New FL...I want hot water....what to do?
I'm about to consider upgrade. The new machine WILL be FL but I've been astonished to learn what's happened in the marketplace since my last purchase in 2005. That German-built Duet machine has been more-or-less flawless but that model has been twice superseded and everything's changed since then. Your suggestions solicited.
I am seeking FL that will deliver actual HOT washes when I want them and not break. As nearly as I can tell, the Miele 4842 will do that except the non-changeable door-openings of the Miele may not be accommodated in my typically-American washer-left/dryer-right location......so, I pretty much need to start from scratch. I have local access to everything except Asko and Speed Queen.
Below is my #60 post on the previous thread. All opinions welcome.
RE: Previous thread title: What washing machines will actually give you a hot wash?
Posted by asolo (My Page) on Tue, May 8, 12 at 16:18
Coincidentally, I happen to be presently involved in minor repair of mom's 19-year-old Maytag TL and considering wisdom of replacement as I write. The prospect of replacing with a machine that provides "hot" washes of 100-105F not encouraging.
Long-known dealer from whom I'm obtaining the parts says he's discouraged, too. To illustrate, he showed me several owner's manuals from the new machines on his floor NONE of which disclose temperatures for ANY of their euphemistically-named cycles. ATC apparently controls everything these days and they don't disclose what their settings are.
I haven't considered buying new since my Duet purchase in 2005. Looks like I'll have to start over.
Very appreciative of the disclosures in whirlpool trainees referenced site: washerdryerinfo.com Will have to research diligently, apparently, if I'm interested in knowing wash temps of any new machine considered.....which I certainly am. CR and other sites not helpful as far as cycle-temps concerned.
Not especially concerned about "sanitary" cycles -- only used that on my Duet a couple of times anyway -- but I do want actual-hot wash temps when I choose. Would like at least a couple of cycles that will give me 120F or above. Resentful of this apparently universal non-disclosure.