Clothes Washer/dryer recommendations

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  1. Scott34

    Scott34 Well-Known Member

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    After reading all these replies, sounds like Samsung should of just stayed in the tv business. Have heard the same thing about their fridges.
     
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  2. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for all the input. Front loading is a requirement due to my wife's physical limitations otherwise I'd probably get top loading
     
  3. NebrClone

    NebrClone Active Member

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    My son is one of the top salesmen at NFM, really knows his stuff and is very helpful. He started in appliances and has moved to the telephone sales. He can sell anything and from all stores. I will pm his contact info.
     
  4. cyinne

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    11 year old front load Maytag washing machine- needs a new drain pump- gonna cost about $120.

    Fix it knowing something else could go wrong because of its age or buy brand new for $600-$700?
     
  5. clone4life82

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    Speed queen top load with agitator. End thread
     
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  6. BoxsterCy

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    I have the same of the same vintage. Haven't had a single issue with either. Sears repair guy was out for a warranty call on a built in KitchenAid oven and it was a quick fix and mentioned he still had time on the call and could look at anything else I had from Sears. Mentioned the washer/dryer set so he looked them over. Was surprised that even the belt didn't need replacing. Light use, though, even with the significant other here there were no kids driving daily laundry.
     
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  7. TitanClone

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  8. serverguy

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    Just got done doing this on a Samsung washer. Was fairly easy after watching a couple youtube videos and I am not very handy. Part locally was 110.00. Off amazon was 17.00. Couple hours of time and we were up an running. Not sure if it is really $120, but sharing my experience as if I would not have done a little research would have paid allot more.
     
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  10. Chipper

    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    I’d prob bite the bullet and get a new one.
     
  11. SECyclone

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    NFM guys recommended Samsung to me. I had researched them before and they have top reviews. Whatever brand you’re looking at always search it on your phone in store imo
     
  12. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member
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    If you can find the part online it is easy to replace. That said, 11 years old is pushing it for modern appliances. I've replaced a lot of parts in ours and this current issue decided it was enough.
     
  13. ArgentCy

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    Very good washing machine that is old school. Built to last, leading to one of its two only downsides. It's pretty heavy. And it's a little loud. Other than that it does the job of washing clothes reliably very well.
     
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  14. snowcraig2.0

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    We just bought a Samsung front loader, mostly due to our laundry room set up. we would have went with the speed queen top loader if space would have permitted. The guy at the appliance store basically said washers basically go:

    1 top loader with agitator
    2 front loader
    3 top loader without agitator
     
  15. NickTheGreat

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    The Speed Queen's also use like 30 gallons of water to clean your clothes. The front loaders use like 7. And take 3x as long.
     
  16. derpyherky

    derpyherky Active Member

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    I've had experience with 2 front loaders. Neither of them could remove the heavily soiled, oil, and grease stains from my clothes. My agitator machine is able to remove them with no issues.
     
  17. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    Use powder detergent and you should be fine on mildew/smell issues. The animal fat in liquids is generally what causes issues. We use powder, leave the door open overnight and no problems four years in on ours - including almost a year of cloth diapering.
     
  18. ScottyP

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    I have a 6 year old Maytag top loader (no-agitator). I've noticed that there is a bad smell after a couple weeks of using the Affresh cleaner recently. Is this because of the detergent I'm using (right now using Purex liquird) or do you think there is a bigger issue?
     
  19. Chipper

    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    You might check and see if your drain hose is funky. Replace it if it is. I’ve also ended up cleaning the hoses between the drain hose and drain pump as well that can get funky.
     

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