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@tenacity:  I am glad that you found one! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope it works well for you guys…it sounds nice. thanks for making this post ๐Ÿ˜€

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