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Old 05-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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do you love your washing machine?

So, our old top loader with the big rod agitator coming up in the middle of the drum died. We've been using some disposables for now while I wash at the laundry mat with the busy toddler! So, just wondering what machine you have that you love and why. Also if there's one we should definitely steer clear of, please tell. I have BG pockets and flips with some hemp inserts, fleece liners, flannel wipes. Just seeking some good advice. TIA

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: do you love your washing machine?

I do really like my new energy and water efficient top loader. However, when I do diapers I set it to "Bulky items" which uses more water. While I love my washer, I do think a front loader is better all around. The water hits the clothes better and the mixing is better too.

But I'd still buy mine again because it was $500! and made in the US!

It's a Whirlpool without the agitator in the middle, just the huge drum!

In order to get an american made front loader it would have cost about $700 and I wouldn't have been able to get the matching dryer either.
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Skip a front loader. I hear so many issues (more with diaper laundry) unless you will be investing in a high end European model. Get a standard toploader with exta rinse if possible and a long HOT cycle.
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I love my front loader. I replaced my old top loader with an LG front loader and it's really nice. Gets the diapers nice and clean, cleaner than my TL did.
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I love that we have a washing machine available as some apartments don't or it is a coin one, but I definitely don't love the washer- it makes funny noises, gets off balance easily and occasionally eats something- gets stuck under the agitator and then ripped to shreds. Ugh.
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I love my LG front loader! It has a water plus feature as well as a variety of settings to really customize your wash cycles and it get my diapers clean! They are not horribly expensive, you can usually find them for under 1000. We got ours on sale for 599 a year ago.
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I just buy the cheapest ones I can find (usually about $250) and I've never had a single problem with them and diaper laundry. I just look for ones that have hot washes and extra rinses.
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We have a Maytag Centennial Commercial grade TL and we love it. The only thing some might not like about it is it only does cold rinses but we dont have any problems with that.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:45 AM   #9
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I "think" I love my whirlpool cabrio top loader for diapers. Havent had it a real long time and have been working out the bugs in my routine and may have suceeded
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I have a top loader, it is old but it works.
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