Looking for new Top Loader without Agitator
As you can see from my other post, it looks like my GE Harmony Washer purchased in 12/07 is about to become history. I really did like it and never had problems with it but my repairman (w/o seeing it) said a service call would probably be a waste of money. Will get my teenager and husband to look at it this weekend but I think it is probably toast.
So we need a new one. I do not want another GE (or LG, I think the models are related but not certain) because honestly less than 5.5 years is ridiculous! Also the repair guy seemed to not like the GE washers.
I do like the Top Loaders without Agitators. I tried a front load Bosch on vacation, despised it. Also used a Whirlpool front loader on vacation and that was good. However, I like the idea of being able to open the machine mid cycle, add clothes and water if necessary and with a kid who is potty training, like being able to wash comforters as often as necessary.
We are a large family. One thing that was a problem with my Harmony was that the water was computer programmed to a maximum of 110 or 120 and I could never get it hot enough from the tap unless I tricked it by putting it on a white cycle (used the heater) and then it took 2 hours as opposed to 50 minutes. Plus it seemed really silly that it would allow lukewarm water into the tub just so it could then heat it! I really do not want that again! I also want to be able to add water without having to use a bucket. I would consider Whirlpool Cabriolet, Maytag and other suggestions. I am ok with an onboard heater as long as it allows hot water into the tub without resorting to the heater. Bigger is better and I have no size limitations, it is going in the basement so do not care what it looks like
I do not want something super expensive like Electrolux or Miele.
I sometimes wonder if with our family of 7 a Speed Queen would hold up well. Can I wash comforters in it with the agitator?
Thank you for suggestions