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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    The second they leave the house after installing the new WM the dryer will blow.
    The former owners of the house were going to take the washer and dryer with them. They decided at the last minute that they were our "welcome to Sarasota" present. Both are Maytag Neptunes, and I really liked them.

    Does anyone have a suggestion on which appliances might be best? They seem to have sales on Frigidaires (which I've never particularly liked) and LG's here. I'd like to look at another Maytag and possibly a GE.

    Also front loaders or top loaders? My last 3 washers have been front loaders and i've liked them. Also I've noticed that so many now have steam. To me it just seems like something else to go wrong. SR seems to like that stea idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    The former owners of the house were going to take the washer and dryer with them. They decided at the last minute that they were our "welcome to Sarasota" present. Both are Maytag Neptunes, and I really liked them.

    Does anyone have a suggestion on which appliances might be best? They seem to have sales on Frigidaires (which I've never particularly liked) and LG's here. I'd like to look at another Maytag and possibly a GE.

    Also front loaders or top loaders? My last 3 washers have been front loaders and i've liked them. Also I've noticed that so many now have steam. To me it just seems like something else to go wrong. SR seems to like that stea idea.
    The next one I try will be combined, you put the clothes in the drum and they wash and dry in the same unit, put um in dirty and take them out and fold them, one step.
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    A real man would fix it himself. http://www.repairclinic.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    .........Does anyone have a suggestion on which appliances might be best? They seem to have sales on Frigidaires (which I've never particularly liked) and LG's here. I'd like to look at another Maytag and possibly a GE................
    My experience has been that the best washers and dryers are the cheapest. I haven't bought either in many. many years and the cheaper ones I can repair myself. Same with dishwasher.
    Last year I took the dryer out to the garage, took it completely apart, replaced a switch (I followed instructions I found on the internet), vacuumed out 15 years worth of lint, and put her back to work.

    Think about this: It doesn't work, right? So how much do you have to lose by attempting a repair by yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    My experience has been that the best washers and dryers are the cheapest. I haven't bought either in many. many years and the cheaper ones I can repair myself. Same with dishwasher.
    Last year I took the dryer out to the garage, took it completely apart, replaced a switch (I followed instructions I found on the internet), vacuumed out 15 years worth of lint, and put her back to work.

    Think about this: It doesn't work, right? So how much do you have to lose by attempting a repair by yourself?
    Maybe a flooded house, blown wiring, who knows? Repairing appliances isn't SR's strong suit. However, he's a whiz in taking care of the lawn. It looks so much better since we fired the lawn guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    A real man would fix it himself. http://www.repairclinic.com/
    I doubt if we could even find parts for it. The washer looks very old. The dryer vents up through the garage roof. Some of the homes around here have almost had fires, so thinking of getting someone to clean out those vents. The previous owners did an excellent job remodeling the house about 8 years ago, but they were very negligent with ordinary maintenance. They rigged so many things that have been breaking, such as the pool pump and even a light in the ceiling of the shower, which fell right after SR got out of the shower. SR did a good job in tracking down that part and installing the light.
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    Maytag, Kenmore and Whirlpool. In that order!
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    We like our Whirlpools. We replaced our washer/dryer last year when it was 21 years old, rather than waiting for total system failure. If, like us, you haven't bought a washer in a couple of decades, you'll be amazed at the changes. There's no center agitator anymore. The machine decides the level of water to use, and you don't have to use as much soap as you used to. All in all, a good investment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Maytag, Kenmore and Whirlpool. In that order!
    That is all the same company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    The former owners of the house were going to take the washer and dryer with them. They decided at the last minute that they were our "welcome to Sarasota" present. Both are Maytag Neptunes, and I really liked them.

    Does anyone have a suggestion on which appliances might be best? They seem to have sales on Frigidaires (which I've never particularly liked) and LG's here. I'd like to look at another Maytag and possibly a GE.

    Also front loaders or top loaders? My last 3 washers have been front loaders and i've liked them. Also I've noticed that so many now have steam. To me it just seems like something else to go wrong. SR seems to like that stea idea.
    I don't think you can go wrong with Whirlpool........our washer died last year just before Christmas, and it had 15 years of fairly hard use on it, so we bought another pair of Whirlpools.......I always buy them in pairs, because you usually get a bit of a discount on them that way, and we always buy the basic models (or one step above the basic).....top-load, five or seven cycle types. The more complex they are, the more they fail.

    The only thing that my wife has complained about is that due to the new "nanny-state" safety standards, the washer now has an interlock on the lid that won't let you throw another item in the load after the cycle has started.......if you stop it, add an item, it will start the cycle all over again.......

    We found the cheapest price at Lowes......and if you don't mind a scratch or dent, they will knock off another 10-15%.

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