OT: Washer/Dryer set
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OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Jan 25, 2022 6:42 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 25, 2022 7:16 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Jason [VA]) Jan 25, 2022 7:17 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by gevans [SC]) Jan 25, 2022 7:30 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by gevans [SC]) Jan 25, 2022 7:30 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Jan 25, 2022 7:38 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Jason [VA]) Jan 25, 2022 7:45 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Jan 25, 2022 8:01 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jan 25, 2022 9:28 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Jan 25, 2022 10:18 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 25, 2022 12:03 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Barb [MO]) Jan 25, 2022 2:06 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 25, 2022 2:52 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Jan 25, 2022 6:54 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 25, 2022 11:35 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Jan 26, 2022 6:59 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Travis [OK]) Jan 26, 2022 7:44 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Jason [VA]) Jan 26, 2022 8:53 AM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 26, 2022 1:08 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 26, 2022 1:08 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by MC [PA]) Jan 26, 2022 7:42 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Doris [OH]) Jan 26, 2022 8:09 PM
       OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Phil [OR]) Jan 27, 2022 7:27 AM


OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 6:42 AM
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It seems like every 12-14 years, I go shopping for a new washer/dryer. I always buy the least expensive, no-frills models and only buy them in matched sets. My current W/D is the Roper brand bought at Lowes in 2010. I would buy the Roper brand again, however, these days it may come down to 'what is available'.

As far as basic no-frills W/D sets go, are there any brands that you would not buy? And don't tell me what Consumer Reports says,...I am referring to brands that you have actually had in your own homes and that W/D brand needed service calls in the first 5 years of use.

My current 12 year old Roper w/d has never needed a service call but they are beginning to show signs of old age and wear. My Roper set will probably be moved to a rental house where all of my other used kitchen appliances end up.

--71.207.xxx.x




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 7:16 AM
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I wish I could get about half of what you are getting for life span, but then again I wash more often than most --24.101.xxx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 7:17 AM
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Iíve funded renovations on money earned flipping appliances. Top loading whirlpool/kenmore (same thing) are the best. The main fail point is the lid switch on the washer. Maytag are the worst made followed by Frigidaire. --50.202.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 7:30 AM
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There are very few manufacturers; lots of brands. Many are exactly the same inside.

Whirlpool now manufactures and sells:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, GE, Hotpoint, Maytag, Amana, Kitchenaide, Jenn-Aire, etc.

Some are different, many are the same with a different label. --69.80.xx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 7:30 AM
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whirlpoolcorp.com/brands-we-love --69.80.xx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 7:38 AM
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Jason,

Maytag is the worst??? I know Maytag is not what it use to be but still why do you consider it the worst?

I do like the Frigidaire brand for window a/c units, I have bought many of them and will continue to do so.

Also, just how important are brand names in the 21st century? --71.207.xxx.x




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 7:45 AM
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If Maytag spent half as much on build quality as they did marketing, theyíd have a decent product. But itís garbage. Whirlpool/kenmore is the only thing Iíll personally use or provide. I donít work on refrigeration equipment, so I canít comment on that. Come to think of it, GE is pretty awful as well with their plastic wear items (drum bearing). --50.202.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 8:01 AM
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Jason,

Who sells Kenmore W/D now that Sears is gone? My first new W/D set bought in 1994 was a Kenmore. I loved it and would buy it again.

--71.207.xxx.x




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 9:28 AM
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I love my 2016ish Kenmore Elite top load washer but it has not held up well maintenance wise. right away there were problems w the stabilizer pistons. took 3 service calls over 2 months to resolve. recently the lid lock began to fail. I did the troubleshooting and was about to order a new one. instead I took it ap3and saw the copper contacts were corroded. I cleaned them up and it's back in business. one thing I don't like is that it's not recommended to wash waterproof garments. I like the paired dryer which has a steam feature (requiring a cold water line). --172.58.xxx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 10:18 AM
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Just got off the phone with Lowes. The Roper brand does not exist anymore. What they have in stock are Whirlpools and Samsung. I will probably take my chances with the Whirlpool brand. No quality W/D brand last forever. It is what it is. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 12:03 PM
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I had a magic chef set that refused to die.

I asked the builder I bought my first house from to include a w/d for me and he did. My mistake wasnít letting him pick them. I got a pair of bare-bones machines. The washer did not even have a water levels I had to always do a full load. I figured I just replace them with something better one day once they died.

Got them new in 1987. When 2009 came and I was moving into a new house, I gave up thinking they would one day die and I bought a new set. Theyíre probably still working somewhere.

They donít seem to make anything that lasts these days now. --24.96.xx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 2:06 PM
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For a rental?

Whatever I can get for the least. Right now, my appliance guy sells me Amana for the least.

For my own home?

I sprung for a Speed Queen.

