Replace $1000 Oasis HE with 1984 Maytag??
We just bought a home that came with a 2007? Sears Oasis HE2 Canyon Capacity washer and GE Dryer. Dryer is working great. We still haven't sold our other home which included a hand me down washer from my mother -- a traditional 1984 Maytag that used to clean my clothes when I was a kid.
It got out everything from my daughter's poopie and pukie baby clothes. However, when we pull clothes out of the Oasis that have vomit or feces, the stuff is still stuck on! There will literally be caked on puke where we left it.
My wife wants to trade washers, however, it just seems ridiculous that a 25 year old washer cleans better than a $1000 5 year old washer. We are using Costco washing machine detergent that has an HE amount, but also works for regular machines. Other than that, we've tried every setting, but it just doesn't look like the clothes are getting to be in any significant amount of water. The only thing that seems to work is to put every load on the 95 minute cycle -- that still doesn't work for heavy soils.
Is there something I can do to try to fix this thing? Before we do a service call, we'll just trade back to the Maytag. Oh, the washer lid also has quite a bit of rust, I don't think there is a speck of rust on the Maytag. The worst part is that I don't know anyone who can transport the washers for me, so I'll have to pay some one.