Washer died today - need new one asap
My washer took a dump today and I'm done with my Kenmore washer and dryer. They constantly break and at 9 years old, I think I'm ready for new ones.
Now I have a short time to pick out a new washer. It looks like Samsung, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Bosch, and Miele all seem to get a lot of mention here.
I'm looking for the following:
- Get clothes clean - including extremely dirty clothes (fiance works construction and we have lots of pets)
- Deals with pet hair well
- Good reputation
- Easy access for repairs/cleaning
Can anyone push in the right direction to help me narrow things down a little to 1-2 brands or models?
Also, we have a 1st floor laundry room (in bathroom) without added support and vinyl flooring with standard wood subfloor. For the front load washers, it sound like I would either need to put concrete support under a FL washer or move it to the basement and redo plumbing/electrical. Is this assumption correct? Some of the post were older, so I'm not sure. Either option would be a lot of work for us on such short notice.