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Old 12-04-2019, 06:06 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by rk911 View Post
what?.. why on earth would a W/D have wifi for what possible purpose?
To attract Millennial and Generation Z.

We have a Samsung W/D pair, top load with the new small agitator. 2 years. So far, so good. But the Wifi was beyond useless. Didn't work well. App stunk. All I wanted was for it to notify us when the load was done. Couldn't. I got these gratis as a product evaluator, otherwise, I would not bother with that feature.

Other experience:
- Whirlpool fridge 1: OK for 5 years, then started having drain line freeze ups. Had to thaw every 6 months. Got another Whirlpool, now 2 years old, and just fine so far. Recently got a note in the mail saying there was a class action that would pay for the freezing problem. I did my own work so I couldn't collect.

- Kitchen Aid over the stove microwave. Looked good, terrible. The fully electronic door would fail to open and actually get stuck with a relay clicking wildly. The only way to stop this was to unplug it. (Had to get on a stool to yank the cord inside the cabinet.) Replaced it at 10 months.

- Whirlpool D/W. Fine at 3 years. Replaced a still working, but stained, Sears of 10 years vintage, which was actually a rebranded Whirlpool.

- GE Stove. At month 5, would randomly just shut off. A real bummer during baking. They never could find the source since it was so intermittent. Replaced all the electronics. No go. We lived with it for 5 years, then replaced with a Maytag. That's now 2 years old and doing OK so far.

- LG dehumidifier: still good at 3 years. Actually does well determining humidity levels. Not sure I trust LG, but this one works for us.

Give me the old mechanical appliances please! Most electronic ones seem to have glitches galore.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:52 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
New appliances about 2 years ago (moved, did a reno)...

Frigidaire - monster sized Fridge/freezer love. I noticed the innards of these two units say electrolux. Here's a link - they are standalone side by side units - counter depth.
We have the same side by side full freezer/full refrigerator. Love them. So great to open a freezer door and actually be able to see everything inside.

Also got a series 5 Viking 6 burner gas range. Love the gas coming from electric.
Bosch dishwasher is so quiet you need to look at the red light projected on the floor to realize it's working.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:58 AM   #63
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Speed Queen: There's a reason you see them in all the laudromats!

...they never break down!

It was pricier than other washers, with far fewer bells & whistles...but I figure that also means less stuff to break down.

We've enjoyed it for the past year with nary a hiccup, seems like a solid appliance that will go the distance.

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