Washer & Dryer

andy123June 20, 2010

I need help.

Which W+D models should I purchase?

My requirements:

*Energy Star washer

*Large Capacity for queen-size comforter.

*HE water level override option...I want to be able to control water level if desired.

*Top-loading washer

I was looking at Fisher Paykel, but I am not sure if all the washer models offer an override option that allow you to control water levels if you desire more water for very soiled laundry. I think the AquaSmart models have that option but I don't know about the EcoSmart. I really liked the Maytag Bravos until I found out you can't override the HE mode which would drive me nuts. I also read the Bravos can be pretty rough on clothes....but who knows...I am a confused shopper.

As for the dryer...

*Won't fry your clothes.

*Large Capacity.



Here is a link that might be useful: Fisher Paykel

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You have a double post.

Can't help you with the washer(s) you are listing, but on the newer dryers you have to use the settings. You will fry your clothes if you don't use the permanent press cycle for your polo shirts. They will also set in some serious wrinkles.

As far as your queen comforter, take it to the store. That way you can see if it will fit any of the machines listed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Same post

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 2:08PM
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Top Loader? Why? Go front loader and be done with it. Top loaders will be all but gone in the next few years. Don't get stuck with something that will be hard to find parts for down the road.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 3:03AM
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Whirlpool makes a top load washer that you can still select water levels with. I am told it performs very well. However, I don't think you'll get a queen comforter in it.

I don't necessarily agree with simply going with a front loader either. I haven't been all that enamored with them, myself, for the past 13 years. I'm going back to a top loader. I don't buy that they will all be gone in a few years. That's what some salespeople will tell you because they want you to buy a $1200 or $2000 machine rather than a $400 one.

It seems some front load parts are hard to come by. I know someone with a Samsung that said she had to wait a month for a part.


    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 6:30PM
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I have always had good luck with Whirlpool.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 5:54PM
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