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Old 11-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #41
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Do you mean GE top loaders? We bought a GE top loader because they are now made in the US, have good ratings and we have had good luck with other GE appliances. We've had terrible luck with Kenmore appliances.

Already, our whites are so much brighter in this traditional machine.
Yes indeed I did mean the top loaders. Had an old Ge that lasted about 20 years, then the pump clogged up, bought a new one, and then when I moved I left it and the 28 year old dryer in the old house, bought a new pair for where I moved, replacing the old units my parents had in the house. (The old units had the filter flo filter and the coupling as described in many pictures)
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #42
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I'm sensing a lot of unhappiness with front-loading washing machines (with the exception of SamClem's Staber!) so I thought I'd chip in.

We bought a Kenmore front-loader model 417.43042300. "Kenmore" is just the label that Sears slaps on their contract-manufactured appliances, and this one was actually made by Kelvinator. (http://fixitnow.com/wp/2005/10/08/who-made-my-kenmore/)

It was made in 2004 and we bought it used in 2006. It's been flawless-- no problems with any part of it. The clothes are spun so hard that they're nearly dry, and can easily be hung up on a line to finish drying in less than an hour. The machine has never given us any problems with drains or hoses or pumps or any of the flooding disasters glitches of top-loaders.

I know that some front-loaders have earned their bad reputations. This model appears to be the exception to that trend...
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I'm sensing a lot of unhappiness with front-loading washing machines .......
I love the way my Kenmore spins out the clothes, too. In spite of having its own dedicated surge protector, the brain has semi failed and it only completes some cycles. Others have to be done in two steps, with a separate rinse cycle..

Advice from the same fixitnow site confirms it needs a new brain - $250 - nearly half the price of a new machine and that is if I install it.
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I love the way my Kenmore spins out the clothes, too. In spite of having its own dedicated surge protector, the brain has semi failed and it only completes some cycles. Others have to be done in two steps, with a separate rinse cycle..
Advice from the same fixitnow site confirms it needs a new brain - $250 - nearly half the price of a new machine and that is if I install it.
You might be missing the point. "Kenmore" is just a Sears pseudonym for any of a half-dozen different appliance brands.

You can only compare your Kenmore to someone else if you have similar model numbers from the same manufacturer. If you look up your model number in that table link in my last post, then you can correctly curse identify the actual manufacturer.
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You might be missing the point. "Kenmore" is just a Sears pseudonym for any of a half-dozen different appliance brands.

You can only compare your Kenmore to someone else if you have similar model numbers from the same manufacturer. If you look up your model number in that table link in my last post, then you can correctly curse identify the actual manufacturer.
Right. Although I realize that Kenmore slaps their name on various other manufacturer's products, the trend for front loading washers seems to be that they are loved until they need a repair, which way too often approaches the replacement cost.
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