Need large TL suggestions
I've given up on my Kenmore Elite Oasis Canyon Capacity Top Loader (4.7 cu.ft, $950 in 2006) after years of issues (rocking, unbalanced load messages, impotent customer service and pointless control board replacements.
But it was great when it worked. We loved the absence of a central spindle, the quiet hum and the ease of washing any size comforters. Now, it is merely a huge, horrendously noisy, rocking bucket within a steel enclosure!!! :(
While the bells and whistles are neat in the modern HE washers of today, I'd give them up in a heartbeat in exchange for a solid reliable LARGE capacity top load washer.
I saw some bad stories about the Bravos and the LGs and I never want to ever see a Sears (May it die a graceful death) product again. What do I do? Should I blink twice, tap my feet and revisit the above three brands?
I read positive recommendations elsewhere in GW about the Speed Queen but as far as I can gather, the largest capacity available in SQ is 3.3cf. I'd love something larger.
Any suggestions for something really good and larger than that? I don't mind spending a bundle for a quality product where it is unlikely that I ever have to call the store/manufacturer ever again after the purchase!
Though we have an electric dryer, we air dry our clothes, if that is a criteria that might influence your suggestion.
And since once you top load, it is difficult to ever go back, I'd rather not review FrontLoader suggestions unless there is something really way outstanding that it must merit consideration.