Kenmore HE3T quit. I'm glad. Best front loader for the $$?

clc08August 21, 2012

I've hated this washer from the start and it finally quit.

I think I'm going back to a top loader.

What is the best bang for the buck? We're empty nesters but I'm still doing about 2 small loads a day of minimally soiled clothing. Need to be able to wash a king size quilt.

I have missed clean, soft clothes. That beast I paid a fortune for wasn't the answer....

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georgect

Careful, today's top loaders aren't like traditional top loaders. They may use less water or may not give true hot water washes.

Speed Queen may be the last true traditional top loader out there right now.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 11:53PM
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mara_2008

I love my Maytag Bravos. Its capacity is listed as 5.2 cu ft, and I can easily wash a king-size comforter.

If you want to be able to wash with true hot water (instead of hot water cooled down with cold water), you will need an internal water heater -- unless you buy Speed Queen.

When I was researching washers, SQ didn't have a washer big enough for my family, and their washers are expensive.

My washer has an internal water heater, and does everything I need it to do very well.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 7:29AM
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clc08

Ok, thanks. I'll start a different thread. I had visions of a wonderful top loader the way the used to be...darn.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 7:22PM
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