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Old 10-03-2016, 02:44 PM   #41
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I just checked lowes web site to see the range and you can get agitator washers if you so desire. The prices of top loaders vary from 319 to over 1k depending on what you want.
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Washing Machine purgatory - Do they still make non-High Efficiency washers?
Old 10-03-2016, 07:44 PM   #42
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Washing Machine purgatory - Do they still make non-High Efficiency washers?

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Of course you can contrast that with machines from the 1970s that would gladly walk as far as the power cord and hoses would permit. They were glad to bang the inner and out tub together loudly. Or recall washers of the same time frame that had the pump and the tub on the same motor so that the spin cycle began with a full tub of water.

Yeah but I never had any of those problems with my Kenmore machines that were 2 steps below top of the line. Two washers in 27 yrs. 1st one developed a rusty tub after 20 yrs. 2nd one got replaced because the dryer had leaky seals so we replaced the set.

Oh and my clothes were cleaner with fewer wrinkles.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:15 PM   #43
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Yeah but I never had any of those problems with my Kenmore machines that were 2 steps below top of the line. Two washers in 27 yrs. 1st one developed a rusty tub after 20 yrs. 2nd one got replaced because the dryer had leaky seals so we replaced the set.

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Of course these were the filter-flo GE models. The pump and the tub were on the same motor, so when they pumped out the tub started spinning at the same time spinning all the water. As the water got pumped out the unbalance began to show up and before long the violent shaking would begin. Todays Ge washers have a motor for the pump and a motor for the tub, so that the water is pumped out before the tub starts spinning, likley making it easier to add unbalance comphensation since there is a lot less mass spinning.
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Acquaintance of DH had a front-load LG that stopped working. Spider assembly that holds the drum was broken. DH gave him a price for repairing (parts and labor). The guy decided to buy a new washer (same model) as they were on sale. He ended up giving the broken machine to us.

Repair for us was $75 part and free DH labor

So - it was a low risk way to try a newer front load machine (and to finally dump that awful Maytag).
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(and to finally dump that awful Maytag).
Oooo that front loader Maytag we bought in 1999 was horrible. The memories of the replaced circuit boards, that stupid wax lock, and all the horrible mildew made a shiver go up my spine. The local Maytag repairman sure wasn't lonely.
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