Best top loader ?

zurkApril 3, 2012

im in the market for a good reliable top loader. would prefer one with a sanitize cycle, dont care too much about size other than it needs to wash king size quilts once in a while. any recommendations ? I have no idea which machine i should go with. I currently use a 10 year old whirlpool top loader which just about fits in the space (a front loader wont, the door make it too deep). Single 15 amp outlet is available. typically 3x-6x loads a week.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dadoes

Sanitize cycle requires onboard water heating, which requires an HE-type (non-agitator) toploader, typically a top-of-the-line model to garner the heater.

Non-HE toploaders do not have water heaters (well, not in the U.S.) because heating that much water on a non-240v power connection takes much too long to be reasonable.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 12:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zurk

umm ?
i'm looking at 3 which are top loaders with sanitizing cycles. dont know how many more are available.
http://www.whirlpool.com/-[WTW8800YC]-1020630/WTW8800YC/
http://www.lg.com/us/washers/lg-WT5101HW-top-load-washer
http://www.samsung.com/us/appliances/washers-dryers/WA5451ANW/XAA-specs
they all take 10 amps max.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 2:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
knot2fast

Would you consider an 8-10 year predicted lifespan a reliable machine?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 7:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zurk

yup. $100/yr equivalent is fine. chances are i wont be keeping the house for more than 10 yrs anyway.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 7:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
knot2fast

"$100/yr equivalent is fine."

Double that if you like to keep a matching dryer with your washer. I know it's not required, but lots of people like a matched set.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 9:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zurk

i already have a GE dryer i am happy with.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 9:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to RePosition Side by Side Washer & Dryer to Stackable position?
Greetings! We are moving into a home where the only...
gem57
List price for new Speed Queens?
Looking at the new front loaders like everyone else...
jormydog
Do you put powder detergent in dispenser in front loader?
I finally finished the big bottle of liquid detergent...
marti8a
Removing ink on silk?
Anyone knows how to remove ink on silk. Much appreciated....
yugoslava
Vibration reduction in compact washers - Whirlpool vs. Asko?
We recently moved into a new house and are considering...
mannyzen76
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™