Got a friend who works for the company that used to be Sears Home appliance repair. He says, never Samsung. Speed Queen is amazing. --149.76.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 2:52 PM
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Roper is basically a builders line which made by Whirlpool. If wanted a washing machine and dryer to last then would a commercial Huebsch or Speed Queen front load machine. For clothes dryer the same but if natural gas is available then consider buying a natural gas clothes dryer as the drying time is less as the heat is right away. Most of builders line of appliances are designed to last 5 years. Some of reasons why prefer front load is 40 per cent less water along less hot water where spin speed is considerably faster then a top load machine where often can hang up clothes where most are in 3 to 5 hours except blue jeans. A front load machine has no transmission where a motor and belt which have a low failure rate. Commercial grade machines are the same without coin slide or coin box. Alliance international is made in the Us not Mexico. Check some commercial machines then will see the difference in quality where visit a place that sells commercial machines. --68.69.xxx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 6:54 PM
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Barb,

I checked the price for a Speed Queen and it was $2,900.00 for a W/D set. A little too much for me. I will take my chances with Whirlpool at less than half the price. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 11:35 PM
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The Whirlpool uses a plastic type of transmission which often fails after 5 years. There are two costs of owning appliances. One the upfront cost then second the cost of energy use where over time energy efficient appliances will pay off. When Maytag was a independent company the quality of washing machines and dryers were better where now Maytag is a Whirlpool with a Maytag name. --68.69.xxx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 6:59 AM
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Robert in Canada,

Practically everything today that use to be made of metal is now made of plastic. Water pipes that use to be galvanized metal are now plastic which is called PEX. It is what it is.

And if everything lasted more than 5 years, appliance manufacturers (like Roper, Magtag) would go out of business or be bought out by someone else. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Travis [OK]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 7:44 AM
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Iíve been flipping appliances for roughly 3 years and I would recommend a refurbished late model direct drive set. For $500 you will have a set that will outlast and outperform anything being sold todayó-with the exception of speedqueen, Miele and a few other commercial quality machines. However If owning a modern energy efficient set is a top priority for you, Iíd add the big box extended warranty for the maximum available option. --68.97.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 8:53 AM
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Just to clarify travisís statement: direct drive = Whirlpool/Kenmore. --50.202.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 1:08 PM
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In the house gradually replacing copper piping with Uponor commercial pex piping as can be where a 3/4" for bathroom where that makes things less complex. Commercial A type pex is much durable then copper along with fewer joints. For mechanical parts plastic does hold up as well as metal parts. Have a Samsung front load washing which has a direct drive where the spider assembly is made out of white metal which is designed to fail. In the apartment buildings bought used commercial laundromat washing machines and laundromat commercial natural gas clothes dryers which is designed to last where machines are often abused. When moved into house sold the Whirlpool top load washing then bought a Whirlpool which was a export model made in Germany which was a considerably better quality machine then the machine that was replaced. Front load washing machine use 40 per cent less water along with a small amount of hot water where if you save every cubic meter of water along the cost of hot water that saving adds up. So depending on the application plastic maybe better. Since using a high efficiency gas furnace the venting material is CVPC as the exhaust temperature is much lower then a standard furnace where the CVPC would melt if used for EPA rated wood stove. --68.69.xxx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 1:08 PM
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Whirlpool for us now - but for years we favored the old 1980s - 1990s era GE washers and dryers. Those things were built like tanks and had cheap replacement parts!

We parted out the last washer a few years back on Ebay when certain parts were no longer available to make a full working machine. An American ex-pat living in Germany bought the motor and then paid about three times its value to have it shipped overseas to him! He said that his purchase was a combination of having nothing but cheap junk available in Germany at the time, and what a workhorse his GE washer had been for 30 years.

Our only issue with the newer Whirlpool washer has been that the cycles sometimes get mixed up and don't match what the dial says. This usually happens after a power outage, which apparently messes with the computer chip. The solution is easy - unplug the washer, reset the dial to the beginning of a cycle, wait 10 minutes, plug back in.

The electric dryer has been trouble-free, going on 14 years now. As someone here used to be fond of saying, YMMV. --98.115.xxx.xxx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 7:42 PM
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Samsung repair people are difficult to find in Central PA. Not a brand but harder to service if you need the outside help. --73.230.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Doris [OH]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 8:09 PM
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We have had Whirlpool w/d until about 2 years ago, going back 35+ years. Last 10+ years. Never needed service until some thing finally broke and we replaced rather than repair due to age. 2 years ago needed new w/d and Loweís did not have what we wanted in Whirlpool so we bought a GE. We just wanted a standard washer but the Whirlpool they had did not have a regular agitator, going back and forth , but only one direction. GE seems ok so far but donít like way it buzzes when drier done. --184.59.xxx.xx




OT: Washer/Dryer set (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2022 7:27 AM
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Bought a Bosh Nexxt washer and dryer set about 17 years ago. Love them... still going strong. Wouldn't buy them for my rentals-- but for my own home, yes. --73.11.xx.xx





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