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    Front load or top load washer

    I am looking to buy a new washer and dryer, was curious what Fanatic fans recommend and why.

    Also, looking for a cordless phone with a recorder, and 3 or 4 extras, just curious what brands people recommend.



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    If you get a front loader be sure to leave the door open a little when not in use to help decrease the chance of mold growth. It's the easiest way to keep mold out. That and running a load of whites (or empty) with chlorine bleach.



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    If you get a front loader be sure to leave the door open a little when not in use to help decrease the chance of mold growth. It's the easiest way to keep mold out. That and running a load of whites (or empty) with chlorine bleach.
    I have had a Maytag Neptune since their inception roughly 10 years ago. I've never kept the door open between uses. I've never had mold.

    Buy a front-load washer. Did you reserve an appliance rebate thingy from the gov't? the 'cash for clunkers' for appliance? on a side note, what terrible program-management! I saw a news clip where the owner of Scotts Appliance said you could get a $500 rebate for a $700 qualifying rebate. How about spread that $ around so more people could participate!!??


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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    Front loaders don't use nearly as much water.


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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    front loader!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    I have had a Maytag Neptune since their inception roughly 10 years ago. I've never kept the door open between uses. I've never had mold.

    Buy a front-load washer. Did you reserve an appliance rebate thingy from the gov't? the 'cash for clunkers' for appliance? on a side note, what terrible program-management! I saw a news clip where the owner of Scotts Appliance said you could get a $500 rebate for a $700 qualifying rebate. How about spread that $ around so more people could participate!!??
    Yes, we will be getting a $200.00 appliance rebate.



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    There are some things that can only be washed in a front-load washer. Like mop heads, or any article of clothing that is "stringy" and can become entangled in the agitator of a top-load washer.



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    We noticed we started to save about $20 /mo from a front load. We noticed that the clothes came out of the washer almost dry, use less water and the dry time was way faster. Plus you can get a more clothes in each load which cuts down on laundry time.
    Mid american gave us $100 rebate for the washer also.

    I would recommend pedestals if you get front loaders, but they cost $400+ for both of them.

    This being said....I do know of some brands that people say suck big time. (Smell, mold etc.) So do your research.



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    PLEASE

    do not buy a maytag or whirlpool, they **** Iowa and Newton. They also cut of my moms insurance part of the retirement. **** them


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    Quote Originally Posted by terryk View Post
    do not buy a maytag or whirlpool, they **** Iowa and Newton. They also cut of my moms insurance part of the retirement. **** them
    That and the overpaid and underworked union work force priced themselves out of a job.

    I have zero sympathy for Maytaggers. I live there, and have put up with their ignorant and arrogant crap for years. High school grads do not deserve that kind of money to put a nut on a bolt.


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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    I bought an LG set in November and love them both. Front load. All the research shows a front load is the best to buy. Alliant gave me $100 for buying Energy Star rated washing machine.



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    We noticed we started to save about $20 /mo from a front load. We noticed that the clothes came out of the washer almost dry, use less water and the dry time was way faster. Plus you can get a more clothes in each load which cuts down on laundry time.
    Mid american gave us $100 rebate for the washer also.

    I would recommend pedestals if you get front loaders, but they cost $400+ for both of them.

    This being said....I do know of some brands that people say suck big time. (Smell, mold etc.) So do your research.
    Ding, we have a winner.

    Another great thing about front-loads is that they can be stacked.

    We have had a Frigidare for over 10 years. Other than replacing a squeaky bearing in the dryer about two weeks ago, it's been maintenance free.

    We were warned against buying a Maytag (one appliance store called it 'Old Stinky') because of the mold/odor problem. We leave the door open overnight and occasionally (maybe every couple of months) drag a paper towel through the folds of the door seal and we've not had a problem.

    You also use much less soap. When we bought it, the sales lady told us to run loads through it without adding soap, but watch how much soap comes out. Holy Cow! It was amazing. I don't think we added soap for the first 6 weeks we owned it, and the clothes kept sudsing in the washer anyway!



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    I have had a Maytag Neptune since their inception roughly 10 years ago. I've never kept the door open between uses. I've never had mold.
    My last front load had mold form around the boot that I never could get rid of. When I bought the new one the very first thing they said was leave the door slightly open to keep mold from forming.


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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    Front load are great - one note, when they spin, they really spin and can get kind of noisy. As someone mentioned earlier, you will be amazed at how your clothes are almost dry when they come out of the washer. I have a GE Adora Series Washer and Dryer and have not had any problems over the past four years. I do laundry so much faster than I ever did before, and the dryer gets done fast, so no more loads of wet clothes piling up.



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    Re: Front load or top load washer

    front load and its not even a question...




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