Wish you fixed your old washer instead of buying a new one?
After reading all the reviews about front load and top load washers, I'm tempted to have my 15 year old Kitchen Aid Superba fixed.
It will cost $300 for a new motor, but it has a hand care cycle and user adjusted water levels. Plus, I don't have to wash it once a month, worry about mildew or twisted clothes. It also has a really fast cycle. While the new HE washers use less water, they also take longer to run a cycle, so more electricity is used. I can't understand how that is energy efficient. Where I live, electricity is coal generated, so the electricity usage is a concern.
Do any of you wish you had repaired your old washer instead of buying a new one? I am wondering if that will buy me some time and hopefully there may be some improvements on the HE washers. I can't find a single washer or brand that gets consistently great reviews, and I don't know that decreased water usage makes up for increased electricity usage.
What do you think? I'd love to hear your opinions.