Originally Posted by Martha
Steve, the model for the Whirlpool top loader is WTW554S.
Thanks for the info.
Part of what makes this such a hard decision is the life expectancy. Seems like everything
just does not last as long as "it used too".
We tend to be a little behind the technology curve here. Not always convinced the newest is
the best for our situation.
A little story:
About 10 years ago I visited one of the best Audio/Visual boutique type stores in
the Seattle area (Magnolia Hi Fi for anyone in Seattle area reading this)
Salesmen/Saleswomen are top notch and really know their stuff.
I wanted to buy a VCR to replace our older Panasonic which was beginning to eat
tapes, and was not worth fixing anymore.
The salesman picked out an upper mid priced Sony as one of the best for the
$$'s I had to spend.
I told him reliability and longevity were to be a big part of my purchase, not just
new gadgetry and features.
He just could not understand why this would be such a big part of the purchase
decision. "Surely, you will want the lastest new innovations in the next year or two".
No, I just want something that will play/record well with a good picture, etc, and
hold up well over time.
The first one failed in a week on rewind function. So I went with another model
which I still have, but don't use much anymore because of DVD's.
A long winded concern and delight for longevity!
Well, now off to check further into washers.