Rebranded washing machines?

nsb23January 18, 2014

Hello I'm trying to find info on rebranded washing machines...Ive read that maytag machines are built by whirlpool but I cant find any info on which ones are?

I'm looking for specific model #s

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curiousshopper

All of them. Whirlpool bought Maytag in 2006 and shut down their washer factories, including the main one in Newton, IA that had been there nearly 100 years.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 6:58PM
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mihi

By Whirlpool are: Maytag, Amana, Admiral, Roper. THere may be more, I'm not sure.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 6:59PM
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laundryvet

I think in 87 when I started in laundry there was something like 26 domestic brands, many with individual plants. Most of those plants are long gone. Same consolidation in refrigerators and ranges too. I would be surprised if there are more than 3 us operations for laundry:
GE Louisville, KY
Whirlpool/maytag Clyde, OH and another nearby town
Frigidaire Webster City, IA
Alliance Laundry (SpeedQueen) Ripon, WI

Laundryvet

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 7:08PM
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dadoes

Whirlpool-family washers include (both current and past) Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Inglis, Maytag, Amana, Admiral, some Crosley, and some GE-branded toploader stacked sets.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 8:28PM
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curiousshopper

Frigidaire Webster City, IA is closed. Jobs went to Mexico.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 8:40PM
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enduring

Curiousshopper, did Frigidaire make Electrolux at that Webster City plant? I live about 40 miles south of there and it is too bad that it closed. I didn't know that. When Maytag went out of Newton back some years ago, it about killed a very nice community that had VERY strong ties to the plant. It was heart breaking to see. My 26 year old Maytag is still going fine:) But have since purchased a Miele set to go into my new remodeled bathroom. So the old girl is semi retired. Still doing my DH's dirty farm clothes.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 3:38PM
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laundryvet

Sorry to hear about Webster City, I knew a few guys that worked there years ago.

Big article at PlanetLaundry how Electrolux is hiring hundreds in Charlotte NC over the next few years. They must have some big plans for the US market.

Laundryvet

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 8:37PM
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