Short Stack? Substitute for Bosch?
Hi, everyone --
We are finishing up a small remodel, and half my laundry closet is now part of the adjoining bath. Waaaay back in the planning stages, we purchased a stackable washer and dryer, the Bosch WFVC544 and WTVC553 for the new, much smaller laundry closet and delayed delivery until the new space was ready.
So now, we're finally at that point. Installation was scheduled for tomorrow, but this afternoon I received a call that damage was noted on the dryer when the units were being loaded on the truck. The appliance store will not deliver a damaged unit (and I appreciate this policy and the fact that they caught the issue in the first place), but the problem is that their warehouses and distributors have no replacement dryers in stock, since this model has been discontinued for a while.
One reason I chose the Bosch was that I could reach the controls on the dryer when stacked, and I couldn't do so on any of the other similarly stacked display models at the store. Can you recommend any other stackable units that are less tall than most?
Also, the salesman is offering to replace with a Maytag or Whirlpool pair, and I'm not too excited about those options. My last W/D were Whirlpool, and they were long-lived, but not spectacular performers. I don't know much about Maytag. My husband owns many Bosch tools and was enthusiastic about buying their laundry products. Any thoughts on these substitutions?