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Recommend a TL washer-Good value in a medium price range, please

Posted by johnxyz (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 29, 11 at 21:43

Hi Everyone, We referenced The HomeSite when we did over our kitchen and both baths in our vintage house. I'm back for recommendations and advice for a topload washer. What do you recommend? Not really looking to pay for a Miele, Asko or ElectroLux. Is a heating element (?) in the washer a good idea or avoid?

Maytag vs LG? Sears or Best Buy? Lowes or Home Depot? Would like to purchase over July 4th Holiday w/e if there are any good sales. We are in NJ - what about local appliance stores instead of the large chain stores?


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RE: Recommend a TL washer-Good value in a medium price range, ple

Not so much a recommendation I'm afraid, but when our 24 year old GE (Camco mf'd) finally gave up I researched a fair a bit and really didn't like what I found. It was summed up by a couple of repair guys who basically said "you won't get that type of service out of anything today".
Ended up picking up a low-end 'Estate-by-Whirlpool' top loader model that does the job, no bells and whistles on it though. Repair guys said they've had all manner of issues with some higher end unit's electronics - circuit boards etc.
If you find a good deal, plug the model # in on a search engine before you buy and see what others are experiencing, it could be enlightening!

RE: Recommend a TL washer-Good value in a medium price range, ple

I recently bought a Maytag Bravos (Model MVWX500XW) from Sears for about $475. I am very happy with it. Whatever you get, I would strongly recommend a "high efficiency" top loader. The tub will be much roomier and much easier to load and empty. Lowes had the same model, but at a higher price. However, I believe that Lowes is having an appliance sale this weekend so you may want to look there.

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